Guest Speaker: Prof. Greg de Moore

Subject: Changes in Psychiatry Over 100 Years

Time: 9.15am for 9.30am

Date: Thursday 17th September

Via ZOOM:  Link:

Meeting ID: 869 4239 7905   Password: Probus

Greg de Moore is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital where he works as a clinician, teacher, and researcher in the fields of neuropsychiatry, general hospital psychiatry, deliberate self-harm, and the history of medicine. Born in Melbourne of parents who migrated to Australia from Sri Lanka, Greg has lived in Sydney for over 20 years. He is on the board of Minds Count, which advocates for mental health reform in the legal profession. Outside of the hospital, he has combined his medical interests with Australian history to writing books, including –

Tom Wills,

A National Game,

 Finding Sanity: John Cade, lithium and the taming of bipolar disorder.

Greg is an outstanding speaker who has spoken to us previously about the history of the AFL, and then about research into bipolar disorder. He is returning by popular demand, and will address us from Sydney, joining the meeting at 10.30am.


During the COVID19 lockdown, General Meetings will be held as ZOOM meetings.

The first half of the meeting is devoted to reports of Club activities  and information about future planned events.

After morning tea, the meeting is addressed by a guest speaker. (Click on “General Meeting” above for each year’s speakers since 2012).

After the meeting, a number of members choose to get together for lunch at a local restaurant.

There is ample free parking in nearby streets, or you can come by tram – we are on the ‘109’ route that runs to and from Box Hill (stop 50).

You will receive a warm welcome, and someone will be assigned to introduce you to other members. Come join us.