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Gold Coast, QLD 2007


The 49th Annual IMTA Conference was held on Australia’s Gold Coast from 8–12 October 2007 and was sponsored by a range of Australian Defence agencies. The venue was the Legends Hotel in Surfers Paradise.
This year’s theme was ‘Applying the Science’. Over 190 participants from 22 nations enjoyed the very full program with four parallel streams across the three conference days including keynotes, symposia, paper presentations and posters. A number of commercial and not for profit organizations sponsored the conference and presented their products during the tea breaks.
Lt-Col Gunawan and Lt-Col Hidayat represented the Psychological Service of the Indonesian Army that applied for IMTA membership. After having appreciated their presentation of the Service, the Steering Committee unanimously accepted the Psychological Service of the Indonesian Army as new IMTA member organization.
The Harry H. Greer award was awarded to Col (ret.) Ian Johnston who has been very actively involved with the Association for many years and who initiated the IBTA as effective means to promote international networking during the conference.
The conference also included warm social events: a ‘Meet and Greet’ at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, pure fun beach games, the IBTA and BBQ, the traditional Banquet and a choice of tours closing the conference on Friday October 12th.
Col Peter Murphy, Director of the Defence Force Psychology Organisation and his excellent team did a wonderful job to make the 49th IMTA conference both a professionally rewarding and personally enjoyable experience.
Thanks Mates Down Under!

COL Peter Murphy, Chair 2007 and his daughter
2007 Steering Committee Meeting
Lt-Col Gunawan and Lt-Col Hidayat from the Psychological Service of the Indonesian Army, a new IMTA member
Col (ret) Ian Johnston, the 2007 Harry Greer Award recipient