Since the end of Western military engagement in Afghanistan and Iraq, allegations of unethical behaviour by Western Forces have raised serious questions about the ethical literacy of military personnel and the moral accountability of leaders. The growing reliance on technology designed to conduct war at a distance only increases the ethical risks of war. Moreover, the direct targeting of civilians in modern warfare suggests a serious breakdown in the ethical standards of combatants and state actors alike. As ethical and behavioural scandals play out in various militaries, the need to uphold ethical standards and moral accountability has never been more important. Military psychologists can play a pivotal role in providing the practical tools to realign militaries with their values. Whether via human analysis and assessment, leadership research, development of social mastery interventions, evaluation, or a deeper understanding of moral injury and post-traumatic stress, psychology has a role to play in helping militaries get the best from their people. We believe the theme for the 64th IMTA Conference in Sydney will not just highlight the importance of military ethics but the vital role of psychology and psychologists in ensuring the best standards are maintained.
The 64th IMTA Conference, Sydney will be held between 14-17 October 2024 – with Friday the 18th reserved for optional excursions.
The conference will be held at the Pullman Hyde Park Hotel, located at 36 College St, Darlinghurst, NSW. ( https://www.pullmansydneyhydepark.com.au/ ).
Registration, Prices and Further Information
A dedicated website for registration, payment etc. will be set up at Whova by the end of 2023.
Early Bird registration for the full conference is AUD$ 750 (payment before 1st Aug 2024) (this is ± € 445.80).
Normal registration full conference is AUD$ 950 (± € 564.68) (if paid after 1st Aug 2024).
More details on call for papers, travel arrangements, reduced hotel rates for conference attendees, and excursions will become available at the Whova website from Dec 2023.
Have a look at the promotional presentation about the upcoming Sydney conference.
The IMTA@Sydney team look forward to seeing you in 2024.
your Defence Co-Chairs Anne Goyne, Geoff Gallas and Martine Cosgrove