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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

South West Division Biannual Meetings

High quality scientific conferences are held in the spring and autumn with the spring meeting being held in Tiverton and the autumn meeting held in Bristol.


Forthcoming Meetings

Tiverton Hotel

Spring Biannual Meeting 2015

Friday 15 May - Tiverton Hotel, Tiverton
'Psychiatry in a time of austerity - 5 years on'

Following on from autumn's innovation theme, Dr Richard Laugharne has put together a thought-provoking agenda for the spring meeting, focusing on how austerity has impacted on mental health services over the past 5 years and how people have responded to the challenge.  Speakers include:

Professor Kevin Browne
John Cox, Professor Emeritus
Dr Adrian James
Mr David McDaid
Dr Dan Meron
Dr Geraldine Strathdee OBE
Dr Ruth Tully

NB. In a recent change to the original programme, Mr David McDaid will be speaking in place of Professor Martin Knapp, who is unable to attend. 



Online registration is now closed.  You can still register with a credit/debit card by calling the office on 01761 463979, or by sending in your completed registration form with a cheque to the Division Office.

Previous meetings

  • Autumn Biannual Meeting 2014
    Friday 14 November - Future Inn, Bristol
    'Innovation for Psychiatrists'
    Our speakers for this uplifting and motivating event included Prof George Tadros, Dr Andrea Malizia, Dr Guy Undrill, Dr Rupert Noad, Andrew Stamp, Dr Martin Briscoe, Dr Leanne Hayward, Rosie Dunkley, Laurence Reed and Dr Adrian Flynn.

    Innovation Prize 2014 Dr Clara Martinez-Clavera and Dr Chris FearDr Richard Laugharne SW Division Autumn Biannual Meeting 2014

  • Spring Biannual Meeting 2014
    Friday 16 May - Tiverton Hotel, Tiverton
    'Beyond Berwick: Thinking differently about Quality in mental health'
    Our speakers for this stimulating event included Dr Geraldine Strathdee, Mr Nigel Acheson, Dr Michael Holland, Dr Helen Smith, Dr Adrian James, Dr Tricia Woodhead, Dr Ellen Wilkinson and Ms Stevie Moss.

    Dr Geraldine StrathdeeNigel Acheson, Michael Holland, Helen Smith, Geraldine Strathdee

  • Autumn Biannual Meeting 2013
    Friday 15 November - Redwood Lodge Hotel, Bristol
    'The developmental origin of health and disease: its relevance to psychiatry.'
    Our speakers for this excellent day included Professor Vivette Glover, Dr Dheeraj Rai, Dr Rebecca Pearson, Professor Kathryn Abel and Dr Shirley Gracias.

    Dr Dheeraj RaiDr Shirley Gracias
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