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Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Annual Conference 2017



Date Wed 1 - Fri 3 March 2017
Type Conference
Venue Novotel Madrid Centre, O'Donnell 53, 28009
CPD Up to 6 CPD hours per day, subject to peer group approval
Audience Medical students and student associates, FY doctors, PMPTs, trainee psychiatrists, SpRs/SAS/Staff grade doctors, Consultant psychiatrists, Retired members, non-members. Any medical health professional with a special interest in forensic psychiatry.


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Due to the launch of our new database, online event bookings are currently unavailable. Please refer to the registration form for booking details.


Programme highlights

The draft programme for this event is now available to download. Please be aware that this is subject to change.


  • A range of experts on sociology and mental health aspects of radicalisation, followed by a debate on "The full co-operation of psychiatrists in the Prevent Strategy"
  • Updates on treatment of personality disorder in forensic services from international leaders in the field. 



  • Key clinical and research updates
  • Keynote talks from Professor Carmine Pariante on the role of inflammation in psychosis and Dr Chris Bass on malingering



  • Master classes on the use of the hybrid order, recovery in forensic services, Learning Disability and International Prison Models



Accommodation is not included in the registration fee. Delegates are required to book and cover the cost of their own accommodation. The hotel has set aside some rooms for delegates at this conference, to book one of these rooms please click here.

Alternatively, many other hotels are available throughout Madrid to suit a variety of requirements and budgets. You can often find reduced rates and deals at Expedia and LateRooms


Call for Symposia

The Forensic Faculty is inviting applications to give symposia at the annual Forensic Conference to be held in Madrid.

Anyone interested should email their proposals directly to with a subject cover ‘your surname-Forensic 2017 symposia’ Further information on how to submit your proposal is available here.

We would like to actively encourage the submission of research for these sessions.

The call for symposia has now closed.


Call for Posters & new research

The Forensic Faculty invites new research submissions for poster presentation at their annual conference in March 2017. The faculty will shortlist the 5 best abstracts for oral presentation at the conference.

Submissions should be in the form of an abstract of no more than 400 words. Applicants will be informed whether they have been accepted or not in November. Applicants short listed to give a brief oral presentation of their work will be advised in November.

Further details on how to prepare and submit your abstracts are available here.

The call for posters and new research has now closed.



If you wish to book an exhibition space at this conference please email




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