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


The Gatsby/Wellcome Neuroscience Spring Conference 2018

Neuroscience Project

Dates Friday 13 April 2018
Time 09:00- 17:00
Type Conference
Venue Downing College, Cambridge
CPD up to 6 CPD hours per day

This conference is now fully booked


all psychiatrists and scientists with an interest in neuroscience and neuropsychiatry, we particularly welcome trainee and pathfinder psychiatrists, and early career scientists

On behalf of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and The Gatsby/Wellcome Neuroscience Project, we are delighted to announce our second Neuroscience Spring Conference.




Rapid progress is being made in basic and clinical neuroscience and the impact of this is increasingly being felt in psychiatry. The aim of this meeting is to create a forum for scientists and clinicians to discuss the role of neuroscience in contemporary psychiatry. There will be an emphasis on the range of approaches through which scientific discovery is increasing understanding of brain function, and how this can influence the training of psychiatrists, leading ultimately to improved patient care.


Speakers include:

  • Professor Wendy Burn, President, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Professor Ed Bullmore, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Thalia Eley, Department of Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry, King’s College London
  • Dr Anne-Laura van Harmelen, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Golam Khandaker, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Andrew Welchman, Head of Neuroscience and Mental Health, The Wellcome Trust
  • Dr Mike Travis, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC, Pittsburgh
  • Professor Steven Hyman, Director, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, University College London
  • Professor Barbara Sahakian, University of Cambridge



Trainees/Pathfinders/Early Career Scientists

We are pleased to offer complimentary overnight accommodation on Thursday 12 April, for a limited number of trainees, Pathfinders and Early Career Scientists who are attending the conference.  Once you have registered for the conference, we will contact you with further details. Enquiries to Catherine Ayres



Please note that accommodation is not booked via the RCPsych, and that participants are asked to make their own arrangements. There are many hotels to suit a range of budgets in Cambridge.

Contact our partner agency MICE Concierge for assistance:


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