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Events held by other organisations

RCPsych is keen to promote education in the field of Psychiatry to its membership. We are happy to advertise all educational meetings and training courses run by similar organisations but is unable to include information on events held by private companies or agencies.


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Events held by other organisations 2013










November 2015



psychART Conference

Organiser: Dr Saffron Homayoun and Dr Megan Fisher, psychART co-founders. Sponsored by The Health Education of England and The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Date: 18 November 2015

Venue: ORTUS Learning and Events Centre, 82-96 Grove Lane, Camberwell, London, SE5 8SN

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This unique conference for Foundation Doctors features lectures, workshops and performances that will focus on the use of art in psychiatry, the importance of collaboration and art within the context of a multidisciplinary team. The day culminates in a debate and an art exhibition, featuring work from the psychART competition.

Art therapists and drama therapists will be amongst those facilitating workshops, and there will also be talks from local artists as well as from patients who have found ways to express themselves through art. There will be lectures on the evidence base and science behind art in psychiatry as well as a talk on funcitonal disorders.

The conference is provided free of charge to all Foundation Programme doctors and at a low cost to other delegates. Space is limited, tickets are on a strictly first come first served basis.

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Understanding autism: an introduction for Criminal Justice Professionals

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Organising body: The National Autistic Society

Date: 18 November 2015

Venue: MSE Meeting Rooms, Oxford Street, London

This one-day course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the autism spectrum. The course will focus on how and why people on the autism spectrum may be involved with the criminal justice system, as well as how professionals should be adapting their processes to meet their needs. Recognising and understanding the key areas of difference experienced by individuals on the autism spectrum is vital for providing effective support.

This course is suitable for professionals working in the criminal justice system, eg police officers, prison workers, secure units staff and court staff who want to develop a general awareness and understanding of autism. Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss their practices and how these can be adapted to meet the needs of people on the spectrum.

Cost: £185 + VAT

Contact: For further information, please visit or email us at

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Liaison Psychiatry Trainees and New Consultants 14th Annual Meeting


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Organising body:Liaison Psychiatry Trainees and New Consultants Committee

Date: 20-21 November 2015

Venue: Wellcome Collection, Euston Road, London


Associated with the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry and Co-Hosted with the Royal College of Physicians New Consultants' Committee this year.

Speakers include; Chris Bass (Factitious Disorder), Mark Edwards (Non Epileptic Seizures), Julia Stern (Understanding the Medically Unexplained), Chris Rosevere (Mental Health on the Acute Medical Unit), James Warner ( Wither Old Age Psychiatry...

Full Conference with 1 nights accommodation £220, Full conference with No accommodation £125.
Discounts for Nursing Staff, Doctors in Training and Medical Students (some free places for Medical students Also Available)


For details and booking form please visit and look at TNC flyer 2015

Pathological Demand Avoidance Conference


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Organising body: The National Autistic Society

Date(s) of event: 26 November 2015

Venue:  Holiday Inn Peterborough – West


Key Topics:

  • understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome
  • defining criteria and diagnostic classifications
  • educational strategies for use in classroom settings
  • approaches to managing behaviour
  • how girls with PDA present differently to boys.

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Trainee and New Consultant Conference in Liaison Psychiatry

Date: 28 November & 29 November

Venue: Palace Hotel, Manchester

Brief Description: The trainee and New Consultant group host this years Conference in Manchester at the Palace Hotel. We have an exciting programme on Speakers on Liaison topics from Medically Unexplained Symptoms, Service design, the current picture of Liaison Psychiatry, and the future for the Speciality.

Speakers include Professor Peter Aitken (Chair of the Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry), Prof Narinder Kapur ( Visiting Professor of Neuropsychology, Imperial College), and Professor Elspeth Guthrie (University of Manchester).

Contact: Fees for the conference, including accommodation are £195 with discounts available for early booking and trainees, students, or allied health professionals.


Interpretation Today Conference

Organiser: University College London

Date: Friday 4 December - Sunday 6 December 2015

Venue: University College London, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

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Through its clinically detailed main papers and discussions, this year’s UCL Psychoanalysis Conference examines the functions of interpretation in our contemporary clinical technique. Other papers will look at interpretation in work with children and the application of psychoanalytic modes of interpretation to organisations and to historical, social and political matters. As well as considering the conference findings as a whole, the closing plenary will look at interpretation as an exploratory tool generating new psychoanalytic knowledge. Keynote speakers include: Donald Campbell (British Psychoanalytical Society), Claire Cripwell (British Psychoanalytical Society), and Chris Mawson (British Psychoanalytical Society)

Standard rate tickets £150; Candidate / part time student rate tickets £130; Student rate tickets £50.

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International Conference: Clinical Update Sleep 2016

Organiser: Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital

Date: 26 February 2016

Venue: Royal College of Physicians, London

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Registration is now open for the Clinical Update Sleep conference, and 2016 promises to be its biggest year yet. The day will cover a range of topics, including hypersomnia and parasomnia, sleep-disordered breathing and comorbidities, plus an update on recent clinical trials in sleep-dispordered breathing and non-invasive ventilation. The format of presentations, interactive lectures, case studies and workshops, including a workshop aimed at using polysomnography and CPAP equipment, means that those attending will be informed of all the latest advances in understanding and managing sleep disorders.

The conference is also accepting abstract submissions, full details of how to submit an abstract can be found on our website

All accepted abstracts will be printed in the Journal of Thoracic Disease. 6 CPD points have been applied for from The Royal College of Physicians.

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Epidemiology and Statistics for Mental Health Research

Organiser: Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London

Date: 7 - 18 March 2016

Venue: Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry & Neuroscience, Denmark Hill Campus, King's College London

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This 10 day course will provide participants with a thorough grounding in core epidemiological principles and methods central to mental health research, as well as the appropriate statistical methods for data analysis.
Led by Professor Craig Morgan, Centre for Epidemiology and Public Health, participants will be taught through lectures and practical sessions involving the analysis and interpretation of practice datasets using the statistical sofware package STATA.

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The 24th ​European Congress of Psych​iatry (EPA 2016)


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Organising body: Kenes International

Date: 12 - 15 March 2016

Venue: Palacio Municipal de Congresos, Campo de las Naciones, Avda. Capital de España Madrid, 28042 - Madri

​The 24th European Congress of Psychiatry (EPA 2016), will take place in Madrid, Spain on 12-15 March 2016. Guided by the motto "Towards a Common Language in European Psychiatry", EPA 2016 will cover the newest psychiatric achievements: basic, clinical and translational research, and their application to evidence-based practice in diagnosis, treatment and education.

​Register now​ for EPA 2016 and join us at Europe's leading platform devoted to facilitating a robust exchange of ideas, reflection and collaboration across all fields of psychiatry.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 6 October 2015​
Early Registration Deadline: 18 January 2016


Contact: Ella Siman

“Forensic Psychiatry and Prison Psychiatry between Medicine and Law”

Organiser: Macedonian Psychiatric Association & WPA Section for Forensic Psychiatry

Date: 13th to 15th October 2016

Venue: Hotel Gorica, Ohrid, Macedonia

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WPA - Co-Sponsored International Conference on Forensic Psychiatry

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IC 2016



World Psychiatric Association International Congress

Date: 18 - 22 Nov 2016

Venue: Cape Town, South Africa

The theme of the Congress will be Psychiatry: Integrative Care for the Community” and will explore the integration of the four the dimensions of psychiatric care in psychiatry’s scope of practice, as well as psychiatry’s social contract with the communities it serves.