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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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May 2015

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' Annual Congress

Date: 3-7 May 2015

Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia

The premier annual event of the RANZCP in 2015 has the theme “Measurers + Thinkers, Psychiatry as Science and Art”. The 2015 Congress will focus on the excitement of advances in scientific understanding in our field balanced against the individual experiences of the human beings who are our patients and partners in care.


Keynote speakers include: Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite (Aust), Professor Carol Brayne (UK), Associate Professor Mary Cannon (Ire), Dr Cordelia Fine (Aust), Professor Read Montague (USA), Mr Noel Pearson (Aust).

Contact: Congress Office: 119 Buckhurst Street South Melbourne VIC 3205 Australia T +61 3 9645 6311 F +61 3 9645 6322 E ranzcp@wsm.com.au

 

Recent studies and the diagnosis of MND

Date: Wednesday 6 May 2015

Venue: The Foresight Centre, University Of Liverpool, 1 Brownlow Street, LIVERPOOL L69 3GL

This day meeting, organised by the Royal Society of Medicine and the Motor Neurone Disease Association, will bring together top neurologists and MND Specialists to explore recent studies looking into the diagnosis and early treatment of MND. Delegates will gain a better understanding of the key factors to recognise the early stages of MND vital to improving the quality of life and extending life expectancy in patients.

This meeting will explore recent methods helping diagnosis and will cover the initial stages at the GP Surgery, through to biomarkers and neuroimaging at the MND Clinic. This meeting would be valuable to neurologists, specialist nurses, geneticists, palliative care specialists, physiotherapists, psychiatrists and GP’s.

Contact: James Whitaker E: regions@rsm.ac.uk T: (+44) (0) 20 7290 2980 F: (+44) (0) 20 7290 2989

 

St Andrew's 2nd Older peoples Conference

Date: Tuesday 12 May 2015

Venue: St Andrew's Northampton

People aged 60+ are now the fastest growing age group in the prison estate. As over 70% of prisoners are suffering with two or more mental health disorders, there is an ever-increasing need to look at the provision of care for older offenders at all levels of the care pathway.

For clinicians and commissioners, the challenge is to manage the risk and vulnerabilities of older people, combining psychological and therapeutic input whilst meeting patients’ physical healthcare needs. ‘Managing risk and vulnerability in older people: from prison to hospital to community’ addresses care at all levels of the pathway and highlights the unique needs of this growing population.

Contact:If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Liz Evans on 01604 616 584 or email ecevans@standrew.co.uk. More information and the conference flyer can be found here.

 

Autism and mental health conference

Date: 19 May 2015

Venue: Copthorne Tara Hotel, London

Presenting the latest research and best practice in diagnosing and supporting mental health issues in children and adults with autism.

Featuring Professor Tony Attwood and Dr Wenn Lawson!

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex disability, so diagnosing and assessing mental health problems in children and adolescents with autism can be much more difficult. Mental health interventions can be harder to apply successfully for this group and may need a change in approach to achieve positive results.

This conference will give professionals the tools and strategies they need to identify and provide targeted support for people with autism. High-profile speakers will talk about adapting screening and diagnostic instruments for assessing individuals with complex needs. There will also be practical discussions focusing on how to adapt therapies and interventions to make them appropriate for individuals on the autism spectrum and case studies illustrating best practice models for diagnosis and transition planning.

With three different seminar streams to choose from, delegates can select the seminars which are most relevant to their work.

Book your place at this conference now!

Register by Friday 20 March 2015 to take advantage of our early booking rate.

Contact: Call Janet Matthews on 0115 911 3367 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri). Email:conference@nas.org.uk Please visit this website

 

ADHD Assessment and treatment for Adults

Date: 28 May 2015

Venue: Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience - London SE5 8AF

Attention deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder. With an onset in childhood it may persist throughout the lifespan and is increasingly recognised in the adult population leading to a rise in referrals for assessment and treatment in adults. Adults with ADHD typically present with a constellation of inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive symptoms and presentation can mimic anxiety, mood disorder or personality disorder leading to some diagnostic complexity. The impairment secondary to core symptoms of ADHD as well as comorbidity is known to have a high cost to individuals with ADHD in adulthood and this workshop aims to provide the tools to make an accurate and robust diagnosis and initiate appropriate treatment.

This one day workshop is a practical and clinically-focused introduction to the assessment and diagnosis of ADHD in adults using presentation, group discussion and cases from the National Adult ADHD Service giving delegates the opportunity to practice the use of diagnostic tools. In addition to assessment, the day will focus on the treatment of adults with ADHD including the use of stimulant medication, an introduction to the evidence base for psychological interventions and current NICE guidance.
For more information and bookings please visit the website.

Contact: FANSEvents@kcl.ac.uk Tel: 0207 848 0123


 


 

June 2015

Understanding the Autism Spectrum using the DISCO Framework

Date: 2 & 3 June 2015 - 10 & 11 October 2015

Venue: The NAS Lorna Wing Centre, Bromley

This four day course is run by Dr Judith Gould & Dr Sue Sheppard and is offered to meet the continuing professional development needs of professionals involved in the diagnostic process of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. Participants will already have a good working knowledge of the autism spectrum and experience with the target group, to enable advanced level skills and knowledge to be explored. This course may be of interest to professionals who may be involved in taking a developmental history. The course will be suitable for those working with both children and adults.
The cost of the course is £1,300

Contact: For further information visit the website. Email: Lornawingcentre@nas.org.uk

 

Gangs
Date: 4 June 2015
Venue: Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, London SE5 8AF
:For this one day conference we have brought together academics, researchers, clinicians and members of the Metropolitan Police to examine street networks with a particular emphasis on mental health issues.
Find out more about the Gangs conference.
Contact: FANSevents@kcl.ac.uk, 020 7848 0123

 

Autism and the internet

Date: 9 June 2015

Venue: St Andrew's Northampton

Building on the very popular and successful workshop held at St Andrew’s Autism and Risk Conference 2014, this year’s conference explores the rapidly growing phenomena of the internet and its use by people with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). Access to a whole new world has been opened up to those who struggle with social interaction through conventional, direct personal contact.


This year’s conference will look at the ways in which this platform offers many exciting opportunities for those with ASD through recreation, education and employment, and also considers some of the potential risks and challenges, including exploitation and cybercrime.


During the event we will explore how we can best support those with ASD to engage with this new social medium safely and appropriately, giving consideration to strategies including education, mentoring and monitoring.

Contact: If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Liz Evans on 01604 616 584 or email ecevans@standrew.co.uk

 

Psychiatry Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Date: 22 - 23 June 2015

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

This course will increase the knowledge, confidence and skills of participants in undertaking child and family assessments for Court and in dealing with cross-examination.

At the end of the meeting delegates will:

  • Have a working knowledge of the legal frameworks affecting children and how to access more detailed information
  • Have been introduced to the process of accepting instructions and planning and undertaking assessments in Children Act Proceedings
  • Be enabled to prepare and write court reports that are effective and meet current guidelines
  • Be up to date with changes affecting experts and the increasing reliance on Social Workers
  • Have enhanced their courtroom skills having faced Family Law Barristers in role-play mock courts

Fees:
RSM Fellow: £270, RSM Associate: £200, RSM Trainee: £165
Consultant/GP: £330; AHP/Nurse/Midwife: £220; Social Worker: £220; Trainee: £185

Contact: Ruth Cloves, Senior Events Co-ordinator Tel: 020 7290 2985 Email: psychiatry@rsm.ac.uk

 

Clinical Management and Leadership Course for Psychiatrists

Date: 22 - 24 June 2015

Venue: Keele Hall, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG

Our Keele course is run over three days and is intended for Specialty Trainees in their penultimate or final years of training; trainees at an earlier stage may also be interested. This is also open to SAS doctors wishing to prepare for a consultant position. The course is specialty-based and satisfies the curriculum requirements for acquiring management and leadership skills to complete training.


Our course will prepare participants for the transition from training to independent specialist practice at consultant level, introducing them to contemporary concepts of leadership and management, as well as offering insights into the consultant appointment process. The sessions are themed and linked to the new Healthcare Leadership Model. The programme design includes interactive presentations from policy experts, personal development consultants and other senior people experienced in mental health.

 

Contact: Please contact Alison Manning, Clare Kirkham or Jane Eccleston on 01782 679571 or email health.cml@keele.ac.uk for more information and a booking form.

 

Women and Problem Gambling: The Hidden Addiction
Date: 24 June 2015
Venue: University of Lincoln
In this one-day conference, the University of Lincoln’s Forensic and Clinical Research Group, along with some of our collaborators, will present cutting-edge theory and research associated with women and problem gambling. There will be a focus on how this research can be applied in practice for those who work professionally with problem gamblers. We hope to begin answering some of the pressing questions surrounding the 'hidden addiction' in women.

This conference is aimed at professionals interested in the gambling industry. It will be of interest to practitioners, service providers, gambling-related charities, public health and government bodies, policy and commercial gambling sectors, medical and mental health workers, those in academia and other related-fields in which work involves understanding, assessing, and treating individuals who have problems with gambling.
Contact: Find out more and book a place at the conference.

 

Understanding the Autism Spectrum using the DISCO Framework

Date: 24 & 25 June 2015 - 1 & 2 October 2015

Venue: The NAS Lorna Wing Centre, Bromley

This four day course is run by Dr Judith Gould & Dr Sue Sheppard and is offered to meet the continuing professional development needs of professionals involved in the diagnostic process of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. Participants will already have a good working knowledge of the autism spectrum and experience with the target group, to enable advanced level skills and knowledge to be explored. This course may be of interest to professionals who may be involved in taking a developmental history. The course will be suitable for those working with both children and adults.
The cost of the course is £1,300

Contact: For further information visit the website. Email: Lornawingcentre@nas.org.uk

 


 

July 2015

Breaking Convention: 3rd Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness Research

Date: 10 - 12 July 2015

Venue: Greenwich University, London, UK

Three days of lectures, workshops, films and musical events showcasing the latest international research in the field of medical, anthropological, artistic, literary, psychological and social research with psychedelic compounds.

Speakers from around the world, including: David Nutt, David Nichols, Rick Doblin, Amanda Feilding, Jonathan Ott, Ann Shulgin, Daniel Pinchbeck and many others.

Fees: Early bird tickets start at £70. Maximum tickets cost £150.

Contact: Conference website or contact co-founder and chair UK psychiatrist, Dr Ben Sessa Email: bensessa@gmail.com 


 


 

August 2015

The 23rd World Congress on Psychosomatic Medicine

Date: 19-22 August 2015, Post congress workshop 23 August.

Venue: The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

The Congress theme is: 'The psychosomatic factor in clinical practice'. Plenary speakers include Dr David Spiegel from Stanford University and Dr Tom Wise (President of ICPM).

A Post Congress workshop 'Focusing on Enhancing Well-Being : Depression & Health Beyond the Medical Model' by Dr Michael Yapko will take place on Sunday 23 August 2015.


The International College of Psychosomatic Medicine (ICPM) was incorporated in 1970. Since then the membership of the College has grown to include a wide range of professionals from over 30 countries. Membership includes psychiatrists, internists, gynaecologists, general practitioners, paediatricians, dermatologists, surgeons, psychologists, nurses, social workers, dentists and other health care practitioners.

The World Congress is held every two years with this being the first time it has ever been held in the UK.

Workshop and Symposium submission deadline is 30/01/15. Case study/research presentation/poster submission deadline is 20/03/15. Abstracts from successful submissions will be published in 'Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics' (Current IF:9.37).


At the 23rd WCPM 2015 in Glasgow you will attend seminars, advanced workshops, clinical case discussions, update and plenary lectures, oral communications and posters on current international clinical approaches and research in Psychosomatic Medicine at the award winning Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). The SECC has been nominated the 'Best UK Conference Centre' no less than three times in recent years, and certainly lives up to its reputation as an outstanding conference venue.

There will be a civic reception at The Glasgow Science Centre and the Congress Dinner is planned to be held at The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

The 23rd WCPM will provide a stimulating academic program, held at a world class conference venue in a vibrant city in one of the most historical, and beautiful countries in the world. Your visit to Glasgow and Scotland for the 23rd WCPM in 2015 will be one you will always remember.
Contact: Tel: +44 (0) 141 945 6880 Fax: +44 (0) 141 945 6899 Website Email: wcpm2015@meetingmakers.co.uk. 'Like' us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

 


 

September 2015

MSc Clinical Neuropsychiatry

Date: September 2015

Venue: University of Birmingham

This interdisciplinary programme is for experienced professionals working with people with neuropsychiatric disorders associated with neurodegeneration, brain injury, and other neurological illness. Also open to psychology and other neuroscience graduates who want to develop their academic and clinical skills..

Contact: Tel: +44 (0)121 415 8118 Email: clinicalneuro@contacts.bham.ac.uk

 

MSc Forensic Mental Health

Date: September 2015

Venue: University of Birmingham

Designed for experienced professionals working in forensic mental health and those who are aspiring to work with mentally disordered offenders or patients who require similar services. The programme provides you with: knowledge of the diverse needs of mentally disordered offenders, an in-depth understanding of service provision for this group, skills in promoting empowerment and quality of life of service users and an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of relevant agencies and disciplines.

Contact: Tel: +44 (0)121 414 4515 Email: forensic@contacts.bham.ac.uk

 

Understanding the Autism Spectrum using the DISCO Framework

Date: 16 & 17 September 2015 - 10 & 11 December 2015 

Venue:The NAS Lorna Wing Centre, Bromley

This four day course is run by Dr Judith Gould & Dr Sue Sheppard and is offered to meet the continuing professional development needs of professionals involved in the diagnostic process of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. Participants will already have a good working knowledge of the autism spectrum and experience with the target group, to enable advanced level skills and knowledge to be explored. This course may be of interest to professionals who may be involved in taking a developmental history. The course will be suitable for those working with both children and adults.
The cost of the course is £1,300

Contact: For further information visit the website. Email: Lornawingcentre@nas.org.uk

 

Understanding the Autism Spectrum using the DISCO Framework

Date: 18 & 19 September 2015 - 25 & 26 February 2016

Venue:The NAS Lorna Wing Centre, Bromley

This four day course is run by Dr Judith Gould & Dr Sue Sheppard and is offered to meet the continuing professional development needs of professionals involved in the diagnostic process of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. Participants will already have a good working knowledge of the autism spectrum and experience with the target group, to enable advanced level skills and knowledge to be explored. This course may be of interest to professionals who may be involved in taking a developmental history. The course will be suitable for those working with both children and adults.
The cost of the course is £1,300

Contact: For further information visit the website. Email: Lornawingcentre@nas.org.uk

 


 

October 2015

Transition - developmentally appropriate care for young people with long term conditions

Date: Monday 12 October 2015

Venue: The Royal College of PhysiciansThis one-day conference will provide delegates with a refreshing overview of transition from paediatric to adult services in 2015. Sessions and workshops will tackle developmentally appropriate healthcare, involvement of young people and mental health among other areas. The conference will also showcase current research and innovations in transition to support young people with long term conditions. Designed to be clinically applicable, the programme will provide new ideas for service improvement.

The Conference is in partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Royal College of GPs, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Royal College of Nursing.

This Conference is aimed at:

  • All health care professionals (paediatric and adult) involved in transition
  • Consultants and trainees
  • GPs
  • Nurses

Call for abstracts – present your research at the conference

We invite submissions of abstracts to be considered for oral or poster presentation at the conference. Abstracts will be accepted from all health professionals and organisations.

Please go to our website for more information and the full programme.

Contact: Conferences Team: conferences@rcplondon.ac.uk

 

Understanding the Autism Spectrum using the DISCO Framework

Date: 14 & 15 October 2015 - 22 & 23 January 2016

Venue:The NAS Lorna Wing Centre, Bromley

This four day course is run by Dr Judith Gould & Dr Sue Sheppard and is offered to meet the continuing professional development needs of professionals involved in the diagnostic process of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. Participants will already have a good working knowledge of the autism spectrum and experience with the target group, to enable advanced level skills and knowledge to be explored. This course may be of interest to professionals who may be involved in taking a developmental history. The course will be suitable for those working with both children and adults.
The cost of the course is £1,300

Contact: For further information visit the website. Email: Lornawingcentre@nas.org.uk

 

Newcastle Sleep 2015

Date: 22 - 24 October 2015

Venue: Sage Gateshead

Following the enormous success of our 25th Anniversary in Edinburgh 2013, we are delighted to bring you the BSS Newcastle Sleep 2015 Conference. We have a beautiful venue and superb speakers lined up including:

Professor Jan Born, Director of the Department of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Tübingen, Germany: ‘Sleep’s role for memory’.

Professor Terri E. Weaver, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, USA: ‘Treatment adherence: Does 4 hours fit all?’

Professor Eus JW Van Someren, Head of the Dept. Sleep & Cognition, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience and VU University Medical Center: ‘The neuroscience of individual differences in sleep vulnerability and insomnia’.

Dr Philip Gehrman, PhD, CBSMAssistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Sleep Center at the University of Pennsylvania USA. ‘cognitive behavioral and chronotherapeutic interventions for insomnia’.

Contact: Find out more details on the website or call 01543 442156

 


 

November 2015

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.

 

 

 

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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.