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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 2014


Symposium of sleep and fatigue disorders after brain injury

Date: 26 November 2014

Venue: Raphael Medical Centre, Hildenborough, nr Tonbridge, Kent

A one day symposium with leading speakers/experts in Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Neuroendocrinology, Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, Academic Cognitive Neuroscience, and Neurophysiotherapy.

Contact: To book a place, fee £95, please go to the website or contact or telephone 01732 833924

Harmful Sexual Behaviour in Male Adolescents: Approaches to risk assessment and intervention

Date: 26 & 27 November 2014

Venue: The Pines Hotel, Chorley, PR6 7EB

This training focuses on developing an understanding of harmful sexual behaviour in male youth (age 12 to 18 years). It will address how to assess and work effectively with this group, drawing parallels to the sexual risk assessment and offence treatment literature and indicating the extent to which this applies.

It will cover use and adminstration of a popular structured clinical risk assessment tool for sexually harmful behaviour: the J-SOAP II (Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol II, Prentky & Righthand, 2003). This can be applied to male adolescents from 12 to 18 years of age.

Attendees will utilise case material to assess using this tool.

Contact: Queries can be directed to Dr Carol A Ireland who is leading the event: Bookings can be made direct via the website.


Broadcasts from Broadmoor: Current Issues in Forensic Mental Health

Date: Thursday 27 November 2014

Venue: Broadmoor Hospital Learning and Development Centre, Berkshire

This one day conference aims to provide advanced knowledge in forensic mental health and is suitable for practitioners, academics and students interested in this field.

David Nutt, John Gunn, Jeremy Coid, Gisli Gudjonsson, Philip Asherson, Mrigendra Das, Veena Kumari, Huw Williams, Helen Walker

Early-bird rate £95 until end of September (£125 thereafter). Lunch is included

Contact: Victoria Gombya Tel: 01344 75 4091 Email :


Report and statement writing skills - achieving clinical excellence

Date: 28 November 2014

Venue: BPP Professional Education, St. James Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, MANCHESTER, M1 6FQ

Delivered by former healthcare professionals who have retrained as legal professionals, this course will allow delegates to gain a clearer understanding of how to prepare an accurate statement or report that complies with local guidelines, with the code of conduct set down by the relevant regulatory body together with the legal principles that apply. Delegates will learn how to determine the points that need to be reported and how to identify the salient facts from patient records that should be included. Upon completion of this course delegates will be competent to use the statement and report writing audit tool template provided to review the quality of their statement and report writing back in the workplace.

Contact: James Whitaker, Senior Regional Events Coordinator, E: 

T: (+44) (0) 20 7290 2980 F: (+44) (0) 20 7290 2989



December 2014


15th Paul Janssen Lecture

Date: 10 December 2014

Venue: IoPPN, Main Building, 16 De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF

The Paul Janssen Lecture has been a regular feature of the academic calendar at the Institute of Psychiatry for approximately 20 years and has always been highly successful and well received. Lecturers are chosen on the basis of their global eminence in the field of neurosciences in relation to schizophrenia and their skills as communicators. The lecture is named in honour of the brilliant Belgian pharmacologist (1926-2003), discoverer of major drugs in psychiatry such as haloperidol who founded Janssen, the pharmaceutical company which sponsors the event.

Contact: More details can be found on the website


9th Annual Conference on Dementia and End of Life

Date: 10 December 2014

Venue: Millennium Gloucester Hotel & Conference Centre, 4-18 Harrington Gardens, London, SW7 4LH

Although it is widely recognised that care planning and co-ordination are essential for people with dementia approaching the end of life, and their carers, still too little is being done to make it happen. With 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 dying with dementia, this is a critical challenge for everyone interested in dementia care and end of life care.

This conference will bring together experts from across health and social care, as well as an international perspective, to consider new approaches to care planning and co-ordination and collaboration across sectors. Delegates will hear from people who have set up innovative services and learn from their experience. They will hear about the evidence for change.
Contact: Anamica Khare Tel: 020 7697 1520 Website


Understanding neurodevelopment in children and adults

Date: 12 December 2014

Venue: Campanile, 10 Tunnel Street, Glasgow, G3 8HL



  • John Carnochan - The early years: the closest thing to magic without being magic,
  • Prof Christopher Gillberg - Children's developmental problems: which path will they take?,
  • Dr Sebastian Lundstrom - Autism spectrum disorders: prevalence issues and the role of broad phenotyping,
  • Dr Permal Shah - Could my patient have ADHD?,
  • Professor Helen Minnis - Child abuse, neglect and neurodevelopment: a toxic mix across the lifespan,
  • Professor Andrew Gumley - Trauma, abuse and psychosis.

Event objective: To increase psychiatrists understanding of neurodevelopment across the lifespan.
Delegate fee £50 (includes lunch)

Contact: To book a place contact: Irene O'Neill, Academic Secretary, Caledonia House,
Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow. Tel: 0141 201 9239. Email:


Free Association Today

Date: Friday 12 December - Sunday 14 December 2014

Venue: UCL

Free association –the practice of first allowing and then making known all the thoughts that may occur to us without regard to reason, properness or relevance - retains its original power to disturb, but a potential to bring relief and insight as well. At the beginning, it had a central part in the development of psychoanalytic technique. And it informed Freud’s view of unconscious mental functioning. Today, do the principles behind free association continue to be defining ingredients of psychoanalysis? Free association has developed in different ways in different branches of the psychoanalytic method. The Conference will consider some of the ways in which both the method itself and the ideas behind it have evolved. It will address the potentially vital nature of their role in the future development of ideas about thinking, language, symbolism, creativity, technique and therapeutic action.

Time will be given for discussion from the floor. Saturday afternoon will be devoted to Parallel Paper sessions. On Friday afternoon, David Tuckett will be offering a large group Clinical Workshop. Smaller Clinical Seminars will be offered on Friday early evening.

Clinical seminar leaders will include: Robin Anderson, Dana Birksted-Breen, Cathy Bronstein, Michael Diercks, Leon Kleimberg, Chris Mawson, Edna O’Shaughnessy, Caroline Polmear, David Taylor, and Rudi Vermote.

Call for papers
Parallel paper sessions in smaller groups will be held on Saturday afternoon. If you are interested in submitting a parallel paper on the conference topic or connected issues please contact Abstracts of papers will need to be with us by 1 October 2014.

Contact: To register please visit the website or contact


World Psychiatric Association Regional Congress 2014

Date: 12 -14 December 2014

Venue: Hong Kong Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Theme of Congress: Yin and Yang of Mental Health in Asia - Balancing Polarities. The WPA Regional Congress Hong Kong 2014 will provide a platform for the regional mental health community to share and present the latest knowledge and innovation in the field. The scientific programme encompasses a wide range of topics facilitating professional exchanges and sharing amongst experts and practitioners in various mental health spheres. Distinguished international and local speakers have been invited to deliver plenary lectures and talks along the Congress theme. We are honoured that the following prominent clinicians/scientists from Europe and the Asia-Pacific region will present plenary lectures in the Congress.


Abstract submissions for oral or poster presentations is now open. Awards will be given to the best abstracts for oral & poster presentations.

Contact: More details can be found on the website. Email: Tel: Tel: +(852) 2871 8787





January 2015


Veterans’ mental health: The power of conflict and war over the mind

Date: Tuesday 13 January 2015

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

Veterans’ mental health has received significant political and societal interest in recent years, given the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the fall-out from previous conflicts.

This meeting brings together subject matter experts, working in the field of veterans’ mental health, in the UK and overseas; also in academic units as well as clinical settings, within the NHS and in the growing third-sector.

This conference will be relevant to General Adult, Liaison and Forensic Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, Clinical and Forensic Psychologists, and all those involved with the mental health and well-being of veterans from military service.
Contact: Ruth Cloves, Senior Events Co-ordinator, Psychiatry Section Tel: 020 7290 2985 Email: Website:


February 2015


Fraility Assessment Unit

Date: 3 February 2015

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, Manchester

Brief Description:This accelerated learning day will give delegates the opportunity to really drill down into the mechanics of setting up and delivering this transformational new service, designed to ease pressures on urgent services by delivering timely complex geriatric assessments and care.

Contact: Nichola Cadwallader. Email: Tel:01732 897788

Expert witness skills - how to avoid the pitfalls

Date: Wednesday 18 February 2015 to Thursday 19 February 2015

Venue: BPP Professional Education, St. James Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, MANCHESTER, M1 6FQ

An expert witness is a key element of many criminal and civil trials and assists the court in understanding issues which lie outside the knowledge or experience of the court. Becoming an expert witness should never be embarked upon without some form of prior preparation. Delivered by former healthcare professional who have retrained as a legal professional, this course will allow delegates to gain a clearer understanding of the role of expert witnesses, the Civil Procedure Rules and Practice Directions pertaining to expert witnesses; issues of liability in the context of case-law imposing liability on expert witnesses; and the selection and role of a single joint expert. The second day will concentrate on court room procedure, how to prepare for court and common pitfalls when giving evidence in scenarios designed to prepare expert witnesses for the realities of court-room cross-examination.

Contact: James Whitaker, Senior Regional Events Coordinator, Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE. E: T: (+44) (0) 20 7290 2980
F: (+44) (0) 20 7290 2989



March 2015


Switch off resistance, switch on recovery

Date: 18 March 2015

Venue: Eastwood Hall, Nottingham

St Andrew's National Brain Injury Centre Conference 2015: ‘Switch off resistance, switch on recovery’

Join us as we discuss the challenges following brain injury and the subsequent opportunities to maximise patient engagement by transforming treatment resistance into recovery.

Our one-day conference programme will explore the experience of rehabilitation after a brain injury where issues of insight, denial, concurrent mental disorder or substance misuse prevent patient engagement with the neurorehabilitation process and can limit their opportunities to progress.

Presentations by leading speakers, and a workshop programme to provide further opportunities to explore ‘resistance’ and ‘recovery’, will equip delegates with new tools to support patients on their rehabilitation journey.

This conference will be relevant for all professionals working within neuropsychiatry and the brain injury arena, including Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Rehabilitation Medicine specialists and Case Managers.

Early bird delegate fee £175.00* (on or before 1 Jan 2015), Standard delegate fee £205.00* (after 1 Jan 2015).

Contact:To find out more or to book a place please call Liz Evans on 01604 616584, email or visit the website where you can download a conference flyer and booking form. Payments can be made via credit/debit card on our website or by sending a booking form and
cheque to: Liz Evans, NBIC St Andrew’s, Cliftonville House, Cliftonville, Northampton, NN1 5DG.



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:



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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.