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

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Creativity, Music and the Brain: the power of music over the mind

Date: Tuesday 13 May 2014

Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London

This conference will appeal to those who want to learn more about the power of music on the brain, especially the effects of music on individuals, as well as its role in society.  The conference will be suitable for psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, musicians and doctors; and for those who wish to learn more about creativity, music and the brain.

This conference aims to:

  • Raise awareness of the key role that music plays in society
  • Increase understanding about how music can affect mental and physical well-being
  • Inform about recent advances in neuroscience that show the effects of music on the brain
  • Explore and understand more about musical creativity
  • Illustrate the effects of music on the emotions by musical performances.

Download more information and the programme here

Early bird rates: Apply until Tuesday 22 April 2014

RSM members: £50 - £80

Nono RSM members: £60 - £155

Dinner: £45

To book your place or for more info:



Tel: 0207 290 2985



Comedy for Depression: a benefit for Depression Alliance

Date: Thursday 15 May 2014

Venue: Union Chapel, Compton Terrace (off Upper Street) London N1 2UN

This hilarious evening of award winning comedy is to raise money for the life-saving work of Depression Alliance.

This year the line-up is better than ever, with 8 out of 10 Cats star Jason Manford headlining, along with the brilliantly funny Hal Cruttenden, Angela Barnes, Trevor Lock, Ellie Taylor and David Morgan.

Las year the money raised helped to launch the innovative new service Friends In Need.  This year Friends in Need will reach out to thousands more, enabling them to end the devastating loneliness of depression.

To buy a ticket or for more details, contact Emer O'Neill, Chief Executive of Depression Alliance at



(Ab)Normal Sexuality?  A Critical Inquiry into the Paraphilias

Date: 1 May 2014

Venue: Danubius Hotel, London

Psychology and psychiatry have played a key role in how we think about and understand sexuality, particularly those form so sexuality that are positioned as 'abnormal' or 'perverse'.  From Krafft-Ebing's infamous Psychopathia Sexualis (1982) to the latest DSM-5 paraphilic disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 2013), psychology and psychiatry have a long history in defining certain kinds of sexual identities and behaviours as mental illness.

This categorization has not been without criticism or controversy.  Some have argued that the paraphilias section within the DSM is so flawed, that it should be removed altogether (Moser & Kelinplatz, 2005).  Others have queried who is really perverse here: those who express forms of sexuality considered 'abnormal' or those who restrain, commit and coerce individuals in the name of 'treatment'?

This conference will examine the concept of 'paraphilias' as produced by psychiatry.  It will question and challenge the dominant biomedical model of pathological sexualities and interrogate the tenuous boundary between 'normal' and 'abnormal' sexual categories.  It will investigate the role of the paraphilias in other systems, such as law, therapy and pornography.  The conference will consider the intersecting positions of gender, 'race' and culture from historical and contemporary perspectives, and consider the complexity regarding sexuality, pleasure and consent.

Please visit: for more information or to book



4th UK Paediatric Neuropsychology Symposium: Atypical Developmental Pathways

Date: 19 - 23 May 2014

Venue: UCL Institute of Child Health, London

This symposium will focus on children's learning and behaviour in a range of conditions including: autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, poor nutrition, epilepsy, stressful environments, traumatic brain injury, specific language impairment and memory difficulties.

As well as standard registration to attend in person it is also possible to register for On-Line Only access to the conference.  Lectures will be filmed and broadcast on the secure conference website remaining accessible until 30 September 2014.

For further details visit

or contact the ICH Events Office, 0207 905 2675 or 0207 905 2699, email




Child Mental Health Expert Witness Course

Date: Monday- Tuesday 23 - 24 June 2014

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

Education aims and objectives:

This course will increase the knowledge, confidence and skills of participants in undertaking court work in all jurisdictions affecting children.

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 both civil and criminal cases

- be enabled to prepare and write court reports in an effective and generally acceptable way

- be up to date with changes affecting experts and how this is likely to affect working practice

- have enhanced their courtroom skills

for more details, or to reserve a place, visit



Putting Compassionate Care First - safeguarding adults from neglect and abuse in hospitals and care homes

Date: Wednesday 25 June 2014

Venue: Central London

Between January 2005 and March 2009, up to 1,200 patients are believed to have died prematurely as a result of poor care at Mid-Staffordshire NHS foundation Trust and it has emerged there were 3,000 moe deaths than expected at another 5 NHS trusts between 2010 and 2012.

One year on since the Francis Report and with the Government due to publish its progress report in November this year, this timely symposium provides an invaluable opportunity to gain an insight into the Government vision for hospitals and care settings, and assess what progress is being made to prevent abuse of vulnerable adults.

A 20% early registration discound off the standard delegate rates for all bookings received by 30th April 2014 is offered. 

For more details, visit the Public Policy Exchange website:



Institute of Psychiatry Summer School                                 with support from the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Date: 7 - 11 July 2014

Open to Medical Students and Foundation Year Doctors considering a career in Psychiatry.

  • Week long programme at the prestigious research centre, the Institute of Psychiatry, in London.
  • Seminars, patient interview, debates and tours, covering cutting-edge science, and world-class facilities.  Plus time out to explore the city!
  • Opportunity to meet and gain advice from some of the UK's top psychiatrists.
  • Drinks reception at the Royal College of psychiatrists


  • To apply, please submit a brief statement (maximum 200 words) explaining why you would like to attend.
  • Medical students should include their University and year of study.  Foundation year doctors should include details of their current post and clinical experience to date.
  • Applicants must be registered (no cost) as a Student Associate of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (
  • Email applications to

Applications to be received between 16 April - 16 May 2014


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