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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

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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 discount off the standard delegate rates for all bookings received by 30th April 2014 is offered. 

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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



Understanding the Origins of Violence

Date: Tuesday 14 October 2014

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

This conference will be of relevance to Child and Adolescent, General Adult and Forensic Psychiatrists, Forensic and Clinical Psychologists, Criminologists, Anthropologists, Geneticists, Neuroscientists, Criminal Justice Professionals, Probation Solicitors/Barristers, Ministry of Justice, Department of Health and members of the general public.

Learning objectives:

The audience will gain a greater understanding of:

  • The scale and impact of violence in society across multiple domains
  • The interation between genetic vulnerability and environmental stressors
  • How genetic risk that predisposes towards violence is expressed
  • The nature of the most significant environmental stressors
  • The development expression of the propensity to violence through adolescence and adulthood
  • The neurological underpinnings of the propensity to violence
  • What can be done to manage the risk of violence.

For more information, or to register for this event, please contact Ruth Cloves, Tel: 020 7290 2985



International Feeding Disorders Conference

Date: 4 and 5 November 2014

Venue: UCL Institute of Child Health, London

This is a two-day multi-disciplinary conference on feeding and eating in childhood and related disturbances.  The emphasis will be on research and clinical practice developments relating to developmental, systemic and bio-behavioural aspects of feeding and eating disturbances.


  • To provide delegates with an update of research and clinical practice in this field
  • To facilitate networking between clinicians and academics
  • To stimulate and explore opportunities for future collaborative clinical research links

For further details, or to book a place, contact Danielle Dansey, 0207 905 2699/2675 or email:



















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