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Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry Conference


Date Wednesday 9 - Friday 11 March 2016 
Type Conference
Venue East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham
CPD Up to 6 CPD hours per day, subject to peer group approval
Audience Any medical health professional with an interest in old age psychiatry
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The Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry of the Royal College of Psychiatrists looks forward to welcoming delegates to the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting in Nottingham.






Registration Fees

*Standard - Workshop Day Delegate Fee [Wednesday]


*Standard - Whole Conference Delegate Fee


*Standard - Thursday Delegate Fee


*Standard - Friday Delegate Fee


**SpR,SAS,ST4-6 - Whole Conference Delegate Fee


**SpR,SAS,ST4-6 - Workshop Day Delegate Fee [Wednesday]


**SpR,SAS, ST4-6 - Thursday Delegate Fee


**SpR,SAS, ST4-6 - Friday Delegate Fee


PMPT,SHO,CT/ST1-3/Retired- Whole Conference Delegate Fee


PMPT,SHO,CT/ST1-3/Retired- Workshop Day Delegate Fee [Wednesday]


PMPT,SHO,CT/ST1-3/Retired - Thursday Delegate Fee


PMPT,SHO,CT/ST1-3/Retired - Friday Delegate Fee


* Standard rate applies to RCPsych members/associates at the following grades Consultants/Locum Consultants, and Non RCPsych members of any grade.


**Higher Trainees rate applies to RCPsych members/associates at the following grades; Associate Specialists, Staff Grades, Specialty Doctors, SAS, Advanced Trainee ST4-6 & Higher Specialist Trainee (SpR)


Reduced rate applies to the following grades; trainees registered as Pre-Membership Psychiatric Trainees/Trainee Registration with the College & are on a  CT1-3, ST1-3, LAT or FTSTA Psychiatry rotation, Foundation Years or Student Associates & RCPsych members registered with membership on the Retired or Reduced subscription rate of 50% or less. (RCPsych members/associate only).




Delegates have access to special rates at The Orchard Hotel.during the conference on the following nights:

  • Tuesday 8th March 2016
  • Wednesday 9th March 2016
  • Thursday 10th March 2016
  • £114 per night, including breakfast and VAT

To book your accommodation at this special rate, please telephone Hotel Reservations Team on 0115 876 0900 or email - please quote Royal College of Psychiatrists”.


The Orchard Hotel is an award-winning hotel adjacent to the East Midlands Conference Centre. Architects and interior designers have developed this eco-friendly building featuring rooftop terraces, green roofs and the maximum use of natural daylight. Open spaces provide superb views of The University of Nottingham's extensively landscaped campus, spanning 330 acres, located only 2 miles from the city of Nottingham.

The Orchard Hotel has a business lounge, restaurant, bar area, outside terrace, gym and four meeting rooms. Other features include floor-to-ceiling windows, bespoke furniture and unique decor throughout. 

Built to the highest environmental standards, achieving a BREEAM rating of Excellent, the hotel features state-of-the-art technology to reduce carbon emissions. Solar photovoltaic panels and ground-sourced heat technology are incorporated, as well as a lower energy-assisted cooling ventilation system.

Please note that there may limited availability and early booking is advised.


Alternatively, you may wish to stay in Nottingham city centre or the surrounding area - please visit the Experience Nottinghamshire website to search for hotels and prices.


Social Programme

Wednesday 9th March - Nottingham City Tour - 6:30pm - £12 per person, prebooking essential as places are limited.  Book a place on the tour when you book your conference place.

Thursday 10th March - Conference Dinner - 7:30pm at the EMCC - £55 per person, includes pre-dinner drinks reception, three course meal, and 1/2 bottle of wine.

Guest speaker: Professor Sir Simon Wessely.


Exhibition Opportunities

Please contact Catherine Ayres via email  or telephone 020 3701 2605 to find out about available exhibition opportunities at this conference.




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