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Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry News and Events

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Notice of Election

Vacancies will arise on the Old Age Psychiatry Faculty executive in 2018 (to take office from 25 June 2018) for the positions of:

  • Financial Officer
  • Executive Committee members (eight vacancies)

Nominations are invited by 9 March 2018.

Contact: Richa Kataria via:


Key results of the 2017 survey of services is now available


As part of our focus on recruitment we have had a piece in Student BMJ on Old Age Psychiatry  (April 2017)

ICD11 update We are pleased to report that the recommendations for the classification of the dementias as mental disorders were accepted by the WHO Joint Task Force on Mortality and Morbidity Statistics on 1 April 2017 on the ICD-11 beta site.

It should not be considered final until approved by the World Health Assembly - presumably in May 2018. However, this is a significant interim accomplishment for the 20 groups including ourselves that submitted letters in support of this revision

2016 Faculty elections

Following the recent elections, the following have been duly elected to the Old Age Faculty executive committee, to take office from 28 June 2016.


  • Dr. Amanda Thompsell


  • Dr. Olu-benga Akande

Executive Committee

  • Dr. Bob Barber
  • Professor David Burke
  • Dr. Catherine Gordon
  • Dr. Kapila Sachdev
  • Dr. Srinivas Suribhatla

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Our Annual Faculty conference will be at the beginning of March 2018 in Newcastle.


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