A Physical Health Update for Psychiatrists: Acute Medicine: Diagnostic challenges - Avoiding traps for the unwary


One day event

Timings 08:45 - 16:45
Location RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London
CPD Up to six CPD hours per day, subject to peer group approval
Standard Fee£195
Reduced Fee£100
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A Physical Health Update for Psychiatrists: Acute Medicine: Diagnostic challenges - Avoiding traps for the unwary

Event Information

Designed specially for Psychiatrists, this Physical Health Update conference will update and refresh your knowledge about important areas of acute medicine and will help you to know when to refer to colleagues. It is crucial to be able to recognise acute medical conditions at an early stage.

There will be talks about Endocrine Emergencies, Infectious Diseases and Infections of the Skin and Soft Tissues. Update your knowledge on the management of the unconscious patient and what to do if your patient is a returning traveller with a fever. The speakers are physicians who are experts in their field. 

This event is suitable for Consultant Psychiatrists and Trainees in Psychiatry who want to improve their physical health knowledge.

Learning objectives  

• Improve knowledge of Infectious Diseases
• Know how to manage the unconscious patient

• Raise awareness of the clinical presentation of acute medical conditions.


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dentistry - Professor Jenny Gallagher
  • Skin and soft tissue infections: recognition and first steps - Dr Lucy Lamb
  • Recognising infectious diseases: clinical features of TB, Hepatitis C and HIV - Dr Mas Chaponda


Fees include catering during scheduled programme breaks but do not include accommodation.

Standard Rate£195
Reduced Rate£100

*Standard Rate applies to RCPsych fellows/members/associates at the following grades Consultants/Locum Consultants, SAS/Associate Specialists, Staff Grades, GPs and Non RCPsych members of any grade.


** The reduced fee is available to RCPsych members/associates only at the following grades Higher/Advanced/Core Trainees/Pre-membership Psychiatric Trainees/Trainee Registration with the college, Foundation Year Doctors or Student Associates and RCPsych members or fellows registered with membership on the Retired or Reduced subscription rate of 50% or less.

*** If you are a medical student or Foundation Year doctor and not registered as a student associate with the college, you can apply to be a student associate for free at the following link http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/discoverpsychiatry/studentassociates.aspx

You can book online for instant confirmation or complete registration form and return with payment as listed on page 2

The event will take place at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB. You can view directions and a map to help you plan your journey.

The Citymapper website/app can help you plan your route within London, giving the best walking, cycling, bus and tube routes available. Use postcode E1 8BB as your destination.

You can book accommodation through our partner agency MICE Concierge.

Before you book your place please read the college cancellation policy.

Exhibition space is available and we welcome enquiries - please contact catherine.ayres@rcpsych.ac.uk to discuss your requirements.

For further information, please contact:

Email: Caroline.Simms@rcpsych.ac.uk

Contact Name: Caroline Simms

Contact number: 020 3701 2604

Event Location

Location: RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London