PTC Trainee Conference 2020: Breaking Barriers to Recruitment and Retention - CANCELLED


Day 1


Day 2

Timings Day 1: 11am to 5pm | Day 2: 9am-4pm
Location Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
CPD Up to six hours subject to peer approval
Single day£75
Whole conference£140
Conference dinner£30
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PTC Trainee Conference 2020: Breaking Barriers to Recruitment and Retention - CANCELLED

Event Information

Speakers at the event include:

  • Dr Natalie Ashburner: 'Using Social Media as a Doctor'
  • Dr Luke Baker: 'Pulse Check – Engaging with you'
  • Dr Arun Chopra: 'Having a career outside the box'
  • Dr Helen Crimlisk: 'A changing workforce'
  • Dr Ian Hall: 'Exam update'
  • Dr Jennie Higgs: 'Taking Teaching into the New decade'
  • Dr Rebecca Lawrence: 'Working as a psychiatrist with lived experience'
  • Dr Lucy Nichol: Author of A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes: Naming and Shaming Mental Health Stigmas
  • Dr Ross Runciman: 'Welcome to the PTC'
  • Dr John Russell: 'Curriculum update'
  • Dr Caroline Walker: 'The joyful doctor'

In addition, there will be a 'College Panel' featuring Dr Jan Falkowski (Treasurer), Dr Ian Hall (Chief Examiner), Dr Adrian James (Registrar), Dr John Russell (Associate Dean for Curriculum) and the PTC Officers

Download the full programme

This conference has been specifically developed for trainees at all levels.

Online booking is now open for this event. 

Whole conference - £140

Single day - £75

The Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee (PTC) invites submissions for poster and oral presentations at our 2020 Trainees Conference.

Whether it’s your own work, or that of your organisation, we’re keen to hear about and share good practice on the theme of ‘Breaking Barriers to Recruitment and Retention’, for example supporting and valuing trainees, engagement, teaching and improving training.

Find out how to submit your abstract

Submission deadline: Friday 28 February 2020


The conference will take place at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow.

Directions to the hotel by road and public transport are available online. The hotel is situated directly next to Glasgow Central railway station. 

Join us for the conference dinner, taking place at 7pm on Thursday 30 April at The Citizen Glasgow. Hosted in a traditional Glaswegian venue, the dinner will include a three course meal and a keynote talk from Professor John Crichton, Chair of RCPsych in Scotland. Book you place for just £30 when you register for the conference. 

There are plenty of hotels to choose from close to the conference venue.

There is no official conference hotel, however our recommended option is the Mercure Glasgow City Hotel, 0.4 miles from the conference. You can book directly on their website.

Other options include:

Please read our terms and conditions before booking. 

For further information, please contact:


Contact Name: Isabel Brinsden

Contact number: 020 3701 2661

Event Location

Location: Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow