Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry Annual Conference 2021


Day One 9:00am-5:00pm


Day Two 9:00am-5:00pm

Location Online event
CPD up to 6 CPD points per day, subject to peer group approval
Non-Member Fee per day£100
Consultant/ Regular Member Fee per day£75
Higher Trainee/ SAS/ Subsidised/ Retired Fee per day£55
Core Trainee/ FY Doctor/ Med Student Fee per day£35
Book now...Registration closes 09:00am on Wednesday 24 March
Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry Annual Conference 2021

Event Information

Join us for our annual scientific conference, with latest research and service developments.

The conference programme will be released in January 2021.


Read the full programme


Highlights include:

How can old age psychiatry services meet patient’s needs going forward
Keith Oliver, Alzheimer's Society Ambassador and Kent & Medway Dementia Envoy

National update from National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older People’s Mental Health at NHS England and NHS Improvement 

Prof Alistair Burns

Experience of working in old age psychiatry 
Liam Embliss, CT Trainee

Why I choose Old Age Psychiatry
Ravinder Kaur, Higher Trainee

Will we ever conduct clinical trials of dementia prevention interventions? 
Prof Rob Howard

From diagnosis to death: the trans-formative power of big data to improve dementia care
Prof Rob Stewart

Technology in old age psychiatry

Dr Ipsit Vahia, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Debate: “ Cyberpsychiatrist will be seeing you” 

Young onset dementia

Dr Janet Carter

Investigations supporting early diagnosis of dementia
Prof. John O'Brien

Newer pharmacological therapies in dementia
Dr Bob Barber

Newer psychological therapies in dementia
Professor Amy Spector

End of life care in dementia

Dr Liz Sampson

Neuropsychiatry of COVID
Dr Benedict Michael

Address by the RCPsych President 
Dr Adrian James

National update from National Specialty Advisor in Older People’s Mental Health (OPMH) at NHS England and NHS Improvement
Dr Amanda Thompsell

Depression in later life: studies in the community
Prof. Aartjan T.F. Beekman

Difficult to treat depression in older person
Prof. Filip Bouckaert 

Psychiatry of Medically unexplained symptoms in older adults
Prof. Richard Oude Voshaar


Personalised approaches to the treatment of psychosis in older people 
Prof Suzanne Reeves 

The future of old age services: an international perspective: a discussion
• Dr Shabbir Amanullah, President, Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry
• Professor Steve Macfarlane, RANZCP Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age
• Dr Rajesh Tampi, Co-President, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry


Reforming the Mental health Act: where next for older people 
Dr Hugh Series 

Sleep disorders in older adults 
Dr Nicholas Meyer 

Improving access for older adults in IAPT 
Heather Stone bank

  • The conference will take place online using Zoom as a webinar.
  • Participants will be able view a video of the speaker and alongside any slides.
  • Participants can also pose questions, and some speakers may use polling or other interactive features. 
  • All registered participants will have access to a recording for up to two months after the event. 

This event is taking place online via Zoom. To take part you will need: 

  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • A PC, laptop, tablet or phone
  • Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser or Zoom installed on your PC, laptop, tablet or phone

Please register for the conference in advance - booking closes at 09:00am on Wednesday 24 March 2021.

  • Once the conference has taken place live, you will receive links to watch the conference sessions on demand.
  • To access the recordings you will be required to enter your name, email address and a password.
  • This is unique to you as a registered delegate so please do not share the recording links.  

The Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry is no longer accepting poster submissions for our online conference on 25-26 March 2021.

Please read our Terms and Conditions before making your booking. 

For further information, please contact:

Email: chloe.hartley@rcpsych.ac.uk

Contact Name: Chloe Hartley

Contact number: 020 8618 4218

Event Location

Location: Online event

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