Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry Annual Conference 2021


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Booking closed

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
Faculty of Addictions 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 February 2021.


Read the full programme

Programme Highlights Include:

Faculty Lecture: The Neurobiology of Addiction
Professor Anne Lingford Hughes

  • The impact of disinvestment from alcohol and drug treatment services - Suzie Roscoe 
  • Alcohol Care Teams - Spin and Reality - Professor Tom Phillips 
  • Alcohol Assertive Outreach Treatment: evidence and practice - Professor Colin Drummond 
  • DVLA: New recommendations for a High-Risk Offender Drug-drive Scheme new drug guidelines - Professor Kim Wolff, Professor of Analytical, Forensic and Addiction Science
  • Aviation psychiatry and addiction - Dr Jane Marshall 
  • Alcohol Harm reduction in Maternity Services - Professor Lesley Smith, Professor of Women's Public Health, Hull University
  • Mental Capacity Act and Substance Use Disorders – Practicalities and Challenges - Dr Clementine Maddock, RCPsych Legal Lead, MHAct reform
  • Public injecting, HIV and other drug-related harms in Scotland: the potential of drug consumption rooms - Kirsten Trayner  
  • Peer to peer Naloxone results from Cleveland and Redcar service - George Charlton and Gary Besterfield
  • Homelessness and addiction – what can we learn?  -Dr Jenny Drife, RCPsych Homeless lead
  • Suicide and Self harm rates during Covid: Recent results from the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health - Professor Nav Kapur, Professor of Psychiatry and Population Health
  • Impact of the Covid pandemic on domestic abuse survivors and services - Sarah Davidge, Research and Evaluation Manager, Women’s Aid
  • Comparison of European Alcohol Treatment Guidelines - Dr Miriam Hillyard, MRC Addiction Research Fellow 
  • Evidence of dysregulated engodenous opioid signalling in alcohol dependence - Dr Sam Turton, MRC Addiction Research Fellow
  • Development of a suicide prevention intervention for Emergency Department attendees presenting with self-harm and substance misuse - Dr Prianka Padmanathan, MRC Addiction Research Fellow
  • Trainee Prize Lecture: Why do people presenting to specialist community addiction services in England get admitted to hospital? - Dr Emmert Roberts
  • Alcohol Consumption and its Role in Society and Community Formation - Professor Robin Dunbar, Prof of Evolutionary Psychology, Oxford  
  • The Politics of Alcohol - Dr James Nicholls 
  • Inebriate reformatories and the relations of alcoholism to insanity in Britain, 1880-1920 - Dr David Beckingham 
  • Britain’s Opioid Crisis - Dr Peter Byrne, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist
  • Managing the Risks and Benefits of Analgesic Medication - NICE guidelines - Dr Cathy Stannard, Consultant Pain Specialist 
  • New patterns in post mortem toxicology in Drug related Deaths - Dr Hilary Hamnett, Toxicologist 

The Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry call for posters closed on 14 March 2021.

All authors will be contacted shortly with the results.

  • 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 28 April 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.  

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