Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry Annual Conference 2021


Day One 12:30pm-6:00pm


Day Two 9:15am-2:30pm

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
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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

  • Cuts to services and outcomes - 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
  • An A&E Intervention for comorbid addiction and self-harm presentations - Dr Prianka Padmanathan, MRC Addiction Research Fellow
  • Trainee Prize Lecture
  • 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 - 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 is inviting poster submissions for our online conference on 29-30 April 2021.

All submissions will be reviewed ahead of the conference and successful authors will then be invited to present their work as an online poster.


1. Abstracts must be in English. Abbreviations may be used only if they are defined (spelled out in full text at first mention) followed by abbreviation in brackets.

2. The abstract must not exceed 300 words including sub titles (see No 4) and formulas.

3. The abstract must not contain bibliographical references, tables, diagrams or appendices. If accepted for presentation at the conference these can be added at a later date.

4. Abstracts must be presented in five headed paragraphs in the following order: Aims and hypothesis, Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.

5. Abstracts could present either novel findings or new interpretations of existing data; Quality Improvement

projects; Education and Training projects or other types of service evaluation, audit or case reports. They should include brief details of the rationale for the research and the methods used, including, if appropriate, the statistical approach. The major findings should be stated; it will not be acceptable, for example, to state merely that the "results will be discussed"

6. The title of the abstract must be clearly coherent with the data included in the abstract and the conclusions must be warranted by information included in the results section.  Submissions are accepted on the understanding that the work has been performed with the permission of any relevant ethical or legislative body. The authors should therefore ensure the work was conducted with appropriate ethical and governance safeguards.

7. Authors are encouraged to state their hypotheses and frame their conclusions accordingly.

8. For studies of service users, patients or populations, the number of people studied should be explicitly stated in the methods section.

9. Submissions are accepted on the understanding that the work has been performed with the permission of any relevant ethical or legislative body. The authors should therefore ensure the work was conducted with appropriate ethical and governance safeguards.

10. All sources of financial sponsorship of the study should be stated at the end of the abstract.


Closing date for submissions is Sunday 14 March 2021.

  • 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