Annual ECT and Neuromodulation Conference 2021


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Day 2

Timings 18 November 2021 1.00pm - 5.30pm; 19 November 2021 1.00pm - 5.30pm
Location Online
CPD 1 cpd point for every hour, subject to peer approval
Non member fee£100
Consultant fee£75
SAS/Higher Trainee fee£55
Reduced/Subsidised Fee/Core Trainee/Medical Student/Foundation Doctor£35
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Annual ECT and Neuromodulation Conference 2021

Event Information

The annual, international ECT and Neuromodulation conference welcomes all practitioners involved in the provision of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and other neuromodulation techniques. This includes healthcare staff caring for patients who might be referred for ECT and related treatments, as well as those involved in the practical delivery of those treatments. Although the focus of the conference is upon ECT specifically, other established and novel neuromodulation procedures such as rTMS, tDCS, Ketamine, MST, VNS and DBS may variously be covered in the programme.


Pre registration is required and will close on the 17 November at 9:00am.

The college is inviting poster submissions for our upcoming Annual ECT and Neuromodulation Conference. All submissions will be reviewed ahead of the conference and successful authors will be invited to present their work as a online poster.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday 18 October 9AM.

N.B. Submissions will not be accepted after this date. 

Please submit your abstract here. 

Poster submission instructions

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 400 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. 

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.


Authors will be asked to select one category/topic: Research, Education and Training, Quality Improvement or Service Evaluation/Audit, Quality Improvement or Case Study.

If you have any questions regarding poster submissions, please contact

The programme will be published late summer.


Confirmed speakers

  • Dr Scott T. Aaronson, MD, Director, Institute for Advanced Diagnostic and Therapeutics, Director, Clinical Research Programs, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland, USA
  • Professor Vaughn McCall, Case Distinguished University Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, Executive Vice Dean, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, USA
  • Dr Vivek H Phutane, Department of Rural Health, The University of Melbourne, Shepparton, VIC, Australia
  • Dr Jagadisha Thirthalli, Professor of Psychiatry and I/C Head, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India 





• 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, where the programme allows, 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 read our cancellation policy before making a booking.

For further information, please contact:


Contact Name: Charlotte Bowering

Contact number: 0208 618 4288

Event Location

Location: Online