RCPsych Wales, Welsh Psychiatric Society and NCMH Spring Academic Meeting


WPS and NCMH Winter Conference

Location Online Webinar
CPD Up to 6 CPD hours, subject to peer group approval
SAS Doctor/ Higher Trainee£15
Core Trainee£10
Medical Student/ Foundation Doctor£Bursary (see below)
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RCPsych Wales, Welsh Psychiatric Society and NCMH Spring Academic Meeting

Event Information

The programme is available to download.

We'll be hearing from:

Addiction: updates in pharmacological treatments

Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes, Professor of Addiction Biology at Imperial College and Head, Division of Psychiatry.

Prof Lingford-Hughes is also a Consultant Psychiatrist with a particular interest in pharmacological treatments of alcohol and opiate addiction at Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust. She graduated in medicine from Oxford University, completed her PhD at Cambridge University, and trained in psychiatry at The Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals and Institute of Psychiatry. Her research has focused on using neuroimaging, pharmacological and behavioural challenges to characterize the neurobiology of addiction to improve relapse prevention. In addition she is leading a trial investigating whether baclofen is a useful adjunct during opiate detoxification. She leads an MRC funded PhD programme to produce future clinical addiction academic leaders.

Prof Lingford-Hughes is currently Professional Liaison Officer, British Neuroscience Association. She is immediate past Chair of the Academic Faculty of Royal College of Psychiatrists and was Hon. General Secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology through which she co-developed and wrote their guidelines about the pharmacological management of substance misuse and addiction and comorbidity with psychiatric disorders. In addition she has contributed to NICE guidance about opiate detoxification and alcohol dependence.

Medical cannabis: time for an academic entourage?

Dr Dave Howells, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Liberty Protection Safeguards: where are we now?

Professor Catherine Bright, Consultant Psychiatrist Learning Disability, Aneurin Bevan Health Board

RCPsych New Curricula 2022

Dr Paul Emmerson, Head of School of Psychiatry

COVID-19 and mental illness – from evidence to policy

Dr Marisa Casanova-Dias, Clinical academic psychiatrist at Cardiff University

The event will be chaired by Prof Keith Lloyd (Chair, Welsh Psychiatric Society), whilst Dr Adrian James (President, Royal College of Psychiatrists) will join us for the days Welcome and Introduction.

To submit an abstract, please complete the form and return to Sarah Davies

A number of bursaries are available for medical students.

Students are advised to contact Annie Fabian for further information and application.

Please register for the conference in advance. 

Once the conference has taken place, you will receive a link to watch the conference session on demand. 

For further information, please contact:

Email: oliver.john@rcpsych.ac.uk

Web: https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/wales

Contact Name: Ollie John

Twitter: @RCPsychWales

Contact number: 02922 33 1080

Event Location

Location: Online Webinar