Medical Student and Psych Soc Conference 2024 hosted by Trent Division


Online event

Timings 9.30am - 12.30pm
Location Online via Zoom
CPD Event certificate will be sent to all attendees
Medical student & Foundation doctor rate£6.00
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Medical Student and Psych Soc Conference 2024 hosted by Trent Division

Event Information

This event is aimed at medical students and foundation doctors who are looking to start or starting a career in psychiatry.

Featuring talks, a quiz and speed networking session with psychiatrists from different specialities.

Event programme

Time Presentation
09:25 – 09:30amZoom waiting room opens
09.30 – 09:40am
Welcome and Introduction
Dr Kiron Griffin
09:40 – 10:10amResearch and Medical student experience
Prof Peter Tyrer, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Brain Sciences, Imperial
10:10 – 10:40am Evolutionary psychiatry
Dr Riadh Abed
10:40 – 11:10am Women and mental health TBC
Dr Philippa Greenfield, RCPsych Joint Presidential Lead for Women and mental health
11:10am – 11:25pm Comfort break
11:25 – 11:55pm Mental health themed quiz
11:55 – 12:30pm

Speed networking session
An opportunity to meet psychiatrists with different specialities with time to ask questions. Two sessions will take place of 8 mins talk and 5 mins questions per session.

12:30pm Event close


We are delighted to announce the following speakers:

Professor Peter Tyrer is the Professor of Community Psychiatry in the Centre for Mental Health in the Division of Experimental Medicine. His main interests are in models of delivering community psychiatric services, the classification and treatment of common mental illnesses, particularly anxiety and health anxiety, and the classification and management of personality disorders.

He also leads on research into the management of patients with intellectual disability and on new psychological treatments for a common but largely unrecognised condition, health anxiety. He is experienced in the management of those with severe mental illness, substance misuse and personality disorder and has developed a new treatment, nidotherapy, to help these people by making environmental, not personal, changes.

Much of his recent work has been concerned with improving and extending the concept of personality disorder. Personality disturbance is very common, not just in psychiatric practice, and this importance has been largely unrecognised as the classification system for this group of disorders is so poor. Fortunately, a major reform of classification is under way and will both simplify, and, we hope, destigmatise a very common form of mental distress.

Dr Riadh Abed - Retired NHS consultant, medical director and Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Sheffield. Currently, consultant to the Mental Health Tribunals. Founding chair of the Evolutionary Psychiatry Special Interest Group at the RCPsych and current chair of the Section of Evolutionary Psychiatry at the World Psychiatric Association. Co-editor of ‘Evolutionary Psychiatry: Current Perspectives on Evolution and Mental Health. CUP and RCPsych, 2022’.

Dr Philippa Greenfield – Joint Presidential Lead for Women and Mental Health. Dr Philippa Greenfield is a Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist in Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. Her clinical interest is in complex trauma and psychosis.

Alongside her clinical work, Dr Greenfield holds roles of Trauma Informed lead and a Named Doctor for Adult Safeguarding in her NHS Trust. She has been an elected member of the RCPsych Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group, since 2000. In this role Philippa has provided leadership in the College on addressing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). She represents the RCPsych and continues to co-chair the National Intercollegiate and Agency Domestic Violence and Abuse (INCADVA) forum and set up and co-chairs its subgroup ‘Responding to Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse in Healthcare’.

Dr Greenfield will represent the RCPsych on the newly formed NHSE ‘Domestic and Sexual Violence’ Clinical Reference Group and has contributed to national policy in health care responses to domestic abuse and given evidence to the Government APPG, addressing this topic.

Dr Greenfield has taught nationally to health and cross-sector organisations on the need for Trauma Informed Organisational Practice and has co-developed a strategy and model for Trauma Informed Organisational Change in her own NHS Organisation, supported by her longstanding work with carers and lived experience leads. Dr Greenfield is a member of the RCPsych Working Group on the Effect of Suicide and Homicide on Clinicians.

Her extensive work to address gender equality in the workplace, has included co-authoring publications such as the ‘RCPsych Gender Pay Gap Action Plan’ and using multi-platforms (academic publications, social media, Press, podcasts and Webinars) to raise awareness and campaign for change.

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An opportunity to meet psychiatrists with different specialities with time to ask questions.

2 Sessions will take place of 8 mins talk and 5 mins questions per session.

Delegates are asked to bring prepared questions to this interactive session.

Psychiatrists from the following areas of psychiatry are scheduled to take part.

  • Core Training
  • General
  • Older adults
  • Perinatal
  • ID

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 note: It is up to the participant to ensure that they have the correct requirements in place prior to booking the event.

Joining instructions for the event will be sent out the week of the event.

This event will be a live event and will not be recorded.

Prior to registering for this event, we would ask that all delegates read our terms and conditions for booking an event.

For further information, please contact:


Contact Name: Division Events Team

Contact number: 0208 618 4261

Event Location

Location: Online via Zoom