RCPsych in Scotland Joint General Adult and Old Age Faculty Conference 2024


One day event

Timings 09:00hrs - 16:45hrs
Location Stirling Court Hotel, Airthrey Road, Stirling, FK9 4LA
CPD Up to six hours per day subject to peer approval
Non Member rate£165
Consultant Member Rate£160
SAS Doctor Rate£112
Trainee/Retired/Subsidised Rate£80
FY/Medical Student Rate£40
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Event Information

This event will take place at the Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA.

The venue is set in a central location just two miles from Stirling and is easily accessible by car, bus or foot from the city centre.  There is ample parking available.  

Please note that this is an in-person event. Live streaming is not available.  

We are delighted to have been able to organise this joint faculty event looking at transitions and interfaces between the age range.

The  programme is packed with expert speakers and interactive sessions on contemporaneous issues relevant to both faculties. This was developed in collaboration between the faculties to address and guide you through the " tricky conversations " you will inevitably end up having with your colleagues.

We will be hosting a joint workshop looking at nationwide consensus on transitions.  Come with your examples of patient transfers from GAP to OAP, especially highlighting the challenges. We are in a unique position in Scotland where our Faculties and Health Boards are just the right size to develop consensus guidelines to streamline the transitions once and for all.

General Adult Psychiatry has the highest level of consultant vacancies for any psychiatric specialty across Scotland. There is a relentless increase in demand, public expectations that are hard to fulfil and sub-specialities that feel increasing appealing to trainees coming through. Times are tough! We therefore invite our GAP colleagues to join us in a debate on whether General Adult Psychiatry has a future as a speciality in the NHS in Scotland.

For our Older Adult psychiatry colleagues, this conference is focusing on functional illness in older adults in a break from default emphasis on organic illnesses which tends to occupy us. We are starting off the conversation on functional illness with Clozapine and neurodivergence.  We hope to revisit lithium, resistant depression in the future.

As OAP Faculty Chair, Dr Pattan would like to take this opportunity to encourage colleagues to attend this conference, to paraphrase in "bigly numbers" to be able to take part in what hope to be lively discussions (boxing gloves will be provided if you are desirous of settling this the old-fashioned way!). 

We hope to see you there!

Please read our terms and conditions before making your booking.

For further information, please contact:

Email: angela.currie@rcpsych.ac.uk

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

Contact Name: Angela Currie

Contact number: 0131 344 4967

Event Location

Location: Stirling Court Hotel, Airthrey Road, Stirling, FK9 4LA