Frequently asked questions

The RCPsych International Congress will be taking place on Monday 10 July – Thursday 13 July 2023.

The 2023 International Congress will be taking place in Liverpool.

The venue address is: ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront L3 4FP

For more information on how to reach the venue, please visit the ACC website.

In 2023 we are meeting again for a fully in-person International Congress in the fabulous city of Liverpool. Please note there is no option to watch along virtually. However, we will be recording sessions for purchase after Congress has taken place.

Registration for Congress 2023 is not yet open.

However, if you weren’t able to attend the 2022 Congress in person, or there are any bits you missed that you want to catch up on, you are now able to purchase the 2022 webinar package via our eLearning platform.

Fees for the Congress recordings vary depending on several factors. If you purchased a whole Congress ticket you will automatically have access to the recordings. If you booked to attend just one day of the Congress you will be entitled to a 25% discount for the whole Congress recording package - this code has been emailed directly to you shortly.

If you are not based in the UK and not yet a member of the College, you may benefit from becoming an International Member. International members have access to a multitude of resources to continue their professional development, including reduced booking fees for our Congress. 

 
 Standard rate

Discounted rate*

Non-member of RCPsych£500£375
Consultant or locum consultant**£450£338
ST4/5/6, and SAS Doctors**£375£281
Subsidised***£250£188
CT1/2/3**£200£150
Foundation doctors and student associates**£100£75

*The discounted rate is only available to those who have already purchased a day ticket for the 2022 International Congress

** Fee only available if you are a member, fellow, affiliate of RCPsych.

*** Fee available to members of RCPsych on retired or reduced membership fees, inc. members residing in band C or D countries

We will not be live streaming any of the 2023 Congress. The only booking option available to delegates is to attend live, however as a result of your feedback we have re-introduced day rates. If you are unsure which option is right for you please contact us directly and we will be able to discuss the various options.

Please note that we are planning to record all sessions/masterclasses (where speaker permission is given). Those delegates who have purchased a whole conference fee will be able to watch these recordings after the Congress has taken place at no extra cost. Those delegates who were unable to join us live in Liverpool will be able to purchase these recordings after the Congress has taken place.*

If you are interested in purchasing these recordings and not attending the Congress in-person, please sign up to our recordings mailing list and we will send you further information when the recording package is available for purchase. 

*Session recordings will be made available after the Congress has taken place, meaning you will not be able to watch online in real-time (the date of their release/pricing structure will be specified nearer the time).

Booking is not currently open.

The early bird rate will be available to delegates as soon as booking has opened until 31 March 2023. Any payment received after this point will be charged at the standard rate.  

Invitation letters for visa purposes are available only to registered delegates of the International Congress.

Once you have registered for the Congress please email congress@rcpsych.ac.uk with your request along with a copy of your booking confirmation. We will then be able to send you an invitation letter.

We are pleased to provide you with a free accommodation booking service through Liverpool Convention Bureau. This is an online service which allows you to book accommodation to suit your needs and budget. No payment is required at the time of booking. You can secure your room/s by credit/debit card guarantee and pay the accommodation provider directly on arrival, alternatively you may arrange pre-payment by requesting a pro-forma invoice where payment must be made to the hotel 14 days prior to arrival.

Secured rates and availability have been negotiated at a number of accommodation options close to the conference venue. Click the button below for more information.

As rooms and rates are guaranteed until 27th May 2023 it is advisable to book accommodation early. After this date it may not be possible to book rooms at these rates for these hotels. If you wish to make a group booking (10+ rooms), or you are experiencing any difficulties in completing your booking online, please contact the Liverpool Convention Bureau team at accommodation@marketingliverpool.co.uk.

These exclusive rates are only available when booked via Liverpool Convention Bureau.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress 2023 is a face-to-face event and offers 120 hours of educational content. For the College’s CPD purposes, the normal daily limits will apply – i.e. claim a maximum of 6 hours per day for days that have been attended in-person. A total of 24 CPD points for the entire Congress.

However, please note that delegates who have registered to attend the Whole Congress will have access to recordings of the sessions and keynotes. This means that they can watch content ‘on demand’ outside of the Congress dates. If they do that, these can be claimed for CPD purposes, subject to firstly, the limit of no more than 6 hours on a day and secondly, approval of their peer group. The attendance certificate provided by the College will only mention the Congress dates. If claiming CPD for watching ‘on demand’ on other days, the evidence will have to be not only the attendance certificate, but also peer group approval

If you are presenting or chairing a session/masterclass in the main Congress programme you will be offered complimentary registration for the day you are presenting. You do not have to book for this day you will be automatically registered. 

If you wish to attend any further days of the Congress you will need to book and pay for this online. 

Please note poster presenters will not be offered complimentary registration. 

Yes, please email a pdf copy of your voucher/s to congress@rcpsych.ac.uk and specify which fee you are expecting to pay. 

We will then ask you to arrange a BACS transfer for the remaining cost. Please note that we cannot provide change for any vouchers partially used.

If you are paying on behalf of someone else the best way to make payment is via BACS. Please complete and return our registration form to congress@rcpsych.ac.uk. We cannot reserve places until payment is made.

We can also take payment by credit/debit card over the phone. Please call the Congress team on 020 8618 4120 or 020 8618 4150 to do so.

Please note, that all prices are in pound sterling. If you are making an international payment, please ensure that you cover the exchange rate. You will also be required to cover any international banking charge.

If an event has to be cancelled or rescheduled we will contact you as soon as possible to notify you of the change. You will be offered an alternative or a full refund.  

We cannot reimburse travel, accommodation or other costs related to the event.  

If you need to cancel your booking, we will be able to refund you as follows:  

  • 80% up to one month before the first day of the event  

  • 50% between one month and up to two weeks before the first day of the event  

We will not be able to offer any refunds where cancellation is received with less than two weeks’ notice.  

All cancellations must be received in writing.

 

Of course! Anyone with an interest in psychiatry is welcome to attend Congress. If you are not a member of the College you will be required to pay the non-member fee once booking opens.

If you are interested in becoming a member, which will entitle you to our reduced Congress registration fees, you can find full details of our membership grades online.

We intended to record keynote presentations and sessions/masterclasses from Congress 2023 (where speakers have given us permission). These will be made available after the Congress has finished.

Those who have purchased a whole conference ticket will be able to access these at no further cost. Please note that delegates who have purchased a day ticket/s will NOT receive these recordings.

If you are interested in purchasing these recordings and not attending the Congress in-person, please sign up to our recordings mailing list and we will send you further information shortly.

Programme submissions for the 2023 Congress are now closed and in the process of being reviewed. 

We hope to open the call for poster abstracts later on in the year.

Submissions for poster presentations are not yet open, we hope to open these later on in the year.

Exhibition sales for the 2022 International Congress are not yet open.

If you are interested in exhibiting in the 2023 International Congress please sign up to our 2023 exhibition mailing list.

The Congress 2023 programme is not yet available to view. Please note that those who have submitted an abstract will be informed shortly as to the outcome. 

The hashtag for the International Congress is #RCPsychIC 

Join the conversation on Twitter and see what other delegates are talking about. 

For further information please contact congress@rcpsych.ac.uk or call the Congress Team on 0208 618 4120