Frequently asked questions

The RCPsych International Congress 2024 will be taking place in Edinburgh at the EICC. The full venue address can be seen below

EICC
The Exchange
150 Morrison St
Edinburgh
EH3 8EE

The RCPsych 2024 International Congress will be taking place from Monday 17 - Thursday 20 June 2024

 

The 2024 International Congress will be taking place in person in the historic city of Edinburgh.

We will record all sessions, where speakers have given permission, for you to watch back in your own time or catch up on things that you might have missed. You can find out full information on the 2024 International Congress recording package on our website

Yes! Registration for the 2024 International Congress is now open.

Early bird rates are available until Thursday 28 March. Book today to save up to £100 on your ticket.

For more information on our registration fees please view our registration pages.

If your not sure which option is right for you have a read of our blog which break downs all the options available to you.

We won't be live streaming any of the 2024 Congress. The only booking option available to delegates is to attend live.

We will however record all sessions, where speakers have given permission, for you to watch back in your own time or catch up on things that you might have missed.

Those delegates who purchase a whole conference fee have the full recording package included in their ticket price. You will receive full information on how to access these up to one month after the Congress has taken place.

Delegates who purchase a day ticket/s are entitled to a 25% discount for the Congress recording package. Please note that you will receive an email containing your discount link when the recording package is available for purchase.

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 a reminder when the recording package is available for purchase.

Conference attendees are welcome to bring babies under 12 months of age into lectures, but we ask that babies are taken out of the room if they become unsettled.

We welcome breastfeeding anywhere at Congress but a private feeding room is available in Carrick 1 on Level 1 if preferred.

We will also have a dedicated room, Cromdale hall on Level -2, live streaming each of the keynote sessions, that will be a more relaxed environment, so you may wish to sit in this room if your baby is unsettled, but you don't want to miss the plenary talks.

We will have a dedicated quiet room available in Ochil 1 on Level 1, that you are welcome to use at any point during the Congress.

We will also have a separate dedicated quiet room that we will be streaming each of the plenary lectures to. This will be in Lomond Suite on Level 0.

We would encourage you, if using this room, to use a sensitive applause. Please note however, that sound and applause from the main lecture theatre may be picked up through the stream.

Yes, the early bird rate is available for all bookings received before Thursday 28 March.

View our registration page for more information

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 Mice Concierge. 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, although you will need to provide card details as a guarantee. You will be required to pay the accommodation provider directly on 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.

If you wish to make a group booking, or you are experiencing any difficulties in completing your booking online, please contact the Mice Concierge team at

t: +44 (0) 1438 908770

These exclusive rates are only available when booked via Mice Concierge.

 

The Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress 2024 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 will record all keynote presentations, sessions and masterclasses (where we have speaker permission). These will be available to purchase through our eLearning platform up to one month after the Congress has taken place.

Please be aware that the recording package will be a recording of the sessions only and you will not be able to interact with any of the other delegates or ask questions to the speakers.

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 a reminder when the recording package is available for purchase.

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.

Delegates who purchased a day ticket/s are entitled to a 25% discount for the Congress recording package. Please note that you will receive an email containing your discount link when the recording package is available for purchase.

The submission portal for the 2024 International Congress has now closed.

If you have submitted a proposal you should now have received the outcome. If you have any queries please contact us at congress@rcpsych.ac.uk

If you are interested in submitting a poster abstract for presentation, you can now do so via our website. The deadline for submissions is 5.00pm on Friday 2 February 2024

Poster submissions are now closed. Lead authors will be contacted with their result by mid-March.

If you are interested in exhibiting at the 2024 International Congress please contact our exhibition team at exhibition@rcpsych.ac.uk

The hashtag for the International Congress is #RCPsychIC 

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

View our social media toolkit and guidance for further information

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