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  • 9.05 - 9.30 KN1 Dr Adrian James, President Royal College of Psychiatrists - President's Opening Lecture
  • Taking action to reduce health inequalities is a matter of social justice. In developing strategies for tackling health inequalities we need to confront the social gradient in health not just the difference between the worst off and everybody else.  There is clear evidence when we look across countries that national policies make a difference and that much can be done in cities, towns and local areas. But policies and interventions must not be confined to the health care system; they need to address the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.  The evidence shows that economic circumstances are important but are not the only drivers of health inequalities. Tackling the health gap will take action, based on sound evidence, across the whole of society.  The pandemic has exposed and amplified underlying inequalities in society that lead to inequalities in health.
  • Chair: Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Professor of Psychological Medicine, King's College London
    "From UK Military Mental Health to Civilian Care: Lessons Across Populations"
    Professor (Sir) Simon Wessely, Professor of Psychological Medicine, King's College London
    Australian Military Mental Health, PTSD and Suicide: How Does Risk Change Over Time
    Professor David Forbes, PhD, Director, Phoenix Australia - Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne
    Trauma and Stress Disorders in the US Military: Learning more about PTSD, Suicide and TBI
    Professor Robert J Ursano, M.D., Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS), Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Uniformed Services University

  • Chair: Peter Tyrer, Emeritus Professor of Community Psychiatry, Imperial College, London
    Multi-centre randomised controlled trial (RCT) for health anxiety in primary and general hospital care: clinical and economic outcomes.
    Richard Morriss, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Nottingham
    Pathological illness worries (health/illness anxiety) in the general population:The DanFunD study.
    Professor Per Fink, Head of the Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
    Health Anxiety: the silent epidemic that is amenable to treatment
    Peter Tyrer, Emeritus Professor of Community Psychiatry, Imperial College, London

  • Chair: Professor Fiona Gaughran, National Psychosis Unit, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
    Inflammation, the microbiome and Psychosis
    Professor Iris Sommer, University Medical Center Groningen
    Clozapine and Immunity
    Professor James MacCabe, National Psychosis Unit, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
    Obsessions and Compulsions and clozapine
    Dr Emilio Fernandez-Egea, Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust and University of Cambridge

  • Chair: Dr Lenny Cornwall, Consultant Psychiatrist, Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Trust
    The employer perspective – what knowledge and skills are employers looking for?
    Dr Lenny Cornwall, Consultant Psychiatrist, Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Trust
    The trainee perspective – what do trainees get from leadership training and what can they get?
    Dr Alex Till, Chair Psychiatric Trainees Committee 2018-19, Royal College of Psychiatrists
    The College perspective – what does the College understand to be the leadership role for psychiatrists and how will the new higher training curricula support this?
    Dr Helen Crimlisk, Deputy Medical Director, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Trust; Associate Registrar, Leadership and Management, Royal College of Psychiatrists

  • Chair: Cate Bailey, East London NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Juliette Brown, East London NHS Foundation Trust
    Dr Rebecca Lawrence, Consultant Psychiatrist, NHS Lothian
    Dr Caroline Elton, Founder, Career Planning for Doctors
    Dr Caroline Walker, NHS Practitioner Health and Founder of The Joyful Doctor
    Dr Suhana Ahmed, Consultant Psychiatrist, South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust

  • 11.20 - 11.50 Break
  • Chair: Dr Claire A Wilson PhD MRCPsych, King's College London
    The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on violence and abuse, and implications for mental health services in high income settings
    Prof Louise M Howard PhD MRCP FRCPsych, King's College London
    Findings from the Domestic violence Interview and Assessment during Lockdown and COVID- The (DIAL & C) Study in India
    Dr Prabha S Chandra MD FRCPsych FRCPE, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India
    Perinatal Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Dr Claire A Wilson PhD MRCPsych, King's College London

  • Chair: Professor Helen Killaspy, Professor of Rehabilitation Psychiatry, University College London
    The use of novel stimulants in the general population and LGBT+ community
    Dr Derek Tracey, Consultant Psychiatrist & Clinical Director, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, London
    The social context of drinking amongst LGBT+ people in Scotland
    Prof Carol Emslie, Lead - Substance Use and Misuse Research Group, School of Health & Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University
    Understanding the pleasure and benefits of drug use for LGBT+ communities
    Dr Ian Hamilton, Lecturer in Mental Health, Department of Health Sciences, University of York

  • Chair: Professor Fiona Gaughran, National Psychosis Unit, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
    Nature, Nurture and the Polygenic Risk Score for Schizophrenia
    Professor Sir Robin Murray, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London and the National Psychosis Unit, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
    Depression, Affective Instability and Psychosis
    Rachel Upthegrove, Professor of Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health, University of Birmingham
    Brain Networks and Treatment Resistance in Psychosis
    Professor Sukhi Shergill, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London and the National Psychosis Unit, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

  • Chair: Julie Hankin, Executive Medical Director, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
    Dr Ananta Dave, Medical Director , Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
    Dr Subha Thiyagesh, Medical Director , South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
    Dr Avinash Hiremath, Medical Director, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

  • Chair: Ross Runciman, ST6 General Adult/Old Age Psychiatry Registrar – Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
    Simulation of an example of bullying
    Dr Alpana Bose
    The role of the Psychiatrists' Support Service
    Dr Ros Ramsay, Specialist advisor to the Psychiatry Support Service at the Royal College of Psychiatrists as well as being Deputy Medical Director at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
    The role the BMA can take in bullying and the wider evidence for bullying amongst doctors as well as its effects on them
    Professor Dinesh Bhugra

  • 13.10 - 14.00 Lunch
  • 13.35 - 14.00 Rapid Fire Poster Presentations
  • 14.05 - 14.35 KN3 Michael Rosen, Author and poet - Coming to terms with COVID: Many different kinds of love
  • 14.35 - 15.05 KN4 Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes, Head, Centre for Psychiatry and Professor of Addiction Biology at Imperial College London - Neuroscience of Addiction: where are we?
  • 15.05 - 15.25 Break
  • Chair: Professor Simon Wessely, Department of Psychological Medicine, King's College London
    The impact of pandemic on the mental health and well-being of UK healthcare workers
    Dr Danielle Lamb, NIHR ARC North Thames, Department of Applied Health Research, University College London
    Advancing understanding of moral injury in health and care settings
    Professor Neil Greenberg, Health Protection Research Unit, King's College London
    Implementation, sustainability, and application of learning from frontline staff support programmes
    Dr Sam Gnanapragasam, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

  • Chair: Prof Petrus J de Vries, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Univiersity of Cape Town, South Africa
    A retrospective case review of long-acting second generation injectable antipsychotics for the treatment of adults with schizophrenia in Kenya
    Dr Catherine Syengo-Mutisya, Consultant Psychiatrist, Nairobi, Kenya
    Education and training in psychiatry in low-resource environments – the story of Sierra Leone
    Dr Abdul Jalloh, Specialist Psychiatrist and Lecturer, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone
    Why we have to think differently about intervention research for autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities in Africa
    Prof Petrus J de Vries, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, South Africa

  • Chair: Professor David Baldwin, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton
    Schizophrenia is associated with adverse changes in cardiac structure independent of conventional cardio-metabolic risk factors: a cardiac MR imaging study
    Dr Emanuele Osimo, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Campus, London; University of Cambridge, Department of Psychiatry; Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
    Comparative effects of 18 antipsychotics on metabolic function in schizophrenia: a network meta-analysis
    Dr Toby Pillinger, Department of Psychosis Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College, London
    Modification of lifestyle risk factors in patients undergoing antipsychotic drug treatment
    Dr Adrian Heald, School of Medicine, University of Manchester

  • Chair: Dr Helen Crimlisk, Royal College of Psychiatrists
    Supporting emerging medical leaders - The RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme
    Dr Alex Till, Royal College of Psychiatrists
    In Conversation - Mentoring, leadership, and the patient perspective
    Dr Ross Runciman, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust; Dr Amjad Uppal, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust; Mr Dan Beale-Cocks, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
    Panel Discussion - So, you want to be a leader?
    Dr Shevonne Matheiken, Northamptonshire Health Foundation Trust; Dr Sophie Behrman, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust; Dr Hanif Soomro, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust; Dr Jen Rankin, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


  • Chair: Dr Sridevi Mahalingappa, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Royal Derby Hospital, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Secretary of the Association of University Teachers of Psychiatry (AUTP)
    Asynchronous and synchronous learning in a virtual environment
    Dr Seri Abraham, Consultant Psychiatrist, Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust; Prof. Suzanne Reeves, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology, Honorary Consultant, Islington Care Home Liaison, Academic MBBS Mental Health Lead, Division of Psychiatry, University College London; Dr James Fallon, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Early Intervention in Psychosis and Assertive Outreach Team, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
    Assessment in the virtual learning environment
    Dr Isabel Mark, ST5 Specialist Registrar at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
    Online learning environments and student wellbeing
    Dr Declan Hyland, Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry, Clock View Hospital, Liverpool, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, Deputy Director for Year 4 at Liverpool Medical School and Specialty Lead for General Adult Psychiatry

  • 16.40 - 16.50 KN5 Paul Rees, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Psychiatrists - Chief Executive’s Address
  • 8.00 - 9.00 Rapid Fire Poster Presentations
  • 9.00 - 9.30 KN6 Professor Sir Graham Thornicroft, Professor of Community Psychiatry, King’s College London - When we’re over Covid- what have we learned in mental health
  • Early adverse exposures, such as maternal stress during pregnancy and child abuse, are thought to result in long-lasting consequences on neural circuit function and stress hormone regulation and ultimately in an increased risk for psychiatric but also medical disorders later in life. The impact of these environmental risk factors is moderated by genetic variation. The biological mechanisms underlying this increased risk and these gene x environment interactions are still unclear. This lecture will focus on putative biological mechanisms that implicate the ability of the stress hormone cortisol, released in response to stress, to trigger a cascade of adaptive genomic and non-genomic processes through activation of it’s receptors and the moderation of these responses by genetic variation. These stress hormone receptors are intracellular and bind to the DNA where they act as transcription factors. In such, this system presents a unique set-up for gene x environment interaction. 
    Overall, the presentation will outline how stress-exposure can have lasting effects on cell and tissue function and how this relates to risk or resilience to stress-related psychiatric disorders.

  • Chair: Professor Ursula Werneke, Docent in Psychiatry, Sunderby Hospital, Luleå and Umeå University, Sweden
    Vitamin D and mental disorders – cause, consequence or coincidence?
    Professor John McGrath, National Centre for Register-based Research Aarhus University, Denmark and University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia   
    Does vitamin D supplementation improve outcomes in early psychosis? Results from the DFEND trial.
    Professor Fiona Gaughran, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
    Vitamin D, respiratory infections and Covid-19 – what does the evidence tell us?
    Professor Adrian Martineau, Professor of Respiratory Infection and Immunity, Queen Mary University of London

  • Chair: Professor Alan Carson, Professor of Neuropsychiatry, University of Edinburgh
    Neuro exam and cognition
    Professor Adam Zeman, Professor of Neurology, University of Exeter

  • Chair: Sir Professor Robin Murray, Professor of Psychiatric Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
    Stopping Antidepressants: the view from RCPsych
    Professor Wendy Burn, Past President Royal College of Psychiatrists, Consultant Old Age psychiatrist.
    The right way and the wrong way to stop psychiatric medications 1: mood stabilisers and antidepressants
    Professor David Taylor, Director of Pharmacy and Pathology, SLaM and Professor of Psychopharmacology, KCL
    The right way and the wrong way to stop psychiatric medications 2: antipsychotics and benzodiazepines
    Dr Mark Horowitz, Psychiatry trainee, C&I and Clinical Research Fellow, UCL and NELFT

  • Chair: Nikki Nabavi, The BMJ, The University of Manchester
    Online Risks for the Mental Health of Young People
    Dr Jon Goldin FRCPsych Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Specialty Lead DCAMH  Joint Training Programme Director  Vice-Chair CAP Faculty, RCPsych Mildred Creak Unit Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
    Net gains?? Exploring the brighter side of social media and young people’s mental health
    Dr James Woollard, Chief Clinical Information Officer and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. National Specialty Adviser in Digital Mental Health, NHS England and Improvement
    Lived experience of being online and in the public eye
    Oenone Forbat, Writer, Presenter, Social Media Influencer

  • Chair: Professor Kenneth R. Kaufman, AM, MD, FRCPsych, DLFAPA, FAES; Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Anaesthesiology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA; Visiting Professor, Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London; London, UK
    Ethnic inequalities in severe mental illness: a new approach
    Professor Kamaldeep  S. Bhui, CBE, MBBS, MSc, MD, FRCPsych, FRCP(E); Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry &  Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences,  Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford, UK; Honorary Professor of Psychiatry, Queen Mary University of London, UK; Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust
    Unravelling the complexities of inequalities in mental health care and outcomes for cultural and linguistic minorities
    Professor Steve Kisely, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCPsych, FRANZCP, FFPH, FAFPHM, FAChAM; Professor, Discipline of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australia and Professor of Psychiatry, Community Health, and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Canada; Brisbane, Australia
    Mental health care for the underserved in Brazil

    Professor Sara Evans-Lacko, PhD; Associate Professor, Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), London School of Economics and Political Science; London, UK
    Health system strengthening for mental health in low- and middle-income countries: introduction to the Emerald programme
    Professor Sir Graham Thornicroft, MSc, PhD, FRCPsych, FMedSci; Professor of Community Psychiatry, Centre for Global Mental Health and Centre for Implementation Science, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London; London; UK


  • 11.20 - 11.50 Break
  • Chair: Sam Chamberlain MB/BChir PhD MRCPsych, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Southampton
    The Unfinished Story of the Neurobiology of OCD
    Himanshu Tyagi MRCPsych PhD, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist and Medical Psychotherapist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
    Understanding the OCD Brain: Using Technology to Build Bridges Between Humans and Mice
    Susanne Ahmari MD PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Translational OCD Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh
    Executive Functions and Fronto-Striatal Connectivity in Relation to Compulsivity
    Matilde M. Vaghi PhD, Department of Psychology, Stanford University

  • Chair: Professor Alan Carson, Professor of Neuropsychiatry, University of Edinburgh
    Diagnosing delirium and dementia in a general hospital setting
    Dr Thomas Jackson, Geriatrician and Clinician Scientist, University of Birmingham
    Getting excited about apathy
    Professor Masud Husain, Professor of Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oxford

  • Chair: Professor David Baldwin
    Lithium augmentation: tortoise or hare?
    Dr David Cousins, Newcastle University
    RCPsych Psychopharmacology Committee Robert Kerwin Prize Winning Talks
    Clinical and biological effects of long-term lithium treatment in older adults with amnestic mild cognitive impairment: randomised clinical trial
    Dr Orestes V Forlenza
    Timing of onset of relapse prevention with lithium in bipolar disorder: evidence from randomised controlled trials
    Dr Matthew Taylor, Oxford Health NHS Trust

  • Chair: Dr Billy Boland, Medical director for South West London and St. George’s Mental Health Trust, Chair - Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry Royal College of Psychiatrists
    Money and mental health - what the research says
    Dame Prof Til Wykes, Professor and Vice Dean Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London
    Money and mental health - the changing policy landscape
    Helen Undy, Chief Executive, The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute
    Money and mental health - lived experience
    Lee Brookes, Expert by Experience

  • 11.55 - 13.10 MC3 Reconceptualising “Treatment Resistant Depression” as “Difficult to Treat Depression”: Why is this important and what are the implications for patient management?
  • 13.10 - 14.00 Lunch
  • 13.35 - 14.00 Rapid Fire Poster Presentations
  • 14.05 - 14.35 KN8 Professor Catherine Harmer - Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oxford How do antidepressants work?
  • The past 10 years have seen rapid acceleration of our understanding of how genes and environment act and interact in influencing risk for eating disorders. The Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI) is currently rolling out across the globe. But how do we integrate this emerging scientific information into our understanding of how some people are more vulnerable to developing eating disorders than others? How can clinicians incorporate information about genetics into their case conceptualizations and clinical work? Where is this research leading us? This presentation will distill the current state of the science and address these critical questions.
  • Chair: Prof Julia Sinclair. Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton; and University Hospital Southampton.
    Alcohol use disorder: clinical features, neurobiology, and evidence-based treatment
    Prof Anne Lingford-Hughes. Faculty of Medicine, Department of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London.
    Gambling Disorder: clinical presentation, neurobiology, and treatment options.
    Prof Jon Grant. Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago.
    Problematic Usage of the Internet: an addiction or a conduit?
    Prof Sam Chamberlain. Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton; and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Chair: Professor Alan Carson, Professor of Neuropsychiatry, University of Edinburgh
    Teaching psychiatry to neurologists
    Dr Biba Stanton, Consultant Neurologist, King’s College Hospital
    Teaching neuroscience to psychiatrists
    Professor Wendy Burn, Past-President Royal College of Psychiatrists

  • Chair: Angelika Wieck
    Influence of maternal depression on foetal growth and neonatal neurobehavioural development
    Kristi Sawyer
    Review of the evidence regarding the possible association between autism spectrum disorders and in utero SSRI exposure
    Professor Ian Jones, Congress Co-Chair
    Prescription of valproate-containing medicines in women of childbearing potential with psychiatric disorders – is it worth the risk?
    Professor David Baldwin, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton; and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

  • Chair: Dr Ken Busch, Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association
    Psychotherapy training in psychiatry in the UK and the US
    Dr Jessica Yakeley, Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychotherapy; Director, Portman Clinic Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London
    The Royal College of Psychiatrists Medical Student Psychotherapy Scheme Strategy
    Dr Sarah Majid, Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
    Psychotherapy with the LGBT population in the US
    Dr James R. Batterson UMKC School of Medicine Immediate Past Speaker, Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association

    Discussion
    Dr Sidney Weissman, Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis and formerly Director of Psychiatric Residency Education at Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago

  • Chair: Dr Sarah Reeve, University College London
    The longitudinal associations of sleep problems in early childhood with psychotic and borderline personality disorder symptoms in adolescence
    Dr Isabel Morales-Muñoz, University of Birmingham; and Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
    Cross-sectional and prospective associations between sleep, anxiety and depression in adolescents.
    Faith Orchard, University of Sussex
    Treating sleep problems in patients with psychosis
    Dr Felicity Waite, University of Oxford

  • 16.25 - 16.45 Break
  • Chair: Dr Shubulade Smith, Congress Co-Chair
    Race-thinking and the amygdala
    Dr Lasana Harris, Associate Professor in Social Psychology, University College London
    The impact of racism on the development of psychosis
    Dr James Kirkbride, Reader in Epidemiology, University College London
    Dr Rajesh Mohan, Consultant Psychiatrist, Presidential Lead for Race and Equality, RCPsych

  • Chair: Professor Alan Carson, Professor of Neuropsychiatry, University of Edinburgh
    COVID 19 and the nervous system
    Dr Benedict Michael, Senior Clinician Scientist Fellow, University of Liverpool
    How to search for biomarkers
    Dr Alison Green, Reader, University of Edinburgh

  • 16.45 - 18.00 S25 180th Celebratory Session
  • Chair: Professor Mary Cannon, Department of Psychiatry, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin, Ireland
    High Potency Cannabis - the most important risk factor determining incidence for psychosis
    Professor Sir Robin M Murray, Professor of Psychiatric Research, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London
    Cannabis, Cognition and Mental Health in young people
    Professor Mary Cannon, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Youth Mental Health, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin
    "Cannabis use disorders amongst youth: When weed takes over"
    Dr Bobby Smyth, Consultant Child and Adolescent Addiction Psychiatrist, Health Services Executive and Department of Public Health, Trinity College Dublin

  • 8.00 - 9.00 Rapid Fire Poster Presentations
  • This presentation will describe recent research showing how neurodevelopmental problems and childhood maltreatment contribute towards increasing risk of severe mental illness and will discuss the likely physiological underpinnings of this additive risk and the clinical implications.  
  • 9.30 - 10.00 KN11 Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor in Chief, The BMJ - In Conversation with...
  • Chair: Professor Albert "Skip" Rizzo, Director, Medical Virtual Reality, Institute for Creative Technologies, Research Professor, University of Southern California
    Virtual Reality in a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit
    Dr Aileen O'Brien, Reader in Psychiatry and Education St George's University of London, Honorary Consultant South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
    Does VR have potential for the assessment and treatment of deliberate fire setting?
    Katie Sambrooks, Research Associate in Forensic Psychology, CORE-FP, School of Psychology, Keynes College, University of Kent
    The ethical and practical challenges of delivering VR largescale to different audiences
    Zillah Watson, Visiting Fellow at Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford

  • Chair: Dr Ken Courtenay, Chair Intellectual Disability Faculty Royal College of Psychiatrists
    The patient experience
    Mr Phil Wills
    The Dutch experience
    Professor Gerda De Kuijper
    The UK experience
    Professor Rohit Shankar MBE, FRCPsych

  • Chair: Dr Sarah Markham, King's College London
    Inside NICE: More than just guidelines.
    Dr. Howard Ryland, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Oxford; Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
    Getting It Right First Time in Rehabilitation: A National Programme Supporting Transforming Lives.
    Dr. Sridevi Kalidindi C.B.E., MB BS, BSc (Hons), PhD, FRCPsych   Consultant Psychiatrist in Rehabilitation & Recovery SLaM NHS FT;  National Clinical Lead, GIRFT Mental Health Rehabilitation, NHSI;  Visiting Senior Clinical Lecturer, IOPPN
    No Quality without Equality! Advancing Mental Health Equality to improve outcomes for all.
    Dr. Shubulade Smith CBE, Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer, Clinical Director, Forensic Services South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; Clinical Director, NCCMH, Royal College of Psychiatrists

  • Chair: Professor Kenneth R. Kaufman, AM, MD, FRCPsych, DLFAPA, FAES; Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Anaesthesiology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA; Visiting Professor, Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London; London, UK
    Getting published: practice tips for students, trainees, and tenacious researchers
    Professor Kamaldeep S. Bhui, CBE, MBBS, MSc, MD, FRCPsych, FRCP(E); Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry & Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford, UK; Honorary Professor of Psychiatry, Queen Mary University of London, UK; Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust
    Predatory journals and dubious publishers:  how to avoid being their prey
    Professor Steve Kisely, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCPsych, FRANZCP, FFPH, FAFPHM, FAChAM; Professor, Discipline of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australia and Professor of Psychiatry, Community Health, and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Canada; Brisbane, Australia
    RCPsych -- Cambridge University Press portfolio: an update on quality open access journals
    Professor Kenneth R. Kaufman, AM, MD, FRCPsych, DLFAPA, FAES; Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Anaesthesiology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA; Visiting Professor, Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London; London, UK
    The changing landscape of publishing and Plan S
    Ann H. Avouris, BA; Executive Publisher, Journals, Cambridge University Press; New York, New York, USA


  • Chair: Prof. Allan H. Young, King's College London
    Childhood maltreatment and the physical burden of patients with bipolar disorders.
    Prof. Bruno Etain, University Paris Diderot and Assistance Publique des Hopitaux de Paris, France  
    Telomere length is associated with childhood trauma experiences in patients with a severe mental disorder.
    Dr Monica Aas NORMENT K.G Jebsen Centre for Psychosis Research, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway  
    HPA axis, Genetic Biomarkers and Early Life Stress impact in Affective Disorders.  
    Dr Mario F P Juruena.  Centre for Affective Disorders - Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience - King’s College London

  • 11.20 - 11.50 Break
  • Chair: Professor Naomi Fineberg, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom
    Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (TDCS) for Mental Illness
    Dr Eduardo Cinosi, Consultant Psychiatrist, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Hatfield,  UK
    Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for Mental Illness
    Professor Richard Morriss, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK
    Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Severe Mental Illness
    Professor Eileen Joyce, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London, UK

  • Chair: Professor Daniel Smith, University of Glasgow
    Exploring different aspects of mental health among young people in Scotland
    Ms Judith Mabelis, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow
    Measuring barriers to accessing mental health services in 19,000 pupils: findings from the OxWell School Survey 2020.
    Mina Fazel, Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of OXford and Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Centre for Psychological Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHSFT
    Pupil mental health, concerns and expectations about secondary school as predictors of adjustment across the transition to secondary school.
    Professor Frances Rice, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Wolfson Centre for Young People's Mental Health, Cardiff University.

  • Chair: Vanessa Ford, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
    Jessica Barrett, Lead Researcher and Developer, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health
    Improving sexual safety in mental health inpatient settings: A National Quality Improvement Collaborative
    Dr Matthew Milarski, Quality Improvement Coach, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health

  • Chair: Dr Kate Lovett, Dean, RCPsych.
    The whys and wherefores of research training
    Prof Tamsin Ford, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge.
    How to publish: (crystal clear) points means prizes. Writing abstracts and posters
    Prof Sam Chamberlain. Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton; and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.
    Navigating the submission maze: what do publishers look for in a good paper?
    Dr Niall Boyce. The Lancet Psychiatry

  • Chair: Dr James Lee-Davey, East London NHS Foundation Trust
    The suicidal patient: clinical and ethical considerations
    Dr Chloe Beale, East London NHS Foundation Trust
    "You have capacity to decide to end your life": a patient perspective
    Ms Ellie Thomas, Service User and Carer Group for the 2018 Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983
    Suicide and the law
    Mr Alex Ruck Keene, 39 Essex Chambers

  • 13.10 - 14.00 Lunch
  • 13.35 - 14.00 Rapid Fire Poster Presentations
  • 14.05 - 14.35 KN12 Dr Vivian Pender, President Elect APA -  The Social Determinants of Mental Illness
  • 14.35 - 15.05 KN13 Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Adviser to the UK Government
  • 15.05 - 15.25 Break
  • Chair: Prof Hugo Critchley, Sussex
    Applications of real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging to alleviation of psychological symptoms
    Professor David Linden, Maastricht and Cardiff
    Autonomic biofeedback in management of neuropsychiatric conditions
    Dr Yoko Nagai, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
    Harnessing physiology in anxiety management
    Dr Cristina Ottaviani, Sapienza and University of Rome

  • Chair: Sophia Frangou, University of British Columbia and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Brain correlates of psychopathology in children growing up in social disadvantaged or enriched environments
    Sophia Frangou, Departments of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    The course of anhedonia in depression: insights from a multi-modal, longitudinal neuroimaging study
    Argyris Stringaris, Mood, Brain and Development Unit, NIMH
    Trajectory of brain structural development in young individuals at familial risk of mood disorder?
    Dr. Heather Whalley, The University of Edinburgh

  • Chair: Mr Steve Gilbert OBE, Service user & Serious Mental Illness Living Experience Consultant and Vice Chair of Independent Mental Health Act Review
    Learning from patient feedback - helping clinicians and tribunal members to improve patients' future experience at their Mental Health Tribunal hearings
    Dr Joan Rutherford, Chief Medical Member, Mental Health Tribunal England and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
    The role of advocacy in enabling patients have a better experience of mental health services
    Ms Rheian Davies, Head of Legal, Mind
    How clinicians can help patients have a better experience of mental health services
    Dr David O’Flynn, Trust Mental Health Act Clinical Lead, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

  • Chair: Dr Maria Papanastassiou, NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
    The Nature of Suicide
    Dr Rachel Gibbons, Royal College of Psychiatrists
    Work with those Bereaved by Suicide by a Doctors Suicide
    Dame Clare Gerada

  • Chair: Professor Angela Hassiotis, Professor of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability and Consultant Psychiatrist, UCL Division of Psychiatry and Camden and Islington Foundation NHS Trust
    The clinical and ethical imperative to optimise medication use
    Dr Rory Sheehan, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London
    Challenges to making medication decisions
    Dr Dheeraj Rai, Consultant Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Bristol
    Challenges to making medication decisions
    Dr Rohit Shankar MBE, Consultant in Adult Developmental Neuropsychiatry Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust & Associate Professor (Hon.)/Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Exeter Medical School

  • 16.40 - 17.10 KN14
  • 8.00 - 9.00 Rapid Fire Poster Presentations
  • 9.00 - 9.30 KN15 Dr Rachel Clarke, Palliative Care Doctor and Author
  • While much of the research points to postpartum psychiatric conditions being quite similar to other psychiatric conditions, except that they occur in the postpartum period, clinicians who study   psychopathology among pregnant and postpartum mothers find that they can be quite unique.  The experience of motherhood is influenced often by past trauma, ongoing partner relationships and cultural meanings of being pregnant or postpartum. The talk will discuss case studies from the Mother Baby unit in India and explore contemporary research in this area. The role of trauma in perinatal psychiatric disorders and how maternal trauma may contribute to attributions of psychopathological states to the fetus or the infant, to dissociative states and to suicidality will also be discussed.  In South Asian cultures, trauma often relates to patriarchal norms and gender preference and influences help seeking.  The talk will also discuss the use of a clinical interview used cross culturally- the Stafford Interview for Maternal Mental Health in order to precisely document psychopathology in different cultures. 
  • Chair: Prof. Wendy Burn Past-President Royal College of Psychiatrists
    ‘Has Transforming Care transformed people’s lives?’
    Dr. Ken Courtenay Chair, Faculty of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability, Royal College of Psychiatrists
    ‘A family’s experience of hospital care and community aspiration’  
    Mary Busk, Senior Carer Adviser, NHS England and Improvement
    ‘Safe and sustainable transitions to community for vulnerable adults’
    Dr. Rajesh Mohan, Chair, Faculty of Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists

  • Chair: Professor David Baldwin, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton; and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
    Practical advice for assessing and understanding ADHD: diagnosis, comorbidities, and biological models
    Prof Sam Chamberlain. Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton; and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.
    How does ADHD change across the lifespan and how do services cope? The CATCh-uS project
    Prof Tamsin Ford. Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge. 
    Evidence-based treatments for ADHD, including the BAP and NICE Guidelines
    Prof Samuele Cortese. Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton.

  • Chair: Dr Lynne Jones OBE FRCPsych, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
    Non-violent direct action on the climate
    Dr Hayley Pinto, Consultant Psychiatrist in Addictions Psychiatry, CGL Norfolk
    Collective action by psychiatrists to organise on the emergency  
    Dr Kirsten Shukla, Consultant CAMHS Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
    Young people, the climate emergency, social, racial and climate justice
    Daze Aghaji, Climate Justice Activist and Dr Nick Barnes, RCPsych Sustainability Committee
  • Chair: Dr Alex Thomson, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
    Enhancing assessment and challenging stigma – what you mustn’t miss
    Dr Alex Thomson, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
    How to hear what your patient is trying to tell you
    Dr Emma McAllister
    People with obsessive-compulsive disorder as ‘risk objects’
    Prof David Veale, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, King's College London

  • Chair: Dr Jon Goldin, RCPsych Westminster Parliamentary lead
    Sir Norman Lamb Chair of the Children & Young People's Mental Health Coalition, Chair of Maudsley NHS and former Minister for Care and Support
    Luciana Berger Chair of Maternal Mental Health Alliance, Managing Director oat Edelman UK and former Shadow Secretary of State for Mental Health’
    Dr Ben Spencer Consultant Psychiatrist and Member of Parliament for Runnymede and Weybridge

  • 11.20 - 11.50 Break
  • Chair: Nicola Swinson, NHS Forth Valley
    Risk assessment: Myths and Evidence
    Prof Seena Fazel, University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry
    Risk of harm to others: subjectivity and meaning of risk in mental health practice
    Prof Taj Nathan, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust
    Moral psychology and risk assessment
    Dr Ed Silva, Mersey Care NHS FT

  • Chair: Professor Rafey Faruqui, University of Kent, Canterbury and Kent & Medway NHS Partnership Trust
    Medication for Huntington's disease
    Professor Hugh Rickards, National Centre for Mental Health, University of Birmingham
    Pharmacotherapy of Neuropsychiatric aspects of Epilepsy
    Dr Niruj Agrawal, St. George's Hospital London & St. George's Medical School, University of London
    Pharmacotherapy of Tic Disorders
    Professor Andrea Cavana, National Centre for Mental Health, University of Birmingham & Aston University, Birmingham

  • Chair: Indira Vinjamuri, Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Medical Education - Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust
    What NHS Benchmarking Data tells us about the state of mental health services
    Stephen Watkins, Director, NHS Benchmarking Network
    Real life impact: the information contained in the data
    Simon Rose, Lived Experience Educator, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
    Why Data Matters for Clinicians
    Dr Asif Bachlani, Clinical Director for Acute and PICU Network, Priory Group

  • Chair: Prof Cornelius Katona MD FRCPsych Medical and Research Director, Helen Bamber Foundation and Hon Professor, Division of Psychiatry, UCL
    Recent developments in mental healthcare for asylum-seekers and refugees: A UK perspective
    Dr Piyal Sen, FRCPsych, DPM, DFP, PGCAP, Medical Director, Chadwick Lodge and Eaglestone View, Elysium Healthcare, Honorary Visiting Senior Lecturer, College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Brunel University.
    Recent developments in mental healthcare for asylum-seekers and refugees: A view from across the pond.
    Professor J David Kinzie, MD , FACPsych, Professor of Psychiatry  Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon USA
    Recent developments in mental healthcare for asylum-seekers and refugees: A Canadian perspective
    Dr Rachel Kronick, MD MSc FRCPC, Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Jewish General Hospital Assistant professor, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University Clinician-Scientist, Lady Davis Institute and Sherpa Research Institute


  • Chair: Sophie Thomson, Chair, Volunteer and International Psychiatry Special Interest Group Royal College of Psychiatrists
    Introduction to Global Humanitarian mental health : Reflection from an International Volunteering Psychiatrist
    Dr. Peter Hughes, Consultant Psychiatrist, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
    What is Humanitarian Psychiatry and how has it changed : a personal view
    Dr. Lynn Jones, Consultant Psychiatrist, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Course Director ,Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University
    Distant Volunteering in Digital Era : Lessons from distant supervision for Rohingya Refugee Camp
    Dr. Anis Ahmed, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Chair Elect VIPSIG at RCPsych

  • 13.10 - 14.00 Lunch
  • 13.35 - 14.00 Rapid Fire Poster Presentations
  • Until the discovery of the antidepressant effects of ketamine, all of the medications used to treat depression were variations of treatments discovered in the late 1950s. Although they help many people, these medications have many limitations that are well known to people who have struggled with depression. To get new types of antidepressants, we had to think differently about the brain and the biology of depression. This presentation will highlight the change in perspective that led us to discover the rapid and robust antidepressant effects of ketamine in depressed patients. I will then briefly describe what the field of depression research is learning about ketamine and esketamine (Spravato) that led to the FDA approval of Spravato in March, 2019. Lastly, I will show how the crosstalk between basic and clinical neuroscience has led to the hypothesis that ketamine and Spravato may work by helping the brain regrow synaptic connections between nerve cells that were lost due to the impact of stress and depression on the brain. These new connections appear to enable circuits regulating mood to function more effectively. Ultimately, this is a story about hope. It highlights that there are opportunities for fundamental discovery that cannot be anticipated and that can profoundly change the lives of people with depression and other illnesses.
  • 14.35 - 15.05 KN18 Professor Huda Zoghbi, Professor of Pediatrics, Molecular and Human Genetics, Neurology and Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine and winner of the 2020 Brain Prize - Insight into neuropsychiatric disorders from the study of Rett Syndrome
  • 15.10 - 16.25 S48 Recognising and treating mental illness in medical students and doctors


  • Chair: Dr David Rigby and Romayne Gad el Rab, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust
    Telepsychiatry in the UK: How digital tech transformed mental health provision
    Dr. Cyrus Abbasian. Consultant Psychiatrist, SW London & St George's Mental Health NHS Trust; Honorary Senior Lecturer, St. George's University of London; Designated Partner, www.Psychiatry-UK.com
    What is it like to have a Phone Pal? Findings from a feasibility trial
    Dr. Mariana Pinto da Costa; Queen Mary University of London
    Covid-19 and Digital Mental Health; The service user perspective
    Millie Smith; Head of People Participation, East London NHS Foundation Trust

  • Chair: Diane Goslar, Patient Representative. Currently in recovery
    Speaking the Truth from Below: A Patient in the Kingston Lunatic Asylum, Jamaica in 1859-60.
    Dr Peter Barham, Psychologist & historian, Chartered psychologist & fellow of the British Psychological Society.
    Voices of the mad. Patients’ letters from the Royal Edinburgh Asylum, 1873-1908.
    Dr Allan Beveridge, Honorary Fellow, History of Medicine, Edinburgh University.
    “I have to-day seen all the 671 patients in residence in this institution… [anything] in the nature of complaint was obviously due to mental disease”: Not listening to patients, circa 1920.
    Dr Claire Hilton, Historian in Residence, Royal College of Psychiatrists.

  • 16.25 - 16.45 Break
  • Chair: Dr Alison J Gray,  Chair RCPsych Spirituality and Psychiatry SIG; Senior Lecturer, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Birmingham University, UK
    Hearing Spiritually Significant Voices
    Professor Christopher C.H. Cook, Professor of Spirituality, Theology & Health, Durham University, UK
    Religious delusions among Dutch mental health care patients
    Professor Arjan Braam,  Altrecht Mental health care, Utrecht, The Netherlands; University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
    Narrative Frameworks in Psychosis  
    Dr Angela Woods, Associate Professor of Medical Humanities, Institute for Medical Humanities, Durham University, UK

  • Chair: Prof. Allan Young, Academic Psychiatry, King's College London
    Non-Affective Psychoses and Treatment Resistance
    Prof. Rachel Upthegrove, Department of Psychiatry, University of Birmingham
    Review of the Evidence Base for the Treatment of Unipolar Depression and the use of rTMS
    Prof. Stephen Marwaha, Department of Psychiatry, University of Birmingham
    Review of First Episode Mania and Psychosis
    Dr. Sameer Jauhar, Academic Psychiatry, King's College London

  • Chair: Professor Tom KJ Craig, Emeritus Professor of Social Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry
    Making services work for homeless people
    Dr Philip Timms, consultant psychiatrist, National Psychosis Service
    Trauma-focussed practice with homeless people
    Dr Peter Cockersell, Chief Executive, Community Housing and Therapy
    Enabling homeless people to access psychological help
    Mr John Conolly, Lead Counsellor, Westminster Homeless Health Counselling Service

  • Chair: Dr Jane Bethea, Consultant in Public Health, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust & Nottingham City Council
    The Public Perspective
    Caroline Turiff, Freelance reporter
    The Clinical Perspective
    Dr Musa Sami, University of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
    The Academic Perspective
    Solja Niemelä