Congress Cultural Fringe
We have again put together a jam-packed programme of fringe events, all with the focus this year of allowing you to make the most of being able to meet colleagues and friends again in person, in informal settings. Join us for our welcome drinks reception, a series of lunches and the Mindmasters quiz. Explore the full programme of events below.
Sunday 9 July
5.00pm - 6.30pm
ACC, LiverpoolWelcome Reception
We will be kicking off our fringe programme with a welcome reception on Sunday 9 July from 5.00pm - 6.30pm. We hope this will be an opportunity to catch up with colleagues and friends to kick off the International Congress 2023. We will also be opening up our registration desk, so why not beat the Monday morning queues and collect your badge ahead of time!
This event is included within your Congress ticket, let us know if you're planning on coming by filling out our short form. What better way is there to start Congress 2023 off in style?
6.00pm - 8.00pm
ACC, LiverpoolMindmastersFollowing an incredibly successful launch in 2022, the Mindmasters quiz returns to Congress!12 teams of members from across the UK will be once again competing to become the RCPsych Mindmasters champions. The competition will start with the heat in front of a live audience at the College's International Congress on Sunday 9 July, with the semi-finals and final taking place the day after (Monday 10 July 2023).Find out more about the exciting Mindmasters quiz for members.
1.05pm - 1.55pm
SAS doctors lunch
Join fellow SAS doctors to network and say hello during the Monday lunch hour in this dedicated session, hosted by the SAS doctors committee
1.05pm - 1.55pm
The art of book writing
A masterclass run by RCPsych Books Committee on writing a book: the good, the bad and the ugly. This session will focus on the bones of writing academic books and general book writing, how to get involved, how to deal with rejection/negative feedback and the skills to progress. The panel will include expert authors from the RCPsych Books Committee. The speakers will also share anecdotal stories of their own personal experiences from being new starters to acclaimed writers. The audience will be psychiatrists who want to start their authorship journey and those who wish to learn new skills.
Dr Suhana Ahmed, Clinical Director West London NHS
Dr Anne Doherty, Editor-in-Chief, RCPsych Books Committee; Liaison psychiatrist, Mater Hospital; Associate Professor, UC
Professor Femi Oyebode, Professor and Head of Department of Psychiatry, University of Birmingham (Retired)
Professor Rob Poole, Professor of Social Psychiatry at Bangor University, North Wales and Honorary Consultant in liaison psychiatry in Wrexham
5.45pm - 6.15pm
Q&A with Sir Robin Murray
Directly following his plenary lecture titled, How should psychiatry respond to its critics - with vehemence or conciliation?, Sir Robin Murray will be answering your questions!
You will be able to submit questions for Sir Murray through the Congress app, or ask them live in the room.
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Following an incredibly successful launch in 2022, the Mindmasters quiz returns to Congress!12 teams of members from across the UK will be once again competing to become the RCPsych Mindmasters champions. The competition will start with the heat in front of a live audience at the College's International Congress on Sunday 9 July, with the semi-finals and final taking place the day after (Monday 10 July 2023).Find out more about the exciting Mindmasters quiz for members.
8.00am - 8.45am
Another time, another place: lived experience of journeys in research and institutional integrity
Medicine is the application of the best evidence to improving patients' health. However, publication bias and other systematic errors exist in the scientific literature and clinical guidelines.
This session will comprise a short update about Research Integrity activity within the College, followed by personal stories from individuals with lived experience of apparent poor institutional integrity, affecting the content of national guidelines. This is relevant to every clinician. We will then host a panel discussion.
Chair: Dr William Lee, University of Exeter
Professor Gin Malhi, University of Sydney
Professor Stephen Lawrie, University of Edinburgh
Professor Kenneth Kaufman, Rutgers University
8.00am - 8.45am
Leadership and management training in action: an immersive experience of the RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellowship Scheme
What effective leadership and management training looks like in practice is often hard to describe but much better to experience. This workshop aims to deliver to all doctors working in mental health just this – an interactive mini leadership module. We will emulate the format of the teaching days of the RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellowship Scheme, to structure this masterclass. Dr Alex Till, Director of the RCPsych LMFS will chair this workshop and field questions. Firstly, we will ‘learn from leaders’ with an interview of, Dr Suhana Ahmed, Chair of RCPsych London Division by Subha Thiyagesh, Medical Director, South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust. Secondly, Dr Deepa Bagepalli Krishnan will provide a ‘theory burst’ where there will be some focused teaching on how we can manage projects as doctors. Lastly, Dr Ross Runciman, will facilitate a reflective interactive exercise for attendees to the workshop for them to understand more about their values, strengths and aspirations to help them on their leadership journeys.
1) To experience how leadership and management training can be delivered for the future mental health leaders of tomorrow
2) To participate in a mini-module of the RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellowship Scheme: a. Witness a learning from leaders segment and ask questions b. Learn from a focused theory burst on how to manage projects c. Participate in an interactive activity to learn about their values, strengths and aspirations in leadership
Chair: Dr Alex Till, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme Director
Learning from leaders
Dr Subha Thiyagesh, Medical Director, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
How we can manage projects as doctors
Dr Deepa Bagepalli Krishnan, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and module lead for RCPsych LMFS
Reflective interactive exercise for attendees to the workshop for them to understand more about their values, strengths and aspirations to help them on their leadership journeys.
Dr Ross Runciman, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and Education lead for RCPsych LMFS
1.40pm - 2.40pm
Join fellow Examiners to network and say hello during the Tuesday lunch hour in this dedicated session, hosted by the Chief Examiner, Dr Ian Hall
8.00am - 8.45am
Help! I've been invited to peer review!
Receiving an invitation can be exciting but daunting to any researcher, particularly to those early on in their academic careers.
This fringe session aims to demystify peer review and give delegate a practical and up-to-date tips and signposts to resources that will help you review a paper more effectively, with more confidence.
The session will be facilitated by BJPsych Journal Editors and members of the Journals' New Reviewer Programme working group and will include real examples of papers and actual reviewer comments that were submitted for them.
Chair: Patricia Casey, University College Dublin, Ireland
Richard Duffy, Rotunda Hospital, Ireland
6.25pm - 7.40pm
"John Meyer Ward', a documentary film by Khaldoon Ahmed, and a discussion on the Springfield Asylum, architecture and memory
This session will screen Khaldoon's 23 minute film “John Meyer Ward” and focus on the oral history of buildings. We will discuss the past and recent history of psychiatry with Dr Aileen O'Brien, from Springfield Hospital. And the communicative power of film, with Dr Peter Byrne.John Meyer Ward was the psychiatric intensive care at Springfield Hospital, demolished in 2018. Khaldoon was funded by the National Lottery to record the memories of staff and patients there.Although the film is about a specific place, it represents the histories of similar Victorian asylum buildings across the UK that are no longer in use. These buildings contained many, often painful, stories. The film is now installed at the Museum of the Mind, at the Royal Bethlam Hospital.
Chair: Dr Khaldoon Ahmed, East London Foundation Trust
The Springfield Asylum
Dr Aileen O'Brien, South West London St Georges NHS Trust
Film and Psychiatry
Dr Peter Byrne, East London NHS Foundation Trust
- 6.25pm - 7.40pm Facilitated group to support psychiatrists with lived experience
1.10pm - 2.10pm
Demitting Officers lunch
As a thank you to all you have done for the College we would like to invite Officers demitting office this year to a special lunch during the Thursday lunch hour hosted by the President.
Phone: 020 8618 4120
Twitter: @rcpsych and #RCPsychIC