Submit your proposal for 2024

We are now looking for proposals for sessions and masterclasses for Congress 2024.

We are currently accepting submissions for both the main Congress programme and for the Congress Cultural Fringe for the 2024 International Congress. 

The RCPsych International Congress 2024 will be taking place in Edinburgh between 17 – 20 June. Over the four days of the congress, we hope to entice delegates with a programme full of sessions, debates and masterclasses covering a wide-range of subjects including cutting-edge science, latest advances in clinical psychiatry, patient experience, policy and so much more, and we need your help to put it together! 

Submissions for sessions in the main programme can either be a session or masterclass. Each session will be 75 minutes in length. Typically a session will include three speakers and a chair and provide a balanced overview, with a diverse faculty and speakers from different organisations. For a masterclass we would expect 2-3 speakers and a chair, with a more in-depth look at a topic, while remaining balanced and diverse.  

Submissions for the Congress Cultural Fringe can fall in to a number of categories, such as, music, wellbeing, art and film. These sessions will take place either in the morning, at lunchtime or at the end of the day. These sessions can range from 45 minutes in length to 75 minutes. The structure doesn't have to follow a typical session but please bear in mind that we can be limited by room layouts at the venue. 

Before submitting please read our full guidance on what makes a successful submission. 

We would like to thank you for your continued support of this event, as we aim to make the RCPsych International Congress the most prestigious mental health event in the world. 

If you would like to help us shape the programme, please submit your proposal by Friday 27 October 2023. 


Submission guidelines - what makes a successful submission

  • We would like to encourage proposals that present a diverse faculty including women, ethnic minority groups and patients and carers. Please read our speaker diversity policy before submitting your proposal
  • We would also like to encourage proposals that integrate speakers of all career grades, including SAS doctors and trainees
  • Your submission should include a variety of speakers from different organisations/centres
  • The 2024 Congress will be an in-person event and we would therefore expect all speakers to present in-person
  • Please ensure you include any speaker conflicts of interest in your submission
  • Only non-members of the College are eligible to apply for expenses. We will cover one night's accommodation and advanced travel only. In line with our policy certain limits may apply. Expenses will be confirmed on acceptance of your submission
  • Each session and masterclass will be 75 minutes long. We expect three speakers and one chair per session and 2-3 speakers and one chair per masterclass
  • Please ensure you have contacted all speakers to obtain their permission, prior to submitting your proposal
  • Please do not submit poster abstracts. A separate call for poster submissions will be available later on in the year
  • To submit your proposal please login to our submission portal where you will be able to 'sign up' and create a username and password. Once you have set up your account please complete all fields of the submission form
  • The form allows you to save your submission as a draft before submitting. No changes will be possible after the deadline. If not submitted, any drafts after the deadline will be deleted
  • Please complete all sections of the submission form
  • Have a look at the 2023 congress programme to get a better idea of the type of proposals the committee has included in the past
  • Submissions must be submitted via the online portal. We will not be able to accept submissions by any other method
  • Submissions must be received by the deadline, any submissions received after the deadline will not be considered
  • After the deadline all submissions will be reviewed by the organising committee. Following this, acceptance and scheduling information will be sent to the submission organiser


We have 20 bursaries available for presenters from low and middle income countries. If any of the speakers in your session would like to apply for a bursary please indicate this within your submission. All bursary applications will be reviewed during the review stage and allocated on acceptance of your submission. 

Included in the bursary 

  • Registration to the 2024 International Congress 
  • £1000 towards travel and accommodation 
You will be required to include information in support of the bursary application outlining why each speaker should be awarded the bursary. 

All applicants must live and work in a Band C or D country according to World Bank Classifications. You can see a list of included countries on our membership pages. Speakers do not need to be a member of the College to be eligible.  


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    If you have any problems with your submission please get in touch
    telephone: 020 8618 4120