Frequently asked questions

Please see below some frequently asked questions relating to our Congress webinar series and the International Congress 2021.

If you cannot find the answer to your question here please contact congress@rcpsych.ac.uk

Webinar FAQs

To register for a webinar please visit our Congress webinar webpage. Click on the 'register now' button, you will then be taken to our payment pages. From here you can select to either book and pay for the whole series or select which webinars you would like to register for. You will then need to complete your payment information and you’re done! You will then receive a payment confirmation, you will receive the joining link to the webinar at a later date.
Yes, you can register and pay for some of the webinars now. If you wish to book more webinars at a later date you just need to click the 'register now' button and select which webinars you want to add, you will then be taken through to the payment page.

If you can’t join us live you can watch the recording on demand. Recordings of our webinars will be available up to 2 months after the event. If you want to watch the webinar on demand you will need to register and pay in advance of the webinar taking place.

If you wish to watch a recording of the webinar you will need to have registered in advance. The recordings will be available for up to 2 months after the webinar date and you will be emailed a link to access this.
No. Our webinars are open to everyone. 
No, you will need to register and pay for each full webinar. You won’t be able to register for individual talks.
Our webinars are run through Zoom, to access the webinar you will need the Zoom desktop or mobile app. You can download this on any mobile device, tablet or on a Windows or MAC. You can view further details on how to join the webinars on the Zoom website 
After registering for the webinar you will receive a confirmation email confirming your booking. You will be sent a further email nearer to the webinar date containing your unique joining link. Click ‘join the webinar’ and it should open the webinar in your web browser. 
If you haven’t received a joining link, please check your junk mailbox. If it’s not there, please contact the webinar organiser. 
You should not need a PIN to join the webinar. If this happens, please close your web browser and try again. If you continue to have difficulties, please contact the webinar organiser. 
Firstly try closing your web browser and clicking ‘join the webinar’ in your confirmation email again. If that doesn’t work, please contact the webinar organiser and explain what the difficulty is and include details of any error message you see. 
If you are unable to connect to the webinar, please try refreshing your screen, or trying a different web browser. If this does not work please close all web browsers and try clicking the joining link again. If you continue to have difficulties, please contact the webinar organiser. 
When joining the webinar it will give you the option to test your audio. You will be able to change your audio settings at this stage. Please ensure you have the correct headphones connected if you are using them and that your computer or device audio is switched on and not muted.
You can either email a question to the webinar organiser in advance, or use the live Q&A panel on the right-hand side of your screen. There will be a Q&A session at the end of each webinar.

No, you will not be visible on screen during the webinars. 

Yes. Each hour-long webinar is eligible for 1 CPD point, subject to peer group approval. 
Yes, if you attend a live webinar you will automatically receive your certificate afterwards. 
Yes, you can request a certificate from the webinar organiser after watching the recording on demand.
We will share all PowerPoint slides after the webinar, if speakers have given us permission to do so. You will be sent a link to all available slides. Please note the slides are made available with kind permission of the speakers and are intended for use only by the delegates that attend the webinar.

Congress FAQs

It's taking place on Monday 21 June – Thursday 24 June 2021

The 2021 International Congress will be held completely online. Find out more information and register on our Congress webpage
Please take a look at our key dates for 2021 page to see all the important deadlines.
Suggestions for sessions and masterclasses at the 2021 Congress have now closed. If you are interested in submitting a session for the 2022 International Congress please register your interest now, and we will inform you when submissions open.

Certificates of attendance will be emailed to you after the Congress has taken place. We aim to have these sent out by the end of July 2021

On-demand registration for the 2021 International Congress is now open.

Please keep an eye on our website for any further information regarding our 2022 Congress. 

The fees for Congress vary depending on whether you are a member or non-member of the College, your Career grade and the time of year you book. View our registration page for a full breakdown of our fees.

Please be aware that if you are booking after 18 June, you will be charged the late fee.

You can view the full 2021 International Congress programme on our website.

Be sure to check out our Keynote Speakers, the full Congress Cultural Fringe programme and the RCPsych Lounge programme too for additional activities.

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.

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

The International Congress 2021 is an entirely online event and offers 120 hours of educational content.

For the College’s CPD purposes, the normal daily limits will apply - i.e., you can claim a maximum of 6 hours per day. However, please note that delegates will have access to all Congress content for 6 months.

If you are watching content on-demand outside of the Congress dates you can also claim this as CPD. This would still be limited to no more than 6 hours a day and subject to peer group approval.

The attendance certificate provided by the College will only mention the Congress dates. 

Any CPD claimed whether viewed ‘live’ or ‘on-demand’ must be approved by your peer group and we would recommend the use of a reflective note as a part of this process.

As in previous years, the congress has been awarded EACCME accreditation to the value of 25, which can be converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found here.

Exhibition sales for the 2021 International Congress are now closed.

If you are interested in exhibiting in the 2022 International Congress please email isabel.brinsden@rcpsych.ac.uk

Submissions for poster presentations will be available in the new year. Keep an eye on our website for more information.

The hashtag for the International Congress is #RCPsychIC.

Please email congress@rcpsych.ac.uk or call 020 3701 2618 with any enquiries.