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 at the ICC, Birmingham. 
Suggestions for sessions and masterclasses at the 2021 Congress are due to open in July. Please look out for further information on our website

All certificates from the 2019 Congress have now been sent out via email. Please check your junk inbox as it comes from a noreply email address.

If you haven't yet received it, please email congress@rcpsych.ac.uk and we can send you another copy.

Registration for the 2021 International Congress is due to open later on in the year. Please keep an eye on our website for any further information.

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. Our fees for 2021 haven't yet been confirmed but the table below indicates the fees for 2019. The 2021 fees are likely to be similar.

 Whole conference early bird feeMonday only early bird feeDaily (Tue-Thu, per day) early bird fee
Non-member of RCPsych£790£180£250
Consultant or locum consultant*£630£140£195
ST4/5/6 and SAS Doctors£495£110£150
Subsidised**£365£90£120
CT1/2/3, foundation doctors and student associates*£295£70£90
*Fee only available if member, fellow, PMPT, affiliate or student associate of RCPsych 

** Fee available to members of RCPsych on retired or reduced membership fees, inc. members residing in band C or D countries 

Early bird fees apply to bookings received before the end of February.  


The 2021 Congress programme will be available later on in the year.

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

Congress is eligible for 1 CPD hour for each hour of educational activity in which you participate, subject to your own personal reflection and peer group approval, with a maximum of 6 CPD hours per day.

Submissions for poster presentations will be available around November this year. Keep an eye on our website for more information.

You can catch up on all the activity from the 2019 Congress on our catch up page.

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