Upcoming events

RCPsych NI, RCPsych Neuropsychiatry Faculty & BPS Division of Clinical Psychology NI UK Brain Injury Conference 

This one-day event will be of interest to a wide range of practitioners.  Prominent speakers include Dr Michael Webb, Medical Director at Ulster Rugby, who will explore the issue of head injuries in sport, while Dr Stuart Currie, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, will consider acute and chronic traumatic brain injury and neuroradiological concepts of traumatic brain injury through the films featuring the boxer, Rocky Balboa. 

Prominent Consultant Neuropsychiatrist Dr Alan Carson, from the Robert Fergusson Unit in Edinburgh, will outline neuropsychiatry in mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. In addition, Dr Tracey Ryan-Morgan will join us from Cardiff to present on neuropsychiatry and outcomes following mild traumatic brain injury.

There will be a number of prominent speakers also from Northern Ireland, including Dr Richard Bunn, who will speak on Brain Injury in the Forensic Service, while Dr Joy Watson will outlining the findings of RCPsych's College Report on Alcohol-Related Brain Damage, which she co-authored.  Dr Brian Herron from the Belfast Trust will speak on the neuropathology of traumatic brain injury.  

The delegate fee is £75 and bookings can be made on the College's website.

RCPsych NI and Trent Division - Joint Conference in Belfast 2 and 3 May 2019

Join us this spring in Belfast's historic and vibrant Titanic Quarter for this exciting joint conference. 

The programme for this event includes a wide range of topics which will showcase clinical excellence and best practice. A wide range of themes will be covered, including service development, suicide prevention, cybersecurity, psychosis and global mental health. 

The main aim of the conference will be to enable psychiatrists and mental health practitioners to consider the current issues in the practical management of mental health.  It will enhance also the skills necessary to improve services and support patients.  The two-day conference will be addressed by a range of renowned speakers who will provide valuable insights into their experiences in the advancement of mental health services. 

Outside of the conference, there will also be an opportunity for delegates to avail of a tour of 'Titanic Belfast', the city's world-class tourist attraction and experience also Belfast's famous hospitality. 

For more information and booking details, please go to our events homepage

NI SAS Training Surviving and Thriving in Psychiatry, Clifton House, 13 and 14 June 2019

There are limited places available for our two-day SAS training course, which takes place in Clifton House on 13 and 14 June.  The course will be delivered by the English-based specialist consultants 'Res Consortium', who have designed and tailored this training specifically to enhance you in your role as a SAS doctor.

Day One of the training will concentrate on the following aspects:

  • Learning resilience skills and building them into your professional practice
  • Managing personal resources including time, stress etc.,
  • Understanding how to balance your work life and personal life in a busy department

While Day Two will focus on the following:

  • Delivering sustainable outcomes to patients – effectively leading clinical teams and service
  • Being heard by Senior Consultants & Managers
  • Skills & templates to develop new service models in Mental Health & Psychiatry.

The cost of the training is £200 per delegate and online bookings can be made on the College's website.

'Criminal Mental Health Law - Part III and the Psychiatric Defences' Masterclass by Dr Adrian East - 25 September 2019 - 4pm to 5.30pm

This Masterclass is intended to discuss the State of the Nation with regards to criminal mental health law from a psychiatric perspective.

Part III of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 contains legal provisions for patients concerned in criminal proceedings or under sentence.  In addition to this, there are a number of psychiatric defences available to mentally disordered offenders who appear before the Courts.

The focus of this Masterclass will be recent case developments in this area within Northern Ireland.

The Masterclass will be of interest to all psychiatrists practising within Northern Ireland whose patients come into contact with the Criminal Justice System.

Dr Adrian East is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and the Regional Advisor in Forensic Psychiatry for the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Northern Ireland.

To secure your place, please go to the College's online bookings page. 

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