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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

South West Division Biannual Meetings

High quality scientific conferences are held in the spring and autumn with the spring meeting being held in Totnes and the autumn meeting being held in Bristol.


Spring Biannual Meeting Friday 11 May 2018

Dartington Hall, Totnes

'Mental Health research and innovation in the South West'

This exciting day will include talks on a variety of topics by several speakers including Professor Ray Jones, Professor Richard Byng, Professor Tamsin Ford, Professor Clive Ballard, Dr Craig Newman and Dr Rohit Shankar.

We have a fantastic programme for the day, and have animal companion robot demonstrations currently being trialled in Dementia for people to have some 'hands-on' experience. 

For any further programme  information please contact Karen Morgan.

Book online or call 01761 463979

Previous meetings

Autumn Biannual Meeting 2017

“Neuropsychiatry and the Jobbing Psychiatrist"  

Lead by our wonderful chair, Dr Raj, this fascinating day involved talks from Professor Ian Goodyer, Professor Michael O’Donovan, Dr Mukherjee, Dr Hank, Dr Carpenter and Dr Tom Berney. It covered a wide range of topics including ADHD, psychosis and Asperger’s.


  • Spring Biannual Meeting 2017
    ''Neuroplasticity and neuromodulation in psychiatry: potential for new treatments '
    Again, set in the beautiful surroundings of Dartington Hall, the speakers for this excellent day included Dr Jacinta O'Shea, Dr Derek Tracy, Dr Gareth Cuttle and Dr Andrea Malizia, with Dr Richard Laugharne presenting on behalf of Dr Mynors-Wallis.  


  • Autumn Biannual Meeting 2016
    'Uncommon psychiatric presentations'
    Our speakers for this excellent day included Dr Niraj Ahuja, Dr Christopher Bass, Dr Anish Patel, Professor Paul Salkovskis, Professor David Veale and Dr Jonathan Davies.


  • Spring Biannual Meeting 2016
    Friday 13 May 2016 - Dartington Hall, Totnes
    'Psychoneuroimmunology: pioneering new treatments or blind alley?'
    Dr Richard Laugharne led this highly interesting event in a beautiful setting and speakers included: Peter Bloomfield, Dr Ruihua Hou, Dr Golam Khandaker, Prof Jonathan Mill and Dr Valeria Mondelli.

  • Autumn Biannual Meeting 2015
    Friday 20 November - Future Inn, Bristol
    'Forging effective partnerships in Mental Health'
    This stimulating meeting was put together by Dr Sean Lynch and included excellent speakers and a lively panel discussion at the end of the day

    Speakers included: Prof Thomas Burns CBE, Dr Geraldine Strathdee OBE, Prof Peter Tyrer, Dr David Yeomans and Dr Anne Hicks

    SW Autumn Biannual Meeting Prize Winners 2015

  • Spring Biannual Meeting 2015
    Friday 15 May - Tiverton Hotel, Tiverton
    'Psychiatry in a time of austerity - 5 years on'
    Following on from autumn's innovation theme, Dr Richard Laugharne put together a thought-provoking agenda for the spring meeting, focusing on how austerity has impacted on mental health services over the past 5 years and how people have responded to the challenge.  Speakers included Prof Kevin Browne, John Cox, Professor Emeritus, Dr Adrian James, Mr David McDaid, Dr Dan Meron, Dr Geraldine Strathdee OBE and Dr Ruth Tully.

    Dr Daniel MeronPoetry Prize 2015, Rosalind Bizley, Craig Harris, Richard Laugharne



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