IMG Conference 2020: Celebrating and promoting diversity in the psychiatric workforce


One day conference

Location RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London, United Kingdom, E1 8BB
Standard fee£40

Event Information

It is for:

  • International Medical Graduates
  • Medical Training Initiative (MTI) scheme doctors
  • WAST (Widening Access to Specialty Training) scheme doctors
  • International doctors yet to start a career in psychiatry
  • Trainers of International Medical Graduates (e.g. Heads of Schools and Programme Directors)
  • Anyone interested in recruitment and retention in psychiatry

This conference is an opportunity for International Medical Graduates, their trainers, and WAST trainees to share good practice and explore and celebrate diversity in the psychiatric workforce.

The conference will involve a wide range of topics and methods of delivery, such as:

  • World café sessions on sharing good practice on supporting IMGs
  • Differential attainment: MRCPsych update
  • How to develop your reflective practice
  • Identity and transition to Western culture
  • Utilising social media to help IMGs
  • Inspirational international medical graduates

The final programme (PDF) is now available to view.

We have a very limited number of travel bursaries available of £50 or £100 to help you attend our conference, on a first come first served basis.

After you have booked your place, you can request a travel bursary by contacting with the amount you require.

Submissions for poster presentations have now closed.

Outcomes will be communicated by Monday 23 December 2019.


The International Medical Graduates Conference will be holding a ‘World Café’ style event with a series of sessions that delegates will be able to rotate through in order to learn about the challenges and successes of working as an international medical graduate.

Minding the Gap: Attainment, Acculturation and You - Dr Itoro Udo and Dr Foluke Odeyale

This session aims to improve awareness amongst IMGs of the subtle differences in medical professionalism and challenge them to adapt their personal qualities, attitudes and behaviours to the expectations of their new health system. Using two discussion cases, we will examine how IMGs can modify or adapt their professionalism to ensure positive patient outcomes and successful team work, whilst pursuing excellence.

How can the Psychiatric Trainees Committee (PTC) help IMGs? - Dr Saadia Alvi and Dr Ross Runciman

This session will outline the role of the PTC in supporting trainees and highlight what they can do for IMGs. It will be an opportunity to meet the Chair of the committee and share feedback on the specific challenges that IMGs face that the PTC could help with.

Mentorship: how does it benefit IMGs? - Dr Jennifer Rankin and Dr Raja Ahmed

This session will share experiences of developing a mentorship scheme for IMGs and its benefits, whilst inspiring others to set up similar schemes for their workforce.

Effective supervision: making the most of your educational supervision meetings - Dr Asad Malik

This session will help trainees to understand the role of the educational supervisor, what is educational supervision, including the benefits and barriers, and how to make your educational supervision meetings successful. It will highlight different types of educational supervision, such as initial meetings, midpoint reviews, end of placement/pre-ARCP meetings, the role of the supervisor and what a trainee can do to make the most of these meetings.


The event will take place at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB. Take a look at a map and directions to help plan your journey.

The Citymapper website/app can help you plan your route within London, giving the best walking, cycling, bus and tube routes available. Use postcode E1 8BB as your destination.

Please note that you will need to book your own accommodation for this event. There are many hotels to suit a range of budgets a short walk or bus journey from the College.

Contact our partner agency MICE Concierge for assistance:

"Very good. It really brought home to me the value of diversity and how it can enrich our profession."

"Excellent event."

"Very well organised event and very inspirational talks."

Please read our terms and conditions before making your booking.

Please contact Annie Muyang for more details.

For further information, please contact:


Contact Name: Annie Muyang

Contact number: 0203 701 2613

Event Location

Location: RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB