South West division biannual meetings

High-quality scientific conferences are held in the spring and autumn each year, usually in Devon and Bristol.

Upcoming events

You can find more information and book online via our upcoming events in the South West page

Previous biannual meetings

Autumn 2021: 'Physical health and Psychiatry'

Dr Dheeraj Rai and Dr Elizabeth Ewins led this highly inspiring event including talks from international speakers, Professor John McGrath (University of Queensland) and Dr Meaghan Stacy (Yale University), exciting talks were also provided by Dr Kyra Neubauer, Dr Robin Fackrell, Professor Wendy Burn, Dr Emanuele Osimo and Dr Chloe Broughton. The programme included an interactive debate 'Psychiatrists should be responsible for their patient's physical health' supported by Professor Dame Gerada and opposed by Dr Nwaorima Kamalu.

Spring 2021: 'Iatrogenic harm in Psychiatry'

This excellent programme provided clinically relevant talks from such speakers as' Dr Trudi Seneviratne, Professor John Read, Professor Sube Banerjee, Professor Shoumitro Deb and an interactive discussion panel led by Dr Alison Battersby.

Autumn 2020: 'COVID-19 and psychiatry: lessons from research and implications for practice'

This exciting day led by Dr Dheeraj Rai and Dr Elizabeth Ewins included talks on a variety of topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it had disrupted the lives of people across the world. Speakers included College President, Dr Adrian James, Dr Alex Kwong , Professor Ann John and Emily Widnall.

Autumn 2019: 'Ages and Stages of Psychosis'

Leading experts discussed a wide range of issues related to Psychosis, including first episode psychosis, cannabis and psychosis, treatment resistant psychosis and psychosis in migrant and refugee populations. Speakers included Dr Clare Trevelyan, Dr Marta Di Forti, Ms Jean Stafford, Professor Sukhi Shergill, Dr James Kirkbride and the programme included a talk through early intervention services for psychosis presented by Mr Harry Walker, expert by experience.

Spring 2019: 'Creating Safer Services and Maintaining Joy in our Work: Developing Resilience in Psychiatry'

Dr Ellen Wilkinson and Dr Helen Smith led this highly inspiring event and speakers included: Carrie Biddle, Dr Arun Chidambaram, James Wright, Gemma Rust, Dr Theresa Tattan, Dr Jason Hancock, Dr Ross Runciman, Dr brenda Wasunna-Smith, Dr David Viira, Dr Ian Rodin, Dr mark Harrison, Sally Pritchard and Sean Jennings.

Autumn 2018: 'Updates on core issues in Psychiatry'

After visiting themes of uncommon psychiatric presentations and neurodevelopment in the last two autumn biannual meetings, this year we returned to diagnostic and therapeutic issues that are at the very core of the practice of all psychiatrists. Speakers included Professor Wendy Burn, Professor Peter Jones, Dr David Kessler, Professor David Baldwin, Dr Andrea Cipriani and Professor David Taylor, who provided clinically relevant talks to help contribute to evidence-based practice and CPD.

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