About us

In response to the growing recognition of the clinical importance of neurodevelopmental factors (such as autism and ADHD) in all age groups and at all ability levels as well as in many of the psychiatric syndromes, this special interest group will:

  1. Promote a wider discussion and understanding of neurodevelopmental disorder across the whole field of psychiatry
  2. Support clinical & academic development
  3. Enable a coordinated approach to policy issues
  4. Facilitate better links with other organisations in this field.

NDPSIG is open to all members of The Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Members and Associates may join by completing our online application form.

Anyone wishing to be enrolled in the Freedcamp discussion forum, should send a separate email to tpberney@gmail.com and put 'FREEDCAMP' in the subject line.

Others may be invited to join at the discretion of the chair.


You are invited to submit a written abstract and e-poster on any area of Neurodevelopmental psychiatry.

The number of entries will be limited to 16 and will be selected from those which qualify according to the date of their arrival at the Division Office.

The e-posters and written abstracts will be shared at the virtual Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry Special Interest Group conference on Friday 23 April 2021 via the Programme and Abstracts Booklet.

Entries will be pre-judged in advance of the meeting and winners will be invited to present their poster to a live audience on 23 April 2021. 

Who can enter

It’s open to all psychiatric trainees training in the United Kingdom, who are PMPTs or Members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists on the closing date.


A prize of £100 will be awarded to the winner and further Judges Prize certificates may be awarded at the discretion of the Judges.

How to enter

This prize is now open for submissions and will close on Friday 12 March 2021. 

To enter, please fill in and forward the following forms with your abstract and poster to the South West Division office:

Please read the regulations and guidelines before applying.

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