Congress is coming to Liverpool in 2023 and we need your help to shape the programme!
12 October, 2022
After a very successful 2022 International Congress, we are now turning our attention to the 2023 International Congress and would like to invite you to submit your proposals for sessions and masterclasses for Congress 2023.
We are very pleased to announce that the 2023 RCPsych International Congress will return as a face-to-face event, taking place at the ACC Liverpool between Monday 10 - Thursday 13 July 2023. Following the huge success of our return to an in-person event and member feedback, we decided to review how we delivered the Congress in 2023. It was widely felt that an in-person Congress provides far more opportunity for interaction, catching up with old friends, making new ones and protected time away from your homes and offices which makes the event so special.
We are now looking for proposals for sessions and masterclasses for next year's Congress and we want to hear from you! Submit your proposal for Congress 2023 via our online portal before Friday 21 October.
Why should you submit?
Being a part of the Congress programme is an excellent opportunity for you to present your work and engage with your academic peers. Of course, proposals don’t have to be solely academic and the Congress committee are very encouraging of suggestions that also include the perspectives of patient and/or carers.
We hope to entice delegates with a programme full of sessions, debates and masterclasses covering a wide-range of subjects including cutting-edge science, latest advances in clinical psychiatry, patient experience, policy and so much more, and we need your help to put it together!
Why not take a look at the full 2022 programme to gain an idea of the type of sessions that have been included in the past?
Top tips for your proposal - what makes a successful submission
- We would like to encourage proposals that present a diverse faculty including women, ethnic minority groups and patients and carers. Please read our speaker diversity policy before submitting your proposal
- We would also like to encourage proposals that integrate speakers of all career grades, including SAS doctors and trainees
- Your submission should include a variety of speakers from different organisations/centres
- The 2023 Congress will be an in-person event and we would therefore expect all speakers to present in-person
- The congress has a very limited budget for speaker expenses and so we may offer virtual presentation as an alternative to covering the costs of travel expenses for speakers outside of the UK
- Each session and masterclass will be 75 minutes long. We expect three speakers and one chair per session and 2-3 speakers and one chair per masterclass
- Please ensure you have contacted all speakers to obtain their permission, prior to submitting your proposal
- Please do not submit poster abstracts. A separate call for poster submissions will be available later on in the year
- To submit your proposal please login to our submission portal where you will be able to 'sign up' and create a username and password. Once you have set up your account please complete all fields of the submission form
- The form allows you to save your submission as a draft before submitting and up to the deadline. No changes will be possible after the deadline. If not submitted any drafts after the deadline will be deleted
- Please complete all sections of the submission form
- Submissions must be submitted via the online portal. We will not be able to accept submissions by any other method
- Submissions must be received by the deadline, any submissions received after the deadline will not be considered
- After the deadline all submissions will be reviewed by the organising committee. Following this acceptance and scheduling information will be sent to the submission organiser.
If you have any further questions regarding your submission, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 21 October 2022. Please note that no submissions will be accepted after this date.
We look forward to hearing from you!