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


Connecting brain and mind:

Neuroscience and the future of psychiatry

The Gatsby/Wellcome Neuroscience Spring Conference 2018

Neuroscience Project

Dates Friday 13 April 2018
Time 9:00am - 5:00pm
Type Conference
Venue Downing College, Cambridge
CPD Up to six CPD hours per day

This conference is now fully booked


All psychiatrists and scientists with an interest in neuroscience and neuropsychiatry, we particularly welcome trainee and pathfinder psychiatrists, and early career scientists

We're delighted to announce our second Neuroscience Spring Conference, organised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and The Gatsby/Wellcome Neuroscience Project.

Rapid progress is being made in basic and clinical neuroscience and the impact of this is increasingly being felt in psychiatry. This meeting will offer a platform for you to discuss the role of neuroscience in contemporary psychiatry. There will be an emphasis on the range of approaches through which scientific discovery is increasing understanding of brain function, and how this can influence the training of psychiatrists, leading to improved patient care.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Wendy Burn, President, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Professor Ed Bullmore, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Thalia Eley, Department of Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry, King’s College London
  • Dr Anne-Laura van Harmelen, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Golam Khandaker, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Andrew Welchman, Head of Neuroscience and Mental Health, The Wellcome Trust
  • Dr Mike Travis, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC, Pittsburgh
  • Professor Steven Hyman, Director, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Professor Bill Deakin, University of Manchester

  • Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, University College London
  • Professor Barbara Sahakian, University of Cambridge





You will need to make your own accommodation arrangements as this is not booked through the RCPsych. There are many hotels to suit a range of budgets in Cambridge.

You can contact our partner agency MICE Concierge for assistance:


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