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


European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees

Neuroscience Day 2018

Dates 24 July 2018
Venue Wills Hall Conference Centre, Wills Hall, University of Bristol
Time 9:00am - 5:00pm
CPD Up to six CPD hours

Any UK psychiatry trainee (core or higher) can apply for a place to attend. Medical students and foundation doctors with a strong interest in psychiatry may also apply to attend.


£10 - Standard Registration

£20 - Standard Registration PLUS accommodation Monday 23rd July                            

We're delighted to invite you to join trainees from across Europe at the European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees (EFPT) Neuroscience Day, organised in conjunction with the RCPsych Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee (PTC), the Wellcome Trust and the Gatsby Foundation.

This one day neuroscience and psychiatry conference is part of the five day EFPT forum and will offer you the opportunity to join your European colleagues for the day.

After the scientific sessions, we invite you to join us for a barbeque dinner followed by a private drinks reception aboard the historic SS Great Britain.


This event is now fully booked. Please contact Isabel Brinsden to be added to the waiting list.


Please read the cancellation policy before starting your booking. Please note that places are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.



You will address the following questions:

  • What are the later effects of early stress on the developing brain?
  • What are the genetic influences on ADHD throughout the lifespan?
  • How do networks in the brain work? 
  • How can we model them using ‘big data’?
  • What synaptic changes take place in in addictions?
  • How can we teach neurosciences to psychiatry trainees?
  • What is the link between sleep and psychiatric disorders? 
  • How do sleep, memory and genetics relate to schizophrenia?


You will be presented with cutting edge neuroscience relating to psychiatry, delivered by a renowned panel of international speakers, representing some of the most prolific psychiatrists working in neuroscientific research.

  • Professor Ed Bullmore, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Wendy Burn, President, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Professor Sean Escola, Columbia University, New York, USA
  • Professor Russell Foster, University of Oxford
  • Dr Kate Lovett, Dean, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Professor Rob Malenka, Stanford University, California, USA
  • Professor Matt Jones, University of Bristol
  • Professor David Ross, Yale University, Connecticut, USA
  • Professor Carmen Sandi, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • Professor Anita Thapar, University of Cardiff

Registration fee

Generously subsidised by our supporting organisations, your registration fee includes:

  • Entry to the conference
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Two course hot lunch
  • Barbeque dinner after the conference
  • Drinks reception on board the SS Great Britain (transport included)


Accommodation is offered onsite at Will's Hall Conference Centre. We highly recommend that all delegates book our accommodation package, generously subsidised by the Wellcome Trust and the Gatsby Foundation.

£20 - Full conference registration PLUS one night's accommodation on Monday 23rd July (breakfast included)

£36 - Additional night's accommodation on Tuesday 24th July (breakfast included)

Venue and Directions

The event will take place at Will's Hall Conference Centre, University of Bristol, Parry's Lane, Bristol, BS9 1AE.

Take a look at directions and a map to help plan your journey.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation by you

Notice must be given in writing by post or email to

To be entitled to a refund all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 27 May 2018.

After this dates no refunds will be given, but should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcomed.


Please email with the name of the replacement delegate.

Cancellation by EFPT

RCPsych and EFPT reserve the right to amend or cancel an event. If an event has to be cancelled or date amendment made we will contact all registered delegates as soon as possible to notify them of the change. All delegates will be offered a full refund. We are not able to reimburse travel or other costs related to the event.

RCPsych and EFPT will assume no liability if an event is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to a Force Majeure such as fire, strike, industrial action, extreme weather, terrorist activity or any cause beyond our control.


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