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

N&Y Spring Conference 2018




Sex and Psychiatry

Friday 23 March 2018 - York Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX


Bookings now closed


The conference will take us on journey through the biological, psychological and social aspects of sex, sexuality, sexual behaviour and gender all psychiatrists may encounter, regardless of subspecialty and clinical setting.  Experts in the field will cover topics including: the impact of mental disorder on sexual health; a bio-psychological framework for understanding sexual addiction; and management options for those at risk of causing sexual harm. We will also explore the relationship between mental health and gender-based sexual exploitation.


Speakers & Topics Include:


Professor Liz Hughes | "Sexual Health and Serious Mental Illness"

Professor of Applied Mental Health Research, University of Huddersfield

Professor Kathryn Abel | "Epidemiology of Women’s Mental Health and Relationships with Sexual Abuse and Exploitation"

Professor of Psychological Medicine and Reproductive Psychiatry, University of Manchester

Dr Thaddeus Birchard | "Understanding and Treating Compulsive Sexual Behaviour"

Clinical Director, Marylebone Centre, London

Professor Don Grubin | "Clinical Assessment and Management of Sexual Offending"

Emeritus Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Newcastle University

Professor Marios Adamou | "Gender Dysphoria and Autistic Spectrum Disorders" 

Consultant Psychiatrist in Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry (ADHD and ASD), South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Paul Blenkiron | "Let’s Talk about Sex: Inside the Minds of Men and Women"

Consultant Psychiatrist in Adult, Liaison & CBT, Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Sophie Robinson | My Transgender Journey: Insights from a Health Professional

Crisis Assessor, Northumberland Crisis Team


To book a place at our Spring conference:

Pay by card online or over the phone 0113 2019 1592.  

Or download a  registration form and return to us along with a Cheque or BACs remittance to: RCPsych, Vicarage Chambers, 9 Park Square East, Leeds, LS1 2LH


Booking Closing Dates:

  • Cheque/BACs: Friday 9th March 2018
  • Card Online or over Phone: Friday 16th March 2018


Venue: York Race Course, York, YO23 1EX  
Delegate Rates: Consultants & SAS Doctors: £140
  Other Mental Health Professionals: £140
  Trainees, FY2 & Retired: £70
  Non-Allied Health Professionals £70
  Patients & Carers £50
  Medical Students & FY1 £10

Division Conferences Booking Guidance


This Conference offers up to 6 hours of CPD and is relevant to Consultants, Trainee Psychiatrists, Students, Psychologists and anyone involved in the treatment, care and wellbeing of people with mental illness


Please contact Suzie Veitch, Division Administrator, if you have any queries

E: | T: 0113 209 1592 | F: 0113 209 1593

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