Prizes and Bursaries in Liaison Psychiatry
- Bursary to attend the 2018 European Association of
Psychosomatic Medicine conference
- Liaison Psychiatry Poster Prize
Bursary to attend the 2018 European Association
of Psychosomatic Medicine conference
The Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry of the Royal
College of Psychiatrists is offering bursaries to support the
attendance of five future leaders in liaison psychiatry at the 2018
Association of Psychosomatic Medicine conference to be held in
summer 2018 in Verona, Italy.
Liaison mental health services are
undergoing a planned expansion supported by the governments of the
United Kingdom. We need to develop our workforce to meet this
need. This includes developing talented leaders for the
future. We will be working with relevant organisations in the
United States and Europe over five years to strengthen our
professional base, learn about innovative practice in other
countries and attract talent to the United Kingdom.
We want to find the liaison leaders for the
future; the great thinkers, great communicators who are great at
their job, those who are able to commit and inspire.
Those who effortlessly go the extra mile. Those that
others will look to.
Successful applicants will be offered up to
£1000 to cover registration, standard class travel, subsistence and
associated costs of attending the meeting and contributing to the
Applications from psychiatrists
- Be registered with the General Medical
- Hold one of the categories of
membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
- Must either be actively engaged in
providing a liaison mental health service in the UK OR be on an
approved UK higher training scheme which includes sub-specialty
training in Liaison Psychiatry and must have completed the Liaison
component by the date of the conference.
Applications from nurses
- Be registered nurses on the Nursing
& Midwifery Council register.
- Must be actively engaged in providing
a liaison mental health service in the UK.
Applications from psychologists
- Hold a Professional/Practitioners
doctorate and be registered with the Health & Care Professions
- Be actively engaged in providing a
liaison mental health service in the UK.
The following should be received by the
- a personal statement of not more than
600 words outlining professional achievements, reasons for wanting
to attend the meeting, the ways in which attendance would
specifically benefit training, development or practice and how
learning might be disseminated to others;
- a full curriculum vitae;
- two professional references/letters of
support. These can be from a supervisor, educational
supervisor, RCPsych Liaison Faculty member or recognised leader in
- Relevant written confirmations of
registration and employment status.
- Applicants must work in the UK.
- The winners will be selected by a
panel nominated by the Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry.
- The panel will be looking for those
with an active commitment to the specialty. Applicants should
provide evidence of involvement in the progression of the specialty
locally or nationally, including in research, leadership and
- Winners will be expected to make a
submission to the EAPM call for presentations or posters.
- The Faculty reserves the right not to
award a bursary if no suitable application is received.
- The bursary is for the 2018 meeting
and cannot be deferred.
- The bursary must be claimed after the
event by submission of an expense claim form supported by receipts
and copies of tickets. Standard class travel and hotel
accommodation of up to £100 per night will be funded.
The closing date for 2017 bursaries has
Submissions and College contact:
Stephanie Whitehead, Committee Manager,
Liaison Psychiatry Poster Prize
The Liaison Psychiatry Poster Prize will be advertised with the
residential meeting call for papers each year.