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April 2014



Toward a Science of Consciousness

Date: 21 - 26 April 2014

Venue: Tucson Arizona USA

The Biennial Tucson Conference since 1994 Toward a Science of Consciousness under the direction of the Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona

Contact: A. Behar Montefiore Email: Website


Keeping attachment in mind

Date: 24 April 2014

Venue: Sportpark, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ

In this conference we will aim to:

  • understand attachment disorders and difficulties and how these impact upon a child’s development, inner world and behaviour
  • consider how to identify when a child’s behaviour is due to an attachment disorder as opposed to other developmental disorders such as ASD, based on recent research
  • Learn the principles around managing the behaviour of children with attachment difficulties and some techniques for working with families and in clinical and educational settings

This conference will be invaluable for anyone who would like to understand the nature of attachment problems, the resulting major public health implications for individual health and society, and importantly, how to play a vital role in addressing them.

Contact: Email: Visit the website for more info

The 4th International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges

Date: 25 - 27 April 2014

Venue: Ed Roberts Campus, Berkeley, California

This conference will bring researchers, educators, policy-makers, and providers from across disciplines together with members of the judiciary and those with lived experience. The primary aim is to share knowledge and experience, to advance the rights and highlight the needs of families striving to live well with parental mental health challenges. Related objectives include provision of an interactive forum to discuss common experiences, effective and evidence informed support and advocacy strategies, and contemporary, cutting edge, research.

For more information, please visit the conference website.

Contact:To receive updates on the conference, please contact

May 2014


Maudsley Masterclass 2014: "Towards Recovery"

Date: 1 May 2014

Venue:Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, SE5 8AF

Brief Description:The Maudsley Masterclasses are one day educational events that provide cutting edge updates on the latest research and clinical findings across psychiatry from leaders in the field.

They are aimed at psychiatrists, GPs and other practising clinicians who want a digested overview of the latest evidence in a range of topical areas. It would also be of interest to pharmacists, nurses and other health care professionals, students and researchers.

This course is CPD certified and equivalent to 5.5 CPD points (subject to post-event re-approval).
Full details can be found on the website.  



The HCR-20 V3 Update Workshop

Date: 1 & 2 May 2014

Venue: Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London

This event has been organised to facilitate the process of conversion and is ideal for both trainers and clinical professionals with previous structured professional judgement experience.

Features and Learning Outcomes:


  • Learning to apply the HCR-20v3 with confidence
  • Individual case exercises
  • Introduction to recently evolved decision support guides
  • How to evaluate and implement risk assessment procedures
  • Recommendations on good practice in risk assessment, risk formulation, risk management planning and evaluation and report-writing
  • Post Workshop Follow up and consultation

Dr Adrian Cree & Dave Hearn/ For more information please visit the website.

Contact: Alessandra Scotti Email: Tel: 020 7848 0694


Updates in autism spectrum disorders - St Andrew's 5th Annual Autism Conference 2014

Date: Tuesday 6 May 2014

Venue: St Andrew’s Northampton NN1 5DG

Join us at the fifth conference for practice and service delivery updates in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This conference focuses on developments in diagnostic categories, treatment interventions, rehabilitation, offender health and risk management. The programme brings together a number of speakers with expertise in autism to discuss recent developments and challenges in the field.

The conference aims to provide informed updates that are evidence-based and relevant to professionals in this evolving area of practice.

It will be of value to clinicians as well as those indirectly involved in delivery of care.

The objectives are to provide updates in clinical practice, to examine the evidence base to inform practice, to consider needs of special groups, to provide informed debates on current issues, and to provide a networking opportunity for those working in the ASD field.

Delegates will come away with updates in a number of areas including diagnostic issues, treatment interventions, offender health and risk management.

This St Andrew’s conference attracts multi disciplinary professionals, academics, psychiatric trainees and those involved in autism strategy groups. We welcome commissioners, clinicians in offender health and other professionals involved in service delivery to those with ASD.


Conference fees: Early Bird £75.00 per person (if booked on or before 8 April 2014). Standard £100.00 per person. Students / Trainees £75.00 per person.

Contact: To download the event programme and for more details, please visit the website. Alternatively please contact Liz Evans on 01604 616584 or email


The Child and Adolescent Learning Disability Psychiatric Network (CALDPN) Conference

Date: 8 & 9 May 2014

Venue: Holiday Inn, Cardiff City Centre

Chair: Dr Amani Hassan, Consultant Child and Adolescent Intellectual Disability Psychiatrist

Conference fee:

  • 2 day residential £280
  • 2 day non residential £150

The rest TBC

Contact: Sara Barry Email: Tel: 02920 544 290 Fax: 02920 544919 Progamme and Registration form


The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2014 Annual Congress

Date: 11-15 May 2014

Venue: Perth, Australia

The RANZCP Congress 2014 welcomes psychiatrists, trainees, allied health professionals, community representatives, medical students and other medical practitioners including guests from Asia, Europe and the US to the largest annual psychiatry conference in Australasia. The program themed ‘Evolving Landscapes in Mental Health: Interface and Interaction’ features an impressive array of international keynote speakers, sessional speakers, symposia and workshops covering all of the psychiatric sub-specialties which will appeal to all those involved in mental health care, teaching and research. For further information, please visit the website.

Contact: Jessica Spiers - The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. Email:


Children and young people who experience loss, death and grief

Date: 16 May 2014

Venue: Glamorgan Conference Centre, The University of South Wales, Pontypridd CF37 1DL

This conference aims to increase the confidence and skills of participants in supporting bereaved children and young people, through presentation, discussion and small group activity. The day will include:

  • An understanding of a child’s perception of death
  • Theories of loss and mourning in relation to children and young people
  • The impact of bereavement by suicide
  • Consideration of the diverse needs of bereaved teenagers
  • Ideas on how to meet the needs of children and young people affected by the death of someone
    important in their lives
  • Who supports you? Some practical ways to support ourselves.

The day is for all professionals who come into contact with bereaved children and young people in the course of their work, whether in the statutory or voluntary sector.

Contact: Email: Visit the website for more info

Mental Health - The Nutrition Connection

Date: 17 May 2014

Venue: St Paul's Centre, Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith W6 9PJ

Learn about the evidence-based personalised nutrition strategies that can transform mental health issues including depression, schizophrenia, autism & ADHD and the prevention of dementia. Speakers come from Brain Bio Centre, the outpatient clinic of Food for the Brain. Tickets £75

Contact: To book tickets call 0121 433 8774. For further information please visit the website


17th EPA Section Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry Meeting - "Disease Burden and Service Delivery"

Date: 21 - 24 May 2014

Venue: Edwin-Scharff-Haus, Neu-Ulm, Germany

The 17th meeting of the Section of Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) will cover research on the epidemiology of mental disorders and issues of mental health service planning and delivery. Parallel sessions will present current high-quality research findings from the fields of epidemiology and social psychiatry providing a forum for all current research in the field.

Contact: Conference Office: Jana Konrad, Ludwig-Heilmeyer-Str. 2, 89312 Guenzburg, Germany, 0049-8221-96-2865 Email For further details, please visit the website


4th European Conference on Religion, Spirituality and Health ECRSH14

Date: 22 - 24 May 2014

Venue: Mater Dei Hospital / University of Malta, Malta

Conference Topic:"Integrating Religion/Spirituality into Clinical Practice: Focus on Health Care Professionals"
Keynote-Speakers: Donia Baldacchino (Malta), Arndt Buessing (Germany), Christopher Cook (UK), Farr Curlin (USA), George Fitchett, Harold G. Koenig (USA) (USA), Ewan Kelly (UK), Piotr Krakowiak (Poland), Christina Puchalski (USA), John Swinton (UK), Jacqueline Watts (UK)

Contact: For details and registration visit the website. Please note the Pre-Conference Workshop with Harold G. Koenig (USA) and other European experts.



June 2014



Brain Injury and The Law

Date: Thursday 5 June 2014

Venue: The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays

This conference provides a unique opportunity to access the most up to date resources and information, provided by high quality presenters who are acknowledged experts in their respective fields. Dr Jonathan Bird will be presenting as Key Note Speaker.

The conference format will include presentations during the morning sessions and a courtroom role play scenario in the afternoon, where Barristers representing the Claimant and Defendant will put the facts of a Brain Injury case to a “Judge”. Expert Witnesses for the Claimant and Defendant will give evidence and will be examined, and cross-examined, about their written and oral evidence.


  • Early Bird Rate: £125 (before 31st March 2014)
  • Full Conference Rate: £150
  • A limited number of concession places are available for undergraduate students

Contact: For more information or to book your place, please visit the website


CAMHS Neuropsychiatry Conference

Date: Friday 6 June 2014

Venue: The Education Centre Alder Hey Children's Hospital

This conference aims to:

  • Throw light on the diverse challenges that arise when children and young people present with a range of emotional, behavioural and psychiatric symptoms and also neurological conditions.
  • Focus on increasing understanding of assessment and management of neuropsychiatric presentations through neuropsychological assessments.
  • Integrate neurological, neurosurgical, psychiatric, and psychological approaches towards developing greater understanding and collaboration between the specialties.
  • To spark interactive discussions and conversations on areas of shared concern and explore topics ranging from brain and mind to emotions, behaviour and their clinical presentations.

The conference will be suitable for neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, CAMHS clinicians, trainee psychologists, paediatricians, trainee doctors, nurses, social workers and medical students.
Contact: Email: Visit the website for more info


Training in the IPDE ICD-10 version and DSM-V alternatives model

Date: 9 & 10 June 2014

Venue: The Pines Hotel, Chorley, PR6 7EB

This training focuses on understanding the nature and development of personality disorder, before progressing on to the assessment of personality disorder and developing formulations. Focus will be on the IPDE (International Personality Disorder Examination). This is considered a gold standard means of assessing personality disorder. Focus will be on the ICD-10 version of the IPDE.

The Alternative Model to Assessing Personality Disorder outlined in the new DSM-V will be presented, along with the newly developed self-report DSM-V personality assessments. Attendees will score IPDE clinical video interviews and formulate using the DSM-V alternative model. Please note that the training does not cover treatment, focusing instead on understanding, professional management (e.g. boundaries), assessment and formulation of cases.

The cost (£440 + £88 VAT = £528.00) includes provision of lunch, handouts, reading material and CPD certificate. There are limited places on this course.

Contact: Queries can be directed to Professor Jane L. Ireland. Email: Bookings can be made direct via 


Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour

Date: 10 June 2014

Venue: Glasgow

Every day, people with autism are expected to cope with the challenges of a world which can often seem bewildering and irrational.

This can cause high levels of anxiety and stress, resulting in behaviours that can be difficult for other people to deal with and offer significant challenges to professionals involved in the provision of educational, health and welfare services.

Responding effectively to behaviour that can be challenging remains a big concern for professionals working in the care or education sectors. It is important for early intervention and planning to ensure that situations don’t escalate to a point when physical intervention seems the only option.

As well as keynote presentations discussing approaches to supporting the behaviour and looking at sleep difficulties that people on the spectrum face, the conference will feature interactive seminars focused on key issues such as physical restraint, challenging behaviour in schools, using sensory understanding for classroom intervention and support, toileting issues and communication challenges.

This event is a great opportunity to hear and network with acknowledged experts in the field and to gain a wealth of knowledge, engage in debate and exchange new ideas.
Contact: For more info plese visit the website. Janet Matthews 0115 911 3367 (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday). Email


What is the overlap and what is the burden? New research on Reactive Attachment Disorder and ASD

Date: Thursday 12 June 2014

Venue: Ebenezer Duncan Centre, Victoria Infirmary (old site), Glasgow, G42 9TY.

  • 2-2.30 pm - Differentiating between RAD and ASD in clinical Practice - Claire Davidson.
  • 2.45-3.15 pm - RAD and Autism in the Scottish Population: overlap and service use - Paul Bradshaw (Senior Research Director, ScotCen Social Research) and Dr Helen Minnis (Senior Lecturer, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Glasgow).
  • 3.15-3.45 - break (coffee)
  • 3.45-4.30 pm - Autism plus: are other diagnoses the deciding factor? - Professor Christopher Gillberg (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Glasgow / Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre, Gothenburg).
  • 4.30-4.50 pm - Plenary Session

Contact: To book a place email Irene O'Neill (Academic Secretary) or phone 0141 201 9239


Attachment and attachment disorders: development and therapy

Date: Friday 13 June 2014

Venue: Royal College of Physicians 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park London NW1 4LE

This day meeting brings an outstanding line up of speakers who are world renowned clinicians and researchers. Their talks focus on attachment disorders and therapeutic interventions for enhancing attachment relationships, and for improving child and adolescent mental health

Contact: Martin Pratt Member Services and CPD Lead Tel: 0044 (0)20 7403 7458 Email: Full programme and booking form:


East Midlands and East of England Psychiatry Summer School 2014

Date: 18 - 20 June 2014

Venue: St Andrew's Northampton

This 3 day residential event for future Psychiatrists is open to all medical students from any medical school and all foundation year doctors. The packed programme features opportunities to meet current trainees and Consultant Psychiatrists from a broad range of sub-specialties, and to visit high, medium and low secure psychiatric units within the eastern region.

There will be prominent Psychiatrists as guest speakers including our keynote speaker Professor Sir Robin Murray, and a formal evening event allowing you to meet senior people within the field.

The event aims to encourage the best medical students and foundation year doctors to choose psychiatry as a career by informing choice and dispelling misconceptions about psychiatry.

Delegates will come away with an increased knowledge of psychiatric sub-specialties, insight into what it may be like to be a trainee in psychiatry, experience of high, medium and low secure psychiatric units, and an increased knowledge of possible career paths within the field.

Delegate fee: £25.00
Contact: For the full programme, further information or to book your place at the Summer School, please visit the website. Alternatively contact Liz Evans on 01604 616 584 or


Immunopsychiatry Workshop

Date: 27 - 29 June 2014

Venue: University of Sussex, Brighton

This conference provides a unique opportunity to access the most up to date resources and information, on the rapidly developing field of Immunopsychiatry. Speakers are exceptional many having playing critical roles in shaping and developing this field.

The conference format will include presentations during the morning and afternoon sessions. The informal workshop structure will facilitate discussion. Attendees have the opportunity to present their own work during poster sessions.

Fees: Students £100, EBPS members £220, non-members £260.

Scholarships: Ten Wellcome Trust Scholarships are available for early career academic trainees.
Contact: For more info please visit the website. Email Neil Harrison:


The Fifth Annual Summer School in Brain Disorder Research

Date: 30 June - 3 July 2014 (Closing Date 11 April)

Venue:Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff University

The Cardiff MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics are pleased to announce the fifth annual Cardiff Summer School in Brain Disorders Research.

The School will bring together both clinical and non-clinical scientists. We are particularly focused on clinical trainees in the early stages of their career and non-clinical scientists thinking about pursuing a higher degree or wishing to change disciplines.

We aim to provide an introduction to cutting edge research in brain diseases using as examples some of the work conducted at the MRC Centre here in Cardiff.
Contact: To apply for the summer school please send a copy of your CV (maximum 2 pages) and a covering letter to by 5 pm on Friday 11 April. Further Information can be found on the website.



July 2014


Female Sexual Dysfunction and the Pelvic Floor

Date: 1 July 2014

Venue: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4RG

This meeting aims to update delegates on current issues and clinical practice regarding female sexual function and to evaluate definitions of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) with respect to pelvic floor dysfunction. Approaching these issues with a holistic approach, physical, psychological, and pharmacological therapies will be reviewed. Problems in relation to childbirth, pelvic floor interventions and male sexual dysfunction will also be discussed. The varied programme includes renowned speakers and will stimulate thought and discussion.

Contact: Kim Helm Tel: +44 (0) 207 772 6468 Email:


West Midlands Annual Old Age Psychiatry Conference

Date: 4 July 2014

Venue: Uffculme Centre Queensbridge Road Birmingham B13 8QY

Vascular brain disease ,' A Ticking Time Bomb. This Conference is open to all professionals in psychiatry, General Medicine and General Practice

Registration fee - £65.00
Conference Topics Include-

  • Vascular cognitive impairment and dementia : conceptual evolution and clinical aspects- Dr Peter Bentham- Birmingham
  • Vascular Parkinsonism and vascular movement disorders - Prof. Carl Clarke- Birmingham
  • Managing Vascular risk factors in cerebrovascular disease- Prof. Gregory Lip- Birmingham
  • Neuropathology of cerebrovascular disease and vascular dementia- Prof Raj Kalera, New Castle
  • Late-life vascular depression- Professor John O' Brian- Cambridge
  • Neuro-imaging in cerebrovascular disease and vascular dementia- Dr Siripurapu- Manchester

Contact: Geetha Kumararatne. Tel: 07962021438 Caroline Winkle Email: More details and registration form on this flyer


Women and Depression Conference 2014

Date: 5/6 July 2014

Venue: Baden Powel Scout Centre Conference Centre, Sydney Australia

The aim and intention of this Conference is to educate, inform, offer support and build community for women living with depression!

The Conference will now be structured to include half hour sessions/papers, including personal stories in the plenary format in the morning with longer sessions in the afternoon for workshops and healings. The evening will be dedicated to cultural presentations from musicians, dancers, poets, writers and performance artists. There will also be an exhibition space dedicated to work from visual artists.

We now invite presentations of scholarly research from academics and other professionals, designed to inform and educate; workshop proposals designed to assist and support women living with depression or their carers; proposals for performances/offerings related to women and depression for the cultural component of the Conference. We are also keen to receive submissions from women wishing to share their personal stories. 
Contact: Visit the website for more info. Email: Facebook Facebook event


Walking Out of Darkness

Date: 19 July 2014

Venue: Richmond Old Deer Park Twickenham Road Richmond, London , GB TW92AZ

The ‘Walking Out of Darkness’ event will be the 1st major walk of its kind in the UK and all 25,000 walkers will be part of history. It will take place on the 19 & 20th of July 2014. The overnight walk will be mainly along the Thames path and cover many of the beautiful sights of London at night including the House of Commons, the London Eye and many more before the walkers finish at just after dawn back at Old Deer Park in Richmond.


Donations raised by walkers participating at the event will be utilised to assist other charities and operate the CLASP helpline which will be manned by the Medical Advisory Service and offer callers suffering the effects Stigma from Mental and Stress related illness or Suicidal thoughts, proactive and constructive advice to ensure they get the best care and attention required whilst informing them of services and charities in the callers local area able to assist them, as well.


Register today and help CLASP Charity to show those suffering today, they are not alone! 

Contact: Visit the website for more info. Register for the event.



August 2014



September 2014


19th Annual NAPICU Conference- PICUs and LSUs: Leading the Pursuit of Clinical Quality

Date: 4 - 5 September 2014

Venue: University of Birmingham

NAPICU are delighted to invite you to our 19th Annual Conference. Our theme this year is wide-ranging, from national strategy to implementing outcomes from the Francis Report; effects of new commissioning arrangements; to more scientifically rigorous quantitative and qualitative studies of clinical treatment and interventions. This year we have compiled a diverse and comprehensive programme covering many aspects of care in inpatient psychiatric services. There should be something of interest for everyone.

Over the past year, the NAPICU Executive Team has completed the update of The National Minimum Standards for Psychiatric Intensive Care (NAPICU 2002), this has encompassed practice, pathway and cultural changes to the context in which intensive care is delivered. We are very pleased to present the updated standards which will be discussed at this years’ conference.

We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker: Mrs Hazel Watson; Head of Mental Health England. We will have further presentations from Dr Peter Carter OBE; Chief Executive and General Secretary, The Royal College of Nursing and Professor Len Bowers; Professor of Psychiatric Nursing, Section of Mental Health Nursing, Institute of Psychiatry.

This year we are offering a pre-conference development course - Developing Specialist Skills Sets for High Performing Multi-Disciplinary Teams; Bespoke Education and Training Pathways for Clinicians Working in PICU – on the afternoon of Wednesday 3rd September to help you brush up on your knowledge and skills.

Contact: For more information, rates and registration please visit the NAPICU or contact Natasha in the administration office – 01355 244 585,


International Student Cancer Conference

Date: 6 - 7 September 2014

Venue: The Christie, Manchester

A world class event: You are invited to an international conference aimed at those with a keen interest in cancer care (incl. oncology, palliative medicine, surgery & primary care). The weekend will consist of expert professional speakers, oral & poster presentations, breakout sessions, careers panel, social event, a quiz and more...
Contact: Email: More details can befound on the website. Tel:
Shirley: +44 161 446 3773


The Royal College of Radiologists Annual Scientific Meeting 2014

Date: 8 - 10 September 2014

Venue: The Barbican, London

The ASM will include a variety of sessions with one keynote lecture each day, learning and research presentations, workshops, and an industry exhibition. Tuesday will feature an additional oncology stream entitled Chemoradiation: current strategies and future directions as well as a range of cancer staging workshops.

Contact: Details can be found on the website. Email: Telephone: 020 7406 5942


Clinical Management and Leadership Course for Psychiatrists

Date: 8 - 10 September 2014

Venue:Keele Hall, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG

The Clinical Management and Leadership Team in the School of Medicine (Postgraduate Section) at Keele University, invites specialty trainees to attend our Clinical Management and Leadership Course for Psychiatrists which is running on the above dates.

Our courses are run over three-days and are intended for specialty trainees in their penultimate or final years of training, although STs at an earlier stage may also be interested. Courses are specialty-based, and satisfy the curriculum requirements for acquiring management and leadership skills to complete training.

The course will prepare STs for the transition from training to independent specialist practice at consultant level, introducing them to contemporary concepts of leadership and management, as well as offering insights into the whole appointment process. The programme design includes interactive presentations from policy experts, personal development consultants and other senior people frequently experienced in the particularly specialty.

Award: 18 CPD Credits
Courses are £560 with accommodation available for an extra fee.

Contact: Further details and an application form can be obtained from the website. or Tel: 01782 679571 or email:


16th World Congress of Psychiatry

Date: 14 -18 September 2014

Venue: Madrid - IFEMA

The 16th World Congress of Psychiatry will feature a thought-provoking programme that will explore the latest perspectives, trends and clinical research in global psychiatric care and practice. We will also take time to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the Madrid Declaration (1996).


Contact: Tilesa OPC C/ Londres 17, 28028, Madrid More information can be found on the website. Email:


2014 AMA CMA BMA International Conference on Physician Health

Date: 15 - 17 September 2014

Venue: BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP

The 2014 International Conference on Physician Health will focus on the major transitions in the life of a doctor. Professional milestones are mirrored by personal developments and challenges, from medical student through to retirement. The conference will consider these transitions and their effect on doctors’ health including both physical and emotional well being and personal resilience.

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for review. We are particularly interested in issues relating to the personal and professional milestones in the lives of doctors, from medical student through to retirement, and the effect of these transitions on doctors’ health including both physical and emotional well being and personal resilience. Relevant submissions dealing with any aspect of doctors’ health and wellbeing are also welcome and we are particularly keen to hear from students and early career researchers.
Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2014

Contact: Website and online abstract submission. Email: Telephone: 020 7383 6422


Psychopathy: Inter-rater reliability workshop using the Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R, 2nd Edition)

Date: 17 & 18 September 2014

Venue: The Pines Hotel, Chorley, PR6 7EB

This training provides the opportunity to work through some practice cases needed in order to assess for psychopathy using the Hare Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R, 2nd Edition). The PCL-R stipulates that following initial training in the PCL-R that there must be familiarity with the measure using a minimum of five practice cases, across which there must be acceptable levels of inter-rater reliability acheived before using the PCL-R for psychodiagnostic purposes.

The workshop offers the opportunity to work through five practice cases to meet this requirement. Training will comprise of case material and the scoring of clinical videos. All delegates will be provided with case file information prior to the course and are asked to familiarise themselves with this prior to the event and to preliminary score these cases pre-course based on the provided collateral. There is no time allocated on the course to read through the material - the focus on the training days is on the use of discussion to aid scoring and observation of clinical videos. It is estimated that three days pre-course are required by delegates to read these cases and score. Delegates are asked to provide an email as soon as they book. Once the booking is confirmed the collateral information will be provided by email.

This training is aimed to supplement initial training in the PCL-R and is not seen as a replacement to initial PCL-R training. As such, it is expected that all delegates have successfully attended training on the use, adminstration and application of the PCL-R (2nd Edition). The training aims to provide an opportunity to work through detailed case studies and to discuss scoring. Specifically it aims to:

  • Allow an opportunity to work through detailed case material
  • To apply the use of the PCL-R to a range of clients
  • To discuss scoring and issues of reliability

Cost £440 + £88 VAT = £528.00

Contact: Queries can be directed to Dr Carol A Ireland who is leading the event. Email: Bookings can be made direct via this website.



October 2014


Violence Across the Lifespan: HCR-20 version 3 and SAVRY

Date: 2 & 3 October 2014

Venue: The Pines Hotel, Chorley, PR6 7EB

This training focuses on developing an understanding of violence risk assessment from early adolescence (12+) to adulthood. It will cover use and administration of two of the most popular structured clinical risk assessments for aggression: the SAVRY (Structured Assessment for Violence in Youth) and for adults, the newly revised HCR-20 version 3 (Historical Clinical Risk Assessment). Attendees will utilise case material to score using these risk assessments.
Cost £440 + £88 VAT = £528.00

Contact: Queries can be directed to Professor Jane L. Ireland who is leading the event. Email: Bookings can be made direct via the website 


International Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health & the Hellenic Psychiatric Association

Date: 9 - 10 October 2014

Venue: Athens, Greece

International Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health & the Hellenic Psychiatric Association

Contact: Email:


The 4th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference

Date: 22 - 24 October 2014

Venue: The Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites

The term Developmental Disabilities (DD) refers to individuals with Intellectual Disability, Autism and other Neurodevelopmental Syndromes such as Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Fragile X. Children, youth and adults with DD are vulnerable to high rates of general health and mental health concerns. These concerns impact significantly on the affected individual’s quality of life as well as their families, caregivers and the community.

This conference will provide educational and informative updates on psychiatric, behavioural and complex health components specific to individuals with DD, and showcase best practices in the field. The conference will focus on life transitions across the lifespan and health and mental health challenges associated with school transition, entering adult life and aging. This conference will engage health care providers and educators from a wide range of professional disciplines in knowledge transfer and interprofessional collaboration in order to maximize health and wellbeing so as to minimize disability and improve quality of life. The format will include plenaries, breakout sessions and poster sessions.

The Advance Notice and Call for Abstracts are now available. Deadline for submissions is March 28, 2014.  For further information, visit the conference website.

Contact: Jessica Hsu Email:  Tel: 604-822-2801


Clinical Update | Sleep

Date: Friday 24 October 2014

Venue: Guy's Hospital, London

This one-day clinical update is aimed at doctors, nurses, respiratory physiotherapists, neurologists, psychiatrists, scientists, sleep technicians and other professionals with an interest in sleep medicine.

During the day will review the latest research for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnoea. The topics will be grouped according to the symptomatic presentation of patients with hypersomnia, parasomnia and insomnia.

Course Fees:

  • £175 for Consultants and GPs
  • £125 for AHP’s and Trainee Doctors

Contact: Helen Barnard E | T | +44 (0) 207 188 1622 or Molly Stevens E | For more infomation please visit the website.

2nd Joined WPA-INA- HSAPRS Congress

Date: 30 October - 2 November 2014

Venue: Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens, Greece

It is a special pleasure to invite psychiatrists, basic and clinical neuroscientists, social and behavioural scientists as well as any professional involved in mental health to a joint congress event consisting of the 'World Psychiatric Association Thematic Conference on Intersectional Collaboration’, the 'Fifth European Congress of the International Neuropsychiatric Association’ and the 'Second Interdisciplinary Congress on Psychiatry and Related Sciences'. Having been honoured through the active engagement of so many respectable international scientific organisations, our main aim is to promote the interface and interaction among various disciplines as they relate to Psychiatry. As ambitious as it might be, our effort in planning the congress programme shall be to seek for any convergence of these disciplines in quest of constructive synthesis, which could eventually lead to the betterment of research outcome and clinical care in Psychiatry.

Contact: Please visit the website. Email


WPA Thematic Conference on Intersectional Collaboration, 5th European Congress of INA & 2nd Interdisciplinary Congress on Psychiatry and Related Sciences
30 October - 2 November 2014

Venue: Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens, Greece

The aim of the congress is to promote the interface and interaction among various disciplines as they relate to Psychiatry and to seek for any convergence of these disciplines in quest of constructive synthesis, which could eventually lead to the betterment of research outcome and clinical care in Psychiatry.

Your abstract submissions will be most welcome and your particular contributions highly appreciated.
Submission Deadline for Symposia / Workshops / Round Table Discussions: 30 May 2014
Submission Deadline for Free Communications / Poster Presentations / Case Report: 16 July 2014
Deadline for Early Bird Registration: 30 June 2014

Contact: Please visit the website. Email:, Tel: 0030210 7414700, Fax: 0030210 7257532




November 2014


Conference on survivIng and understanding trauma

Date:12 November 2014

Venue: Victoria Gallery & Museum, Ashton Street, University of Liverpool

One day event on understanding trauma with speakers/topics. Cost: £192.00 including VAT

Contact: Rebecca Morgan Email: Tel: 0151 795 0406 Visit the website for more info

Harmful Sexual Behaviour in Male Adolescents: Approaches to risk assessment and intervention

Date: 26 & 27 November 2014

Venue: The Pines Hotel, Chorley, PR6 7EB

This training focuses on developing an understanding of harmful sexual behaviour in male youth (age 12 to 18 years). It will address how to assess and work effectively with this group, drawing parallels to the sexual risk assessment and offence treatment literature and indicating the extent to which this applies.

It will cover use and adminstration of a popular structured clinical risk assessment tool for sexually harmful behaviour: the J-SOAP II (Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol II, Prentky & Righthand, 2003). This can be applied to male adolescents from 12 to 18 years of age.

Attendees will utilise case material to assess using this tool.

Contact: Queries can be directed to Dr Carol A Ireland who is leading the event: Bookings can be made direct via the website.



December 2014



World Psychiatric Association Regional Congress 2014

Date: 12 -14 December 2014

Venue: Hong Kong Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Theme of Congress: Yin and Yang of Mental Health in Asia - Balancing Polarities

Contact: More details can be found on the website. Email:



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