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RCPsych is keen to promote education in the field of Psychiatry to its membership. We are happy to advertise all educational meetings and training courses run by similar organisations but is unable to include information on events held by private companies or agencies.

 

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August 2015

The 23rd World Congress on Psychosomatic Medicine

Date: 19-22 August 2015, Post congress workshop 23 August.

Venue: The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

The Congress theme is: 'The psychosomatic factor in clinical practice'. Plenary speakers include Dr David Spiegel from Stanford University and Dr Tom Wise (President of ICPM).

A Post Congress workshop 'Focusing on Enhancing Well-Being : Depression & Health Beyond the Medical Model' by Dr Michael Yapko will take place on Sunday 23 August 2015.


The International College of Psychosomatic Medicine (ICPM) was incorporated in 1970. Since then the membership of the College has grown to include a wide range of professionals from over 30 countries. Membership includes psychiatrists, internists, gynaecologists, general practitioners, paediatricians, dermatologists, surgeons, psychologists, nurses, social workers, dentists and other health care practitioners.

The World Congress is held every two years with this being the first time it has ever been held in the UK.

Workshop and Symposium submission deadline is 30/01/15. Case study/research presentation/poster submission deadline is 20/03/15. Abstracts from successful submissions will be published in 'Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics' (Current IF:9.37).


At the 23rd WCPM 2015 in Glasgow you will attend seminars, advanced workshops, clinical case discussions, update and plenary lectures, oral communications and posters on current international clinical approaches and research in Psychosomatic Medicine at the award winning Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). The SECC has been nominated the 'Best UK Conference Centre' no less than three times in recent years, and certainly lives up to its reputation as an outstanding conference venue.

There will be a civic reception at The Glasgow Science Centre and the Congress Dinner is planned to be held at The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

The 23rd WCPM will provide a stimulating academic program, held at a world class conference venue in a vibrant city in one of the most historical, and beautiful countries in the world. Your visit to Glasgow and Scotland for the 23rd WCPM in 2015 will be one you will always remember.
Contact: Tel: +44 (0) 141 945 6880 Fax: +44 (0) 141 945 6899 Website Email: wcpm2015@meetingmakers.co.uk. 'Like' us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

 

 

 

Infant Mental Health for Children in Foster Care

Date: 28 August 2015

Venue: Royal College for Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RJ.


Presenters

  • Professor Charley Zeanah, Tulane University, New Orleans – ‘ Current directions in the study of risk and adversity in early childhood’
  • Professor Helen Minnis, University of Glasgow – ‘Findings from the BeST? Services Trial Feasibility Phase’

Cost:  £50

Contact: Contact - Irene O’Neill, Academic Secretary, Caledonia House, Yorkhill Hospital, Glasgow, G3 8SJ – irene.oneill@glasgow.ac.uk or 0141 201 9239.

 


 

September 2015

MSc Clinical Neuropsychiatry

Date: September 2015

Venue: University of Birmingham

This interdisciplinary programme is for experienced professionals working with people with neuropsychiatric disorders associated with neurodegeneration, brain injury, and other neurological illness. Also open to psychology and other neuroscience graduates who want to develop their academic and clinical skills..

Contact: Tel: +44 (0)121 415 8118 Email: clinicalneuro@contacts.bham.ac.uk

 

MSc Forensic Mental Health

Date: September 2015

Venue: University of Birmingham

Designed for experienced professionals working in forensic mental health and those who are aspiring to work with mentally disordered offenders or patients who require similar services. The programme provides you with: knowledge of the diverse needs of mentally disordered offenders, an in-depth understanding of service provision for this group, skills in promoting empowerment and quality of life of service users and an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of relevant agencies and disciplines.

Contact: Tel: +44 (0)121 414 4515 Email: forensic@contacts.bham.ac.uk

 

Increasing access to mental health care

Website: http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/events/increasing-access-mental-health-care

Date: 8 September 2015

Venue: The King's Fund, London W1G 0AN

We will look at how new access standards in mental health have been embedded, and how the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (IAPT) and Early Intervention in Psychosis services are being developed.
We will also explore emerging new models for providing mental health care in non-mental health settings and innovative approaches to access.

Contact: events@kingsfund.org.uk

 

5th Biennial Cambridge & Bedford International Conference on Mental Health 2015

Website: http://www.bcmhr-cu.org/content/programme-2015

Registration: http://bcmhr-cu.org/content/registration-2015

Date: 11-14 September 2015

£100 bursary to medical students (x15) to help them attend

We have a very exciting programme which includes experts/opinion leaders from around the world.

The conference will cover various topics, including, ADHD, Bipolar Affective disorder, Schizophrenia, Neuroscience and Imagining studies of Psychiatric disorders, Immunopsychiatry, Psychiatric Disorders in war regions and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Psychiatry.

It will also feature student (medical and PhD) and trainees presentations from UK and Europe.

The 4th (last) day will include talks on humanities related to psychiatry.

The conference features high quality talks from internationally renowned experts and is excellent value for money.

 

Understanding the Autism Spectrum using the DISCO Framework

Date: 16 & 17 September 2015 - 10 & 11 December 2015 

Venue: The NAS Lorna Wing Centre, Bromley

This four day course is run by Dr Judith Gould & Dr Sue Sheppard and is offered to meet the continuing professional development needs of professionals involved in the diagnostic process of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. Participants will already have a good working knowledge of the autism spectrum and experience with the target group, to enable advanced level skills and knowledge to be explored. This course may be of interest to professionals who may be involved in taking a developmental history. The course will be suitable for those working with both children and adults.
The cost of the course is £1,300

Contact: For further information visit the website. Email: Lornawingcentre@nas.org.uk

 

IoPPN Health Service & Population Research Summer School Courses

Website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/hspr/study/summerschool.aspx

Date: 14 September - 29 September

Venue: Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry & Neuroscience, Denmark Hill Campus, King's College London

The 2015 Health Service & Population Research Summer School programme comprises a variety of short courses on mental health research, policy, research methods and analytical tools, which are led and taught by senior members of the Health Service and Population Research department.

2015 courses:
14 – 17 September
Global Mental Health – Research and Action

21 – 22 September
Economic Evaluation in Mental Health

23 – 25 September
An Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

28 – 29 September
Women’s Mental Health Research

Various discounted rates are available.

Contact: hspr-summerschools@kcl.ac.uk

 

Understanding the Autism Spectrum using the DISCO Framework

Date: 18 & 19 September 2015 - 25 & 26 February 2016

Venue: The NAS Lorna Wing Centre, Bromley

This four day course is run by Dr Judith Gould & Dr Sue Sheppard and is offered to meet the continuing professional development needs of professionals involved in the diagnostic process of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. Participants will already have a good working knowledge of the autism spectrum and experience with the target group, to enable advanced level skills and knowledge to be explored. This course may be of interest to professionals who may be involved in taking a developmental history. The course will be suitable for those working with both children and adults.
The cost of the course is £1,300

Contact: For further information visit the website. Email: Lornawingcentre@nas.org.uk

 

The Maudsley Lectures and Seminars in Psychoanalysis

Website: http://www.beyondthecouch.org.uk

Organising body: Institute of Psychoanalysis

Date: 28 September - 7 December 2015 and 11 Jan - 21 March 2016

Venue: ORTUS Learning and Events Centre, 82-96 Grove Lane, Camberwell, London SE5 8SN

Maudsley Learning have teamed up with the Institute of Psychoanalysis to deliver a new lecture and seminar series starting in South London in September 2015. The series will consist of live lectures followed by small discussion groups.
Monday evenings from 6.30-8.45pm.
These lectures are particularly suitable for clinicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and other allied professionals.
Cost: Two terms before 31 July - full price £ 530 - student £ 400
One term before 31 July - full price £ 290 - student £ 220

To register - https://portal.psychoanalysis.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=347

Contact: Marjory Goodall, 0207 563 5016

 

15th MAUDSLEY FORUM

Date 29 September - 02 October 2015

Visit Maudsley Forum website.

Venue: Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience - Denmark Hill Campus, London SE5 8AF

Brief Description: A conference providing updates from world-class speakers on cutting edge advances in clinical and academic psychiatry, the annual Maudsley Forum offers psychiatrists, psychologists and others interested in mental health, the opportunity to learn about the most current advances in clinical and academic psychiatry, and to meet and network with dynamic, like-minded colleagues from around the world.

Contact Jean-Philippe Calvin
jean-philippe.calvin@kcl.ac.uk
Tel: 020 7848 0299

 


 

October 2015

Transition - developmentally appropriate care for young people with long term conditions

Date: Monday 12 October 2015

Venue: The Royal College of Physicians

 

This one-day conference will provide delegates with a refreshing overview of transition from paediatric to adult services in 2015. Sessions and workshops will tackle developmentally appropriate healthcare, involvement of young people and mental health among other areas. The conference will also showcase current research and innovations in transition to support young people with long term conditions. Designed to be clinically applicable, the programme will provide new ideas for service improvement.

The Conference is in partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Royal College of GPs, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Royal College of Nursing.

This Conference is aimed at:

  • All health care professionals (paediatric and adult) involved in transition
  • Consultants and trainees
  • GPs
  • Nurses

Call for abstracts – present your research at the conference

We invite submissions of abstracts to be considered for oral or poster presentation at the conference. Abstracts will be accepted from all health professionals and organisations.

Please go to our website for more information and the full programme.

Contact: Conferences Team: conferences@rcplondon.ac.uk

 

Chronic pain and psychiatry: Hype, hope and facts

Organising body:Psychiatry and Pain Medicine Sections

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2015

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

 

This conference will assess the psychological and pharmacological aspects of pain management and learn how to use broader treatment approaches in the management of chronic pain.

Target audience: Psychiatrists, physicians in pain management, hospital doctors, GPs, solicitors and barristers involved in personal injury

Speakers include:
Dr Lukas Van Oudenhove, University of Leuven, Belgium
Dr Christopher Wells, President, European Pain Federation
Professor Lance McCracken, Professor of Behavioural Medicine, King’s College London

Early bird fees available until Tuesday 15 September 2015

RSM members: £50 - £85
Non members: £60 - £155

 

Event Co-ordinator: Ruth Cloves
Tel: 020 7290 2985
Email: psychiatry@rsm.ac.uk
Visit the event website

 

 

Understanding the Autism Spectrum using the DISCO Framework

Date: 14 & 15 October 2015 - 22 & 23 January 2016

 

Venue: The NAS Lorna Wing Centre, Bromley

This four day course is run by Dr Judith Gould & Dr Sue Sheppard and is offered to meet the continuing professional development needs of professionals involved in the diagnostic process of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. Participants will already have a good working knowledge of the autism spectrum and experience with the target group, to enable advanced level skills and knowledge to be explored. This course may be of interest to professionals who may be involved in taking a developmental history. The course will be suitable for those working with both children and adults.
The cost of the course is £1,300

Contact: For further information visit the website. Email: Lornawingcentre@nas.org.uk

 

Newcastle Sleep 2015

Date: 22 - 24 October 2015

Venue: Sage Gateshead

Following the enormous success of our 25th Anniversary in Edinburgh 2013, we are delighted to bring you the BSS Newcastle Sleep 2015 Conference. We have a beautiful venue and superb speakers lined up including:

Professor Jan Born, Director of the Department of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Tübingen, Germany: ‘Sleep’s role for memory’.

Professor Terri E. Weaver, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, USA: ‘Treatment adherence: Does 4 hours fit all?’

Professor Eus JW Van Someren, Head of the Dept. Sleep & Cognition, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience and VU University Medical Center: ‘The neuroscience of individual differences in sleep vulnerability and insomnia’.

Dr Philip Gehrman, PhD, CBSMAssistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Sleep Center at the University of Pennsylvania USA. ‘cognitive behavioral and chronotherapeutic interventions for insomnia’.

Contact: Find out more details on the website or call 01543 442156

 


 

November 2015

 

Growing up happy in England: Evidence-based approaches to wellbeing and implications for policy

Date: 4 November (Wednesday) 

Venue: UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

Brief Description: The mental health and wellbeing of children and young people are key policy priorities. The development of evidence-based approaches to improving wellbeing is vital to the development of effective policies and services.

We will bring together a range of research perspectives on mental health, with a focus on the wider social determinants of wellbeing and the improvement of mental health in different settings.

The conference will draw together key messages for policy and future research.


Keynote speaker: Professor Lord Richard Layard, Director, Wellbeing Programme, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics

 

Contact: For further information contact Dr Chloe Parkin, Children's Policy Research Unit at
c.parkin@ucl.ac.uk.

 

Mind, body and soul: Advances in life-limiting illness

Event website:www.rsm.ac.uk/events/pyg02

Organising body:RSM Psychiatry and Palliative Care Sections

Date: Tuesday 10 November 2015

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

Brief Description: This meeting aims to provide a forum to explore advances in the management of patients approaching the end of life from a range of professional, philosophical and legal perspectives.

Programme topics:

  • Desire for death, self harm and suicide in patients with terminal illness
  • Palliative care, personhood and ethics in dementia
  • Mental capacity, deprivation of liberty and advance directives
  • Dignity and personhood

Speakers include:
Professor Harvey Chochinov, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba, Canada
Professor Matthew Hotopf, Professor of General Hospital Psychiatry, King’s College London
Mr Niall Fry, Policy Lead, Department of Health for Mental Capacity Act

Early bird fees available until Tuesday 13 October 2015

RSM members: £50 - £85
Non members: £60 - £155

 

Contact

Event Co-ordinator: Ruth Cloves
Tel: 020 7290 2985
Email: psychiatry@rsm.ac.uk
Website: www.rsm.ac.uk/events/pyg02

 

Trainee and New Consultant Conference in Liaison Psychiatry

Date: 28 November & 29 November

Venue: Palace Hotel, Manchester

Brief Description: The trainee and New Consultant group host this years Conference in Manchester at the Palace Hotel. We have an exciting programme on Speakers on Liaison topics from Medically Unexplained Symptoms, Service design, the current picture of Liaison Psychiatry, and the future for the Speciality.


Speakers include Professor Peter Aitken (Chair of the Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry), Prof Narinder Kapur ( Visiting Professor of Neuropsychology, Imperial College), and Professor Elspeth Guthrie (University of Manchester).

Contact: Fees for the conference, including accommodation are £195 with discounts available for early booking and trainees, students, or allied health professionals.

 

 

 

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