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

South West Division Biannual Meetings

High quality scientific conferences are held in the spring and autumn with the spring meeting being held in Totnes and the autumn meeting held in Bristol.


Forthcoming Meetings

Spring Biannual Meeting 2016

Friday 13 May 2016 - Dartington Hall, Totnes

Further details plus programme and application form will be available in the new year.


Previous meetings

  • Autumn Biannual Meeting 2015
    Friday 20 November - Future Inn, Bristol
    'Forging effective partnerships in Mental Health'
    This stimulating meeting was put together by Dr Sean Lynch and included  excellent speakers and a lively panel discussion at the end of the day

    Speakers included:
    Prof Thomas Burns CBE
    Dr Geraldine Strathdee OBE
    Prof Peter Tyrer
    Dr David Yeomans
    Dr Anne Hicks

  • Spring Biannual Meeting 2015
    Friday 15 May - Tiverton Hotel, Tiverton
    'Psychiatry in a time of austerity - 5 years on'
    Following on from autumn's innovation theme, Dr Richard Laugharne put together a thought-provoking agenda for the spring meeting, focusing on how austerity has impacted on mental health services over the past 5 years and how people have responded to the challenge.  Speakers included Prof Kevin Browne, John Cox, Professor Emeritus, Dr Adrian James, Mr David McDaid, Dr Dan Meron, Dr Geraldine Strathdee OBE and Dr Ruth Tully.

    Dr Daniel MeronPoetry Prize 2015, Rosalind Bizley, Craig Harris, Richard Laugharne

  • Autumn Biannual Meeting 2014
    Friday 14 November - Future Inn, Bristol
    'Innovation for Psychiatrists'
    Our speakers for this uplifting and motivating event included Prof George Tadros, Dr Andrea Malizia, Dr Guy Undrill, Dr Rupert Noad, Andrew Stamp, Dr Martin Briscoe, Dr Leanne Hayward, Rosie Dunkley, Laurence Reed and Dr Adrian Flynn.

    Innovation Prize 2014 Dr Clara Martinez-Clavera and Dr Chris FearDr Richard Laugharne SW Division Autumn Biannual Meeting 2014

  • Spring Biannual Meeting 2014
    Friday 16 May - Tiverton Hotel, Tiverton
    'Beyond Berwick: Thinking differently about Quality in mental health'
    Our speakers for this stimulating event included Dr Geraldine Strathdee, Mr Nigel Acheson, Dr Michael Holland, Dr Helen Smith, Dr Adrian James, Dr Tricia Woodhead, Dr Ellen Wilkinson and Ms Stevie Moss.

    Dr Geraldine StrathdeeNigel Acheson, Michael Holland, Helen Smith, Geraldine Strathdee

  • Autumn Biannual Meeting 2013
    Friday 15 November - Redwood Lodge Hotel, Bristol
    'The developmental origin of health and disease: its relevance to psychiatry.'
    Our speakers for this excellent day included Professor Vivette Glover, Dr Dheeraj Rai, Dr Rebecca Pearson, Professor Kathryn Abel and Dr Shirley Gracias.

    Dr Dheeraj RaiDr Shirley Gracias
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