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Addictions psychiatry events

Forthcoming Addictions Psychiatry Events

Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry and Liaison Psychiatry Joint Annual Conference

Date: 4-6 June 2014

Venue: Queens Hotel, Leeds


The Faculties look forward to welcoming you to Leeds and will shortly release an excellent programme, with sessions on clinical skills, latest research and developments.


Call for Papers

We now invite abstract submissions for posters and oral presentations. Closing date: 24 March 2014

Report from Faculty day event on Leadership in Addictions Psychiatry


Report from Faculty day event on Leadership in Addictions PsychiatryThe Addictions Faculty ran a day event on Leadership in Addictions Psychiatry on 2 February 2011. The day was oversubscribed, and feedback has been that it was very useful. 


Presentations from the speakers:

  • Dr Owen Bowden-Jones (Chair, Addictions Faculty) - overview of the current context of addictions psychiatry and the aims of the event.
  • Professor Dinesh Bhugra (President, RCPsych) – presentation on leadership and the role of the psychiatrist.
  • Professor Colin Drummond (IoP/SCAN) on key issues and opportunities on alcohol, and how addictions psychiatrists can respond.
  • Mr Paul Hayes (NTA) on the NTA’s perspective on leadership and professionalism in addictions in the current environment.
  • Professor John Strang (National Addictions Centre) on leadership and the role of the psychiatrist, and the UKDPC consensus group.
  • Dr Eilish Gilvarry (Northern Regional D & A Services) on how to lead in addictions psychiatry in practice, from team level to national level.
  • Dr Emily Finch (Chair, Roles & Responsibilities project) on roles/responsibilities of addictions doctors.

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