Preview: Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Neuropsychiatry Conference

Conference details: Thursday 13-Friday 14 September, 2018; RCPsych, London, UK
Preview by: Dr George El-Nimr, Academic Secretary
Published online
: 16/4/18

This year the faculty’s annual conference will take place on 13 – 14 September 2018. The event will cover a range of issues pertinent to those working in the field of neuropsychiatry, building on the success of previous annual conferences, which have enjoyed strong support from national and international colleagues.

Topics include recent advances in functional neurological disorders, epilepsy and neurodegenerative conditions, as well as a plenary session on neurosciences and their application to everyday practice. Delegates will have the opportunity to update their knowledge and skills on neuroimaging and neurophysiological tests and their practical use in delivering high quality clinical care to patients.

Relevant legal and ethical issues will also be discussed. ‘New Conceptions of the Mind’ will be presented to cover topics such as computational psychiatry and rational psychiatry.

As in previous years, medical humanities and their relevance to clinical practice will also have their place within the conference. Delegates will hear from eminent speakers about concepts such as ‘Neurodogma’, ‘Neuromania’ and ‘Neuromythology’!

In addition to poster presentations, a Trainee Award presentations session will be dedicated for trainees to present their research and audit projects.

The conference is supported by a host of distinguished speakers utilising different educational styles and teaching formats. Similar to previous years, a selection of seminars will cover various clinical, service and medicolegal issues as well as update delegates on advanced research developments. These include sleep disorders, behavioural challenges in acquired brain injury, paediatric neuropsychiatry and the neuropsychiatric assessment of ‘funny turns’.

As the conference tends to be oversubscribed, colleagues are advised to book their place to avoid disappointment.

A line-up of eminent speakers have already confirmed their attendance; these include:

  • Professor Lisa Bortolotti
  • Professor Andrea Cavana
  • Professor Shoumi Deb
  • Dr Chris Derry
  • Professor Ray Dolan
  • Professor Mark Edwards
  • Professor Rafey Faruqui
  • Professor Karl Friston
  • Dr Paul Johns
  • Professor Andrew Lees
  • Dr Aileen McGonigal
  • Dr Nandini Mullatti
  • Dr Maria Oto