Book Events

Update in Sexual Health and HIV

An update on new developments in sexual health and HIV, including epidemiology of national and local trends in STIs and HIV, clinical scenarios and initial management and referrals relevant for those not working in sexual health settings.

Essentials: Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a leading cause of death UK-wide, accounting for over 6,000 deaths and 120,000 suicide attempts annually. Suicide prevention is a government and NHS priority yet traditional approaches have had little impact and suicidal individuals and their clinicians often report feeling stressed and ill equipped for such work. Recent research on the psychological factors of suicidality may offer new directions for practitioners at every level to understand and work therapeutically with people who experience suicidal thoughts and behaviour.

Evening Update: Schizophrenia Trials - Past, Present & Future Implications for Clinical Practice

More than 100 years ago Kraepelin described the psychotic disorder with poor prognosis which later gained the term schizophrenia. Advent of antipsychotics in the 20th century changed the perception of the illness to some degree. Antipsychotic medications are the mainstay of treatment in schizophrenia and their efficacy is supported by variable quality of evidence.

Essentials: Impact of Early Trauma on Emotions and Behaviours

The half day will focus on exploring the impact of early trauma on the development of the brain, and a child's attachment patterns.

Approved Clinician Refresher

Presented by the Andrew Sims Centre’s established Mental Health Law multi-professional training team.

Evening Update: Understanding the ECG

Understanding the ECG

Evening Update: Crimes Against Disabled People

There are myths and misunderstandings around when victims and witnesses with disabilities can and cannot give evidence in criminal proceedings; some offences do not require that the witness give evidence in court at all. Whilst not all offences against people with disabilities are disability hate crime, it is not easy to identify. The session will be covering the guidance to prosecutors .

Evening Update: Reflections of Two Presidents

Professor Wendy Burns (Immediate Past President RCPsych & Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, Leeds) will describe the structure and function of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) and about some of the work I did and the experiences I had during my three years are President. Dr Adrian James (President, Royal College of Psychiatrists) will outline his president including parity of esteem, equality and diversity sustainability, and workforce well-being. He will reflect on his first six months as president as to his personal experience and the key elements to making the role a success.

Evening Update: Gender Dysphoria

There has been a marked increase in the number of people presenting to the Gender services in the last decade which has gained an acute national and international attention. This is especially so in adolescents and younger adults presenting to gender services. A greater understanding of Gender Dysphoria is therefore essential for any healthcare worker but particularly so for senior professionals involved in making clinical decisions for the patient.