Major international conference organised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists covering all aspects of psychiatry. This year it takes place in Birmingham at the International Conference Centre.

29 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2015 | ICC, Birmingham, UK

With a projected attendance of  over 2,000 delegates from more than 50 different countries, The International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists is one of the biggest events in the annual mental health conference calendar.

This year taking place in Birmingham, UK - one of the top 10 world cities to visit in 2015 according to Rough Guides

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The congress will have over 100 hours of academic programme including keynote lectures from:

  • Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President of The Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Professor John O’Keefe, Nobel Prize Laureate in Medicine 2014
  • Professor Renee Binder, President of the American Psychiatric Association
  • Professor Diana Rose, Co-director of Service User Research Enterprise (SURE)

  • Dr Maggie Atkinson, The Children's Commissioner for England
  • Professor Helen Mayberg, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA
  • Dr Tom Shakespeare, Senior Lecturer, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia 
  • Professor Dame Linda Partridge, Director of the UCL Institute of Healthy Ageing and  founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne
  • Mr Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, National Health Service
  • Mr David Aaronovitch, journalist, broadcaster and author 
  • Professor Sir Michael Owen, Director of the Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences 

Other presenters over the 3 ½ days of the conference will include academics, physicians, psychiatrists, patients, service users, family members, carers, psychologists, social scientists, policy makers and journalists within a programme that will include plenty of opportunities for networking and socialising.

It promises to be a veritable treat of lectures, workshops, symposia and discussions on the pressing mental health issues of our time - an ideal conference if you want to network, listen, learn, challenge and be challenged by the latest developments in the field. 

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