Welcome to the College Events and Courses section. The College develops and hosts a wide portfolio of educational events and courses for specialists, trainees and the general public to name a few. Bringing together expertise and insight College events and courses provide an opportunity to share knowledge and experience in the field of psychiatry and beyond.

Spring Conference 2021

25th & 26th March

Deadline for submissions is 5PM, Thursday 28 January.

Spring Conference 2021 Topics & Speakers

Day 1 – Thursday

  • Treatment Resistance in Psychosis – Prof Fiona Gaughran
  • Epigenetic in Psychiatry – Dr Marta di Forti
  • The RCPsych Neuroscience Project – Dr Wendy Burn & Dr Gareth Cuttle
  • Autism across all ages – Dr Grainee McAlonan
  • Intersection between autism, mental health & law – Dr Anthony Kearns, Dr Elissa Dooley, Mr Adam Harris

Day 2 – Friday

  • Pallative Care in Dementia – Dr Liz Sampson & Dr Regina McQuillan
  • The Lighthouse Programme – Gerry Byrne
  • ‘After the golden age, what is medicine for?’ – Prof Seamus O’Mahony
  • Mental Illness or Mental Disorder – Prof Tom Burns

Annual Conferences

The College holds two flagship Conferences a year – in Spring and Winter – covering national and international topics in psychiatry and other areas, usually, but not exclusively, with a specific theme. Providing the opportunity for members and trainees to mix and reconnect with peers the conference is run over two days with a combination of CPD accredited keynote speeches, plenary and parallel workshop style sessions. Development of the programme is led by the Vice President with a team of members.

Hot Topics

Hot Topics is a series of CPD approved meetings, organised by CPsychI to run one Thursday evening a month from September to April. Hot Topics meetings offer two presentations over two hours, with two CPD Credits. Many of the meetings are recorded and available to college members as CPD approved eModules. Find out more about our Hot Topic series here.

Post Graduate Training

Develop your training in line with current best practice and enhance your syllabus requirements and competencies through the course offered by Postgraduate training department.


Here you will find College eLearning resources, CPD approved eModules and Upcoming Training Events.

College CPD Events

Our CPD approved events supports the professional development of qualified psychiatrists, offering a wide variety of programmes, workshops, and webinars. Our aim is to inform psychiatrists of what they need to maintain professional competence as well as developing continuing educational programmes for them with a variety of event and courses such as one day conferences or short hot topic sessions.

External Affairs & Policy Events

Many events and activities are run each year from one day conferences to walks in the park with psychiatrists to online conversations. The aim is to educate and raise awareness among members, the pubic, stakeholders and government in matters related to on mental distress and illness.

Upcoming College Events

11 February

Hot Topics Webinars – Thursdays 11th February, 11th March & 15th April 2021

February 11, 2021
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26 February

NCHD Conference 2021

February 26, 2021
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01 March

Psychiatry of Old Age: Online Special Seminar 2021

March 1, 2021
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25 - 26March

Spring Conference 2021

March 25, 2021 Online via Zoom Webinar
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01 January

Hot Topics eModules for CPsychI Members

January 1, 2022 Moodle
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