Hot Topics Webinars – Thursdays 14th January, 11th February, 11th March & 15th April 2021

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Approved for 2 External or Internal CPD credits per webinar


February 11, 2021 6:30 pm
February 11, 2021 8:30 pm
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Hot Topics Webinars – Thursdays 14th January, 11th February, 11th March & 15th April 2021

TIME: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
VENUE: Zoom Webinar
CPD: Approved for 2 External or Internal CPD credits per webinar


Preliminary Details:

Hot Topics Webinar:  Thursday 14th January, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Zoom (2 external or internal CPD credits)
– Caring for Clinicians during Covid
Speaker: Dr Íde Delargy, GP with special interest in addiction and substance misuse problems, Chairperson Practitioner Health Matters, National GP Co-ordinator for the HSE Addiction Service, Director of the Substance Misuse Programme at the ICGP.
Description: Dr. Delargy’s talk will reflect on how clinicians have coped during the pandemic and she will outline a range of measures that can help to minimise the risk of becoming overwhelmed or burned out. She will draw on her Practitioner Health service experience of listening to clinicians in distress and helping to guide them back to full functioning and good self care.


– Structural Neuroimaging Review in Psychosis
Speaker: Dr Brian Hallahan, Consultant Psychiatrist at Galway University Hospital and Senior Lecturer at NUI Galway.
He has published over 100 research papers in peer reviewed journals and his principal research interests include neuroimaging in psychosis, and the role of Essential Fatty Acids in mood disorders and has extensive research collaborations nationally and internationally. His talk will focus on structural neuroimaging findings in psychotic disorders.


Hot Topics Webinar:  Thursday 11th February, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Zoom (2 external or internal CPD credits)
– The Language of Illness
Speaker: Prof Fergus Shanahan, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at University College Cork (UCC), National University of Ireland. Author of the recently published book “The Language of Illness”. His interests are in mucosal immunology, gut microbiota, inflammatory bowel disease, and most things that affect the human experience.

– Research for the Psychiatrist (Title to be confirmed)
Speaker: Prof Paul Fearon, Medical Director St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Trinity College Dublin & Chair of the CPsychI Faculty of Academic Psychiatry


Hot Topics Webinar:  Thursday 11th March, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Zoom (2 external or internal CPD credits)
– Prescribing for Specific Mental Disorders with extended time for Discussion and Q&A
Speaker: Ms Helen Danaher MPSI, Clinical Pharmacist in Mental Health, Phoenix Pharmacy Dept. c/o St. Mary’s Hospital, Dublin.
We are delighted to welcome Helen Danaher back to Hot Topics after her very popular presentation on prescribing last September. Her presentation in March will focus on the pharmacological treatment of specific mental disorders.


Hot Topics Webinar:  Thursday 15th April, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Zoom (2 external or internal CPD credits)
Speakers & Topics To Be Confirmed


Special Registration Fees for Hot Topics Webinars:

  • CPsychI members: €25 per webinar
  • Psychiatrists (Non-CPsychI members): €75 per webinar
  • Other Specialties (Non-Psychiatrists): €45 per webinar
  • Continuous Professional Development Support Scheme (CPD-SS) for NCHDs in Non-Training Posts: A limited number of CPD-SS places may be available to NCHDs registered on CPD-SS. To avail of CPD-SS funding, you must book your place in advance by completing and submitting the booking form.



  • CPsychI members: BOOK ONLINE – log in as a member and click on Member Registration button above.
  • Non-CPsychI members / CPD-SS NCHDs: Please complete and submit your booking form as soon as possible to secure your place.



Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link to access the webinar they have booked at the specified time and date only. The Zoom link will be unique for each registrant and can only be used on one device at a time. The link will be emailed to the primary email address we have on file for each registrant. In order for an attendance record to be generated for each webinar for the purposes of issuing CPD certificates, each registrant’s name and primary email address will be input as an attendee on the College’s Zoom account. The Zoom webinars may be recorded and made available at a future date.