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Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

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Department of Psychological Medicine

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Health Scares Meeting


We are setting up this meeting to explore the role of the media during a health scare. We will discuss the challenges of defining a health scare and some examples that might fit that definition, and debate what role journalists have in helping the public to understand the issue without exacerbating anxieties. 

Please note that due to space restrictions, this meeting is invitation only. An agenda and full details will be sent by the organiser. Dinner on the 9th, and lunch on the 10th and 11th will be covered, but attendees will need to arrange and pay for their own travel and accommodation. 

Attendee CategoryCost   
Registration Fee£120.00[Read More]
KHP Epilepsy in Intellectual Disabilities online masterclass

King's Health Partners and Oxleas NHS FT - Epilepsy in Intellectual Disabilities Masterclass



We are pleased to invite you to this online masterclass covering assessment and treatments in Epilepsy in Intellectual Disabilities.

Who should attend the masterclass? 

Health professionals with an interest with an interest in Epilepsy including: 

•    Neurologists
•    Psychiatrists in Intellectual Disability
•    GPs
•    Specialist Epilepsy Nurses
•    Pharmacists
•    Allied Health Professionals
•    EEG Technicians 

The sessions will cover:  

•    Risk Assessments 
•    Newer Antiseizure Medication in Intellectual Disabilities 
•    Differential Diagnosis: Hyperkinetic Disorders
•    Differential Diagnosis: Dissociative Disorders, Psychogenic and Behavioural Presentations 

Places are limited and will be assigned on a first come - first served basis. 

Attendee CategoryCost   
1) Internal and Partners£0.00[Read More]
2) External£35.00[Read More]
3) Swansea Bay University Health Board£0.00[Read More]

Special Events

FREED at 10 - Towards the Next Decades of Early Intervention for Eating Disorders

FREED at 10 - Towards the Next Decades of Early Intervention for Eating Disorders


Ten years ago, we started FREED (First episode rapid early intervention for eating disorders) as a small pilot project. It is now the leading evidence-based service model and care pathway for early intervention in eating disorders. It is fully embedded in services across England and has inspired development of similar models internationally.  Join us to celebrate FREED’s first decade. Learn about how we are working with our partners to shape the future of high-quality authentic prevention and early intervention for eating disorders to revolutionise care for patients and families. Help us make early intervention for eating disorders a world-wide movement. 

The event will feature keynote lectures and talks from international experts on youth mental health and early intervention, members of CREW, national FREED team and the EDIFY consortium on scientific advances, impacts and ongoing work and opportunities for networking, discussion and debate.  


Additional Information in the More Info tab.

Attendee CategoryCost   
Standard Rate (In person)£100.00[Read More]
Standard Rate (Online)£50.00[Read More]
Student Rate (In person)£50.00[Read More]
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Class of 2024 - Graduation Celebration


Class of 2024 - want to carry on celebrating after your Graduation? 

Then join us on the 29th July 2024 for a celebratory drink.

Open to all Undergraduate students graduating on Monday 29th July ’24 – the ‘Golden Sunrise’ boat will be taking a trip along the Thames. Come aboard and celebrate your great achievement with peers, family and staff !!

Just a short walk from graduation - we will be boarding the boat at 17:30 at Festival Pier (SE1 8XZ) returning for 20:30. 

Look forward to seeing you there!!

Attendee CategoryCost   
1) Student£10.00[Read More]
2) Guest£17.50[Read More]

Centre for Military Health Research

FiMT Research Centre & Veterans Mental Health Conference 2024

FiMT Research Centre & Veterans Mental Health Conference 2024


Monday 13th May 2024

FiMT Research Centre Conference

The FiMT Research Centre Conference gives a platform to individuals from across service provision, government, and research, presenting topical evidence relevant to the transition process and the experiences of ex-Service personnel and their families. 
Our upcoming 2024 conference will focus on the theme of 'Research with impact for ex-Service personnel and their families'. Focusing on current research with the potential to significantly impact and advance understanding, policy and practice affecting UK ex-Service personnel and their families.

Tuesday 14th May 2024

Veterans’ Mental Health Conference

The health and wellbeing of Veterans, and their families, is a topic frequently discussed in parliament and in the media.  The King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) has been running a mental health focused conference for many years.

These two conferences will be held consecutively on the 13th and 14th May 2024 at Bush House. The first day will be the FiMT Research Centre conference which will be run along with our partners, RAND Europe. The second day will be the traditional King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) Veterans’ Mental Health Conference.
Each conference will have a comprehensive agenda in order to provide delegates with an opportunity to hear the latest research, and to network with colleagues who are interested in the health, well-being and success of the Armed Forces Community. 

Attendee CategoryCost   
1) FiMT RC and VMH Conference (13th and 14th May 2024)£198.00[Read More]
2) FiMT RC Conference (13th May 2024 ONLY)£109.00[Read More]
3) VMH Conference (14th May 2024 ONLY)£109.00[Read More]
4) Cobseo Member - FiMT RC and VMH Conference (13th & 14th May 2024)£153.50[Read More]
5) Cobseo Members - VMH Conference (14th May 2024 ONLY)£54.50[Read More]

Department of Psychology

Student Mental Health Conference 2024

Student Mental Health Conference 2024


This is an informal and friendly conference, designed to bring practitioners and researchers together to talk about student mental health. The conference will create opportunities to present lessons learned from practice and research findings. We will also be carving out plenty of time to talk about plans and ideas, as well as challenges, arising in practice and research. We hope this is an opportunity to learn and to connect.

The three-day conference will focus on creating space for discussion, we have intentionally chosen a venue that gives us multiple smaller rooms, rather than a large lecture theatre. If you are hoping to sit at the back of a lecture hall and be talked at for a few days, I’m sorry, this event is not for you.

It is for you, if you’d like to talk in smaller groups with individuals who are enthusiastic and passionate about student mental health. It is for you if you’d like to connect and collaborate with others working in this world.

We will be running a programme of activities alongside the talks, to give space to be creative, to re-energise and to have structured time to get to know new people.

The conference will be catered, including tea, coffee and lunch every day. There will be a conference dinner on the first evening (10th of June). We have included this in the conference price, as we hope as many people as possible will join us.

The conference schedule is yet to be confirmed, but we expect to do something like:

10th – Midday to 5.30pm (or to 10pm including additional activities and dinner).

11th – 9am – 5.30pm

12th – 9.30am – 3.00pm

Attendee CategoryCost   
1) Full Fee£200.00[Read More]
2) Full Fee 10th June Only£75.00[Read More]
3) Full Fee 11th June Only£75.00[Read More]
4) Full Fee 12th June Only£75.00[Read More]
5) Subsidised Fee – Full Programme£60.00[Read More]
6) Online only£30.00[Read More]

Department of Biostatistics & Health Informatics

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BHI Executive Education Programme: Causal Modelling and Evaluation 2024


Course Aim: 
Much of applied health and social research is aimed at estimating causal effects of risk factors or interventions (treatments, programmes, policies etc.). This includes assessments carried out by research organisations to inform their strategies and help with their management and funding decisions (policy and programme evaluation). However, it is not always clear whether the quantity targeted in a particular analysis/assessment has a causal interpretation and even if that is the case, whether it can be estimated without bias from the study data. For example, findings from observational studies are frequently criticised for lacking confounding control. 

This course will review statistical designs and analyses that enable valid causal effect estimation, including Propensity Scoring and Mendelian Randomisation in observational studies, methods for dealing with non-compliance in trials, Mediation Analysis and some Quasi-experimental designs. We will focus on methods that are easily accessible to the applied researcher. Throughout methods will be motivated and demonstrated with real data examples from health research. The course will use Stata although analyses are easily translatable to other general-purpose statistical software packages. 

Attendee CategoryCost   
1) KCL Student£475.00[Read More]
2) KCL Staff£712.50[Read More]
3) Internal Transfer£0.00[Read More]
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BHI Executive Education Programme Natural Language Processing (NLP) 2024


Course Aim:

The course provides an introduction to the nature of medical text, and the technical and organisational challenges encountered when processing.

The course will be based around practical examples and widely used NLP tools.

The course aims to provide an introduction to the major techniques of natural language processing, and to provide participants with the skills to create their own NLP applications, using both rules based and statistical approaches. Methods will be introduced for extracting structured information from text, and for automatically classifying text, together with the selection of data for training and for evaluation.

The course will discuss aspects of NLP that are specific to medical and biomedical texts, and develop a critical awareness of the issues associated with these texts. Participants will be equipped with the skills needed to analyse their own language processing problems, to design and test solutions, and to understand the limitations of those solutions.


The course will provide a practical instruction in the use of some widely used tools in NLP, including nltk (a Python toolkit).

Please see the More Info tab for further information

Attendee CategoryCost   
1) KCL Student£475.00[Read More]
2) KCL Staff£712.50[Read More]
3) Internal Transfer£0.00[Read More]

Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre

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Behavior Genetics Association Annual Meeting 2024


The annual meeting of the Behavior Genetics Association is a place for scientists to meet and share the latest developments in the scientific study of the relationships between genetics and behavior. We welcome all scientists who share our interest in the study of genes and behavior, both in humans and non-human animals. This year the meeting is being held in Bush House in London from the 26th to the 29th June. On the evening of the 29th June we will finish with a banquet held in the Great Hall at Lincoln’s Inn Fields.


PLEASE NOTE If you opt to pay a discounted registration fee for members, you MUST BE a fully paid-up member of BGA. You can check and update your membership status on the BGA website by following this link, logging in, and checking your profile (top right of the screen) to see if your membership needs renewing. 

Attendee CategoryCost   
1) Associate or emeritus members (early bird)£300.00[Read More]
2) Full BGA member (early bird)£432.00[Read More]
3) Non-member (early bird)£528.00[Read More]
4) Single day attendance: Associate or emeritus members (early bird)£156.00[Read More]
5) Single day attendance: Full BGA member (early bird)£222.00[Read More]
6) Single day attendance: Non-member (early bird)£270.00[Read More]
7) Online-only attendance: Associate or emeritus members (early bird)£60.00[Read More]
8) Online-only attendance: Full BGA member (early bird)£86.40[Read More]
9) Online-only attendance: Non-member (early bird)£105.60[Read More]

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