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Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

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Department of Psychological Medicine

Health Scares Scoping Meeting

Health Scares Scoping Meeting


We are setting up this invitation-only meeting to explore interest in a regular meeting / network on health scares. In this initial meeting we will have brief presentations covering a range of topics in the context of health-scares, including: 

  • The role of traditional and social media
  • Symptom reporting, nocebo effects and mass psychogenic illness
  • Changes in help-seeking behaviour, and in clinician- and policy-maker behaviour
  • The role of mistrust and conspiracy theory

In the first part of the day we will cover a broad range of areas, with speakers from psychology, anthropology and public health discussing their work in the context of terrorism, vaccination, wind farms and more. In the second part, we will explore possibilities of organising a more regular meeting. 

Please note that due to space restrictions, this meeting is invitation only.

Attendees will need to arrange and pay for their own travel and accommodation.

Attendee CategoryCost   
1) Registration fee£60.00[Read More]

Special Events

Class of 2022

Class of 2022 - UG Graduation Party


Class of 2022 - want to carry on celebrating after your Graduation?

Then join us on the 28th July 2022 for a celebratory drink or two.

Open to BSc Psychology students graduating on Thursday, 28th July ’22 – the ‘Golden Jubilee’ 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 16:15 at Festival Pier (SE1 8XZ) returning for 18:30.

Of course, the boat has a capacity – we don’t want to sink - so it will be first come first serve on tickets.

Look forward to seeing you there!!

Attendee CategoryCost   
Guest£20.00[Read More]
Student£10.00[Read More]

Department of Biostatistics & Health Informatics

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BHI Executive Education Programme: Natural Language Processing (NLP) 2022


Course Aim:

The 10-day 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).

Attendee CategoryCost   
1) KCL Student£475.00[Read More]
2) KCL Staff / KHP£712.50[Read More]
3) External student£712.50[Read More]
4) External£950.00[Read More]
5) Internal Transfer£0.00[Read More]

Centre for Implementation Science

Implementation Science Research Conference 2022

Implementation Science Research Conference 2022




Beyond trials: the rise of pragmatic approaches to implementation science in health and social care research 

Now in its fifth year, the 2022 conference will bring together online researchers, policymakers, clinicians, practitioners and service users from around the world.

Together we will share the best ways to implement evidence-based health and social care research within services and systems to improve health and care outcomes.

For information about the conference programme please visit the NIHR ARC South London Website here.  https://www.arc-sl.nihr.ac.uk/events-training/events-training/5th-uk-implementation-science-research-conference

Attendee CategoryCost   
Charity/NGO£140.00[Read More]
Full Fee£185.00[Read More]
Low Income Country£45.00[Read More]
Middle Income Country£90.00[Read More]
NHS/ARC Staff£140.00[Read More]
Request To Pay By Invoice£0.00[Read More]
Service User£45.00[Read More]
Student£90.00[Read More]

Eating Disorders

MANTRA: Introductory Training for Therapists (Online Course)

MANTRA: Introductory Training for Therapists (Online Course)



This course is designed for psychological therapists working with eating disorder patients, who wish to learn the foundations of MANTRA (the Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults). MANTRA is a highly effective outpatient therapy tailored to the specific needs and characteristics of people with AN.

Treatment targets are key maintaining factors, including [a] a thinking style characterised by rigidity, detail focus and fear of making mistakes, [b] an in-expressive, avoidant emotional and relational style, [c] positive beliefs about the utility of anorexia for the person, and [d] a response of close others characterised by high expressed emotion and enabling of and accommodation to the illness.

In 2017, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended MANTRA as a first line treatment for adults with anorexia nervosa. This workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive practical guide to the treatment of anorexia nervosa using MANTRA. It starts with an overview of the MANTRA model, focusing on its treatment implications.  Each of the steps in treatment is then described and illustrated with case material and supporting videos.

Attendee CategoryCost   
One Day Workshop - Introductory Training for Therapists£100.00[Read More]

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