NCHD Conference 2024

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We are pleased to announce that the 15th annual NCHD Conference will take place on Friday, 23rd February 2024 in the Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘#Trending’ with a particular focus on exploring topical themes in psychiatry relevant to trainees. 

On the day, plenary talks and workshops will explore this topic and attendees will have the opportunity to hear from some of our most experienced Consultant Psychiatrists on a range of subjects including Personality Disorders, Functional Disorders, and Drug Trends as well as breakout sessions on career advice, examination preparation and getting into research.

It promises to be a very interesting and enjoyable NCHD Conference for 2024.

The CPsychI and the Trainee Committee look forward to seeing you there!

Registration is now open here.

View the full schedule of events below and view the full conference programme via PDF here.

Schedule of Events

8:30 – 9:15 Registration
9:15 – 9:30 Welcome Address – Dr Lorcan Martin
9:30 – 10:00 “Gender Incongruence” – Dr Joanne Fegan, Miss Frances Salinger
10:00 – 10:30 “Personal Disorders” – Dr Jeff Timoney, Dr Gavin Rush
10:30 – 11:00 “Functional Disorders” – Dr Ana-Maria Clarke
11:00 – 11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:30 – 12:30 Keynote Speech – Dr Justin Brophy
12:30 – 12:50 Research Opportunities – Associate Prof. Brian O’Donoghue
12:50 – 13:00 Awarding of the Medical Student and Intern Essay Prize 2024
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH

1.       BST Examination Preparation – Dr Lorcan Martin

2.       CV Planning – Dr Mary Davoren

3.       Statistics in Research – Prof. Anne Doherty

15:00 – 15:30 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 – 16:00 “Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act” – Prof Brendan Kelly
16:00 – 16:30 “Drug Trends” – Prof. Eamon Keenan
16:30 – 16:35 Closing Address – NCHD Committee