Latest Advances in Psychiatry

A collaboration between Progress and the International Society for Affective Disorders (ISAD)

This annual Symposium began in 2002: it was the idea of the late Professor Robert Kerwin, Professor of Psychopharmacology at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. The objective of the symposium going forward is to provide psychiatrists and trainees with independent, up to date, practical information that will support them in achieving their personal CPD objectives and in their everyday clinical practice.

2015 14th Latest Advances in Psychiatry Symposium – Excellence in Psychiatry: Hopes and Hubris

The 14th Symposium, Excellence in Psychiatry: Hopes and Hubris was held on Thursday 12th March 2015 at the Royal College of Physicians in London.

The slides from some of the speakers’ lectures are available to view here.

2014 13th Latest Advances in Psychiatry Symposium

The 13th Latest Advances in Psychiatry Symposium was held at the Royal College of Physicians, Regent’s Park, London on 12th March 2014. We were honoured to welcome Professor Sir Simon Wessely as the Keynote Speaker, as well as Professor Guy Goodwin, Dr Paul Ramchandani and Professor Ian Jones.

13th LAP Conference Report
Steve Titmarsh

2013 12th Symposium – Psychiatry in the 21st Century: From Molecule to Clinic

A personal approach to treatment is the key to advances in psychiatry
Summary report by Steve Titmarsh

Improving schizophrenia care: kindness and competence are key
Report by Steve Titmarsh, based on Keynote Lecture by Professor Sir Robin Murray

Is dopamine still the key to treating schizophrenia?
Report by Steve Titmarsh, based on a lecture by Dr Oliver Howes, organised by Roche

Characteristics and duration of mania: implications for continuation treatment
Report by Steve Titmarsh, based on a lecture by Professor Allan Young, organised by Lundbeck

12th Symposium Speaker slides are also available to view here.

2012 Symposium XI – Personalised Medicine in Psychiatry: From Diagnosis to Treatment

Keynote Lecture: Classifying and treating personality disorders: back to the future?
Report by Steve Titmarsh, based on a lecture by Professor Peter Tyrer

Optimising therapy for schizophrenia and depression: old and new solutions
Summary report by Steve Titmarsh

Do psychiatrists need another antipsychotic?
Report by Steve Titmarsh, based on a lecture by Dr Luiz Dratcu, organised by Lundbeck Ltd.

The burden of bipolar disorder in the UK
Report by Steve Titmarsh, based on a lecture by Professor Allan Young, organised by AstraZeneca.

Symposium XI speaker slides are also available to view here.

2011 Symposium X – Treatment Challenges Across the Life Course:

Keynote Lecture: Psychiatric diagnosis needs a more scientific approach
Report by Steve Titmarsh, based on a lecture by Professor Ian Goodyer

From teens to old age: psychiatry strives to help
Report by Steve Titmarsh

To view pdfs of the speaker slides click here.

2010 Symposium IX – Reports published in Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry:

Keynote Lecture Mood disorders – pearls of wisdom from a lifetime of observation
Steve Titmarsh, based on a lecture by Professor Jules Angst

Servier-sponsored satellite Agomelatine: – more than just another antidepressant
Steve Titmarsh, based on a lecture by Professor Anthony Hale

2009 Symposium VIII – Reports published in Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry:

Errors in the recognition and diagnosis of sleep disorders
Gregory Stores

Keynote Lecture: Treating eating disorders
Report by Mark Greener, based on a lecture by Professor Gerald Russell

Pfizer sponsored satellite: Treating generalised anxiety disorder
Report by Mark Greener, based on a lecture by Dr David Baldwin

2008 Symposium VII – Report published online only:

Improving the measurement of anxiety and depression
Report by Mark Greener, based on a lecture by Dr Katherine Aitchison

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