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The 8th Annual International CMHP Psychiatric Pharmacy Conference

Friday 13 October to Sunday 15 October 2017 at The Midland, Manchester

We are pleased to announce that the 8th International Conference will be held at The Midland. The impressive building stands proud in the heart of Manchester's city centre, and over the course of its 100 year history, the hotel has played host to Kings, Queens, Presidents, Prime Ministers and rock stars.

Our theme this year is 'A Wider Perspective'. We will be looking at how mental health can be affected by outside influences such as physical health. Our annual international psychiatric pharmacy conference is the flagship event in our calendar. We provide delegates with opportunities to explore clinical and strategic issues, to share good practice, to learn from each other and to enable networking.

Our conference programme is designed to inspire, educate and enthuse. We invite eminent speakers to deliver keynote sessions, and we offer a mix of plenary sessions, workshops, presentations and poster sessions. Through these, we aim to gain insight into the latest developments in mental health pharmacy, and to share good practice. In addition, we host a medical exhibition which can be visited during breaks and over lunch.

We welcome delegates from around the world. A highlight of the conference is always the Brett Hill Memorial Lecture where we invite speakers with lived experience of mental health problems to share their insights with us. Topics can be varied, but this session is usually moving, informative and highly valued by delegates.

Oral presentations and posters

Showcase your work! Applications are invited for oral presentations and posters at this year's conference. Please use the application form and guidance notes to submit your application here. This is a fantastic opportunity to tell us about the excellent work you have been doing. The closing date has been extended by one week to: 17:00 on 30th June 2017 so get your thinking caps on now if you haven't already!

Feedback from the 2016 conference was very positive with some saying:-

"Thank you for an inspiring, fascinating and fun conference! Excellent speakers and great enthusiasm all round!"

"#CMHP16 has been fantastic - thanks to CMHP for organising! Great to meet lots of people for the first time & catch up with old friends!"

"Great opening session [Brett Hill Memorial Lecture] - brilliant insight into service user involvement in research and patient care."


To whet your appetite, why not have a look at the TED talk delivered by one of our confirmed speakers Dr Ben Sessa. He is a consultant psychiatrist in adult addictions, working part-time at Addaction in Weston-Super-Mare and senior research fellow at Bristol, Cardiff and Imperial College London.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

We are very pleased to offer a range of Sponsorship & Exhibition packages. The full details of all the available packages can be found in the Sponsorship & Exhibition Information Pack. If this is of interest to you or to discuss further please contact us on 01332 224509 or email us and we will get back to you.

We will be releasing exhibitor information shortly. In the meantime please keep these dates in your diary!

Exhibition and Posters will be available for viewing throughout the conference until 16.00 Saturday 14th October

Registration fees can be found on the booking form. For further information please contact us on 01332 224509 or ch@cjnsc.kmpk-oe.ou


Friday 13th October 2017

10:00Arrival and registration
10:15Medical & poster exhibition opens
10:45Chair’s Welcome & Introduction: TBC
11:15Brett Hill Memorial Lecture: TBC
12:00Resilience Coaching: Susan Botfield, Director, Four Pillars Coaching
13:00Satellite symposium: TBC Or Buffet Lunch with medical exhibition and poster viewing
14:00Chair’s introduction : Peter Pratt, NHS England Head of MH and LD Strategies
14:15Learning Disabilities and Physical Healthcare: Dr Dave Branford, RPS English Pharmacy Board Member
15:15Refreshments with medical exhibition & poster viewing
15:45Psychoactive Drug Related Deaths: Dr Owen Bowden-Jones, Consultant Addiction Psychiatry
16:30Plenary Session: Discussion and question and answer session with the Chair and afternoon's speakers
17:00Satellite symposium: TBC
18:30Medical & Poster Exhibition Closes
19:15Annual General Meeting of CMHP

Saturday 14th October 2017

08:00Satellite symposium: TBC
09:00Medical & poster exhibition opens
09:00Chair’s introduction: Dr Dave Branford, RPS English Pharmacy Member Board
09:15Pharmacy practice oral presentations: 4 presentations 20 minutes each
10:35Refreshments with medical exhibition & poster viewing
11:40Physical Health in Mental Health for Primary and Secondary Care. Kate Dale, Physical Health Project Lead, Bradford District Care Trust
13:00Satellite symposium: TBC
13:00Or Buffet Lunch with medical exhibition. Poster viewing and judging. Poster presenters to be available next to their posters for judges’ questions
14:00Afternoon session
14:00Psychiatric Pharmacy Postgraduate Diploma student case presentations: See notice board for details
14:00Workshops: A choice of workshops running in parallel - See notice board for workshop allocations and room
15:30Refreshments with medical exhibition & poster viewing
16:00Medical & poster exhibition closes. Please collect your posters immediately
17:00Satellite symposium: TBC
19:002017 CMHP Awards Pre dinner drinks at 7pm Meal at 7.30pm

Sunday 15th October 2017

09:00Morning Worship
09:30Chair’s Introduction: John Donoghue, Medicines in Mental Health Ltd
09:45Patient Choice in the Guideline Era. The medicolegal consequences: Dr John Coates, Principal Lecturer ETN Mental Health
11:00Cardiometabolic/Physical Healthcare in SMI: Dolly Sud, Specialist Mental Health Pharmacist Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
11:45Treating PTSD with Ecstasy: Dr Ben Sessa
12:30Chair’s closing remarks Conference summary & farewell
12:30Conference Closes


The Midland

The Midland, Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS •  Website•  Directions

Additional Information

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