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Charlotte Allan and Sophie Behrman have been awarded funds by Health Education England and the Royal College of Psychiatrists to organise a Trainee Led Recruitment Project: "Oxford Conference on Ageing and Psychiatry"

Oxford Conference on Ageing and Psychiatry



For medical students, foundation and core psychiatry trainees to gain exposure to the breadth of old age psychiatry, and to stimulate interest in:

  • The context of ageing as a driver for changes to policy and health-care services
  • A diverse clinical specialty, requiring medical and psychiatric expertise
  • A specialty with wider opportunities for innovation and research



  • To host a one-day conference in Oxford for 50 participants
  • To provide a sustainable resource for recruitment by podcasting each session
  • To raise awareness of Old Age Psychiatry Specialty Training and involvement in research projects in the field.



The conference will be held at Wolfson College, Oxford in September 2015 prior to specialty training applications. Delegates will be recruited from around the UK; places will be allocated on a first come-first served basis and the conference advertised via the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ newsletter and on local mailing lists.  The resources of Oxford University (e.g. Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Population Ageing, Said Business School) and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust provide a wealth of local speakers on diverse topics, for example:

  • Context

Policy challenges in population ageing, managing health and social care networks

  • Clinical

Ethical and legal challenges, complex cases, liaison psychiatry, impact on carers

  • Wider opportunities

Brain imaging, developing drugs for dementia, global opportunities



The talks will be recorded and uploaded to the Oxford University podcast series (the psychiatry series has attracted over 26000 downloads in the past year).


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