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This innovative one day conference for Medical Students, Foundation Doctors and Core Trainees in Psychiatry has been funded by Health Education England and will cover the context of ageing, clinical aspects of old age psychiatry and wider opportunities for doctors working in the field

JM Coetzee at Wolfson College © John Cairns 12.6.14
JM Coetzee at Wolfson College

Oxford Conference on Ageing and Psychiatry

Monday 28th September 2015

Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College Oxford

0900 – 0920    Registration and tea/coffee

0920 – 0930    Opening remarks

                        Context of Ageing

0930 – 1000    Policy challenges in population ageing

Prof Sarah Harper, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing

1000 – 1030    Developing integrated care for older people: what needs to change?

Prof Louise Fitzgerald, Said Business School

1030 – 1100    Tea/Coffee

                        Opportunity for career discussions with ST4-6s

                        Clinical Practice

1100 – 1130    Clinical complexity in Old Age Psychiatry

                        Dr Philip Wilkinson, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

1130 – 1200    Psychological medicine: the importance of crossing boundaries

                        Dr Bart Sheehan, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

1200 – 1230    Ethical and legal challenges in old age psychiatry 

                        Dr Hugh Series, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

1230 – 1330    Lunch

Opportunity for career discussions with ST4-6s and ARUK representative

                        Wider opportunities

1330 – 1400    Engaging with the community

Ms Marianne Talbot, Author and philosopher

1400 – 1445    Brain imaging and the Whitehall II Study

                        Prof Klaus Ebmeier, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford                   

1445 – 1500    Tea/Coffee

1500 – 1545    Meeting the challenges of dementia research

                        Dr Emma O’Brien, Alzheimer’s Research UK

1545 – 1615    MRC Dementia’s platform

Dr Clare Mackay, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford

1615 – 1630    Close

Any questions please contact Sophie Behrman (details below).

Please download application form here and e-mail to or mail to Dr Sophie Behrman c/o Neurobiology of Ageing Group, University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7JX.


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