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SMHRN Annual Scientific Meeting 2014 -

De-stigmatising Mental Illness: the Role of Science & Experience

Date: 11th December 2014
Venue: John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh

The Scottish Mental Health Research Network Annual Scientific Meeting will take place on 11th December at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh. We have a new format this year which includes workshops, speakers, poster presentations and input from the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival. Please join us for what we hope will be a lively and stimulating programme. This event is open to anyone interested and involved in mental health research in Scotland. The event is free and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Speakers and workshop presenters include:

  • Isabella Goldie, Mental Health Foundation
  • Keith Laws, University of Hertfordshire
  • Rosie Stenhouse, University of Edinburgh
  • Simon Bradstreet, Scottish Recovery Network
  • Cathy Wield, Author
  • Diana Rose, King's College London
  • Peter Byrne, Newham University Hospital
  • Neil Quinn, University of Strathclyde
  • Jude Clarke, Manager, Heal The Whole of Me
  • Joanne McLean, Mental Health Foundation
  • Stephen Lawrie, University of Edinburgh

Please note - the deadline for submission of poster abstracts has passed. It is with regret we cannot accept any more.

Last few spaces remaining !!!


Review of the SMHRN Annual Scientific Meeting 2013: 'Mind and Body in the 21st Century'

Date: 12th December 2013
Venue: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

The Scottish Mental Health Research Network hosted its 5th Annual Scientific meeting at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh on the 12th December 2013. The theme of the meeting was 'Mind and Body in the 21st Century'.

The ASM was attended by over 150 delegates from accross Scotland; including researchers, clinicians and service users. The day was chaired by the SMHRN Director, Prof Stephen Lawrie; and speakers included Prof Angela Vincent (Oxford), Dr Jonathan Cavanagh (Glasgow), Dr Justin Williams (Aberdeen), Sir Robin Murray (London), Frances Simpson (Edinburgh), Prof Eileen Joyce (London) and Dr Alan Carson (Edinburgh).

We received approx 26 poster submission. Dr Everett Julyan (Consultant Psychiatrist, NHS Ayrshire and Arran) won the best poster prize for his presentation entitled "Sleep problems in a general psychiatric population". The student prize was awarded to Eva Nouzova (PhD Student, University of Aberdeen) for "Can eye movements be used as diagnostic markers for adult major depressive disorder?". Congratulations to them both!

Feedback from delegates

"I gained a greater insight into mental health research priorities"

"The quality and variety of the presentations were excellent"

"It was good to hear about research that looks at antibodies and their role in psychiatric illness"

"Excellent networking opportunities and great opportunity to see very high standard of presentations"

"Interesting update re inflammation and autoimmune responses and relationship with psychosis"

A selection of speakers presentations are available on request. Please email the network administrator to request these.


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