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 are holding their ASM this year on Thursday 12th December. This will take place at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. The interaction between the mind and body continues to be controversial in mental health, especially in the light of recent advances in genetics and imaging. Please join us for what promises to 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. A draft programme will be available to view in due course.
- Prof Angela Vincent, Professor of Neuroimmunology, University of Oxford
- Dr Neil Harrison, Reader in Neuropsychiatry, University of Brighton and Sussex
- Dr Justin Williams, Senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen
- Sir Robin Murray, Professor of Psychiatry, King's College London
- Ms Frances Simpson, Chair, Support in Mind Scotland
- Prof Eileen Joyce, Prof of Neuropsychiatry, University College London
- Dr David Okai, Clinical Research Fellow, King's College London
- Prof Stephen Lawrie, Director of SMHRN and Head of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh
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New GMC guidelines for doctors involved with research
The General Medical Council (GMC) has published new guidance for doctors, Good practice in research and Consent to research. This replaces the guidance booklet, Research: The role and responsibilities of doctors (2002) and comes into effect on 4 May 2010.
Research is essential to maintaining and improving healthcare but it can be a difficult area for doctors to navigate. The pieces of guidance provide a framework to guide doctors’ decisions throughout all stages of a research project. They include specific advice on:
- The law and governance arrangements that apply to research in the UK
- Good research design and practice, including the importance of promoting equality and preventing discrimination at all stages of research
- Avoiding conflicts of interest and protecting participants from harm
- The process of seeking participant consent
- Involving adults who lack capacity in research
- The considerations about involving children or young people in research