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Conference Programme

Keynote speakers, programme and guidance

The conference will take place from 10am - 5.00pm.

ScheduleSpeaker and Topic
10.00

Welcome

Alan Thompson, Dean of UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences
10.05

Covid-19 and Mental Health

  • Gwenaëlle Douaud, SARS-CoV-2 is associated with changes in brain structure in UK Biobank
  • Maxime Taquet, 2-year risk trajectories of neurological and psychiatric sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection across the lifespan and the influence of different variants: retrospective cohort studies of 1.2 million patients
  • Daisy Fancourt, A Double Pandemic: The psychological impact of COVID-19
11.20Short break
11.40

Treatments for depression

  • Glyn Lewis, The antidepressant wars
  • Steve Pilling, Weighing the Evidence – 50 years of progress in the treatment of depression
12.30

Panel discussion

Discussants: Gemma Lewis and Tania Gergel
13.00Lunch break & poster presentations
14.30

Conflict, war and trauma

  • Talya Greene, Trauma and mental health in conflict settings
  • Tejendra Pherali, The effects of conflict on education and wellbeing
  • Sir Simon Wessely, Psychiatry and War
15.30

Panel discussion

Discussant: Aseel Hamid
15.50

PhD and poster prize giving

16.00

Key note: The future of psychiatry research

  • Tom Insel, Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health
16.30

Q&A

16.40

Closing remarks

Chair: Tony David, Director of UCL Institute of Mental Health
16.50Finish
17.00Drinks reception