Academic Psychiatry Intellectual Disabilities: facilitators and challenges

19 May 2021, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

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A joint event by the RCPsych Faculty of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disabilities and The UCL Division Of Psychiatry

This event is free.

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Angela Hassiotis

Have you ever wondered how to get into academia if you work in the field of intellectual disabilities?

No matter which point in your career you are at, come to hear about the different avenues and put your questions to those who have done it.

We are pleased to announce a great list of speakers including opening keynote Dr Vivienne Curtis, Associate Dean for Academic Training, RCPsych.

Dr Rory Sheehan, Dr Sam Tromans, Dr Sarah Pape and Dr Sonya Rudra will speak of their experiences in a quick fire round; Prof Rohit Shankar will present the Faculty academic strategy, prof Angela Hassiotis will speak of the importance of communicating research findings to people with intellectual disabilities and professionals and Dr Bhathika Perera will tell us of his views on how to manage academic aspirations as a NHS consultant.

We are grateful to Dr Ken Courtenay, Chair of the Faculty of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disabilities and Dr Afia Ali, Associate Professor UCL Division of Psychiatry for chairing duties.

This online event will be held in Microsoft Teams and the link will be emailed to the attendees a week before.