30th Annual Meeting

5th – 6th March 2020

Kings Place, York Way, London

The BNPA committee are delighted to be able to introduce the programme for the 2020 annual meeting, which will be taking place on 5th and 6th March 2020 in the spectacular Kings Place, London.

We have a fantastic line up of speakers to discuss core topics in neuropsychiatry including psychedelic drugs in neuropsychiatry, the neuropsychiatry of Parkinson’s disease, psychotic phenomena – hallucinations and beyond and state of the art neuromodulation. Covering the latest in scientific research as well as essential clinical practice updates. We are introducing new interdisciplinary clinical sessions and discussion of complex cases through psychiatry and neurology lenses.

The meeting will open with the BNPA Medal lecture, awarded to Andrew Lees, Professor of Neurology at University College London and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, in recognition of his enormous contribution to neurology, particularly in the field of Parkinson’s disease.

We will also hear from Essi Viding, professor of Development Psychopathology at University College, London about why some people become psychopaths and Morten Kringelbach, professor of neuroscience at Aarhus University, Denmark and University of Oxford on the neuroscience of pleasure.

To round off the meeting, Adam Zeman, Professor of Cognitive and Behavioural Neurology, University of Exeter Medical School will talk on ‘The Eye’s Mind – a study of the neural basis of visual imagination and its role in culture’.

There will also be revamped poster sessions, the usual Lishman prize winners, and the clinical updates with a twist. The essential evening reception which will include an opportunity for us to celebrate and recognise Maria Ron, Professor of Neuropsychiatry at the UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square and Consultant of Neuropsychiatry; who will be there to receive the BNPA’s very first Lifetime Achievement award for her outstanding contribution to neuropsychiatry.

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