Conference: The Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) – The end of psychiatric practice as we know it?

March 10th, 2016, from approximately 12.30-16.30.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street London E1 8BB


1230-1300 – Registration/Lunch

1300-1315 – Opening Remarks: Dr Sanjay Khurmi, Chair of the RCPsych Human Rights Committee

1315-1330 – Welcome by Professor Sir Simon Wessely, RCPsych President

1330-1415 – Diane Kingstone – ‘The CRPD and Psychosocial Disabilities’ 

1415-1430 – Break

1430-1515 – Oliver Lewis (Title TBC) 

1515-1600 – Baroness Hale – ‘Equality & Coercion in Mental Health Law – can they ever be compatible?’ 

1600-1630 – Panel Q&A

Fee – £50 (including lunch) – to be paid either in advance by cheque or on the day via cash/cheque. To book a place, please either write to or email Greg Smith (21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB or including details of any dietary requirements. Please make cheques payable to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, writing ‘SCHR Conference 2016’ on the back.

Further details available here.


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