24th Annual Conference 2019, Glasgow

24th Annual NAPICU Conference

Thursday 5th – Friday 6th September 2019

Introduction to the Conference

The National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care and Low Secure Units (NAPICU) is delighted to welcome you to our 24th Annual Conference at Glasgow Caledonian University on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th September 2019.

The theme for this, our twenty fourth Annual Conference 2019 Conference, will be:

“Therapeutic Advancements in Acute, Emergency and Secure Mental Health Settings; Reducing Restrictive Interventions”

There will be discussions on maintaining the PICU specialism and what skills and expertise does the PICU workforce require. We will be retaining the patient at the centre of our focus, ultimately improving outcomes.

The preliminary programme includes four interesting parallel sessions:

  • PICU as a specialism
  • Therapeutic Practice in Different Settings
  • Education and Workforce
  • Novel Treatments in Psychiatry 

And of course we will have a full social programme including a Quiz night and Civic Welcome Reception Hosted by the City of Glasgow followed by the Gala Dinner


Course Leaders

Dr Hamid Alhaj, Consultant Psychiatrist, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust and NAPICU Executive Committee Member (Research Lead).

Mr Roland Dix, Approved Clinician, Consultant Nurse in Psychiatric Intensive Care & Secure Recovery, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Editor-in-Chief Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care & Low Secure Units, NAPICU Executive Member


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Register for Pre-training and Full Conference

To register using a manual form please click here.

Group registrations must use the manual form

Accommodation now sold out !

 Member rate Non member rate
Conference Delegate Rate£455£575
Conference group rate for 6 ward members
(saving over £23 pp)
Conference & training event£545£665
Conference & training group rate for 6 ward members£3270N/A

Registration includes the Gala dinner, accommodation is now sold out

View the preliminary programme here

Sponsorship Opportunities Available – Click here 

Poster Session

The poster session will be held as an interactive poster and exhibition session.Submit an Abstract for review by our judging panel.

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Return of Team of the Year 2019

Any team from an LSU or PICU Service who are fully paid members of NAPICU can enter for the Team of the Year Award.

Click here for more details and find out how to apply.