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The BAP is a learned society and registered charity. It promotes research and education in psychopharmacology and related areas, and brings together people in academia, health services, and industry. Formed in 1974, it is the largest such national association in Europe, and the second largest in the world.

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BAP endorses the Fact Sheet on Ketamine Scheduling

Fact Sheet on Ketamine Scheduling (updated 27 Feb 2015)
Extended Fact Sheet on Ketamine Scheduling
Members of CND
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) position paper
Schedule II and IV requirements
Essential veterinary use of ketamine

Read Professor David Nutt's article on the ketamine ban

Update 24 February in response to a letter from BAP, the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, replies I would like to assure you that the UK Government supports the continued medical and scientific use of ketamine for the reasons that you have set out. The UK Government will make this point in international fora as appropriate, and will not support its scheduling under the international drug conventions.

Update 27 February the final version of the fact sheet and additional advocacy documents are now available to download (above).

Where is the BAP Stand?

Below is a list of events where the BAP stand will be:

RCPsych International Congress 29th June 2015 - 2nd July 2015 The ICC Birmingham
RCPsych Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry Annual Conference 8th October 2015 - 9th October 2015 Millennium Gloucester Hotel & Conference Centre, London

Members' Activities

Oliver Robinson
Normal? Festival of the Brain

Oliver Robinson participated in "Normal? Festival of the Brain" theatre festival at the Folkstone Quarterhouse.
23rd May 2015

Ciara McCabe
BBC Radio Berkshire

Ciara talks to Phil Kennedy about her work on reward in relation to depression and anti-depressants 11:40 to 16:56 min.
13th May 2015

Akeem Sule and Becky Inkster (Hip Hop Psych)
Kendrick Lamar, street poet of mental health

Essay in The Lancet Psychiatry journal about the work of hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar
29th April 2015

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Psychopharmacology News

Psychosis, Schizophrenia and Art: 'Reassembling the Self at the Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Manchester, 7 February 30 May 2015 published June 2015
by Peter Haddad, Michael Harte, Bill Deakin, Tony Morrison, Jenny Waterson and Jo Neill

BAP at Cheltenham Science Festival published June 2015
by Liz Tunbridge, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford

Is Cannabis Addictive? published June 2015
by Dr Tom Freeman, Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit, UCL

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Psychopharmacology is the study of drugs that affect mood, behaviour and cognition. It aims to develop our understanding of the actions and effects of such drugs, which may include treatments for psychiatric disorders as well as substances that can be abused.

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  1. National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative (NNCI)
    on 11th June 2015

    NIMH has awarded an administrative supplement to support neuroscience training during psychiatry residency as part of the NNCI.
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  2. Academic Women in Psychiatry Award
    on 27th April 2015

    Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes receives the Academic Women in Psychiatry Award
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  3. Paget Lecture and Openness Awards 2014
    on 16th December 2014

    Members of the scientific community gathered at the Wellcome Collection in London last night for the 78th Stephen Paget Memorial Lecture
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