Applied Clinical Science Stream

  • 1.5 days of science and CPD run in parallel with BAP Annual Summer Meetings
  • Aimed at clinicians who have an interest in the cutting-edge science related to their prescribing.
  • The theme for the stream will be a topical issue and will change each year.
  • Provides 10-11 hours CPD subject to peer group approval.

ACSS Programme 2017
Depression: Which treatment and for whom

2017 Summer Meeting – Harrogate Convention Centre

23rd July 2017 – 24th July 2017

Sunday, 23rd July 2017

Type Session Location
11:30 – 18:30 Registration Registration
Outside Queen's Suite
12:00 – 16:45 Applied Clinical Science Stream Depression: Which treatment and for whom
Treatment options for treatment resistant depression
Queen's Suite 1
14:45 – 15:00 Refreshments Refreshments for ACSS and Preclinical Workshop attendees
Outside Queen's Suite
16:45 – 17:15 Refreshments Refreshments for Satellite attendees
Outside Queen's Suite
17:15 – 18:15 Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium funded by Galen-Pharma
Inhaled Loxapine in Clinical Practice
Queen's Suite 1
19:00 – 22:00 Social Welcome Reception and Disco
Crowne Plaza

Monday, 24th July 2017

Type Session Location
08:30 – 17:30 Registration Registration
Outside Queen's Suite
09:00 – 11:30 Symposium SYMPOSIUM 1
Personalized pharmacological treatments for depression: Will big data achieve what clinicians can’t?
Hall D
09:00 – 11:30 Symposium SYMPOSIUM 2
The psychopharmacology of emerging calcium channel targets
Queen's Suite 1
09:00 – 11:30 Symposium SYMPOSIUM 3
Behavioural and substance addictions: Similarities and differences
Queen's Suite 2
10:00 – 10:30 Refreshments Refreshments
Hall H
11:45 – 12:30 Guest Lecture Guest Lecture - Professor Sir Robin Murray
Facts about psychosis that (most) psychopharmacologists prefer to ignore
Hall D
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch Lunch and Poster Preview
Hall H
14:00 – 15:30 Poster Session Poster Session
Hall H
15:00 – 15:30 Refreshments Refreshments
Hall H
15:45 – 17:15 Special Session Challenges in managing depression
Hall D

NOTE: The 2017 ACSS has received financial support from LivaNova, the manufactures of Vagus Nerve Stimulators used to treat depression and epilepsy. The Summer Meeting as a whole includes industry sponsored satellites which are detailed in the final programme.

Further Information

We are delighted to announce the launch of our "Applied Clinical Science Stream" (ACSS) at the 2017 annual Summer Meeting. The ACSS is designed for clinicians who are interested not only in obtaining CPD but also in the science underlying the prescribing they do and what therapeutic developments are coming over the horizon. In addition to lectures, there will be able opportunity for questions as well as interacting with the scientists driving psychopharmacology forward in the UK at the current time. Delegates are also encouraged to submit abstracts to the meeting describing case series and prescribing audits. The Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Psychopharmacology Committee will award a prize to the best ACSS delegate poster annually. The ACSS is an integral part of the BAP Summer Meeting, which continues on the following Tuesday (with the Gala Dinner that evening), finishing at lunchtime on the Wednesday. Registration is available for the ACSS only, or for the full meeting, with preferential rates for BAP Members. The ACSS is of particular relevance to trainees, staff grade and consultant psychiatrists and mental health pharmacists.

Note: Unlike other BAP clinical education and training initiatives, there may be pharmaceutical or other company support or sponsorship of the BAP Summer Meeting, including the ACSS. All such support will be detailed in the programme and all chairs and speakers (as in all BAP Education events) will provide a declaration of interests.

  • Material will include not only CPD but also new and exciting science likely to influence clinical practice in the next 5-10 years. Provides an opportunity to meet and interact with scientists progressing the field in the UK.
  • Complements other BAP educational initiatives.