Psychopharmacology Awards – Winners’ Short Orals

This session, in which winners of the Psychopharmacology Awards present their work, always has high attendance and this year was no exception. Dr Tom Freeman, the winner of the junior non-clinical award, presented on the role of cannabinoids in the development and treatment of addiction. He noted that recent policy changes in the UK have […]

Clinical Session – Machine learning in psychiatry: opportunity and challenges in early prognostic modelling

This session focussed on machine learning (ML) in psychiatry. The take-home message was that whilst this approach has promise, care over methods, particularly validation methods, is of paramount importance to avoid overfitting. Equally, large datasets are also useful to allow separation of data into a ‘training set’, from which an algorithm is developed, and a […]