Our annual international psychiatric pharmacy conference is the flagship event in our calendar. We provide delegates with opportunities to explore clinical and strategic issues, to share good practice, to learn from each other and to enable networking.

Mike Chitty addresses delegates at the 2017 conference

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Our conference programme is designed to inspire, educate and enthuse. We invite eminent speakers to deliver keynote sessions, and we offer a mix of plenary sessions, workshops, presentations, poster sessions and table top discussions. Through these, we aim to gain insight into the latest developments in mental health pharmacy, and to share good practice. In addition, we host a medical exhibition which can be visited during breaks and over lunch.

We welcome delegates from around the world, and at least one of our sessions looks at an aspect of mental health pharmacy from outside of the UK.

A highlight of the conference is always the Memorial Lecture. We invite speakers with lived experience of mental health problems to share their insights with us. Topics can be varied, but this session is usually moving, informative and highly valued by delegates.


Feedback from previous conferences has been excellent:

"Totally awesome weekend, 30 years in pharmacy and I am still impressed - thank you"

"Thank you for an inspiring, fascinating and fun conference! Excellent speakers and great enthusiasm all round!"

"#CMHP18 It was superb! Thanks to all at @CMHPUK for organising such a truly inspiring conference."


Related events

The Annual General Meeting of the College is usually held during the conference. Credentialing vivas are held the day before conference so that newly credentialed members may be announced during the AGM.

CMHP also provides a venue during the conference weekend for those undergoing the Aston University Diploma in Psychiatric Therapeutics to present case studies for inclusion into their course assessment.