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Mind Matters Initiative Research Symposium 2017
Fri 20 January 2017, 08:30 – 16:30 GMT
Mind Matters Initiative Research Symposium 2017: Understanding and supporting veterinary mental health
Thursday 19 January 2017 - Networking Dinner
Join us for an informal dinner at St Leonard's Hall, Edinburgh Pollock Hall for a chance to network with other delegates over a bite to eat, and start the discussion.
Dress code: smart casual
Cost £24, including drinks reception and bowl food dinner.
Friday 20 January 2017 - Mind Matters Initiative Research Symposium
The Symposium will take place at South Hall at the University of Edinburgh Pollock Halls from 8.30am- 4.30pm
A copy of the full programme can be found at
08.30: Registration and coffee
09.00: Neil Smith, Chair: Welcome, introduction to Mind Matters Initiative
09.15: Plenary 1: Understanding Suicidal Behaviour: Professor Rory O Connor, Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Glasgow, Past President of the International Academy of Suicide Research
09.55: Plenary 2: Disclosure and assessing mental ill health in the medical profession - what do we know?: Professor Debbie Cohen, Centre for Psychosocial Research, Occupational and Physician Health at the School of Medicine, Cardiff University
10.30: Morning coffee
11.00: Plenary 3: Protecting and improving mental health at work: Chris O'Sullivan, Head of Workplace Mental Health, Mental Health Foundation
11.45: Expert panel discussion
12.15: Short talks streams
14.00: Short talks streams
15.00: Afternoon tea
15.20: Workshop – What are our research priorities?
16.20: Thanks and conclusions
Option 1: Dinner on Thursday, 19 January at St Leonard's Hall and ticket to the Symposium on Friday, 20 January.
Option 2: Ticket to the Symposium on Friday 20 January
If you are accepted as a speaker for the event, the fee for attending the Symposium will be refunded to you, but please register now to ensure your place.
A small number of free places are available to those who are unwaged, as is some support towards travel expenses – please email Lizzie Lockett on email@example.com to discuss.
Please visit http://www.book.accom.ed.ac.uk and quote promotion code: CONF1617, where you will receive 15% off accommodation at Masson House at Pollock Halls.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Please see the link below for travel directions to the Pollock Halls.
What's the refund policy?
If your plans change and you are unable to attend, please contact Emma Lockley (firstname.lastname@example.org /020 7202 0773) to discuss whether your ticket can be refunded.