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Burning Issues in Psychiatry

21 - 23 October 2013

Istanbul, Turkey

Prof Elie Karam & Dr Elie Hantouche

Istanbul, Turkey

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Burning Issues in Psychiatry 2013 - IMPORTANT NOTICE


The 2nd Burning Issues in Psychiatry Conference was to be held in Istanbul, Turkey from 21-23 October 2013.  However due to scheduling difficulties it has been decided not hold the conference this year.

The current proposal is that the conference will be held every four years in Beirut, anticipating that by 2015 the current conflict in Syria will have settled down.

Burning Issues in Psychiatry is a series of conferences, all focusing on Psychiatry. The main focus of the conference will change, based on the dominant issues at the time of the conference. The inaugural event took place in Beirut in October 2011 with the topic in focus being Bipolar Disorders. This first conference was very well-received and supported by 350 delegates, 28 speakers and 9 sponsors, as well as coverage by Lebanese Television. 

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The Mission of the conferences is to allow the dissemination of knowledge across Regional and International boundaries to ensure best practice in understanding and treatment of psychiatric conditions. It is the intention of the committee to consider topics of most relevance to Psychiatry today and to address scientific and clinical issues within the understanding and treatment of these conditions through an expert panel of presenters. The conferences are clinically-focused, mainly addressing topics of interest to clinicians in helping them improve treatment of patients.




The topic in focus was to be: Relationships

The inaugural Burning Issues in Psychiatry attracted a highly regarded group of Professors and Doctors to the Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee helps to shape and develop the conference and offers input on the sessions. If you think you have the appropriate credentials  please join the Burning Issues in Psychiatry International Scientific Advisory Committee.

We welcome the chance to form partnerships with other associations in this area to extend understanding and dialogue worldwide. With that in mind we invite regional societies and organisations to take advantage of our Associated Society Scheme. Associated societies are entitled to an extensive list of FREE benefits ranging from free promotion to the Burning Issues in Psychiatry audience and room availability to discounted delegate places. The Associated Society Scheme outlines the benefits in detail.

If you would like to be kept informed of developments in the conference please subscribe to our mailing list using the Keep Me Updated form on the right. Alternatively join our social media groups using the links on this page to share experience and opinion with like-minded professionals in this field.

We look forward to sharing opinion with you in the Burning Issues in Psychiatry groups.

Burning Issues in Psychiatry – The Organisation

Burning Issues in Psychiatry (BIPSYCH) is a not-for-profit organisation that employs Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs) both Internationally and Nationally to manage the conference.  BIPSYCH is analogous to a charitable organisation and the organisation operates as such.

Any extraneous funding will be reinvested into future conferences, providing funding for travel and accommodation grants.

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Full accreditation will be provided to all attendees of BIPsych 2013 by the UK Royal College of Physicians.

Typically Cortex conferences achieve 15-20 CME points.

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