Organised by the King’s Centre for Military Health Research with support from the Forces in Mind Trust. Bringing together leading academics, researchers, medical professionals and charities to
discuss the key issues in military mental health.
The King's Centre for Military Health Research is the leading civilian UK centre of excellence for military health research and is independent of the UK Ministry of Defence. Our work has help shape government policy
military personnel with our research published in high impact journals such as the British Medical Journal and The Lancet.
The Centre is co-directed by Professor Simon Wessely and Professor Nicola Fear. The Centre draws on the experience of a multi-disciplinary team with a wide range of research portfolios. The aim of the Centre is to produce relevant
scientific research at
the highest level. The Centre also offers a MSc in War and Psychiatry.
King's College London
UK, WC2R 2LS
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Agenda subject to change.
Registration & Refreshments
Chaired by: Prof Sir Simon Wessely, King’s Centre for Military Health Research
Prof Sir Simon Wessely King’s Centre for Military Health Research
Johnny Mercer Minister for Defence People and Veterans
The Trustees of Each Other: Building Expertise into the Peer to Peer Support Model for Veterans
Dr Emily Mayhew Imperial College London
Mr Michael Coates Host of the Declassified Podcast
Chaired by: Prof Nicola T. Fear, King’s Centre for Military Health Research
Suicide and military veterans
Prof Nav Kapur University of Manchester
PTSD and Complex PTSD in veterans: Assessment & Treatment
Prof Thanos Karatzias Edinburgh Napier University
3MDR as a treatment for veterans with PTSD
Dr Neil Kitchiner Veterans' NHS Wales
Lunch and Networking
Chaired by Air Vice-Marshal Ray Lock, Forces in Mind Trust
Air Vice-Marshal Ray Lock Forces in Mind Trust
Dr Heidi Cramm Queens University, Canada
Dr Laura Palmer King's Centre for Military Health Research
The Royal Foundation HEADFIT project
Dr Sharon Stevelink, Helen Helliwell and David Wiseman
Chaired by: Hans Pung, Forces in Mind Trust
Domestic violence and the military
Dr Deirdre MacManus King's Centre for Military Health Research
Healthy cognitive ageing & dementia risk in military veterans
Prof Dag Aarsland King's College London
Helping Armed Forces Loved One (HALO)
Prof Neil Greenberg King's Centre for Military Health Research
Supporting partners living alongside veterans with PTSD
Dr Dominic Murphy Head of Research, Combat Stress
The End of the Day
Prof Neil Greenberg Royal College of Psychiatrists Lead for Military and Veterans’ Health
Thank you to everyone who has purchased a ticket. We have now sold out. However, if you’d like to join our waiting list, to be notified in the event of additional tickets being released, please contact us.
Veteran Mental Health Conference 2020 Poster Competition
Competition is CLOSED
The poster competition aims to showcase research in the Armed Forces community.
Key Information: Poster abstracts (300 words) must be submitted by 06/01/2020. The abstracts should include a funding statement (not included in the word count). Notification of acceptance will be made
on 20/01/2020. Presenters must purchase a ticket for the conference and attend.
Prizes: The three posters most highly regarded by an expert panel and attendees will be awarded cash prizes for the following categories: 1) Overall Academic Choice; 2) Sponsors’ Choice; 3) People’s Choice.
Submission: Please submit a 300-word structured abstract to [email protected]. Abstracts will be published alongside the poster.
Veterans' Mental Health Conference 2020 will once again be hosted in the Great Hall at King's College London. The Great Hall was built in 1829, and over the years has been a prominent location for high end balls and gala dinners.