NCHD Conference 2020

NCHD Conference 2020

We are pleased to announce that this year’s NCHD Conference will take place on Friday, 28th February 2020 in the Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham, Dublin 8 and will explore the theme:

“Attachment Through the Lifespan: Connections and Personality”

View the full programme here

Plenary talks will explore how attachments formed throughout our lives shape our personalities and our social ties.  Experts from both Psychiatry and Psychology will present on this theme through the different life stages, from the perinatal period to later life.  The ‘lifespan’ of the trainee and the influences that shape us in our working lives will also be discussed.

Focussing on the challenges facing trainees we plan to host focussed parallel sessions on preparing trainees for the Irish Clinical Exam, interviews and the transition from trainee to Consultant.  Concluding the Conference, we will have a moderated panel discussion on the challenges in Consultant recruitment and retention in psychiatry.

To close the day, you are warmly invited to attend a social event with refreshments where you will have the opportunity to speak with members of the Trainee Committee as well as your fellow NCHDs working across Ireland in many different areas of Psychiatry.

It promises to be a very interesting and enjoyable NCHD Conference for 2020.  The CPychI and the Trainee Committee look forward to seeing you there.

Drs Anna Feeney and David Weir

Trainee Committee Co-Chairs 2018-2020

Conference Programme

To view the full conference programme, please click here.

Conference Fees

Please see below important information relating to Conference fees.

CPsychI registered Trainees & CPsychI CPD-SS/NCHD Members:

Members can register for the conference here. Free to attend for (1) all doctors enrolled on the CPsychI BST & HST Training Programmes and (2) fully-subscribed NCHD members of the College.

CPsychI NCHD Non-Members:

– CPsychI Non-members enrolled on the CPD-SS Scheme, credits will be deducted for attendance at this event and you should contact the College by email at to book your place.

– CPsychI Non-members not enrolled on the CPD-SS Scheme, are welcome to attend this event for a fee and should contact the College directly for further information.

If you have any further queries please contact Vivienne Keeley at for information.