NCHD Conference 2022

NCHD Conference 2022

We are pleased to announce that this year’s NCHD Conference will take place on Friday, 25th February 2022 via Zoom Webinar.

Moving Horizons

View the full conference programme here.


We are pleased to announce that the annual NCHD Conference will take place on Friday, 25th February 2022, and will focus on next steps for psychiatry as a discipline and important considerations for us as future consultants. Sadly we have not yet left the pandemic behind us and given the success of the webinar last year, we will maintain this format for 2022.

One of the many benefits of virtual conferences is access to global leaders and we will use this opportunity to hear from international experts on their healthcare systems globally and how Ireland compares. We will also learn from psychiatrists in Ireland on the evolution of personality disorders and new considerations in light of ICD-11. As always, we are delighted to be joined by our colleagues in REFOCUS to learn about the impact of recent challenges on patients and families.

Afternoon sessions will cover sub-specialties within psychiatry including Rehabilitation, Intellectual Disability and Eating Disorders, offering an ideal opportunity for trainees, who may be considering posts in these areas, to gain more understanding.  We will also hear updates on Autism Spectrum Disorder from a renowned research specialist in this field.

We plan to end the day with our inaugural “Trainee Action Panel” to reflect on the impact of the last few months on trainees and their training. After a panel discussion we are aiming for a dynamic interactive session so we can look at viable ways to support trainees. Your attendance and input at this session will be very much appreciated.

This promises to be a fantastic day and we really look forward to seeing you all (virtually)!


Drs Sarah Casey and Aoife O’Callaghan

Trainee Committee Co-Chairs 2020-2022