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Second UK Mental Disability Law Conference

Tuesday 26th June 2018 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday 27th June 2018 @ 5:00 pm


Join the Institute of Mental Health and The University of Nottingham School of Law for this two day conference and conference dinner.

About the event:

Mental disability law (including both mental health law and mental capacity law) in the UK and Ireland have come into its own in recent years, and there is now a wide range of researchers active in the field, in a variety of disciplines. This conference is intended to bring these people together for the first meeting of what it is hoped will be an ongoing academic network.
The conference is sponsored jointly by the School of Law at the University of Nottingham and the Institute of Mental Health, a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Nottingham. The conference will combine plenary and breakout sessions.

Confirmed plenary speakers:

What do we want from a New Mental Health Act?
Simon Wessely, Chair of the Independent Review into the Mental Health Act
Diana Rose, Professor of User-Led Research, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
Colin McKay, Chief Executive, Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

The Effects of Austerity
Julie Gosling, Director, Making Waves
Iris Elliott, Head of Policy and Research, Mental Health Foundation
Paul Atkinson, Free Psychotherapy Network

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: What is this ‘New Paradigm’?
Margret Osterfeld, Member (Germany), Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture
Georg Hoyer, Member (Norway), European Committee for the Prevention of Torture
Dainius Puras, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health
Eilionoir Flynn, Centre for Disability Law and Policy, NUI (Galway)

Event Fees:

Full price: £275
Students, charities and voluntary community interest groups : £135

The above price includes the two day conference and conference dinner, however accommodation is not included.

To find out more about this event including how to register, please click here.


Tuesday 26th June 2018 @ 9:00 am
Wednesday 27th June 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Law and Social Sciences Building
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD United Kingdom
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