Date: 9 July 2014
Venue: The Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London (De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF; see travel information here)
This one-day symposium at the Institute of Psychiatry – supported by King’s College London – will review the historical evolution of neurology and psychiatry. The programme includes Babylonian, Islamic, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th century developments and exploration of the present and future relationships of the two disciplines. Illustrative topics include consciousness, daemonomania, epilepsy, hysteria, and war neurosis.
Speakers will include Sir Richard Trainor, Edward Reynolds, Raad Shakir, Fiona Subotsky, Alistair Compston, Allan Beveridge, Edgar Jones, Timothy Nicholson, Adam Zeman, Michael Trimble, Anthony David, Tilli Tansey and Shitij Kapur.
The meeting will include a discussion on a future forum for the History of Neurology and Psychiatry.