11th - 14th September 2018,Caird Hall, Dundee.


On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the 2018 BSPD Annual Conference Dundee, and the historic Caird Hall.

Dundee, the 'City of Discovery', is undergoing a huge transformation at the moment with many exciting developments including the new V&A Design Museum scheduled to open on Saturday 15 September. This year’s conference theme, Design and Discovery, draws inspiration from this reflecting progress in both clinical care and research.  In addition to the prize presentations, and posters, partcular highlights include aspects about Mental Health in respect to Wellbeing and the outcomes from the FiCTiON trial.  There are also a number of opportunities to invest in your own wellbeing and explore some of the local environs while stretching the legs at a gait which suits you, in morning and evening runs and walk, and on the dance floor at the Apex on Thursday evening.

We are delighted to welcome a number of sponsors to the Trades Exhibition and would like to take this opportunity of thanking them for their support.  Please take time to visit both the trade and Poter Exhibitions on Wednesday and Thursday

Finally, we hope you enjoy the week, have your voice heard in the debtes, make new friendships and renew old ones, and above all, that you leave feeling refreshed and inspired.

Liz Roebuck, BSPD Vice President & Janet Clarkson, Chair, Conference Organising Committee



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