About this event

  • Date and time Wed 21 Sep 2022 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Registration, tea and coffee: 6:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Event: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Drinks reception: 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Optional dinner: 8:00pm to 11:00pm (Closed now)

Professor Sheila The Baroness Hollins FRCPsych, FRCPCH, FRCP (hon), is a crossbench life peer in the House of Lords where she recently sponsored the Down Syndrome Act and successfully amended the Health and Care Act 2022 to introduce mandatory training in health and care staff in learning disability and autism. Interviewed by Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE in this In Conversation Live in-person event at the Royal Society of Medicine, she will reflect on her medical career.

For this ICL in-person meeting, you can choose between attending the event only (including nibbles and drinks) or staying for the optional dinner afterwards for an additional price (Dinner can not be purchased separately since it is an add-on to the event ticket). This event offers special pricing on tickets and dinner intended only to cover our costs. Therefore, we would greatly appreciate any additional donations for attending. Thank you for your generosity.

Baroness Hollins is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry of Disability at St George’s University of London and is currently President of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

She was a Founder member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors from 2014 -2018 and continues to work with victim-survivors of sexual abuse. She has four children and is a grandmother.

She worked part-time for several years whilst training in psychiatry, choosing to specialise in the Psychiatry of Learning Disability when her second child was diagnosed with learning and communication disabilities. Building on her experiences with her son, she founded and now chairs the visual and emotional literacy charity, Beyond Words, which creates word-free stories to engage people with learning disabilities of all ages as well as children in mainstream primary schools and more recently, refugees from war. Many aspects of relationships and sexuality are covered in the stories, as well as health issues and taboo topics such as abuse and death.

She has been President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and President and Chair of the Board of Science of the British Medical Association.

*There may be slight changes to the advertised start and end times of this event, subject to Baroness Hollins's work requirements.

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Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Registration for this event will close on 21 September 2022 at 10:00am (BST)

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