Psychiatry Section HST & BST Competitions, Thursday 2nd December 2021

02/12/2021 in MS Teams

Dear All,

Thank you for attending the Psychiatry Section of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI) and the Faculty of Academic Psychiatry of the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland HST & BST Competitions.  The meeting was held online.

We had two winners and two runner ups. Congratulations to all.

The BST Winner was Dr. Waqas Khan.

The Impact of Anticholinergic Burden on Functional Capacity in Persons With Schizophrenia Across the Adult Life Span

WU Khan*, Z Ghazala, HJ Brooks, P Subramaniam, BH Mulsant, S Kumar, AN Voineskos, DM Blumberger, RS Kern, TK Rajji

Dept. of Psychiatry, University Hospital Limerick

Runner up in the BST category was Rebecca Conlan-Trant.

Sleep is Cancelled – Overcoming Fear of Sleep in a Year of COVID

R Conlan-Trant,* P Connolly, A O’Sullivan, M Sammon, L Alexander

Dept. of Psychiatry, Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin


The HST Winner was Dr. Cornelia Carey

Can subcortical biochemistry act as a biomarker for neurodevelopmental outcomes

C Carey,*,1, † M Lopez Yanez,1, † M Earl,1 I Pote,1,2 J Ciarrusta,1 R Dimitrova,1,2 J Kangas,1 A Javed,1 E Perry,1

JM Allsop,1,2 M Fox,1,2 E Hughes,1,2 DGM Murphy,1 MA Rutherford,1,2 T Arichi,1 E De Vita,1 GM McAlonan,1,3

Equal contribution†; Dept. of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences1, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, UK;

Centre for the Developing Brain, Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering2, King’s College London, UK;

NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London3, UK.

Runner up in the HST category was Kieran Doherty.

Knowledge of capacity assessment and its application among doctors in an Irish teaching hospital

K Doherty,* D McCormack, L Halpenny, S Moore

Tallaght University Hospital/St. Vincent’s University Hospital


RAMI medals will be given to Dr. Khan and Dr. Carey. Congratulations.



On behalf of Dr. Eric Roche, Section President, and Dr. Eric Kelleher, Section Secretary, RAMI Psychiatry Section