57th Maudsley Debate: ECT


A free to attend debate to be held in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Kings College, London.

“This house believes that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has no place in modern medicine.”

Motion proposed by Professor John Read (UEL), who has published several reviews of the ECT literature and seconded by Dr Sue Cunliffe, who was a GP until she was incapacitated by ECT. Professor Declan McLoughlin and Dr Sameer Jauhar speak against the motion.

Please be aware that booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee your place. Admission is on a first come, first served basis for ticket-holders.As the event is free, we have to overbook to allow for no-shows and to avoid having any empty seats which could otherwise be enjoyed by those who would like to attend.

Wed 19 September 2018
18:30 – 19:30 BST

Wolfson Lecture Theatre
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
King’s College London
16 De Crespigny Park

Register here.

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