Seminar 24th Nov 2020

Dear Ghent Group member:

It has been a long time since the last time we were able to meet in person. Unfortunately, we still do not know how long the travel limitations will last. For this reason, some of us at the Ghent Group have thought that it would be a good idea to develop a series of webinars on topics which we believe is worth discussing.

We have created an ad-hoc scientific committee to develop this idea (Pamela Taylor, Alfredo Calcedo, Harry Kennedy and Mary Davoren). After having had several contacts we are happy to inform you about our first webinar that will take place on November 24. 18:00 London time. We estimate that the session will last one hour. Immediately following the seminar, we suggest a discussion of up to 30 minutes with the rest of the Group about how we could develop this project in the future.

The meeting will be through the Zoom platform. Assuming that all of you have a properly configured device, everybody will be able to participate through chat, audio and video. Although we shall establish some limitations to avoid background noise interfering with the session.

As we have done in the past, you are welcome to invite colleagues to attend our meeting but, please, while doing so, be careful to invite people with an adequate professional background and experience. This meeting is oriented only to professionals of Forensic Psychiatry and related fields.

If you are interested in attending the meeting please go to this registration form and leave name, email and affiliation. We shall send the Zoom access link only to those people who have registered. Due to technical limitations we can have a maximum of 100 attendees. If the number of registered people exceeds this figure members of the Group will have priority.

We are not sure that we have an updated list, so if you think that some colleagues who have attended Ghent Group meetings, please, forward to them this email.

We all hope that you will find this activity interesting, and that it will be the starting point of a series of online activities in our Group.

Best wishes,

Alfredo, Pamela, Harry and Mary



NOVEMBER 24, 2020 (17:00 London Time; 18:00 Berlin time)

Audiovisual recording in forensic psychiatry:
from good practice to misuse

Chairperson: Alfredo Calcedo (Complutense University of Madrid)

Co-chairperson: Pamela Taylor (Cardiff University)


Hans-Joerg Albrecht (Max Planck Institut)
Norbert Nedopil (Ludwig Maximilians University Munich)
Kolja Schitz (Ludwig Maximilians University Munich)
Alec Buchanan (Yale University)
Harry Kennedy (Trinity College, Dublin)
Mary Davoren (Trinity College, Dublin)

Spanish Journal of Legal Medicine


The Revista Española de Medicina Legal (Spanish Journal of Legal Medicine) is the official publication of the Asociación Nacional de Médicos Forenses, professional and scientific non-profit association. The journal has been published since 1974. Then as is now, the goal of the journal is to promote excellence in Legal Medicine practice and closely related fields. Forensic Psychiatry is one of its main topics of interest.



The Offender Health Research Network Cymru links researchers and practitioners from all relevant professional disciplines and across agencies 935 throughout Wales to promote research into the mental and physical health of Welsh offenders to effect practical improvements for them, the staff who work with them, and the public.

Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health


Criminal Behaviour & Mental Health – CBMH – aims to publish original material on any aspect of the relationship between mental state and criminal behaviour. Thus, we are interested in mental mechanisms associated with offending, regardless of whether the individual concerned has a mental disorder or not. We are interested in factors that influence such relationships, and particularly welcome studies about pathways into and out of crime.
These will include studies of normal and abnormal development, of mental disorder and how that may lead to offending for a subgroup of sufferers, together with information about factors which mediate such a relationship. We are particularly keen to attract treatment studies and studies evaluating the impact of a range of interventions and new services designed to increase public safety as well as the safety and well-being of the perpetrators of crime and their victims.

9th Seminar on Forensic Psychiatry in Europe for consultants and experienced trainees


5th to 9th August 2019

Kloster Seeon, Germany

Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders Forensic Psychiatry
Prof Dr med. Kolja Schiltz LMU, Munich, Germany. Prof.Dr. med. Norbert Nedopil LMU, Munich, Germany.
Prof. Pamela Taylor
Cardiff University, Wales, UK.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jörg Albrecht Max-Planck-Institut, Freiburg, Germany
Prof. Kris Goethals
Antwerp University, Belgium
Dr Thomas Schütze
Forensic Department Sct. Hans, Denmark.
Dr. Tom Clark
Birmingham and Soliull MH NHS Foundation Trust, UK Prof. Dr. Kathrin Höffler
Göttingen, Germany
Target Group:
Physicians and psychologists with some experience in forensic psychiatry/psychology.
25 places available.
Places will be given out on a first come first serve basis. Registration will be accepted after payment of the registration fee.
Monday 5th August 2019, 13.00h until Friday 9th August 2019, 14.00h.
Registration fee:
995,00 euros (including accomodation, catering, training and transfers -Munich- Seeon-Munich-). Beverages are not included.

University of Munich Psychiatric Hospital Nussbaumstr. 7
80336 München, Germany
Kloster Seeon Klosterweg 1
83370 Seeon, Germany Tel.: +49 (0)8624 897-0
Seminar on Forensic Psychiatry in Europe

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Registrations should be made written to:
Bildungswerk Irsee
Klosterring 4
87660 Irsee, Germany
Phone: 0049 8341 906-608
Fax: 0049 8341 906-605
Bank details:
IBAN DE 36 7345 0000 0000 210757 BIC-Code BYLADEM1KFB
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Past Meetings

2004 Ghent (Belgium)
2005 Stockholm (Sweden)
2006 Kopenhagen (Denmark)
2007 Munich (Germany)
2008 Nijmwegen (The Netherlands)
2009 Bridgend (Cardiff, Wales)
2010 Innsbruck (Austria)
2011 Antwerp (Belgium)
2012 Barcelona (Spain)
2013 Dublin (Ireland)
2014 London (UK)
2015 Budapest (Hungary)
2016 Vught (The Netherlands)
2017 Vienna (Austria)
2018 Vaasa (Finland)
2019 Siena (Italy)