The British and Irish Group for the Study of Personality Disorder (BIGSPD) announces the Conference 2024 in Belfast

Each year BIGSPD organises a dynamic and inclusive learning event for people living with and working with the difficulties often described as ‘personality disorder’. These are thoughtful and reflective events including conversation, workshops and presentations for our community. To ensure our conference contains the voices of those who might receive, as well as deliver services, we offer 10% of places as fully funded bursaries for those with lived experience.

Conference 2024 Belfast

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Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference workshops will take place on Wednesday 1st November and are available to book exclusively for those attending the Congress.
These workshops will be engaging, informative and highly relevant.

If you have already registered, you can log into your existing registration and amend your addons. If you have not yet registered for the Congress, you can do so below.

*All priced quoted are in AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS and include gst

To view more details on each workshop and to register for the Congress, please click the button below.


International Day for Lived Experience

To register for the Workshop ONLY:
Click the link to register
Create a profile / or login with existing profile
Scroll down the ‘Registration Types’ page and select ‘International Day of Lived Experience ONLY Registration’

To register for the Congress and add the day workshop:
Click the link to register
Create a profile / or login with existing profile
Select your registration type for the Congress and proceed through the next steps
When at the ‘Add-ons’ / ‘Workshops’ page, you can check the box to attend the International Day of Lived Experience as an add-on to your Congress registration.


Exclusive accommodation rates have been secured for ISSPD 2023 Congress delegates at two locations detailed below. Rooms are limited so complete your registration and book now.

Mercure Sydney
Queen Room Only, $265 per night

Newly refurbished, stylish, modern accommodation, personalised services and a convenient location, this 4-star hotel is among the leading hotels for business and holiday travel in bustling Sydney CBD. The hotel offers a comfortable stay with the best of Sydney and its CBD just moments away. These include Sydney’s famous attractions, entertainment venues and shopping precincts. The Mercure is a 10minute walk from the Congress venue.


Rydges World Square
Run of House Room – $289 per night

The Sydney CBD hotel is 20 minutes from Sydney Airport (SYD) and 2minutes walk from the Congress venue. Premier shopping and dining options abound for leisure and business travelers alike. Take advantage of modern comforts and thoughtful amenities throughout the Sydney CBD hotel. Luxurious guest rooms are well-equipped with flat-screen TVs and WI-FI.

All rates quoted are inclusive of GST and provided in Australian Dollars.


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