The Departmental Research Committee (DRC) was proud to host the annual Departmental Research Day on the 11th of June 2019. The theme for the day was ‘Research Stories’. Speakers were asked to share when and how their research stories developed; how they built a research path as part of their academic identity; what were challenges and barriers; and what were tips and advice they would offer others.
There has been a large intake of registrars this year, and so it was thought fitting to have a social event for the new group of registrars to meet the current registrars in the program. SASOP also recently hosted a combined University of Cape Town and University of Stellenbosch dinner for the registrars.
The South African Human Rights Commission recently released its report on the status of mental care in South Africa. The findings are crucially important in emphasising how much is needed from all of us to further improve mental health services in the country.
The UCT Psychiatry Society recently hosted a screening of 'As Good as it Gets' with an interesting discussion that followed. These and other events highlight how the society is going from strength to strength.