2013 International Congress: Defensiveness

The programme for the 2023 International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists struck me as being defensive.

The Congress keynote lecture was given by Sir Robin Murray. Despite his plea for amicability and consensus, I understand that his talk was an attack on those who ask questions of psychiatry.

Another session given at this congress was chaired by UCL:

My understanding is that the Royal College of Psychiatrists, like other Royal Colleges, has copyright over the material related to educational events such as this. However I am not sure that this has ever been tested in law. Without full transparency how can the public be assured that when giving consent to a medical intervention that the decision is properly informed?