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RCPsych is keen to promote education in the field of Psychiatry to its membership. We are happy to advertise all educational meetings and training courses run by similar organisations but is unable to include information on events held by private companies or agencies.

 

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September 2014

 

18th National Congress of the South African Society of Psychiaitrists

Date: 3 - 7 September 2014

Venue: Elangeni & Maharani Hotel, Durban

The South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) hosts a national congress every two years. The theme of this year's meeting is: "Priorities, Principles, Potential: Back to basics." International speakers include Sir Robin McGregor Murray (UK), Dr Jonathan Campion (UK), Prof. Seggane Mussisi (Uganda), Dr Stephen Suomi (USA) and Prof. Doug Zatzick (USA)

Contact: For more information please visit the website. Londocor Event Management Tel: +27 11 954 5753 Email: stacey@londocor.co.za or sonja@londocor.co.za

 

19th Annual NAPICU Conference- PICUs and LSUs: Leading the Pursuit of Clinical Quality

Date: 4 - 5 September 2014

Venue: University of Birmingham

NAPICU are delighted to invite you to our 19th Annual Conference. Our theme this year is wide-ranging, from national strategy to implementing outcomes from the Francis Report; effects of new commissioning arrangements; to more scientifically rigorous quantitative and qualitative studies of clinical treatment and interventions. This year we have compiled a diverse and comprehensive programme covering many aspects of care in inpatient psychiatric services. There should be something of interest for everyone.

Over the past year, the NAPICU Executive Team has completed the update of The National Minimum Standards for Psychiatric Intensive Care (NAPICU 2002), this has encompassed practice, pathway and cultural changes to the context in which intensive care is delivered. We are very pleased to present the updated standards which will be discussed at this years’ conference.

We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker: Mrs Hazel Watson; Head of Mental Health England. We will have further presentations from Dr Peter Carter OBE; Chief Executive and General Secretary, The Royal College of Nursing and Professor Len Bowers; Professor of Psychiatric Nursing, Section of Mental Health Nursing, Institute of Psychiatry.


This year we are offering a pre-conference development course - Developing Specialist Skills Sets for High Performing Multi-Disciplinary Teams; Bespoke Education and Training Pathways for Clinicians Working in PICU – on the afternoon of Wednesday 3rd September to help you brush up on your knowledge and skills.

Contact: For more information, rates and registration please visit the NAPICU or contact Natasha in the administration office – 01355 244 585, info@napicu.org.uk

 

Attachment with Professors Arlene Vetere and Rudi Dallos

Date: 5 September 2014

Venue: St Patricks Hospital, Dublin 8

This conference will explore the integration of three major systems of thought and their application in therapeutic practice: attachment theory; family systems theory; and narrative theory. Using examples from practice, Rudi Dallos and Arlene Vetere will illustrate how these major approaches inform each other. There will be an overview of the conceptual base of each of the models and the ways in which they complement each other. Participants will have the opportunity to consider the links between the concepts and their own practice as well as to engage in personal reflective connections with the material. The presentation will utilise Power Point, DVD sequences, group discussion and reflective activities. There will be ample opportunity for discussion and consideration of the applications of the models. Participants will also have the opportunity to work with their own therapeutic examples.
This training day carries CPD credits from The Psychological Society of Ireland, The Irish Association of Social Workers and The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland.

Contact: To book your place for the event on Friday 5 September 2014 please complete and send to
ACAMH Conferences, St Saviour’s House, 39-41 Union Street, London SE1 1SD
T: +44 (0)20 7403 7458; F: +44 (0)20 7403 7081; E: karyn.ambridge@acamh.org

 

Eating Disorders with Professor Jim Lock

Date: 5 September 2014

Venue: Merchants Hall, Edinburgh

ACAMH Scotland branch are delighted to welcome Professor James D Lock who is Professor of Child Psychiatry and Paediatrics in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine in the US, where he also serves as Director of the Eating Disorder Program for Children and Adolescents. Professor Lock has published over 200 articles, abstracts, and book chapters. He is the co-author of ‘Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa: A Family-Based Approach’ and ‘Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder and Treating Bulimia in Adolescents: A Family-Based Approach’. He has lectured widely in the US, Canada, South America, Europe, and Australia. Professor Lock will present the rationale, challenges, and evidence to date about implementation of FBT. Covering his own program, multi-site trials and their challenges, in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and how this can relate to eating disorders in Scotland.

Contact:To book your place for the event contact ACAMH Conferences, St Saviour’s House, 39-41 Union Street, London SE1 1SD T: +44 (0)20 7403 7458; F: +44 (0)20 7403 7081; E: karyn.ambridge@acamh.org

 

International Student Cancer Conference

Date: 6 - 7 September 2014

Venue: The Christie, Manchester

A world class event: You are invited to an international conference aimed at those with a keen interest in cancer care (incl. oncology, palliative medicine, surgery & primary care). The weekend will consist of expert professional speakers, oral & poster presentations, breakout sessions, careers panel, social event, a quiz and more...
Contact: Email: education.events@christie.nhs.uk. More details can befound on the website. Tel:
Shirley: +44 161 446 3773

 

The Royal College of Radiologists Annual Scientific Meeting 2014

Date: 8 - 10 September 2014

Venue: The Barbican, London

The ASM will include a variety of sessions with one keynote lecture each day, learning and research presentations, workshops, and an industry exhibition. Tuesday will feature an additional oncology stream entitled Chemoradiation: current strategies and future directions as well as a range of cancer staging workshops.

Contact: Details can be found on the website. Email: conf@rcr.ac.uk Telephone: 020 7406 5942

 

Clinical Management and Leadership Course for Psychiatrists

Date: 8 - 10 September 2014

Venue:Keele Hall, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG

The Clinical Management and Leadership Team in the School of Medicine (Postgraduate Section) at Keele University, invites specialty trainees to attend our Clinical Management and Leadership Course for Psychiatrists which is running on the above dates.

Our courses are run over three-days and are intended for specialty trainees in their penultimate or final years of training, although STs at an earlier stage may also be interested. Courses are specialty-based, and satisfy the curriculum requirements for acquiring management and leadership skills to complete training.

The course will prepare STs for the transition from training to independent specialist practice at consultant level, introducing them to contemporary concepts of leadership and management, as well as offering insights into the whole appointment process. The programme design includes interactive presentations from policy experts, personal development consultants and other senior people frequently experienced in the particularly specialty.

Award: 18 CPD Credits
Courses are £560 with accommodation available for an extra fee.

Contact: Further details and an application form can be obtained from the website. or Tel: 01782 679571 or email: health.cml@keele.ac.uk

 

Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines (12th edition) International Launch Conference 2014

Date: Tuesday 9 September 2014, 10am-6pm

Venue: B.5 Auditorium, Franklin-Wilkins Building, King’s College London, SE1 8WA

We are delighted to announce a conference will be held to launch the 12th edition of The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry.

Chaired by Professor David Taylor, the conference will include presentations by authors of The Guidelines outlining the evidence and practical experience behind the guidance. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session after each presentation followed by an additional discussion period at the end of each symposium.

The conference fee is £249 and includes a copy of the 12th edition (subject to the production schedule) either on the day or posted, delegate pack and e-certificate of attendance which can be used as evidence for CPD requirements. Lunch buffet and refreshments will also be provided.

For more information and to book your place, please visit our website (closing date Monday 18th August 2014).
Contact: Miss Maria O’Hagan, Event Organiser Telephone: 020 3228 5026 Email: maudsley-guidelines@kcl.ac.uk

 

CPA 64th Annual Conference

Date: 11 -13 September

Venue:  The Western Harbour Castle,  Toronto, Ontario 

Contact: Booking and further information email: conference@cpa-apc.org

 

16th World Congress of Psychiatry

Date: 14 -18 September 2014

Venue: Madrid - IFEMA

The 16th World Congress of Psychiatry will feature a thought-provoking programme that will explore the latest perspectives, trends and clinical research in global psychiatric care and practice. We will also take time to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the Madrid Declaration (1996).

  • WORKSHOPS & SYMPOSIA SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 1 November 2014
  • ORAL & POSTER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 1 March 2014
  • EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 25 April 2014

Contact: Tilesa OPC C/ Londres 17, 28028, Madrid More information can be found on the website. Email: secretariat@wpamadrid2014.com

 

Paediatric Sleep Study Day

Date:15 September 2014 & 27 October 2014

Venue: London and Edinburgh

Up to 80% of children with additional support needs have a sleep problem. Research shows that many of these sleep problems respond to prompt, skilled intervention. However, sleep problems often go on for years as senior health professionals can be unsure of when or where to refer children for specialist support.

Sleep Scotland are running two Paediatric Sleep Study Days this autumn; one in London and one in Edinburgh. The cost of this training is £150 per delegates.

These one-day courses are for Paediatricians, GPs, Psychologists, Senior Nurses and other Senior Health Professionals who work with children or young people with additional support needs.

Participants will gain a good knowledge of sleep processes and the importance of sleep in the developing child, with a focus on ADHD and Autism. Following the course participants will be able to recognise many of the causes of poor sleep in children with additional support needs and be able to offer support and advice to parents and carers.

Contact:For more information please visit the website. Alternatively you can contact us on enquiries@sleepscotland.org or 0131 651 1392.

 

2014 AMA CMA BMA International Conference on Physician Health

Date: 15 - 17 September 2014

Venue: BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP

The 2014 International Conference on Physician Health will focus on the major transitions in the life of a doctor. Professional milestones are mirrored by personal developments and challenges, from medical student through to retirement. The conference will consider these transitions and their effect on doctors’ health including both physical and emotional well being and personal resilience.

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for review. We are particularly interested in issues relating to the personal and professional milestones in the lives of doctors, from medical student through to retirement, and the effect of these transitions on doctors’ health including both physical and emotional well being and personal resilience. Relevant submissions dealing with any aspect of doctors’ health and wellbeing are also welcome and we are particularly keen to hear from students and early career researchers.
Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2014

Contact: Website and online abstract submission. Email: icph2014@bma.org.uk Telephone: 020 7383 6422

 

DISCO Training

Date: 17 & 18 September and 11th & 12 December 2014

Venue: Lorna Wing Centre, Bromley

Accredited four day training course in DISCO (Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (Wing & Gould, 2002). This tool builds upon the concept of autism being a spectrum (Wing & Gould, 1979) and helps professionals to understand the needs of complex individuals, both children and adults. The course provides updates in the field of autism and some current topical issues. The assessment tool links with DSM5 and ICD 10.

The course is designed for specialist professionals who are involved in assessment and diagnosis and already have a working knowledge about autism.

Contact: Jo Parker Email: Lornawingcentre@nas.org.uk Tel: 020 8466 0098 Cost £1,275.00. More details can be found on the website 

 

From diagnosis to dialogue

Date: 17 -18 September

Venue: Leicester University

The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to psychosis
UK network. A two day conference on emerging approaches to psychosis - presentations covering Open Dialogue, Narrative Psychiatry, Taboo and Violent Voices, formulation based approaches.

Speakers include Marius Romme, Phil Thomas, Jaakko Seikkula, Rachel Waddingham,
Arnhild Lauveng, John Read, Lucy Johnstone.

Contact: admin@ispsuk.org FInd out more about booking  

 

Psychopathy: Inter-rater reliability workshop using the Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R, 2nd Edition)

Date: 17 & 18 September 2014

Venue: The Pines Hotel, Chorley, PR6 7EB

This training provides the opportunity to work through some practice cases needed in order to assess for psychopathy using the Hare Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R, 2nd Edition). The PCL-R stipulates that following initial training in the PCL-R that there must be familiarity with the measure using a minimum of five practice cases, across which there must be acceptable levels of inter-rater reliability acheived before using the PCL-R for psychodiagnostic purposes.

The workshop offers the opportunity to work through five practice cases to meet this requirement. Training will comprise of case material and the scoring of clinical videos. All delegates will be provided with case file information prior to the course and are asked to familiarise themselves with this prior to the event and to preliminary score these cases pre-course based on the provided collateral. There is no time allocated on the course to read through the material - the focus on the training days is on the use of discussion to aid scoring and observation of clinical videos. It is estimated that three days pre-course are required by delegates to read these cases and score. Delegates are asked to provide an email as soon as they book. Once the booking is confirmed the collateral information will be provided by email.

This training is aimed to supplement initial training in the PCL-R and is not seen as a replacement to initial PCL-R training. As such, it is expected that all delegates have successfully attended training on the use, adminstration and application of the PCL-R (2nd Edition). The training aims to provide an opportunity to work through detailed case studies and to discuss scoring. Specifically it aims to:

  • Allow an opportunity to work through detailed case material
  • To apply the use of the PCL-R to a range of clients
  • To discuss scoring and issues of reliability

Cost £440 + £88 VAT = £528.00

Contact: Queries can be directed to Dr Carol A Ireland who is leading the event. Email: CAIreland@uclan.ac.uk. Bookings can be made direct via this website.

 

The Dementia Challenge North - Continuing the Fight Back

Date: 18 September 2014

Venue: Leeds University, School of Music

The Dementia Challenge North - Continuing the Fight Back conference is for those that live with, work with or are affected by dementia. This delegate focused event devotes maximum plenary time to the issues that really matter with updates on the latest developments in the fight against this most devastating condition.

A line up of expert speakers and contributors will highlight the current situation and most recent developments since the UK took the lead at the G8 summit.
Contact: Alicia Greally Marketing Executive Tel: 0161 686 5589 Email: alicia.greally@govtoday.co.uk

 

From 'Timid to Tiger'

Date: 19 September 2014

Venue: Royal Seven Stars Hotel, Totnes, Devon

Featuring Dr Ben Laskey, who works with children with their parents and carers, together using therapeutic interventions to help overcome anxiety.This conference will be invaluable for anyone who would like to understand the nature of anxiety problems in childhood and how to assist both children and their parents. This is a CPD opportunity for those mental health professionals working with anxious children and their parents in their particular health care settings.

Contact: To book your place for the event on Friday 5 September 2014 please complete and send to
ACAMH Conferences, St Saviour’s House, 39-41 Union Street, London SE1 1SD
T: +44 (0)20 7403 7458; F: +44 (0)20 7403 7081; E: karyn.ambridge@acamh.org

 

Autistic Spectrum Conditions - Mental Health and Life Span Issues

Date: 25 Sept 2014

Venue: UEA, Norwich

Please see the flyer.

Contact: Mrs. Thecla Fellas CEO, Asperger East Anglia. Visit the website

 

Patient safety: Learning from the leading edge in patient safety

Date: Thursday 25 September

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street

This meeting will provide a good understanding of current research in patient safety. The agenda will explore ideas about safety improvements that they can make wor and it will also suggest recommended reading on patient safety as applied to areas of work and medical practice.

Rates dependent on level of qualification.

Expert speakers from the RSM, UCl, Imperial College London, Bradford Royal Infirmary and University of Manchester.

Contact: Find out more details on the website.

 

Teenagers and Young Adult with Cancer 10th Anniversary Conference: Working Together

Date: 30 September 2014

Venue: College Court Conference Centre, Leicester

A conference for professionals, of any discipline, working with teenagers and young adults who have cancer.

Objectives:

  • Insight into the value of TYA cancer services from a survivor's perspective.
  • Lessons to be learnt from good practice in primary care of TYA with cancer.
  • A discussion forum to explore and challenge regional, national and international strategy for TYA cancer care.
  • Explore the science and application of 'positive psychology' to improve team performance.

Call for poster abstracts by 10 June 2014.

Cost: £55 - TYAC members; £65 - Non-members. Register by 5 September 2014.

Contact: Pam Ringrose TYAC Coordinator T: 0116 249 4483 E: info@tyac.org.uk. More details can be found on the website.   


 

October 2014

 

Introductory Lecture and seminars

Date: 1 October 2014 - 3 December 2014

Venue: Insitute of Psychoanalysis, Byron House, 112a Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London W9 2BT

This two-part series of lectures on psychoanalysis, each followed by a discussion in small groups, provides an overall view of the core concepts in psychoanalysis and their main applications. Participants are provided with basic texts for each lecture. Further reading is suggested and is available in the Institute’s library. The course is suitable for people new in the field, as well as those with experience.

The meetings are held weekly during the Autumn and Spring terms at the Institute of Psychoanalysis, 112a Shirland Road, Byron House, Maida Vale, London W9 2BT. The Autumn term commences on Wednesday 1 October 2014 from 5.45 to 8pm. To ensure continuity of discussions, participants would normally attend the entire series of lectures and their accompanying seminars. However if a participant, for various reasons, cannot attend the whole series, they can apply for one term.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – BOOK BEFORE 31 JULY 2014 –
Full price £ 290 for one term OR £530 for two terms (if booked and paid for at the same time)
Student rate £ 220 for one term OR £400 for two terms (if booked and paid for at the same time)

BOOKED AFTER 1 AUGUST 2014
Full price £ 320 for one term or £ 590 for two terms (if booked and paid for at the same time)
Student rate £ 240 for one term or £ 440 for two terms (if booked and paid for at the same time)

Application forms and more information about the Lectures are available on the website.
Contact: Marjory Goodall - marjory.goodall@iopa.org.uk or telephone 0207 563 5016

 

Violence Across the Lifespan: HCR-20 version 3 and SAVRY

Date: 2 & 3 October 2014

Venue: The Pines Hotel, Chorley, PR6 7EB

This training focuses on developing an understanding of violence risk assessment from early adolescence (12+) to adulthood. It will cover use and administration of two of the most popular structured clinical risk assessments for aggression: the SAVRY (Structured Assessment for Violence in Youth) and for adults, the newly revised HCR-20 version 3 (Historical Clinical Risk Assessment). Attendees will utilise case material to score using these risk assessments.
Cost £440 + £88 VAT = £528.00

Contact: Queries can be directed to Professor Jane L. Ireland who is leading the event. Email: JLIreland1@uclan.ac.uk. Bookings can be made direct via the website 

 

Medico-Legal Conference

Date: Monday 6 October 2014

Venue: BMA House, London, WC1H 9JP

The one day conference aims to provide comprehensive information/training for doctors engaged in expert witness work. You will receive tips on good practice from leading barristers, solicitors and medico-legal experts in the field.

Contact: To register your interest for the conference, please contact BMA Conferences on 020 7383 6137/6605 or by email at confunit@bma.org.uk

 

Empowering Rehabilitation

Date: 9 October 2014

Venue: Hilton Coventry

Empowering rehabilitation: Creating an integrated approach to care for patients in rehabilitation and recovery mental health services

Creating a seamless transition from secure settings into rehabilitation and recovery services is a complex challenge for many Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). At this one day conference, we will look at all stages of the care pathway, from initial referral right through to discharge. We will identify and share areas of best practice, and look at ways of working together to improve patient experience and promote recovery.

Contact: To book your delegate place at this event, please visit the website to view the flyer and download the form. Alternatively email Liz Evans on ecevans@standrew.co.uk or call 01604 616584.

 

Women and girls on the autism spectrum

Date: 9 October 2014

Venue: Copthorne Tara Hotel, London

Autism is an overwhelmingly male diagnosis – it has even been described as the "extreme male brain". But why do women only make up one in four of those diagnosed with autism? Are women really less likely to have autism or are they just slipping through the net? Could it be that they are just better than their male counterparts at adapting to social situations or are simply more skilled at pretending not to have autism?

This conference, organised by The National Autistic Society, will examine the unique challenges facing women and girls with autism. Key speakers will give insights into a wide range of issues. The programme will also feature first-hand accounts from women on the autism spectrum about the issues surrounding day-to-day living, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed.

Our keynote speaker is Dr Wenn Lawson (formerly Wendy Lawson). Wenn is an internationally renowned and respected researcher, psychologist, writer and poet with high functioning autism.

Take advantage of our early booking rate – register by Friday 29 August 2014.

  • Early booking rate £195+VAT
  • NAS members rate £195+VAT
  • Standard rate £225+VAT
  • People on low income £75+VAT

Contact: Call Janet Matthews on 0115 911 3367 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri). Email: conference@nas.org.uk. More details can be found on the website.

International Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health & the Hellenic Psychiatric Association

Date: 9 - 10 October 2014

Venue: Athens, Greece

International Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health & the Hellenic Psychiatric Association
“LIVING WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA”.

Contact: Email: DMarandou@era.gr

 

Understanding and supporting challenging behaviour in people with autism

Date: 14 October 2014

Venue: Aston Villa Football Club, Birmingham

This conference, organised by The National Autistic Society, features key speakers who will discuss factors which can trigger behaviours for people with autism which can be difficult for other people to deal with.

Responding effectively to behaviour that can be challenging remains a big concern for professionals. It is important for early intervention and planning to ensure that situations don’t escalate to a point when physical intervention seems the only option.

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Wenn Lawson (formerly Wendy Lawson) will be giving the keynote address at the conference on the impact of sensory overload and what you can do to help.

Key topics:

  • positive behaviour support plans
  • improving care provision for people who self injure
  • sleep difficulties
  • risk assessment and management
  • good design for people with autism.

For details please visit the website. Register by Friday 29 August 2014 to take advantage of our early booking rate.

  • Early booking rate £195+VAT
  • NAS members rate £195+VAT
  • Standard rate £225+VAT
  • People on low income £75+VAT

Contact: Call Janet Matthews on 0115 911 3367 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri). Email: conference@nas.org.uk. FInd out more details on the website

 

Sexuality and Learning Disabilities

Date: 17 October 2014

Venue: East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park, Nottingham

Understanding sexuality, sexual relationships and sexual behaviour in young people with learning disabilities is crucial in order to equip practitioners and educators offer the best and most appropriate advice and support to both promote healthy sexual development for this group as well as advocate their rights. It is also important to recognise when sexual behaviour is harmful and the developmental, psychological and social factors underpinning this, thus enabling practitioners a foundation for offering the most appropriate support and interventions to young people so they are better able to develop healthy, fulfilling and appropriate relationships with others.


Speakers: Eileen Vizard, Lesley Kerr Edwards, Ruth Bevan, Mel Turpin and Paul Jefferson

Contact: ACAMH Conferences, St Saviour’s House, 39-41 Union Street, London SE1 1SD
T: +44 (0)20 7403 7458; F: +44 (0)20 7403 7081; E: karyn.ambridge@acamh.org

 

Psychopharmacology in forensic settings

Date: 17 October 2014

Venue:Royal College of Physicians, London

This conference is aimed at all practitioners who work in secure settings. Delegates will be treated to a morning with Professor Stephen Stahl, world-renowned psychopharmacologist, who will provide a comprehensive discussion of the neurobiology of violence, receptor pharmacology and the use of medications in forensic settings.


Delegates will also learn about the use of medication in personality disorder, focusing on the ethics of this controversial area, the research evidence and the use of medications to manage paraphilias.
The day will end with a discussion of the use of pharmacology, restraint and seclusion in the management of violence. Keynote speaker: Professor Stephen Stahl

Fee: £ 195 – Early bird £ 145 (until 16th September 2014)

More information and bookings please visit the website. 

Contact: Alessandra Scotti Email:  FANSevents@kcl.ac.uk Tel: 0207 848 0694

 

DISCO Training

Date: 22 & 23 Ocober 2014 & 22 & 23 January 2015

Venue: Lorna Wing Centre, Bromley

Accredited four day training course in DISCO (Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (Wing & Gould, 2002). This tool builds upon the concept of autism being a spectrum (Wing & Gould, 1979) and helps professionals to understand the needs of complex individuals, both children and adults. The course provides updates in the field of autism and some current topical issues. The assessment tool links with DSM5 and ICD 10.

The course is designed for specialist professionals who are involved in assessment and diagnosis and already have a working knowledge about autism.

Contact: Jo Parker Email: Lornawingcentre@nas.org.uk Tel: 020 8466 0098 Cost £1,275.00. More details can be found on the website 

 

The 4th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference

Date: 22 - 24 October 2014

Venue: The Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites

The term Developmental Disabilities (DD) refers to individuals with Intellectual Disability, Autism and other Neurodevelopmental Syndromes such as Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Fragile X. Children, youth and adults with DD are vulnerable to high rates of general health and mental health concerns. These concerns impact significantly on the affected individual’s quality of life as well as their families, caregivers and the community.

This conference will provide educational and informative updates on psychiatric, behavioural and complex health components specific to individuals with DD, and showcase best practices in the field. The conference will focus on life transitions across the lifespan and health and mental health challenges associated with school transition, entering adult life and aging. This conference will engage health care providers and educators from a wide range of professional disciplines in knowledge transfer and interprofessional collaboration in order to maximize health and wellbeing so as to minimize disability and improve quality of life. The format will include plenaries, breakout sessions and poster sessions.

The Advance Notice and Call for Abstracts are now available. Deadline for submissions is March 28, 2014.  For further information, visit the conference website.

Contact: Jessica Hsu Email: marketing.ipce@ubc.ca  Tel: 604-822-2801

 

Clinical Update | Sleep

Date: Friday 24 October 2014

Venue: Guy's Hospital, London

This one-day clinical update is aimed at doctors, nurses, respiratory physiotherapists, neurologists, psychiatrists, scientists, sleep technicians and other professionals with an interest in sleep medicine.

During the day will review the latest research for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnoea. The topics will be grouped according to the symptomatic presentation of patients with hypersomnia, parasomnia and insomnia.

Course Fees:

  • £175 for Consultants and GPs
  • £125 for AHP’s and Trainee Doctors

Contact: Helen Barnard E | Helen.Barnard@GSTT.nhs.uk T | +44 (0) 207 188 1622 or Molly Stevens E | Mollyeve.Stevens@GSTT.nhs.uk. For more infomation please visit the website.

2nd Joined WPA-INA- HSAPRS Congress

Date: 30 October - 2 November 2014

Venue: Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens, Greece

It is a special pleasure to invite psychiatrists, basic and clinical neuroscientists, social and behavioural scientists as well as any professional involved in mental health to a joint congress event consisting of the 'World Psychiatric Association Thematic Conference on Intersectional Collaboration’, the 'Fifth European Congress of the International Neuropsychiatric Association’ and the 'Second Interdisciplinary Congress on Psychiatry and Related Sciences'. Having been honoured through the active engagement of so many respectable international scientific organisations, our main aim is to promote the interface and interaction among various disciplines as they relate to Psychiatry. As ambitious as it might be, our effort in planning the congress programme shall be to seek for any convergence of these disciplines in quest of constructive synthesis, which could eventually lead to the betterment of research outcome and clinical care in Psychiatry.

Contact: Please visit the website. Email info@psych-relatedsciences.org

 

WPA Thematic Conference on Intersectional Collaboration, 5th European Congress of INA & 2nd Interdisciplinary Congress on Psychiatry and Related Sciences
Date:
30 October - 2 November 2014

Venue: Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens, Greece

The aim of the congress is to promote the interface and interaction among various disciplines as they relate to Psychiatry and to seek for any convergence of these disciplines in quest of constructive synthesis, which could eventually lead to the betterment of research outcome and clinical care in Psychiatry.

Your abstract submissions will be most welcome and your particular contributions highly appreciated.
Submission Deadline for Symposia / Workshops / Round Table Discussions: 30 May 2014
Submission Deadline for Free Communications / Poster Presentations / Case Report: 16 July 2014
Deadline for Early Bird Registration: 30 June 2014

Contact: Please visit the website. Email: info@psych-relatedsciences.org, Tel: 0030210 7414700, Fax: 0030210 7257532

 

 


 

November 2014

 

Pathological Demand Avoidance Conference

Date: 4 November 2014

Venue: Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff

A one-day conference providing professionals and parents with clearer understanding of the diagnostic criteria, plus essential strategies for education, management and communication.


The conference is running in association with NORSACA and the Elizabeth Newson Centre. PDA was first identified by Elizabeth Newson over 20 years ago and the Elizabeth Newson Centre is leading the way in diagnosis and support for people with PDA. The centre’s expertise means that you’ll be hearing the most up-to-date information and advice from authorities in the field.

Information on PDA is extremely limited and there are very few forums for learning about the disorder. This conference is an extremely rare opportunity to hear experts in the field discussing the latest strategies and best practice.

Register by Friday 19 September 2014 to take advantage of our early booking rate.

  • Early booking rate £195+VAT
  • NAS members rate £195+VAT
  • Standard rate £225+VAT
  • People on low income £75+VAT

Contact: Call Janet Matthews on 0115 911 3367 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri). Email: conference@nas.org.uk. More details can be found on the website.

 

Making aInternational Feeding Disorders Conference

Date: 4 & 5 November 2014

Venue: Institute of Child Health

This is a two-day multi-disciplinary conference on feeding and eating in childhood and related disturbances. The emphasis will be on research and clinical practice developments relating to developmental, systemic and bio-behavioural aspects of feeding and eating disturbances.

Speakers:

  • Dr Mary Barker, Senior Lecturer, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, Southampton
  • Professor Mary Fewtrell, Professor of Paediatric Nutrition, UCL Institute of Child Health, London
  • Dr Sophie Nicklaus, Directrice de Recherches, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Dijon, France


Contact: More details can be found on the website

 

ADHD Assessment and treatment for Adults

Date: 6 November 2014

Venue: 41 Portland Place, London

Attention deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder. With an onset in childhood it may persist throughout the lifespan and is increasingly recognised in the adult population leading to a rise in referrals for assessment and treatment in adults. Adults with ADHD typically present with a constellation of inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive symptoms and presentation can mimic anxiety, mood disorder or personality disorder leading to some diagnostic complexity. The impairment secondary to core symptoms of ADHD as well as comorbidity is known to have a high cost to individuals with ADHD in adulthood and this workshop aims to provide the tools to make an accurate and robust diagnosis and initiate appropriate treatment.

This one day workshop is a practical and clinically-focused introduction to the assessment and diagnosis of ADHD in adults using presentation, group discussion and cases from the National Adult ADHD Service giving delegates the opportunity to practice the use of diagnostic tools. In addition to assessment, the day will focus on the treatment of adults with ADHD including the use of stimulant medication, an introduction to the evidence base for psychological interventions and current NICE guidance.

Fee :£290. Includes a comprehensive delegate pack, sandwich lunch and refreshments.

Contact: Alessandra Scotti Email: FANSEvents@kcl.ac.uk Tel: 0207 848 0694

 

Personality Disorder: IPDE ICD-10 version and DSM-V alternatives model

Date: 6 & 7 November 2014

Venue:106 Picaddily Venue, Central London

Focus will be on the IPDE (International Personality Disorder Examination) ICD-10 version and The Alternative Model to Assessing Personality Disorder outlined in the new DSM-V. Attendees will score IPDE clinical video interviews and formulate using the DSM-V alternative model.

Cost includes provision of lunch, handouts, reading material and CPD certificate. The IPDE manual is not provided but this is not required for the training event. Cost is £440 + VAT.

Contact: Email: tiofp@tiofp.com

 

Conference on survivIng and understanding trauma

Date:12 November 2014

Venue: Victoria Gallery & Museum, Ashton Street, University of Liverpool

One day event on understanding trauma with speakers/topics. Cost: £192.00 including VAT

Contact: Rebecca Morgan Email: r.morgan@liv.ac.uk Tel: 0151 795 0406 Visit the website for more info

 

WASP Jubilee Congress

Date: 13 - 15 November 2014

Venue: Park Plaza Victoria, London, UK

The World Association of Social Psychiatry (WASP) was launched 50 years ago and the Jubilee celebration is the perfect opportunity to share with you the achievements of the association over the years and prepare for the future in the context of an academically stimulating and socially rewarding scientific meeting.

The theme of the congress is Social Psychiatry: past, present and future with an emphasis on the presentation of new research findings, clinical innovations and stimulating discussions of the opportunities for future international collaboration and achievement in our field.

The scientific program which we have prepared is second to none, with keynote contributions from world leaders on the social determinants of health and treatment response, further elaborated in linked symposia and oral presentations in which we look forward to your lively participation and enthusiastic contributions. We are inviting proposals for workshops, symposia, oral presentations and posters on matters central to social psychiatry across the life-span including new findings in the biopsychosocial aetiology of mental disorders, psychological and social interventions, combating stigma and discrimination and the use of new technologies in the delivery of care and support.

Contact:  Email: waspjubilee2014@kenes.com

 

DISCO Training

Date: 19 & 20 November 2014 & 12 & 13 February 2015

Venue: Lorna Wing Centre, Bromley

Accredited four day training course in DISCO (Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (Wing & Gould, 2002). This tool builds upon the concept of autism being a spectrum (Wing & Gould, 1979) and helps professionals to understand the needs of complex individuals, both children and adults. The course provides updates in the field of autism and some current topical issues. The assessment tool links with DSM5 and ICD 10.

The course is designed for specialist professionals who are involved in assessment and diagnosis and already have a working knowledge about autism.

Contact: Jo Parker Email: Lornawingcentre@nas.org.uk Tel: 020 8466 0098 Cost £1,275.00. More details can be found on the website 

 

Learning to use the START

Date: 21 November 2014

Venue: Institute of Psychiatry, London, SE5 8AF

This workshop will provide training in the Short-Term Assessment of Risk and Treatability (START: Webster, Martin, Brink, Nicholls, & Middleton), a structured professional clinical guide for the dynamic assessment of seven risk domains (violence, suicide, self-harm, victimization, substance use, unauthorised leave, and self-neglect). The START is intended for use alongside other structured risk assessment devices such as the HCR-20. The START provides a distinct opportunity to involve patient strengths as well as vulnerabilities in the development of risk management plans. The workshop will focus on how START can inform decision-making when used with patients in correctional, civil and forensic mental health settings. Speaker: Dr Adrian Cree.

Fee: £ 295. The fee includes a comprehensive delegate pack, the START manual, a sandwich lunch and refreshments.

Contact: Alessandra Scotti Email: FANSevents@kcl.ac.uk Tel: 0207 848 0694

 

Autism and Communication Conference

Date: 25 November 2014

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Reading

Hear the latest information from experts in the field and learn from case studies illustrating best practice. With three different seminar streams to choose from, delegates can select the seminars which are most relevant to their work.

Our keynote speaker, Gina Davies, is one of the top experts in the UK at helping young people to develop communication skills. She will be looking at how we can inspire attention in people with autism and how to make therapy irresistible.

We are also pleased to welcome Carol Gray over from the US. Carol pioneered the development of Social Stories™ and will be giving her unique insights into the next generation of social stories, the right way to work with them, and will discuss some common errors in how they are used.

Register by Friday 26 September 2014 to take advantage of our early booking rate.

  • Early booking rate £195+VAT
  • NAS members rate £195+VAT
  • Standard rate £225+VAT
  • People on low income £75+VAT

Contact: Call Janet Matthews on 0115 911 3367 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri). Email: conference@nas.org.uk. More details can be found on the website.


Harmful Sexual Behaviour in Male Adolescents: Approaches to risk assessment and intervention

Date: 26 & 27 November 2014

Venue: The Pines Hotel, Chorley, PR6 7EB

This training focuses on developing an understanding of harmful sexual behaviour in male youth (age 12 to 18 years). It will address how to assess and work effectively with this group, drawing parallels to the sexual risk assessment and offence treatment literature and indicating the extent to which this applies.

It will cover use and adminstration of a popular structured clinical risk assessment tool for sexually harmful behaviour: the J-SOAP II (Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol II, Prentky & Righthand, 2003). This can be applied to male adolescents from 12 to 18 years of age.

Attendees will utilise case material to assess using this tool.

Contact: Queries can be directed to Dr Carol A Ireland who is leading the event: CAIreland@uclan.ac.uk. Bookings can be made direct via the website.

 


 

December 2014

 

Free Association Today

Date: Friday 12 December - Sunday 14 December 2014

Venue: UCL

Free association –the practice of first allowing and then making known all the thoughts that may occur to us without regard to reason, properness or relevance - retains its original power to disturb, but a potential to bring relief and insight as well. At the beginning, it had a central part in the development of psychoanalytic technique. And it informed Freud’s view of unconscious mental functioning. Today, do the principles behind free association continue to be defining ingredients of psychoanalysis? Free association has developed in different ways in different branches of the psychoanalytic method. The Conference will consider some of the ways in which both the method itself and the ideas behind it have evolved. It will address the potentially vital nature of their role in the future development of ideas about thinking, language, symbolism, creativity, technique and therapeutic action.

Time will be given for discussion from the floor. Saturday afternoon will be devoted to Parallel Paper sessions. On Friday afternoon, David Tuckett will be offering a large group Clinical Workshop. Smaller Clinical Seminars will be offered on Friday early evening.

Clinical seminar leaders will include: Robin Anderson, Dana Birksted-Breen, Cathy Bronstein, Michael Diercks, Leon Kleimberg, Chris Mawson, Edna O’Shaughnessy, Caroline Polmear, David Taylor, and Rudi Vermote.

Call for papers
Parallel paper sessions in smaller groups will be held on Saturday afternoon. If you are interested in submitting a parallel paper on the conference topic or connected issues please contact events.psychoanalysis@ucl.ac.uk. Abstracts of papers will need to be with us by 1 October 2014.

Contact: To register please visit the website or contact events.psychoanalysis@ucl.ac.uk

 

World Psychiatric Association Regional Congress 2014

Date: 12 -14 December 2014

Venue: Hong Kong Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Theme of Congress: Yin and Yang of Mental Health in Asia - Balancing Polarities. The WPA Regional Congress Hong Kong 2014 will provide a platform for the regional mental health community to share and present the latest knowledge and innovation in the field. The scientific programme encompasses a wide range of topics facilitating professional exchanges and sharing amongst experts and practitioners in various mental health spheres. Distinguished international and local speakers have been invited to deliver plenary lectures and talks along the Congress theme. We are honoured that the following prominent clinicians/scientists from Europe and the Asia-Pacific region will present plenary lectures in the Congress.

 

Abstract submissions for oral or poster presentations is now open. Awards will be given to the best abstracts for oral & poster presentations.

Contact: More details can be found on the website. Email: wpa2014.hk@gmail.com Tel: Tel: +(852) 2871 8787

 

 

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