Northern and Yorkshire Division Spring Conference 2019

15Mar

One Day Event

Location York Racecourse, York
CPD One CPD Point per hour of educational activity, subject to peer group approval
Member£140
Non-Member£140
Medical Student/FY1£10
Trainees/FY2£70
Retired£70
Nurses/Allied Mental Health Professionals£70
Patients and Carers£50
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Northern and Yorkshire Division Spring Conference 2019

Event Information

"Seeing Your True Colours" 

Understanding Autism  

The Northern and Yorkshire Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists invites you to attend this overview and update of Autism Spectrum Disorder.   

We are delighted to welcome our eminent medical speakers for the morning lectures, but equally pleased to welcome our afternoon speakers who will be giving a personal account of various aspects of living with Autism, including difficulties and barriers they may have faced in recognition and diagnosis but also how they have moved forward in their lives and embraced the characteristics of this condition.  They will give invaluable insights into both receiving and helping provide support to other people affected by Autism. 

The content of the day is relevant to all professionals in mental health regardless of specialty and promises to be a lively and interactive day with plenty of time to network with the speakers and other colleagues.  We expect this to be a very well subscribed event so please book your place early.   

We look forward to seeing you at York Racecourse on Friday 15 March!

 PROGRAMME 

Professor Ann Le Couteur:  "Autism Spectrum Disorders & Co-morbidities Across the Life Course"

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Newcastle University 

A review of current evidence on the assessment and diagnosis of ASD and present findings from our NIHR Transition programme grant and the UK adult autism cohort study to highlight the skills and needs of young people and adults with ASD across the life course.

Dr Tom Berney:   "ASD: What is it Really?"

Neurodevelopmental psychiatrist

A review of the evolution of the concept of ASD, one of a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders, as it grew from hen’s tooth rarity to an important element in 4% of those attending adult mental health services.

Patrick Samuel:  "Diagnosis and Coping in ASD: A Personal Perspective"

Artist

Patrick Samuel will be sharing his personal story of what it was like coping with life prior to diagnosis and support, and what it’s like for him now, as an artist diagnosed with autism and ADHD.

Steven 'Stig' Patterson:  "Finding a Voice as an Autistic Musician"

Musician and Senior Support Worker, Autism in Mind

Stig, a musician from North East England, relates the story of his pathway to diagnosis and the challenges he faces as an autistic adult and in his work as an autism worker

Danielle Rudd:  "There’s No Such Thing as 'Mild Autism'"

 Autistic Social Worker 

Danielle will be speaking about her experience of being female and labelled as “mildly” autistic in a world that increasingly demands proof of disability in exchange for support and understanding  

Rob Knox:  "The Harrogate and District Branch of the NAS - Raising Awareness and understanding, Pushing Acceptance"

Chair of Harrogate and District Branch (volunteer group) of the National Autistic Society; Autism and Learning Differences Consultant

A personal and professional experiences of Autism and involvement in the work of the voluntary branch of the National Autistic Society

Hazel Griffiths: "The Harrogate and District Branch of the NAS - Raising Awareness and understanding, Pushing Acceptance"

Full time Carer Advisor NHS Transforming Care Programme

A personal and professional experiences of Autism and involvement in the work of the voluntary branch of the National Autistic Society

 

N&Y Division Poster and Oral Competitions 2019 

Northern and Yorkshire based Trainee Psychiatrists, Foundation Doctors and Medical Students are invited to submit their research and audit work for consideration of presentation at the Spring Conference.

* £200 cash prize for the winners of three categories *

Medical Student/FY1 Poster Competition

FY2/Trainee Poster Competition

FY2/Trainee Oral Competition  

Abstract submission deadline extended to: 12pm Monday 4 February 2019      

Visit our competition webpage to download your application form

If you are unable to book online, you can book over the phone with us using a debit/credit card. Please call 0113 209 1592.

Alternatively if your Trust is paying by Cheque or BACS, please download the registration form 

Please read our cancellation policy before making your booking.

Event Location

Location: York Racecourse, York