Webinar on Bipolar Disorder


Webinar on Bipolar Disorder - Northern & Yorkshire Division

Timings 2pm - 5pm
Location Online Event
CPD Up to 3 CPD hours subject to peer approval
Higher Trainee/SAS Doctor£45
Core Trainees/Medical Students/FY Doctors£30
Retired Doctors£30
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Webinar on Bipolar Disorder

Event Information


The Northern and Yorkshire Division are pleased to welcome Dr David Cousins, Professor Heinz Grunze, M.D. and Dr Jonathan Murray to their Webinar discussing Bipolar Disorder. 

What will the event cover?

How confident are you in diagnosing bipolar disorders? Professor Grunze will be discussing the focus on boundaries of bipolar disorders – atypical manifestations, bipolar NOS and comorbidities.

Dr Cousins will then discuss Lithium treatment – theory and practice: An update on the current use of lithium, focusing on optimal prescribing and the management of common side effects. Future directions informed by the latest understanding of the actions of lithium.

Consultant Nephrologist Dr Jonathan Murray will share his expertise on patients being treated with Lithium who are often referred to nephrologists if their kidney function deteriorates.  This presentation will discuss issues to consider during such circumstances.

Professor Heinz Grunze, M.D. 

Clinical Director Allgemeinpsychiatrie Ost, Klinikum am Weissenhof, Germany

Having qualified in medicine from the University of Aachen, Germany, Professor Grunze took up research fellowships of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, working in Freiburg, Germany and later with a DFG stipend at the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

After a period as Senior Registrar at the Department of Psychiatry, Universitätsklinik, Freiburg, he took up an appointment as Consultant and Lecturer in Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany.

From 2007 until March 2015, Professor Heinz Grunze has served as Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at The Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University, UK. In April 2015, he was appointed Professor of Psychiatry at the Paracelsius Medical University Salzburg and Head of the University Department of Psychiatry.

Since 12/2017 he serves as Head of the Department of General Psychiatry (East), Klinikum Weissenhof, Germany while he continues his academic affiliation with the Paracelsius Medical University.

He is a member of several national and international neuroscience and psychopharmacology associations and has received several grants including a Stanley Foundation International Centre Award for clinical studies in bipolar disorder.

Dr David Cousins

Director, Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre

Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Cousins graduated with MBBS from Newcastle Medical School in 1996, also gaining an intercalated BMedSci (Hons, First Class) by investigating structural brain changes in bipolar disorder.

Pursuing biological psychiatry training, he gained MRCP(UK) and MRCPsych before being awarded a Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Research Training Fellowship. After completing a PhD on Lithium, Magnetic Resonance and the Human Brain, he was granted a prestigious MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship to further his research program.

As Director of Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre, he leads a research team investigating the prediction of response to lithium by directly determining its distribution in the brain in vivo. This novel, locally optimised 7Li-MRI technique was influential in gaining major EU Horizon 2020 funding as part of the R-LiNK initiative, in which he has established its use in a multinational network of expert centres.

He is the 2021 recipient of the BAP Clinical Senior Award based on his research in lithium. His clinical expertise is sought nationally, and he leads the inpatient unit of the Regional Affective Disorders Service at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. 

Dr Jonathan Murray

Jonathan is a consultant nephrologist at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and led the regional Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) programme for the North East and North Cumbria Academic Health Science Network.  He delivered an award-winning AKI Quality Improvement programme within these roles, and his team were also highly commended at the National Patient Safety Awards.  He is also an associate clinical lecturer with Newcastle University.

Our limited free spaces for medical students and foundation level doctors are now fully booked. 

Places were awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Please read our terms and conditions before booking.

This event will be recorded and available to watch on demand for one month after the event.

Recording will be available to registered attendees.

Event Location

Location: Online Event