Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry SIG Annual Conference 2021


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Location Online Event
CPD 1 point per hour of educational activity, subject to peer group approval
Non-member Fee£100
Consultant/Regular member fee£75
Higher trainee/SAS/Retired Fee£55
Core Trainee/FY Doctor/Subsidised/Med Student Fee£35
Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry SIG Annual Conference 2021

Event Information

The Taboo Diagnosis

What difference does a diagnosis make? PD or not PD…that is our question….

What would you call it? EUPD? BPD? Emerging PD or emotional dysregulation? No other psychiatric condition or cluster of symptoms has so many different labels. Is there any coincidence that it is one of the most ‘controversial’ and stigmatised diagnoses that still creates such polarised views amongst the professionals and the public? 

Are we resistant to give a diagnosis of personality disorder because we feel hopeless about the treatment options and prognosis? Would earlier diagnosis be a beneficial thing? Do we fear an individual would forever be carrying this diagnosis with them and using it as an explanation for anything and everything? Will the recent ICD 11 changes make personality disorder in young people even more confusing and blurred or will it allow them to access the services and treatment that they need?

The Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry Special Interest Group invites you to join us on 19 November 2021 to look at why it feels like we’re still not getting it right. Offering both professional opinions and personal experiences, this conference is set to be a complex and emotionally charged topic. At the heart of this debate are the people we give these labels to along with their family and friends. How can we expect adolescents to understand their condition or engage in appropriate treatment If we are unclear on how to explain their symptoms? Further questions of whether we are over-diagnosing, under-diagnosing, or diagnosing too late – and why that might be happening will be discussed.

We will be hearing from a range of services that are working with vulnerable young people who are experiencing symptoms of emotional dysregulation and are often misunderstood or stuck between services.  

  • The conference will take place online using Zoom as a webinar.
  • Participants will be able view a video of the speaker and alongside any slides.
  • Participants can also pose questions, and some speakers may use polling or other interactive features. 
  • All registered participants will have access to a recording for up to two months after the event. 

This event is taking place online via Zoom. To take part you will need: 

  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • A PC, laptop, tablet or phone
  • Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser or Zoom installed on your PC, laptop, tablet or phone

Please register for the conference in advance - booking closes at 2pm on Thursday 18 November 2021.

  • Once the conference has taken place live, you will receive links to watch the conference sessions on demand.
  • To access the recordings you will be required to enter your name, email address and a password.
  • This is unique to you as a registered delegate so please do not share the recording links.  

Please read our terms and conditions before making your booking.

For further information, please contact:


Contact Name: Chloe Hartley

Contact number: 020 8618 4218

Event Location

Location: Online Event

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