Programme

  • 11.00 - 13.00 Registration
  • Dr Regi Alexander, Professor Ian Jones and Dr Lade Smith, Congress Co-chairs

  • 13.05 - 13.35
    Auditorium
    KN1 President's Opening Lecture - Professor Wendy Burn, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • 13.35 - 14.05
    Auditorium
    KN2 Dr Sarah Wollaston, Member of Parliament for Totnes and Chair of the Liaison Committee and the Health Select Committee in the House of Commons - Does Westminster need more psychiatrists?
  • 14.05 - 14.35
    Auditorium
    KN3 Louis Theroux, journalist, author and documentary film maker - A TV Presenter’s Perspective.
  • Chair: Dr Lade Smith, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

    Contraception and mental health
    Dr Usha Kumar (MD, FRCOG, FFSRH), Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    Sexual health and mental health
    Dr Rudi Pittrof (MSc MRCOG MFSRH Dip GUM, DTM&H FHEA), Consultant in Community Sexual Health and HIV at Guy's and St Thomas Hospital and South London & Maudsley Hospital

    Delivery of sexual health and contraception services to women with serious mental illness from a service user perspective
    Expert Patient - Section of Women’s Mental Health, Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London

  • Chair: Dr Liz McDonald, Clinical Lead for Perinatal Psychiatry Workforce Development, RCPsych. Hon Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, ELFT

    What is new in the somatic treatment of perinatal mental disorders?
    Dr Angelika Wieck, Honorary Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester, EPA Section Chair Women’s Mental Health and Gender

    Reducing suicide risk in the perinatal period – lessons from the Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths
    Dr Roch Cantwell, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, NHS Gtr Glasgow & Clyde, Lead Clinician, Perinatal Mental Health Network Scotland, Lead Psychiatric Assessor, MBRRACE-UK

    Postpartum Psychosis – identifying and managing women at high risk
    Professor Ian Jones, Director National Centre of Mental Health, Professor of Psychiatry, Cardiff Univeristy

  • Chair: Dr Fiona Gaughran, National Psychosis Unit, South London and Maudsley Trust

    At last, the relationship between Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder begins to clear
    Professor Sir Robin Murray, National Psychosis Unit, South London and Maudsley Trust and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, KCL

    Can we predict antipsychotic response in psychosis?
    Dr Sameer Jauhar, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, KCL

    Hope or Hype in the treatment of schizophrenia
    Professor Sukhi Shergill, National Psychosis Unit, South London and Maudsley Trust and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, KCL

  • Chair: Dr Alex Till, Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee

    Professor Wendy Burn, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Professor Dinesh Bhugra, President of the BMA Council

    Professor Sir Simon Wessley, President of the Royal Society of Medicine

  • Chair: Dr Niall Boyce, Editor, The Lancet Psychiatry, London, UK

    The technological landscape for mental health innovation
    Dr Becky Inkster, Neuroscientist, University of Cambridge & Self-Employed Advisor

    Governance and law in the digital age
    Dr Gerry Craigen, Psychiatrist with a law degree, University of Toronto, University Health Network- Toronto General, Council member - Canadian Medical Protective Association

    Digital psychiatry: discussing the clinical and research implications
    Dr Mariana Pinto da Costa, Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, Queen Mary University of London, East London NHS Foundation Trust

  • 16.00 - 16.25
    Capital Hall
    Tea
  • 16.00 - 16.25
    Capital Hall
    Rapid fire presentations
  • Chair: Professor Wendy Burn, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Integrated practice in mental health rehabilitation
    Professor Helen Killaspy, Professor of Rehabilitation Psychiatry, UCL Division of Psychiatry

    Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) in Mental Health Rehabilitation
    Dr Sridevi Kalidindi, National Clinical Lead, GIRFT Programme, NHS Improvement; Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley Trust; Visiting Senior Clinical Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, London UK

    Getting rid of silos: Integration at the patient level
    Dr Rajesh Mohan, Chair, Faculty of Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry, RCPsych & Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley Trust, London UK

  • Chair: Dr Liz McDonald, Clinical Lead for Perinatal Psychiatry Workforce Development, RCPsych. Hon Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, ELFT

    Complex cases: Child Protection and Parenting Assessments in the perinatal context
    Dr Lucinda, Green Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist - The Priory Group, The Portland Hospital & The Women’s Wellness Centre

    Safeguarding children: at the interface of research, policy and practice
    Dr David M Foreman, King’s College London and Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Safeguarding children: at the interface of research, policy and practice
    Clare Dolman, mental health researcher and journalist, Patient and Public Involvement Lead for ESMI project; Vice Chair of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance and trustee of the charity APP - Action on Postpartum Psychosis and an Ambassador for Bipolar UK 

  • Chair: Dr Fiona Gaughran, National Psychosis Unit, South London and Maudsley Trust

    Should we should use clozapine second line?
    Dr James MacCabe, National Psychosis Unit, South London and Maudsley Trust and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, KCL

    Cardiac complications of clozapine
    Professor Theresa McDonagh, Professor of Heart Failure and Consultant Cardiologist, King’s College London

    Pharmacological epidemiology – expanding our therapeutic horizons
    Dr Gemma Lewis, UCL Division of Psychiatry

  • Chair: Dr Kate Lovett, Consultant Psychiatrist, Devon Partnership Trust and Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 

    Ms Lisa Rodrigues, CBE, writer, mental health campaigner and former Chief Executive of Sussex Partnership NHS FT

    Mr Paul Jenkins, Chief Executive, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust 
     
  • Chair: Professor Kenneth R. Kaufman, AM, MD, FRCPsych, DLFAPA, FAES; Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Anaesthesiology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA and Visiting Professor, Department of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London and Co-Chair: Professor Sophia Frangou, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCPsych; Professor of Psychiatry; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; New York, New York, USA

    Ethical Considerations in Sports Psychiatry: Patient-Athletes with Bipolar Disorder and Comorbidities
    Professor Kenneth R. Kaufman, AM, MD, FRCPsych, DLFAPA, FAES; Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Anaesthesiology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA and Visiting Professor, Department of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's' College London

    Ethical Considerations in Genomic Research
    Thomas G. Schulze, MD; Professor and Director, Institute of Psychiatric Phenomics and Genomics (IPPG), Ludwig-Maximilians-University; Munich, Germany

    Ethical Considerations in Publication
    Professor Kamaldeep S. Bhui, CBE, MBBS, MSc, MD, FRCPsych; Professor of Cultural Psychiatry & Epidemiology, Centre Lead for Psychiatry, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Hon. Consultant Psychiatrist, East London Foundation Trust, Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London; London, UK

  • 17.50 - 18.00
    Auditorium
    KN4 Chief Executive's Address - Paul Rees, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • 18.00 - 18.30
    Auditorium
    KN5 Ed Bullmore, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Cambridge - Inflammation and depression
  • 18.30 - 19.00
    Auditorium
    KN6 Dr Sam Guglani, Oncologist and Author of Histories - Bodies
  • 19.00 - 19.45
    Capital Hall
    Welcome reception
  • 8.00 - 9.00 Registration
  • 9.00 - 9.30
    Auditorium
    KN7 Professor Anita Thapar, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Cardiff University - ADHD genetics in the 21st Century: What does it mean for clinicians?
  • How do we withdraw psychotropic treatment? Just stop it, or reduce the dose in a linear fashion over a period of weeks? Neither strategy is well supported and both can lead to a worsening of outcomes. Evidence is now emerging that linear dose reductions lead to increasingly large reductions in pharmacological activity that ultimately confer a worsened prognosis. A new strategy for drug withdrawal will be proposed – one based on an understanding of the dose-activity relationships of major psychiatric drugs

  • Chair: Professor John O’Brien, University of Cambridge

    Neuroinflammation as a potential new target for treating Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
    Professor John O’Brien, University of Cambridge

    Putting neuroinflammation to the test: treating mild AD with minocycline in the MADE trial
    Professor Rob Howard, UCL

    Therapeutic options for Lewy body dementia: what is new?
    Professor Ian McKeith, Newcastle University

  • Chair: Professor Alan Carson, Professor of Neuropsychiatry, University of Edinburgh

    Neurological Examination for Psychiatrists
    Professor Adam Zeman, Professor of Neurology, University of Exeter

    Cognitive Examination: beyond the MMSE
    Professor Adam Zeman, Professor of Neurology, University of Exeter

  • Chair:  Professor Mike Crawford, Director of the College Centre for Quality Improvement

    Quality of acute care for people with anxiety and depression in England
    Professor David Baldwin, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Southampton

    Implementing NICE guidelines on the treatment of people with First Episode Psychosis: Are we there yet?
    Professor Paul French, Associate Director, Psychosis Research Unit, University of Manchester

    Waiting times, quality of care and outcomes of psychological treatments delivered by secondary care services in England
    Dr Lorna Farquharson, Clinical Advisor, National Audit of Psychological Therapies

  • Chair: Professor Wendy Burn, President, Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Looking east across the pond: How we develop policy at the Royal College of Psychiatrists
    Dr Adrian James, Registrar, Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Looking west across the pond: How we develop policy at the APA
    Dr Bob Batterson, Speaker of the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association

    Where were all the women?
    Dr Kate Lovett, Dean, Royal College of Psychiatrists

  • Chair: Professor Richard Porter, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago

    Cognitive impairment in mood disorders – assessment and treatment
    Professor Allan Young, Institute of Psychiatry

    Trials of cognition enhancers in mood disorders - methodology and novel agents
    Professor Kamilla Miskoviak, Psychiatric Centre Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet and Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen

    Cognitive impairment in severe depression – treatment strategies
    Professor Richard Porter, Dept of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch

  • Chair: Professor Jeremy Hall, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Cardiff University

    Large scale genetic studies of ASD
    Professor David Skuse, Professor of Behavioural and Brain Sciences, UCL

    Psychiatric Comorbidity in Autistic Adults
    Dr Jack F G Underwood, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute, Cardiff University

    Shifting biology in ASD: future treatment prospects
    Professor Grainne McAlonan, Professor of Translational Neuroscience, Deputy Head, Sackler Institute of Translational Neurodevelopment

  • 11.25 - 11.50
    Capital Hall
    Coffee
  • Chair: Professor Alan Carson, Professor of Neuropsychiatry, University of Edinburgh

    All you need to know about Tourettes syndrome
    Professor Eileen Joyce, Professor of Neuropsychiatry, University College London

    How to assess tremors and jerks
    Professor Annette Schrag, Professor of Clinical Neurosciences, University College London

  • Chair: Dr Helen Smith, National Clinical Director Mental health Safety Improvement Programme

    The National Safety Improvement Programmes: Delivering safety at scale
    Tom Ayers, Director at the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health

    Delivering safety at scale: Reducing restrictive practice
    Emily Cannon, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health

    Delivering safety at scale: Suicide prevention
    Professor Nav Kapur, National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide, University of Manchester

  • Dr Peter Byrne, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Royal London Hospital and Associate Registrar, Public Mental Health Lead, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London

    Reducing SMI smoking rates: lessons from the SCIMITAR trails
    Dr Emily Peckham, Project Manager for SCIMITAR Trial

    Poverty-inequality as drivers of premature mortality and mental disorders
    Mr Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health

    Multilevel interventions to reduce the drivers of SMI multimorbidity and premature deaths
    Dr Peter Byrne, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Royal London Hospital and Associate Registrar, Public Mental Health Lead, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London

  • Chair: Professor Nigel Eastman, Emeritus Professor of Law and Ethics in Psychiatry, St George’s, University of London

    Questions the Expert Psychiatric Witness Should Refuse to Answer: Context
    Professor Nigel Eastman, Emeritus Professor of Law and Ethics in Psychiatry, St George’s, University of London

    Questions the Expert Psychiatric Witness Should Refuse to Answer: Law
    Professor Keith Rix, University of Chester & Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

    Questions the Expert Psychiatric Witness Should Refuse to Answer: Ethics
    Dr Gwen Adshead, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, Southern Health Foundation Trust; also CNWL and West London Trusts

  • Chair: Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams, Newcastle University

    OCD and Schizophrenia
    Dr Lynne Drummond, Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer, South West London and St George's NHS Mental Health Trust

    Pharmacological Management of Depression in Schizophrenia
    Dr Rachel Upthegrove, University of Birmingham

    Schizophrenia- an Anxiety Disorder?
    Professor Jeremy Hall, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Director, Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute, Cardiff University

  • 13.10 - 14.00
    Capital Hall
    Lunch
  • Your opportunity to ask Ian anything about the MRCPsych exam, and to find out about changes like new question formats and the new curriculum.
    The Mess: Students and Trainees Lounge
     
  • 13.35 - 14.00
    Capital Hall
    Rapid fire presentations
  • 14.05 - 14.35
    Auditorium
    KN9 Professor Jeremy Hall, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Director, Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute, Cardiff University - The importance and application of neuroscience in psychiatry
  • 14.35 - 15.05
    Auditorium
    KN10 Mark Austin, journalist and television presenter, his daughter Maddy, Expert by experience, Dr Mark Berelowitz Royal Free London NHS Trust and Rachel Bannister - Anorexia Nervosa: A father daughter perspective
  • Chair: Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne

    Relationship between sleep and cognition in bipolar disorder assessed using wearable technology
    Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne

    Using a wearable device for automatic detection of speech as a marker of social functioning in late-life depression
    Professor John O’Brien, University of Cambridge

    CALM (Collaboratively Augmenting Longitudinal Monitoring) in Early Onset Bipolar Disorder
    Dr Aditya Narain Sharma, Newcastle University

  • Chair: Professor Alan Carson, Professor of Neuropsychiatry, University of Edinburgh

    Catatonia - a practical guide
    Dr Jonathan Rogers, Academic Clinical Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London

    Is it time for psychiatrists start doing lumbar punctures?
    Dr Tom Pollak, Department of Psychosis Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences. Kings College London

  • Chair: Mr Chris Naylor, Senior Fellow in Health Policy. The King's Fund, London

    Towards shared accountability: aligning the problem, politics, policy and practice
    Dr Mary Docherty, Harkness Fellow in Healthcare Policy and Practice, Columbia University, New York

    Collaborative care: Closing the implementation gap
    Dr Parashar Ramanuj, Imperial College Health Partners

    The Equally Well Initiative : Lessons and next steps
    Ms Elle Todd and Mr Andy Bell, Centre for Mental Health

  • Chair: Dr Shahid Latif, Consultant Psychiatrist/ Clinical Director Northampton Health Foundation Trust, Chair RCPsych Transcultural SIG, RCPsych Advisory Appointment Committee and College Assessor, Executive Committee member RCPsych Trent Division

    Social or the Antisocial Media? The silence before the storm!!!
    Dr Khurram Sadiq, Consultant Psychiatrist, Home Treatment Team South Manchester, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

    Modern Day Modern Addictions – A brief understanding
    Dr Yasir Abbasi, Clinical Director for Addiction services Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

    Gaming Disorder – A New Frontier…
    Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Consultant Psychiatrist, Director, & Lead Clinician, National Problem Gambling Clinic London, Addictions Directorate, Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust

  • Chair: Professor Pamela Taylor, Cardiff University

    Dr Amanda Thompsell

    Chloe Carter, Expert through lived experience

    Mignon French JP, Community Sentence Treatment Requirement (CSTR) Programme Manager, On behalf of: Ministry of Justice, Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, Public Health England
  • Chair: Professor Wendy Burn, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrist

    Akathisia and psychomotor restlessness during antipsychotic drug treatment 
    Dr Lade Smith, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

    Sexual dysfunction and dissatisfaction during SSRI or SNRI treatment
    Professor David Baldwin, Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton

    Hypothyroidism and renal problems during lithium treatment
    Dr David Cousins, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University

    Preventing a Crisis Before it Happens: Identifying and Responding to Akathisia
    Ms Wendy Dolin,  MISSD, Chicago, USA

  • 16.25 - 16.45
    Capital Hall
    Tea
  • Chair: Professor David Baldwin, Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton

    Utility of pregenual anterior cingulate cortex activity in predicting response to escitalopram treatment in patients with a current major depressive episode
    Dr Beata Godlewska, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford

    Investigating the relationship between reward processing and impulsivity using neuroimaging: the potential for predicting relapse in patients with alcohol and poly-drug dependence
    Dr Louise Paterson, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London

    fMRI correlates of peak response in the 7.5% CO2 inhalation model of generalised anxiety: a pilot study
    Dr Nathan Huneke, Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton

  • Chair: Professor Alan Carson, Professor of Neuropsychiatry, University of Edinburgh

    The expert patient- confessions of a dementia doubter
    Professor Rob Howard, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, University College London

    Digital engagement- the good, the bad and the misogynists
    Dr Andre Tomlin, The National Elf Service

    After the war- are politicians and patients a bit tired of experts?
    Professor Simon Wessely, Regius Professor of Psychiatry, Kings College London

  • Chair: Dr Lydia Thurston, CT3, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

    Exhaustion as a cause of death in the pre-neuroleptic era
    Professor Nicol Ferrier, Newcastle University

    Edith, Lily and Louise: three civilian patients and their asylum journeys during the First World War
    Dr Claire Hilton, Queen Mary University of London

    Transition to civilian life from war: UK veterans with post-traumatic illness, 1945 to 1990
    Professor Edgar Jones, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

  • Chair: Professor Sonia Johnson, Division of Psychiatry University College London

    Understanding variation in rates of detention
    Mr Luke Sheridan Rains, Division of Psychiatry University College London

    Patients’ and Families’ experience of detention
    Dr Sian Oram, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London

    Preventing detentions: what works
    Dr Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, Division of Psychiatry – University College London

  • Chair: Professor Louise Howard, Professor of Women’s Mental Health, King’s College London and Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

    Why we need trauma informed care in mental health services
    Ms Jemima Olchawski, Chief Executive, Agenda Alliance for Women and Girls at Risk

    Seeing through a trauma lens: the role, value and risks of trauma informed approaches in psychiatry
    Ms Sally Smith, Expert By Experience Coordinator, Tees, Esk and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and Lived Experience Advisor, Adult Mental Health Steering Group, NHS England and Dr Angela Sweeney, NIHR Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, St George’s, University of London

    Implementation of trauma informed care within psychiatric services: challenges and opportunities
    Professor Tim Kendall, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England

  • Chair: Professor Sir John Strang, Head, Addictions Department, King’s College, London

    Speaker for the motion
    Baroness Molly Meacher, Chair, House of Lords All Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform

    Speaker against the motion
    Professor Robin Murray, Professor of Psychiatric Research

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  • 8.30 - 9.00
    Auditorium
    KN11 Dr Bruce Schwartz, APA President - A Survey and Perspective on Psychiatry in America
  • 9.00 - 9.30
    Auditorium
    KN12 Professor Brenda Penninx, Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center - Towards personalizing depression treatment
  • Chair: Professor Hugo Critchley, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

    Understanding emotion, anxiety and affective disorders from the perspective of disordered interoceptive inference
    Dr Micah Allen, University of Cambridge

    Functional neurological disorder; from diagnosis to mechanism and treatment
    Professor Mark Edwards, St George’s University of London

    Computational psychosomatics, fatigue and depression
    Dr Frederike Petzschner, University of Zurich and ETH

  • Chair: Dr Ian Hall, Associate Dean for Advanced Learning and Conferences

    Know Your Normal: mental health in young autistic people
    Dr Laura Crane, Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), UCL Institute of Education

    How do we ask the question?” Assessing suicidality in autistic people
    Dr Sarah Cassidy, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham

    Mental Health in Autism: tale of two cohort studies
    Dr Dheeraj Rai, University of Bristol

  • Chair: Professor Tony Cleare, Professor of Psychopharmacology & Affective Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London

    Defining treatment resistance and multi-therapy resistance in bipolar depression
    Dr Paul Stokes, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Mood Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London

    Multiple-therapy-resistant major depressive disorder: a clinically important concept
    Dr Alan Currie, Consultant Psychiatrist, Regional Affective Disorders Service, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

    Cognitive subtypes and treatment resistance in cognition for mood disorders
    Professor Allan Young, Director, Centre for Affective Disorders, Professor of Mood Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London

  • Chair: Professor Sonia Johnson, Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry, UCL Division of Psychiatry

    The British Journal of Psychiatry
    Dr Derek Tracy FRCPsych, Consultant Psychiatrist & Clinical Director Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, London; Senior Lecturer, King's College London

    UCL Psychiatry MSc Students
    Dr Sarah Rowe, Lecturer on the MSc in Mental Health Sciences, UCL Psychiatry

    The Mental Elf
    Mr André Tomlin, Founder and Director of the National Elf Service

  • Chair: H Lacey, Emeritus Professor, St Georges, London

    The story of an eating disorder. The Spaces In Between: a memoir
    Caroline Jones, Journalist

    Food reward and addiction
    Dr Tony Goldstone, PsychoNeuroEndocrinology Research Group, Centre for Psychiatry, Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London

    New developments in the treatment of disorders of binge eating and bulimia nervosa
    Professor Ulrike Schmidt, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London 

  • 10.55 - 11.25
    Capital Hall
    Coffee
  • Chair: Professor Wendy Burn, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Investigating the genetic basis of psychosis and schizophrenia
    Professor James Walters,  Cardiff University

    Cellular psychopathology: Insights gained from in vitro models into how schizophrenia risk is conferred at a cellular level
    Dr Mandy Johnstone,  University of Edinburgh

    Psychiatric genomics research and mental health treatment: Setting the ethical agenda
    Dr Camillia Kong, Institute for Criminal Policy Research, Birkbeck College

  • Chair: Dr Jean O'Hara, National Clinical Director for Learning Disabilities- NHS England, Consultant Psychiatrist, SLaM & Visiting Senior Lecturer, IOPPN

    How does cognitive ability affect the presentation and treatment outcomes of psychopathology?
    Professor Sabyasachi Bhaumik OBE, University of Leicester

    The Calculus of Justice
    Professor Digby Tantam, Deputy Principal, New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling

    Characteristics of Offenders with Neuro-developmental Disorders
    Dr Jane McCarthy, Waikato Clinical Campus, University of Auckland

    People with autism detained in hospitals for treatment: typologies
    Dr Regi Alexander, Consultant Psychiatrist, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust

  • Chair: Professor Steven Marwaha, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Birmingham

    Lithium and the prevention of suicidality
    Professor Allan Young Centre for Affective Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London

    Clozapine, psychosis and suicidality
    Dr Rachel Upthegrove, University of Birmingham

    Using data science to understand suicidality
    Dr Rina Dutta, Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London

  • Chair: Dr Leonie Williams, South London & Maudsley NHS Trust, London

    The Scope of Simulation Training
    Dr Sean Cross, Director Maudsley Learning, South London & Maudsley NHS Trust

    Practical Aspects to Simulation Design and Debrief
    Marcela Schilderman, BSc, MBBS, MRCPsych – Psychiatrist and Fellow in Medical Education at Maudsley Simulation, SLaM

    Program Evaluation
    Chris Attoe, Head of Research & Development at Maudsley Learning, and Research Lead at Maudsley Simulation, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

  • Chair: Dr Dasha Nicholls, Clinical Reader in Child Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK

    Eating behaviours in early life
    Dr Clare Llewellyn, Associate Professor & Obesity Research Group Leader, University College London, UK

    Neurobiology of eating disorders
    Dr Mima Simic, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist & Joint Head of the Child and Adolescent, Eating Disorders Service, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London

    Comorbidities in people with eating disorders
    Dr Carol Kan, Clinical Lecturer in Eating Disorders, King’s College London, UK

  • Chair: Dr Kate Lovett, Dean, RCPsych and Consultant Psychiatrist, Devon Partnership Trust

    Research training – everyone’s business
    Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes, Imperial College and CNWL NHS Foundation Trust

    Why research matters – a view from mental health service users
    Rose Thompson and Angela Kinn, McPin Foundation

    The benefits of clinical research for a trainee and ten top tips for success
    Professor Oliver Howes, IoPPN-KCL and Imperial College and Dr Graham Blackman, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London

  • 12.45 - 13.40
    Capital Hall
    Lunch
  • Learn about the future of the College and discuss current key issues with the College Officers
    The Mess: Students and Trainees Lounge
     
  • 13.20 - 13.45
    Capital Hall
    Rapid fire presentations
  • Much of the neurocognitive research into various psychiatric disorders has been cross-sectional and has focused on specific processes that are atypical in a given disorder. To progress our understanding of how psychopathology develops, we need to combine different analytical approaches within a longitudinal, developmental, genetically informative framework. This can help us understand phenomena of gene-environment and environment-environment correlation. 

    In this talk I will provide a brief overview of neurocognitive and genetically informative research into developmental risk for conduct disorder. I will use this overview as a framework for considering how atypical neurocognitive functioning may serve to generate and maintain maladaptive social interactions. I will argue that neurocognitive studies can inform our understanding of individuals as active agents in the generation of particular social ecologies and that unlocking the mechanisms of gene-environment and environment-environment correlation will be of key importance. Advances in this area of research have scope to inform theoretical understanding, as well as interventions designed to help children at risk of developing a disorder and their families.

  • 14.20 - 15.50
    Auditorium
    KN14 Professor Janet Treasure, director of the Eating Disorder Unit and Professor of Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London - The legacy of Gerald Russell: Eating disorders as Paradigms of Psychosomatic Illnesses
  • Chair: Professor Allan Young, Centre for Affective Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London

    The shape of things to come: brain structure and response to lithium in bipolar disorder
    Dr Letizia Squacina, IRCCS, Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italy

    Ahead of the curve: from spectroscopy to lithium imaging in bipolar disorder
    Dr Fawzi Boumezbeur, PhD, CEA-NeuroSpin, France

    Location, location, location: multimodal and multinuclear lithium imaging in bipolar disorder
    David Cousins, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University

  • Chair: Dr Mark Berelowitz, Royal Free London NHS Trust

    How the boys have coped: in the cave, during the rescue, the immediate aftermath, and medium term follow up
    Dr Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, MRCPsych, Minister of Education, Thailand

    What the experience of the Wild Boars can teach us about our concepts of resilience and wellbeing in the face of adversity
    Dr Mark Berelowitz, Royal Free London NHS Trust

  • Chair: Dr Shivanthi Sathanandan, Consultant Psychiatrist, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

    Factors Affecting Implementation of Digital Health Interventions for People with Psychosis or Bipolar Disorder and/or Their Family and Friends
    Dr Golnar Aref, UCL & Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust

    Implementation of web-based supported self-management intervention for relatives of people with psychosis or bipolar (IMPART study (IMPlementation of A Relatives’ Toolkit)
    Professor Fiona Lobban, Lancaster University

    ARIES study- an App to support Recovery in Early Intervention Services
    Professor Sonia Johnson, UCL & Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust

  • Chair: Mr Jonathan Gibb, University of Manchester, Manchester

    Developing standardised training to recommend cross-sex hormones and surgeries
    Professor Christina Richards, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London

    How can research involving the experiences of LGBTQ+ people inform clinical practice?
    Dr Katharine Rimes, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College, London

    LGBTIQ+ visibility - how important is it in psychiatry?
    Dr Elinor Hynes, East London NHS Foundation Trust, London

  • Chair: Professor Tom Fahy, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London

    Update on epidemiology of violence in mental illness
    Dr Daniel Whiting, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Oxford

    Developments in methods and approaches to risk assessment
    Seena Fazel, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry and Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Research Fellow, University of Oxford

    Neurobiological correlates of aggressive behaviour
    Dr Nigel Blackwood, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry, Kings College London

  • 16.15 - 16.40
    Capital Hall
    Tea
  •  

    Chair: Professor Conor Duggan OBE, University of Nottingham

    Should we not take the sub-typing of Personality Disorders more seriously in Treatment Selection?
    Professor Conor Duggan OBE, University of Nottingham

    Antisocial PD and Mentalisation Based Treatment (MBT)

    Professor Peter Fonagy, UCL

    The role of formulation in the treatment and management of people with PD
    Dr Caroline Logan, University of Manchester

     
     
  • Chair: Professor Stephen Lawrie, Chair of Psychiatry and Neuro-Imaging & Head of the Division of Psychiatry

    Neural correlates of treatment response in psychosis
    Dr Sameer Jauhar, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London

    Optimising drug treatment: using what we've got better
    Professor Oliver D Howes, Psychosis Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London

    Conversing with voices: experiences from AVATAR therapy
    Professor Thomas Craig, Principle Investigator of the AVATAR Project

  • Chair: Professor Patricia Casey, Editor BJPsych Advances, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, Consultant Psychiatrist Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin Ireland, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University College, Dublin, Ireland

    Principles of peer reviewing
    Professor Patricia Casey, Editor BJPsych Advances, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, Consultant Psychiatrist Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin Ireland

    Facilitating group in workshop
    Dr Alexandra Pitman, UCL Division of Psychiatry, Dr Norman Poole, Editor BJPsych Bulletin, Dr Matthew Broome, University of Birmingham, Professor David Skuse, Editor of International Psychiatry and Dr David Reiss, Editor of CPD Online of CPD Online

    A complex paper for review
    Dr Richard Duffy, Dept. of Psychiatry, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  • Chair: Dr Maire Cooney, Consultant Psychiatrist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Hon Sen. Lecturer, University of Glasgow

    Dr Peter Hughes, Consultant Psychiatrist, South West London and St George’s NHS Trust

    Dr Saul Levin, CEO and Medical Director, American Psychiatric Association

    Professor Dinesh Bhugra, President of the BMA Council

    Dr Susham Gupta, Consultant Psychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust

  • 18.00 - 19.00
    Capital Suite 10
    Presentation ceremony
  • 8.00 - 9.00 Registration and coffee
  • 9.00 - 9.30
    Auditorium
    KN15 Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Regius Professor of Psychiatry, Kings College London - Modernising the mental health act - yes it’s the right thing but can it be achieved?
  • Chair: Professor Allan H Young, Director, Centre for Affective Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London

    Imaging of people at high risk of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
    Professor Stephen M Lawrie, Chair of Psychiatry and Neuro-Imaging & Head of the Division of Psychiatry

    Development and validation of novel brain imaging phenotypes dissect the heterogeneity in psychosis
    Professor Sophia Frangou, Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA

    Molecular imaging of treatment response in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
    Dr Sameer Jauhar, IoPPN, King’s College, London

  • Chair: Professor Rafey Faruqui, KMPT & University of Kent

    Psychopharmacology of Brain Injury
    Professor Shoumitro Deb, Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London

    Psychopharmacology of Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Epilepsy
    Dr Niruj Agrawal, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust, St George’s Hospital, London

    Psychopharmacology of Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Movement Disorders
    Professor Andrea Cavanna, Consultant in Behavioural Neurology, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust, University of Birmingham, Aston University

  • Chair: Dr Alex Thomson, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

    Can the Criminal Justice System Help Frequent Users of Urgent Mental Health Services?
    Dr Emma McAllister, United Kingdom

    Mental Health Policing: Not Just Doing the Wrong Thing Righter
    Inspector Michael Brown, West Midlands Police

    Street Triage Services- What do we Know and Where do we Go?
    Dr Andrew Molodynski, Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

  • Chair: Dr Adrian James, Registrar, Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Prescribing better mental healthcare policy – improving the lives of people with mental illness
    Professor Wendy Burn, President, Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Developing better policy – utilising the passion and expertise of those working in mental health services
    Dr Tim Ojo, Associate Registrar for Policy Support, Royal College of Psychiatrists

    The view from the other side of the lobby – perspectives of a psychiatrist working in Parliament
    Dr Katherine Hay, RCPsych Parliamentary Scholar

  • Chair: Dr Subodh Dave, National Clinical Adviser, Community Mental Health Pathway, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health and Dr Mrugesh Vaishnav, President of the Indian Psychiatric Society and Director Of the Samvedana Happiness Hospital, Ahmedabad

    ‘Family’ as integral Caregivers for delivering Community Care: Indian Experience
    Professor Nitin Gupta, Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh, India

    Lessons Shared: Community care in LAMI countries
    Professor Dinesh Bhugra, President, BMA

    It takes a village to raise a child
    Dr Oyedeji Ayonrinde - FRCPsych, MBA, Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

  • 10.55 - 11.20
    Capital Hall
    Coffee
  • Chair: Professor Anthony Cleare, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London

    The evidence base for psychedelics
    Dr James J Rucker, The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London.  The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

    Psychedelic therapy- a beginner’s guide
    Dr Jonny Martell, Psychedelic Research Group, Imperial College London

    Therapeutic mechanisms
    Dr Robin Carhart-Harris, Head of Psychedelic Research Group, Imperial College London. Associate Professor at University of Oxford and Head of Centre for Psychedelic Research

  • Chair: Dr Monique Schelhase, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

    CESR Committee
    Dr Nandini Chakraborty, Chair of the RCPsych CESR Committee

    RCPsych Mentoring Group
    Dr Jan Birtle, Chair of the RCPsych Mentoring Group

    Training and Workforce
    Mr Julian Ryder, Head of Training and Workforce, The Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Psychiatrists Support Service
    Dr Ros Ramsay, Chair of the Psychiatrists Support Service

  • Chair: Professor Sir Simon Wessely/Mr Steve Gilbert

    Mental Capacity and the Mental Health Act – what psychiatrists need to know
    Mr Alex Ruck Keene, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers and Visiting Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

    Advance Choice Documents – How do we get these to work?
    Dr Claire Henderson MRCPsych PhD,Clinical Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

    A systematic response to improving equality in mental health care – the PCREF (Patient and Carer Race Equality Framework)
    Dr Shubulade Smith, Consultant Psychiatrist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Clinical Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, Royal College of Psychiatrists

  • Chair: Professor Rob Poole

    The Power Threat Meaning Framework: A clinical psychologist’s critique
    Professor Paul Salkovskis, Director of Oxford Institute for Clinical Psychology and Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre

    Professionals in conflict and patient’s narratives
    Professor Dariusz Galasinski, Professor of Discourse and Cultural Studies, University of Wolverhampton

    A psychiatrist's experience of a cyber-maelstrom
    Professor Linda Gask, Emerita Professor of Primary Care Psychiatry, Manchester University

  • Chair: Dr Niruj Agrawal, South West London & St George’s MH NHS Trust, London

    mTBI & Concussion
    Dr Nigel King, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust & University of Oxford, Oxford

    Emotions, Motivation and Psychosis
    Dr Simon Fleminger, London

    Personality & Behaviour
    Dr Nick Medford, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Kent

  • 12.40 - 13.35
    Capital Hall
    Lunch
  • 12.40 - 13.35
    Capital Suite 13
    Meet and greet lunch for SAS Doctors
  • Hear about recent updates to Portfolio Online join an interactive troubleshooting demonstration
    The Mess: Students and Trainees Lounge
     
  • 13.10 - 13.35
    Capital Hall
    Rapid fire presentations
  • Biological systems are invariably dynamic, with both stochastic interactions and deterministic processes across multiple timescales ensuring the maintenance of homeostatic regulation and allowing us to adapt to changes in both internal and external environments.  It is no surprise therefore that the stress responsive hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis shows multiple levels of regulation which come together to regulate oscillating levels of glucocorticoid secretion with both diurnal and ultradian rhythmicity.

    I shall describe the mechanisms underlying the HPA pulsatility and how these interact with higher level circadian control by the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus.  I will show how the adrenal adapts to pulsatile ACTH and how tissues respond to pulsatile changes in cortisol/corticosterone.  The importance of this for optimal emotional and cognitive function in man will be described.  Finally, I shall show how novel technology measuring dynamic changes in hormone levels in ambulatory subjects in their own homes/at work can be used to study patients with psychiatric disorders.

  • Psychopathology is the systematic study of conscious subjective experience of abnormal phenomena. Its goal is the precise description, categorization and definition of abnormal experiences. I will argue that there can be no psychiatry, no nosology of psychiatric disorders without a proper understanding of abnormal phenomena. In other words that psychopathology is the discipline, the method upon which psychiatry, as a subject and speciality, is based. I will make the case that psychopathology is not a dead subject but a living, dynamic subject that is constantly changing and evolving. I will take as my example auditory verbal hallucinations and delusional misidentification syndromes to illustrate the benefit of investigating elementary phenomena and show how this approach advances our knowledge and understanding of psychiatric conditions.

  • Chair: Professor Eileen Joyce, Professor of Neuropsychiatry, University College London

    Substance use and positive symptoms of psychotic disorders
    Professor William Honer, Jack Bell Chair in Schizophrenia, University of British Columbia

    Viral infections and mechanisms of illness in psychotic disorders
    Professor Ian Everall, Executive Dean, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College, London

    A gateway to understanding psychosis: Studying exercise in mental illness
    Professor Peter Falkai, Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ludwig-Maximilians University of München

  • Chair: Dr Alexandra Pitman, UCL Division of Psychiatry

    Antidepressants and depression: evidence synthesis and decision making
    Professor Andrea Cipriani, University of Oxford

    The PANDA RCT: the effectiveness of antidepressants in UK primary care
    Dr Gemma Lewis, UCL Division of Psychiatry

    Minimal clinically important differences and clinical guidelines
    Professor Glyn Lewis, UCL Division of Psychiatry

  • Chair: Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, University of Hertfordshire

    Professionalism, ethics and self-care for medical practitioners
    Dr Kym Jenkins, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

    Supporting mental health professionals in reaching decisions about sharing their own mental distress
    Dr Katrina Scior, University College London

    The Wounded Healer: An innovative anti-stigma programme targeted at healthcare professionals and students
    Dr Ahmed Hankir, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Mental Health Research in association with Cambridge University

  • Chair: Professor Clare Gerada, Medical Director NHS Practitioners Health Programme

    Conflating Mental Illness and Radicalisation: Securitized Care Pathways under Austerity
    Dr Charlotte Heath-Kelly, Associate Professor, PAIS, University of Warwick

    Prevent, radicalisation and colour-blindness: Obscuring racism in clinical interactions
    Dr Tarek Younis, PhD/PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Newton International Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-2019

    Prevent strategy and the death of evidence based medicine
    Dr Shazad Amin, CEO MEND (Muslim Engagement & Development) & retired Consultant Psychiatrist

  • Chair: Dr Ciaran Mulholland, Queen’s University of Belfast and Clinical Director Northern Ireland Regional Trauma Network

    Lessons from the Response to the Omagh Bomb
    Dr Michael Duffy, Queen’s University of Belfast

    The Clinical Response to the Manchester Arena Attack
    Professor Paul French, Clinical Lead for Early Intervention in Psychosis Greater Manchester

    Mental Health Response to the London Terrorist Incidents
    Dr Idit Albert, Clinical Lead Psychological Trauma Outreach, Screen and Support Service for London Terrorist Incidents, CADAT, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust 

  • 16.00 - 16.20
    Capital Hall
    Tea
  • Chair: Professor Sonia Johnson, Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry, UCL Division of Psychiatry; Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

    Loneliness and mental health problems in adults: isolating the evidence
    Dr Farhana Mann, Wellcome Clinical Research Training Fellow, UCL Division of Psychiatry

    Lonely young adults in modern Britain: findings from an epidemiological cohort study
    Dr Tim Matthews, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London

    The relationship between loneliness and socio-demographic and clinical factors: comparison between people with borderline intellectual functioning and the general population.
    Dr Afia Ali, Clinical Associate Professor, UCL Division of Psychiatry; Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, North East London NHS Foundation Trust 

  • Chair: Digvijay Singh Goel, Consultant Psychiatrist, Southland Hospital, Invercargill, New Zealand

    Maintenance therapy in schizophrenia
    Professor Mohan Isaac, Professor of Psychiatry & Consultant Psychiatrist, School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, University of Western Australia, Perth

    Galaxy of long-acting antipsychotics: What is different
    Dr Shailesh Kumar, Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Waikato Clinical Campus, University of Auckland

    Is there an early role for the LAIs?
    Professor Nagesh Pai, Foundation Professor of Psychiatry, University of Wollongong Graduate School of Medicine and Consultant Psychiatrist & Senior Academic in Adult Psychiatry, The Wollongong Hospital, Australia

  • Assessment, intervention and care
    Dr Tony Rao, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist and Visiting Lecturer, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

    The Divided Mind
    Ms Diane Goslar, Patient

  • Chair: Dr Tim Read, Consultant Psychiatrist Emeritus – Crisis Intervention Service & Liaison Service Royal London Hospital

    The Sanity In Madness –A Psychodynamic approach to Psychosis
    Dr Jo O’Reilly, Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Member of the British Psychoanalytic Society

    Terror Loss and Breakdown; The Internal and External War on Terror
    Dr Rachel Gibbons, Therapy Director Priory Group, Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst

  • Chair: Professor William Yule, Emeritus Professor of Applied Child Psychology, KCL IOPPN

    A cascade model for trauma and traumatic grief for children
    Laura Tomlinson, BA(Hons), Dip Clin Psych., AfBPS, Children and War Foundation, London

    Group Intervention for Unaccompanied minor asylum seekers: Treating extreme trauma while facing uncertainty
    Dr Veronika Dobler, PhD, MRCPsych, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, University of Ulm, Germany, University of Cambridge, UK

    Low-Threshold Psychosocial Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Reception Centres in Germany - a Pilot Project from Doctors Without Borders
    Dr Henrike Zellmann, Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Consultant