Recent advances in Personality Disorder –SED and Elysium Healthcare event


One day event

Timings 09.30 - 16.30
Location 21 Prescot Street, London
CPD Up to 6 hours subject to peer approval
Consultant/Other fee£150
Retired/SAS/Trainee Doctor fee£100
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Recent advances in Personality Disorder –SED and Elysium Healthcare event

Event Information

This February, RCPsych South Eastern Division and Elysium Healthcare will host a joint educational event on 'Recent Advances in Personality Disorder'.

The programme will focus on a range of topics around Personality Disorders, including diagnostics, treatment models, medication and community services. 

Personality Disorder continues to be the condition which creates most controversies in clinical practice. There are endless debates on whether it should have another name, its diagnostic validity, as well as on the best way to treat it. What is not in doubt is that the field is constantly evolving. The United Kingdom is one of the countries which has kept pace with existing knowledge base and more specialist personality disorder services have been developed, both within the NHS and the independent sector. Gone are the days when personality disorder was used as a label to exclude people from treatment in the UK.

We thought the time was right to offer a comprehensive update on the latest advances in the field of personality disorder. The advances will cover developments in treatment, both in the general adult field as well as the forensic field. Treatment will include the utility of medication in the field, always a controversial clinical area. The day will also cover how best services need to be organised to meet the needs of this group, both from the clinician and the service user perspective. It will cover the latest developments in the classification system, as there is going to be a significant difference in how the disorder is diagnosed between the ICD-11 and the DSM-5 classification systems. Finally, the latest economic of the benefits and pitfalls of treatment of this condition will also be covered.

We have no doubt that attendees will go away with a thorough clinical update on the latest advancement in the field, useful for any branch of psychiatry which treats patients with this condition, whether as a primary or secondary diagnosis.


Please download the draft programme for the day (PDF)

The event will take place at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E18BB. You can view directions and a map to help you plan your journey.

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Prof Anthony W Bateman MA, FRCPsych is Consultant to the Anna Freud Centre, London; Visiting Professor University College, London; Honorary Affiliate Professor in Psychotherapy University of Copenhagen. He was an expert member of National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) development group for treatment guidelines for Borderline Personality Disorder in UK and was Chair of the National Guideline Development Group for Eating Disorders. He was President of the European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ESSPD) from 2012-2015. He received a senior scientist award from British and Irish group for the Study of Personality Disorder in 2012 and in 2015 the annual award for “Achievement in the Field of Severe Personality Disorders” from the BPDRC in the USA.

Professor Mike Crawford is Head of the Personality Disorder Research Unit at Imperial College London and chair of the World Psychiatric Association’s Section on Personality Disorders. He is also an honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Central and North West London Foundation Trust. His research interests lie in health services research, specifically the development and evaluation of interventions for people who experience severe mental disorders. He has published papers on the management of suicidal behaviour, psychosis and personality disorder. Current projects include clinical trials of clozapine and lamotrigine for people with borderline personality disorder and the development and evaluation of a low intensity treatment for people with personality disorder.

In his presentation Dr Crawford will provide an update on pharmacotherapy for people with personality disorder including recent and ongoing clinical trials of mood stabilisers and antipsychotic drugs.

Dr Hasanen Al-Taiar is a consultant forensic psychiatrist who graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB), holds membership of The Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) and is a Senior Member of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). He is a RCPsych CASC and a GMC PLAB2 examiner. He is the Vice Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists South Eastern Division and the England South Section 12 Approvals Panel. He works in a secure unit in Oxford which provides specialist mental health input to forensic patients and he also looks after a number of forensic outpatients in addition to his work in prison environments. He is an expert witness and he assists the judicial establishments by giving psychiatric opinions in criminal matters. He’s a clinical tutor at Oxford University Department of Psychiatry and is an Associate Oxford University Medical Education Fellow. His work has been cited on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Dr Piyal Sen,  Medical Director, Chadwick Lodge, Elysium Healthcare and Visiting Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences, King’s College, London

Dr Steve Pearce, Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, and Chair of RCPsych Psychotherapy Faculty

Dr Karen Howell, Head of Psychology, Chadwick Lodge, Elysium Healthcare

Prof. Peter Tyrer, Emeritus Professor of Community Psychiatry in the Centre for Psychiatry, Imperial College, London

Ms Julia Blazdell, Co-President, British and Irish Group for Studies in Personality Disorder (BIGSPD), Network Coordinator for the Managed Clinical Network for Personality Disorders, West London Mental Health Trust

Chloe Finnamore, Mental Health Researcher, Cassel Hospital and Mental Health Policy Research Unit, King’s College, London

Dr Barbara Barrett, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director, King’s Health Economics

You can secure your place by either

  • telephoning the South Eastern Division office on 0292 233 1082 / 07738 724 879
  • by posting a cheque to the Division Office along with the relevant registration form (doc) or
  • by booking online.

Delegates are advised not to book travel/accommodation until you’ve received written confirmation from The Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Please contact us on 0292 233 1082 if you have not received your receipt and joining instructions within 10 days of booking.

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Event Location

Location: 21 Prescot Street, London