5 highlights of IC19!
28 February, 2019
In 2019 we mark the College’s 10th International Congress and are delighted to return to London, a diverse and exciting city, steeped in history and culture!
With a theme of Psychiatry: Inspiring Minds we hope to enthuse you with a programme that features not just world-class academics, but also those with Lived Experience, families and opinion leaders from the social and political sphere.
We’ve picked out 5 sessions we think you’ll love! Have a look below:
1. The future is digital… or is it? Challenges and successes in implementing digital technology for people affected by psychosis or bipolar disorders (S12)
Digital health interventions herald an opportunity to increase the availability of psychosocial interventions for people with psychosis or bipolar disorder and their family and friends. But there have been widespread difficulties in integrating and implementing them into real-world clinical settings. This session will provide an overview of factors affecting implementation of digital technology for people with psychosis/bipolar disorder including showcasing the findings of an electronic self-management package for young people with psychosis and implementation of web-based supported self-management intervention for relatives of people with psychosis or bipolar.
2. Bulimia nervosa 40 years on (1979 - 2019). What is Russell's legacy (S27)
It is 40 years since Russell introduced bulimia nervosa as an ominous variant of anorexia nervosa. Binge eating disorder another variant has only recently been accepted as a disorder but it is the most common form of eating disorder (life time prevalence 3-10%). The epidemiology shows an increase in women born since 1950 with a higher prevalence in urban areas. Join this session to hear not only from experts but also a first hand account describing the evolution of binge eating into an addictive behaviour from a journalist who has written previously about her experience.
3. Thai Cave Rescue - Lessons for our understanding of wellbeing and resilience (S34)
The whole world was captivated and inspired by the rescue of the 12 boys trapped in a cave. Join Dr Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, Minister of Education, Thailand and Dr Mark Berelowitz, Consultant Psychiatrist, in this session to explore the experiences of the boys and those who worked with them, before, during and after the rescue. They hope that this will stimulate a lively discussion about the lessons for our understanding of wellbeing and resilience in different cultures
4. Time to Change? Defining treatment resistance in Mood Disorders (S26)
This session will provide you with a cutting-edge overview of how treatment resistance is defined in mood disorders, when to consider new non-standard treatment approaches and explore the new concept of multi-therapy resistance in mood disorders. Speakers include; Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams, discussing treatment resistance and multi therapy resistance in major depressive disorder, Dr Paul Stokes, defining treatment resistance and multi-therapy resistance in bipolar depression using the international consensus definition and Professor Allan Young who will discuss treatment resistance in cognitive impairment in mood disorders and cognitive impairment subtypes in bipolar disorder.
5. Inclusivity in Mind: LGBTQ + mental health training and workforce development (S36)
We bring together a highly experienced and engaging panel of clinicians to discuss current practice, alongside important areas of development, among the many intersections between sexuality, gender, and mental health training. Topics include exploring the role of the psychiatrist within the gender identity clinic, understanding how research among LGBTQ+ people inform clinical practice, and how trainee-led schemes can pave the way for diversifying the postgraduate curricula. This session is organised and delivered by the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Rainbow (Sexuality & Gender Diversity) Special Interest Group.
A full scientific programme is now available on the Congress website and we are offering reduced early bird rates until 28 February 2019.