Clinical Certificate

Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology

Date: Thursday 15th October 2020 – Friday 16th October 2020
Venue: The Royal Station Hotel, Neville St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5DH
Accommodation: The Royal Station Hotel, Neville St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5DH
(accommodation is bookable separately when you complete the online booking form)
Organised by: and Chaired by Dr Aditya Sharma and Professor Samuele Cortese
Booking Status: FULLY BOOKED. The waiting list is closed. To be sent details of future modules please complete the Registration of Interest form

Programme

Thursday 15 October
09:30–09:50 Registration and Refreshments
09:50–10:00 Introduction
Dr Aditya Sharma (Newcastle)
10:00–10:45 Behavioural pharmacology in the developing brain
Dr Sasha Gartside (Newcastle)
10:45–10:55 Comfort Break
10:55–11:40 Drug management of epilepsy and psychiatric complications in children: Exploding the myths
Professor Frank Besag (Bedford)
11:40–11:55 Q&A session
11:55–12:40 Update on pharmacotherapy for ADHD
Professor Samuele Cortese (Southampton)
12:40–12:50 Q&A session
12:50–13:45 Lunch in the Empire Restaurant
13:45–14:30 Autistic Spectrum Disorder - Comorbidity and Pharmacotherapy
Dr Paramala Santosh (London)
14:30–14:45 Q&A session
14:45–15:10 Refreshments in the Windsor Suite
15:10–16:10 Group Work (details on individual delegate folders)
Group 1: ADHD
Professor Samuele Cortese
Group 2: Tourettes
Mr Joe Kilgariff
Group 3: ASD
Dr Paramala Santosh
16:10–16:20 Comfort break and delegates change rooms
16:20–17:20 Group Work (details on individual delegate folders)
Group 1: ADHD
Professor Samuele Cortese
Group 2: Tourettes
Mr Joe Kilgariff
Group 3: ASD
Dr Paramala Santosh (London)
17:20 End of Thursday Sessions
Friday 16 October
08:30–08:45 Arrival and Refreshments
08:45–09:45 Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Dr Paul Wilkinson (Cambridge)
09:45–10:00 Q&A session
10:00–10:35 Paediatric Psychopharmacology for OCD
Dr Bruce Clark (London)
10:35–10:45 Q&A
10:45–11:00 Refreshments
11:00–11:45 Atypical antipsychotics in psychoses
Dr Carmen Moreno (Madrid)
11:45–11:55 Q&A
11:55–12:35 Management of bipolar disorders and mood dysregulation
Dr Aditya Sharma (Newcastle)
12:35–12:45 Q&A
12:45–13:30 Lunch
13:30–14:30 Group Work (details on individual delegate folders)
Group A: Depression and Anxiety
Dr Paul Wilkinson
Group B: Bipolar Disorder
Dr Aditya Sharma
Group C: Psychosis
Dr Carmen Moreno
14:30–14:50 Refreshments and delegates change rooms
14:50–15:50 Group Work (details on individual delegate folders)
Group A: Depression and Anxiety
Dr Paul Wilkinson
Group B: Bipolar Disorder
Dr Aditya Sharma
Group C: Psychosis
Dr Carmen Moreno
15:50 End of meeting, please return completed evaluation forms and name badges

Last edited 4th March 2020

Learning Objectives

At the end of the module, delegates would be expected:

  • to be aware of the issues of drug treatments and the developing brain
  • to be updated on recent advances in the drug treatment of psychoses in children and adolescents
  • to be aware of the advances in understanding the neurobiology of depression in young people and the role of SSRIs and other new antidepressants
  • to be updated on the use of drugs in the treament of Tourette's syndrome and OCD in children and adolescents
  • to have the opportunity to raise questions with a panel of experts
  • to have the opportunity to join practical workshops on prescribing
  • to learn how to critically appraise the evidence for drug treatments in children and adolescents

This module is eligible for 10 CPD hours which are subject to peer group review.

Feedback from October 2019 module

"I feel very much better informed and my confidence in knowledge has increased"

"I will change my prescribing practice as a result of this module particularly around ADHD/ASD"

"Really well-run course, thank you. Good venue and excellent presenters"

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