Clinical Certificate

Drug Treatments in Affective Disorders

Date: Thursday 10th September 2020 – Friday 11th September 2020
Venue: The International Centre For Life (Conferences), Times Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4EP
Accommodation: Jury's Inn, Scotswood Road, Newcastle, NE1 4AD
(accommodation is bookable separately when you complete the online booking form)

Programme

Thursday 10 September
10:00–10:30 Registration and coffee
10:30–10:45 Introduction
Professor Nicol Ferrier (Newcastle)
10:45–11:05 The neurobiology of depression: A perspective
Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams (Newcastle)
11:05–11:45 Pharmacology and mechanisms of action of antidepressants
Dr Sasha Gartside (Newcastle)
11:45–12:00 The psychology of antidepressant treatment of depression
Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams (Newcastle)
12:00–12:15 Panel Q&A
12:15–13:00 Lunch
13:00–13:55 The clinical use of antidepressants
Professor Alan Currie (Newcastle)
13:55–14:10 Q&A session
14:10–14:50 Drug treatment of depression in physical health problems
Dr David Cousins (Newcastle)
14:50–15:00 Q&A session
GROUP WILL SPLIT INTO 4
15:00–16:10 Tea and Discussion of common problems in the management of depression
Professor Nicol Ferrier and Dr Stuart Watson and Professor Alan Currie and Dr David Cousins
16:15–17:25 The management of treatment-resistant depression
Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams (Newcastle)
17:25–17:40 Q&A session
Friday 11 September
08:30–09:00 Arrival and Coffee
GROUP WILL SPLIT INTO 4
09:00–10:30 TRD Patient Management Problems
Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams (Newcastle) and Professor Nicol Ferrier (Newcastle) and Dr Stuart Watson (Newcastle) and Professor Alan Currie (Newcastle)
10:30–11:00 Pharmacology of mood stabilisers
Dr Richard McQuade (Newcastle)
11:00–11:15 Coffee
11:15–11:50 Bipolar Disorder: General principles of (outpatient) management
Dr Stuart Watson (Newcastle)
11:50–12:35 Bipolar Disorder: Treatment of acute episodes
Dr David Cousins (Newcastle)
12:35–13:25 Lunch
13:25–14:00 Long-term treatment
Dr Matthew Taylor (London)
14:00–14:15 Panel Q&A
GROUP WILL SPLIT INTO 4
14:15–15:45 Tea and Bipolar Patient Management Problems
Dr Matthew Taylor and Dr David Cousins and Professor Nicol Ferrier and Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams
15:45 Meeting ends. Return of name badges and evaluation forms

Last edited 10th January 2020

Learning Objectives

  • Natural history and pathophysiology of affective disorders
    • To understand the Natural History of Mood Disorders
    • To be aware of the main theories of the pathophysiology of mood disorders and the
      relationship of these to drugs
  • Pharmacokinetics and mechanism of action of antidepressants
    • To understand the basic pharmacokinetics of antidepressants
    • To understand the relevance of differing pharmacokinetic properties of antidepressants to their clinical usage
    • To understand the presumed mechanism of action of various classes of antidepressant drugs
  • Antidepressants in clinical practice
    • To recognise various stages in the management of patients with antidepressants
    • To understand how various classes of antidepressants may be used clinically
    • To know the details of published guidelines regarding the choice and clinical usage of antidepressants
  • Management of treatment resistant depression
    • To understand the epidemiology, clinical features and associations of this disorder.
    • To be able to construct a rational management plan.
    • To explore the evidence base in this topic and make rational pharmacological treatment plans.
    • To be able to consider what additional investigations or treatments are required.
  • Lithium
    • To understand how Lithium may be used clinically
    • To know the details of published guidelines regarding the choice and clinical usage of Lithium
    • To appreciate the neurobiological underpinnings of Lithium’s actions
  • Other treatments for bipolar disorder
    • To be able to construct a rational management plan.
    • To explore the evidence base in this topic and make rational pharmacological treatment plans.
    • To be able to consider what additional investigations or treatments are required.

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

For further details contact , BAP Executive Officer

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