Clinical Certificate

Anxiety Disorders

Date: Thursday 23rd January 2020 – Friday 24th January 2020
Venue: The Bristol Hotel, Prince Street, Bristol, BS1 4QF
Accommodation: The Bristol Hotel, Prince Street, Bristol , BS1 4QF
(accommodation is bookable separately when you complete the online booking form)
Organised by: David Nutt and John Potokar

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Programme

Thursday 23 January
10:00–10:30 Arrival, registration and light lunch
10:30–10:45 Introduction
Dr John Potokar (Bristol)
10:45–12:15 Update on pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders and anxiety related disorders
Professor David Baldwin (Southampton)
12:15–13:15 Lunch in the Restaurant
13:15–14:15 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Professor Naomi Fineberg (Hertfordshire)
14:15–14:30 Refreshments
14:30–16:00 Two Groups
Group A: Anxiety in the Medical Setting
Dr John Potokar (Bristol) and Dr Nicola Taylor (Bristol)
Group B: Benzodiazepines in Anxiety Disorders
Dr Fergus Law (Bristol) and Dr Jan Melichar (Bristol)
16:00–16:15 Refreshments and presenters swap rooms
16:15–17:45 Two Groups (repeated)
Group A: Anxiety in the Medical Setting
Dr John Potokar and Dr Nicola Taylor
Group B: Benzodiazepines in Anxiety Disorders
Dr Fergus Law and Dr Jan Melichar
17:45 End of Thursday Sessions
Friday 24 January
08:45–09:15 Arrival and Coffee
09:15–10:45 The fast and the slow: exploring the duality of anxiolytic action
Professor David Nutt (London)
10:45–11:00 Refreshments
11:00–12:30 Practical therapy of anxiety: case studies
Professor David Nutt (London) and Dr David Christmas (Cambridge)
12:30–13:15 Lunch
13:15–14:30 Two Groups
Group A: Exploring Brain Mechanisms in SSRI Action
Professor David Nutt (London) and Dr David Christmas (Cambridge)
Group B: Insomnia and other Sleep Disturbances
Dr Hugh Selsick (London) and Dr David O'Regan (London)
14:30–14:45 Refreshments and presenters swap rooms
14:45–16:00 Two Groups (repeated)
Group A: Exploring Brain Mechanisms in SSRI Action
Professor David Nutt (London) and Dr David Christmas (Cambridge)
Group B: Insomnia and other Sleep Disturbances
Dr Hugh Selsick (London) and Dr David O'Regan (London)
16:00 End of meeting, return of feedback forms

Last edited 13th June 2019

Learning Objectives

At the end of one and a half day course, delegates will:

  • Be aware of current theories and the causes and neurochemistry of anxiety.
  • Know the pharmacology of both GABA and 5-HT acting anxiolytic drugs.
  • Have an understanding of the current clinical assessment of the various anxiety disorders.
  • Be aware of the merits and demerits of the various different classes of anxiolytic agents.
  • Understand the ongoing methodologies for investigating brain mechanisms of anxiety.
  • Know the clinical and pharmacology background of underpinning rational use of hypnotics.
  • Have an insight into the way alcohol acts on the brain and how these effects can be minimised.

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

Feedback from 2019 Module

"Thought provoking and highly stimulating presentations challenging my long held core beliefs"

"Very fortunate to have had this opportunity. I don’t think is could be better! Great content, great speakers, great balance and great facilities"

"I loved how approachable all the speakers were and how they always took time to answer questions"

"Excellent – hugely worthwhile and enjoyable. BAP courses are, in my experience, extremely well planned and organised. Pre-attendance communication and handout folders are excellent"

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