Clinical Certificate

Drug Treatments in Old Age Psychiatry

Date: Thursday 19th October 2017 – Friday 20th October 2017
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 chargeable separately when you complete the online booking form)
Organised by: John O'Brien and Alistair Burns
Booking Status: FULLY BOOKED

Programme

Thursday 19 October
11:45–12:30 Registration and light lunch
12:30–13:00 Introduction, Dementia and Depression
Professor Alistair Burns (Manchester)
13:00–13:40 Uncommon dementias and their management
Dr Will Sedley (Newcastle)
13:40–14:00 Discussion: Uncommon dementias and their management
14:00–14:30 Delirium as an acute brain injury: The role of the psychiatrist and treatment
Dr Thomas Jackson (Birmingham)
14:30–14:40 Discussion: Delirium as an acute brain injury: The role of the psychiatrist and treatment
14:40–15:00 Refreshments
15:00–15:40 Treatment of Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Dr John-Paul Taylor (Newcastle)
15:40–16:00 Discussion: Treatment of Dementia with Lewy Bodies
16:00–16:05 Comfort break and break out into 4 groups
16:05–16:50 Group work: Practical Patient Management
Group A: Management of unipolar and bipolar disorders
Professor Alan Thomas (Newcastle)
Group B: Treatment of neurological symptoms
Dr Ela Akay (Newcastle)
Group C: Delirium
Dr Thomas Jackson (Birmingham)
Group D: Lewy Body Dementias
Dr John-Paul Taylor (Newcastle)
16:50–16:55 Comfort break and delegates change rooms
16:55–17:40 GROUPS (a), (b), (c) and (d) run again delegates change rooms
17:40–17:45 Comfort break and delegates change rooms
17:45–18:30 GROUPS (a), (b), (c) and (d) run again delegates change rooms
18:30 End of Thursday Sessions
Friday 20 October
08:30–08:50 Arrival and Refreshments
08:50–09:30 Management of depression in older people
Professor Alan Thomas (Newcastle)
09:30–09:50 Discussion: Management of depression in older people
09:50–10:30 What are the benefits of Alzheimer's Disease treatment? Can we measure them in everyday clinical practice?
Professor Peter Passmore (Belfast)
10:30–10:50 Discussion: What are the benefits of Alzheimer's Disease treatment? Can we measure them in everyday clinical practice?
10:50–11:10 Refreshments
11:10–11:50 Prospects for the Future Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease based on the amyloid cascade hypothesis
Professor Clive Holmes (Southampton)
11:50–12:10 Discussion: Prospects for the Future Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease based on the amyloid cascade hypothesis
12:10–12:50 Vascular Cognitive Impairment
Professor John O'Brien (Cambridge)
12:50–13:00 Discussion: Vascular Cognitive Impairment
13:00–13:50 Lunch
13:50–14:20 Very late onset schizophrenia and related psychoses
Dr Suzanne Reeves (London)
14:20–14:35 Discussion: Very late onset schizophrenia and related psychoses
14:35–15:15 Pharmacological treatment of agitation in Alzheimer’s Disease
Dr Peter Bentham (Birmingham)
15:15–15:30 Discussion: Pharmacological treatment of agitation in Alzheimer’s Disease
15:30 End of meeting, return of feedback forms

Last edited 6th October 2017

Learning Objectives

  • to be aware of current clinical trials for the treatment of cognitive and non-cognitive features of Alzheimer's disease
  • to be updated on current thinking for the treatment of dementia of the Lewy body type
  • to have had an opportunity to raise questions about specific aspects of treatment with a panel of experts
  • to be aware of current thinking of the special issues for the treatment of depression in older people
  • to be aware of current thinking in relation to the treatment of psychosis in older people

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

Feedback from 2016 Module

"All the speakers were high standard and the course was very well organised"

"Highly useful course with a strong clinical emphasis"

"Very well organized and presented by all. Thank you for all the effort put in"

"Great conference – more clinically relevant than most other events I have attended"

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