Clinical Certificate

Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology

Date: Thursday 3rd October 2019 – Friday 4th October 2019
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: Dr Aditya Sharma, Dr Sam Cortese and Professor Chris Hollis
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 3 October
09:30–10:00 Registration and Refreshments in the Opera Suite
10:00–10:10 Introduction
Dr Aditya Sharma (Newcastle)
10:10–10:55 Behavioural pharmacology in the developing brain
Dr Sasha Gartside (Newcastle)
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 Management of bipolar disorders and mood dysregulation
Dr Aditya Sharma
12:40–12:50 Q&A session
12:50–13:45 Lunch
13:45–14:30 Update on pharmacotherapy for ADHD
Professor Samuele Cortese (Southampton)
14:30–14:45 Q&A session
14:45–15:30 Atypical antipsychotics in psychoses and other developmental disorders
Dr Carmen Moreno (Madrid)
15:30–15:45 Q&A session
15:45–16:10 Refreshments
16:10–17:10 Psychopharmacology Masterclasses
Group 1: ADHD
Professor Samuele Cortese
Group 2: Bipolar Disorder / Mood Stabilizers
Dr Aditya Sharma
Group 3: Psychoses
Dr Carmen Moreno (Madrid)
17:10–17:20 Comfort break and delegates change rooms
17:20–18:20 Psychopharmacology Masterclasses
Group 1: Bipolar Disorder / Mood Stabilizers
Dr Aditya Sharma
Group 2: ADHD
Professor Samuele Cortese
Group 3: Psychoses
Dr Carmen Moreno (Madrid)
18:20 End of Thursday Sessions
Friday 4 October
08:30–08:45 Arrival and Refreshments
08:45–10:00 Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Dr Paul Wilkinson (Cambridge)
10:00–10:15 Q&A session
10:15–10:35 Refreshments
10:35–11:15 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Dr Bruce Clark (London)
11:15–11:25 Q&A session
11:25–12:25 Autism Spectrum Disorder – Comorbidity and Pharmacotherapy
Dr Paramala Santosh (London)
12:25–12:45 Q&A session
12:45–13:30 Lunch
13:30–14:30 GROUP WORK (delegates choose two out of three groups)
Group A: ASD
Dr Paramala Santosh
Group B: Tourette's
Mr Joe Kilgariff (Nottingham)
Group C: Anxiety and Depression
Dr Paul Wilkinson
14:30–14:50 Refreshments and delegates change rooms
14:50–15:50 GROUP WORK
Group A: ASD
Dr Paramala Santosh
Group B: Tourette's
Mr Joe Kilgariff
Group C: Anxiety and Depression
Dr Paul Wilkinson
15:50 End of meeting

Last edited 29th April 2019

Learning Objectives

  • 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 treatment 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 2018 module

"Outstanding and clinically relevant as always!"

"Excellent – clear, relevant research and real clinical focus "

"A really useful course"

"Excellent training – I will recommend this course"

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