Clinical Certificate

Drug Treatments in Affective Disorders

Date: Thursday 12th September 2019 – Friday 13th September 2019
Venue: The International Centre for Life (Conferences), 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)
Organised by: Professor Nicol Ferrier and Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams

Programme

Thursday 12 September
10:00–10:30 Registration and Coffee
10:30–10:45 Introduction
Professor Nicol Ferrier (Newcastle)
10:45–11:10 The neurobiology of depression
Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams (Newcastle)
11:10–11:50 The mechanisms of action and the pharmacology of antidepressants
Dr Sasha Gartside (Newcastle)
11:50–12:00 The psychology of antidepressant treatment of depression
Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams
12:00–12:15 Panel Q&A
12:15–13:00 Lunch
13:00–13:55 The clinical use of antidepressants
Dr Peter Talbot (Manchester)
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 Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams and Dr Peter Talbot and Dr David Cousins
16:15–17:25 The management of treatment-resistant depression: An update
Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams (Newcastle)
17:25–17:40 Q&A session
Friday 13 September
08:30–09:00 Arrival and Coffee
GROUP WILL SPLIT INTO 4
09:00–10:30 TRD patient management problems
Professor Nicol Ferrier (Newcastle) and Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams and Dr Peter Talbot (Manchester) and Dr Stuart Watson (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
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
Professor Nicol Ferrier and Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams and Dr Matthew Taylor and Dr David Cousins
15:45 Meeting ends. Return of name badges and evaluation forms

Last edited 13th December 2018

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 Susan Chandler, BAP Executive Officer: susan@bap.org.uk

Feedback from 2018 Module

"Excellent. I will highly recommend this module to my colleagues and trainees, thank you"

"Very informative, excellent educational lectures and very well organised, thanks!"

"Excellent – this is the best BAP module I have attended"

"Excellent sessions and excellent speakers!"

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