Clinical Certificate

Drug Treatments in Affective Disorders

Date: Thursday 20th September 2018 – Friday 21st September 2018
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)
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 20 September
12:30–13:00 Registration and light lunch
13:00–13:15 Introduction
Professor Nicol Ferrier (Newcastle)
13:15–13:40 The neurobiology of depression
Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams (Newcastle)
13:40–14:20 The mechanisms of action and the pharmacology of antidepressants
Dr Sasha Gartside (Newcastle)
14:20–14:30 The psychology of antidepressants
Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams (Newcastle)
14:30–14:45 Panel Q&A
14:45–15:00 Coffee
15:00–15:55 The clinical use of antidepressants
Dr Peter Talbot (Manchester)
15:55–16:10 Q&A session
16:10–16:50 Drug treatment of depression in physical health problems
Dr David Cousins (Newcastle)
16:50–17:00 Q&A session
GROUP WILL SPLIT INTO 4
17:00–18:00 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
Friday 21 September
08:30–09:00 Arrival and Coffee
09:00–10:10 The Management of Treatment-Resistant Depression: An update
Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams (Newcastle)
10:10–10:20 Q&A session
GROUP WILL SPLIT INTO 4
10:20–11:50 Tea and Patient Management Problems
Professor Nicol Ferrier (Newcastle) and Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams (Newcastle) and Dr Peter Talbot (Manchester) and Dr Stuart Watson (Newcastle)
11:50–12:20 Bipolar Disorder: General Principles of (Outpatient) Management
Dr Stuart Watson (Newcastle)
12:20–12:30 Q&A session
12:30–13:15 Lunch
13:15–13:40 Pharmacology of mood stabilisers
Dr Richard McQuade (Newcastle)
13:40–14:15 Bipolar Disorder: Treatment of acute episodes
Dr David Cousins (Newcastle)
14:15–14:50 Long-term treatment
Dr Matthew Taylor (London)
14:50–15:20 Panel Q&A
GROUP WILL SPLIT INTO 4
15:20–16:45 Tea and Bipolar Patient Management Problems
Professor Nicol Ferrier and Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams and Dr Matthew Taylor and Dr David Cousins
16:45 Meeting ends. Return of name badges and evaluation forms

Last edited 20th September 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 , BAP Executive Officer

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