Clinical Certificate

Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology

Date: Thursday 22nd March 2018 – Friday 23rd March 2018
Venue: Park Plaza Hotel, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6GD
Accommodation: Park Plaza Hotel, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham , NG1 6GD
(accommodation is bookable separately when you complete the online booking form)
Organised by: and Chaired by: Professor Chris Hollis and Dr Aditya Sharma
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 22 March
10:00–10:30 Registration and refreshments
10:30–10:40 Introduction
Professor Chris Hollis (Nottingham)
10:40–11:25 Behavioural pharmacology in the developing brain
Professor Charles Marsden (Nottingham)
11:25–12:10 Atypical antipsychotics in psychoses and other developmental disorders
Professor Chris Hollis (Nottingham)
12:10–12:25 Q&A
12:25–13:30 Lunch in the Plaza Suite
13:30–14:15 Drug management of epilepsy and psychiatric complications in children: Exploding the myths
Professor Frank Besag (Bedford)
14:15–14:30 Q&A
14:30–15:15 Update on pharmacotherapy for ADHD
Dr Samuele Cortese (Southampton)
15:15–15:30 Q&A
15:30–16:00 Refreshments
16:00–17:00 Groups
Group 1: ADHD
Dr Samuele Cortese (Southampton)
Group 2: Bipolar Disorder / Mood Stabilizers
Dr Aditya Sharma (Newcastle)
17:00–17:10 Comfort break and presenters change rooms
17:10–18:10 Groups
Group 1: Bipolar Disorder / Mood Stabilizers
Dr Aditya Sharma (Newcastle)
Group 2: ADHD
Dr Samuele Cortese (Southampton)
18:10 End of Thursday Sessions
Friday 23 March
08:30–08:45 Arrival and refreshments
08:45–09:15 Tourette’s Syndrome
Dr Isobel Heyman (London)
09:15–09:25 Q&A
09:25–09:55 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Dr Bruce Clark (London)
09:55–10:00 Q&A
10:00–10:45 Autistic Spectrum Disorder – Comorbidity and Pharmacotherapy
Dr Paramala Santosh (London)
10:45–11:00 Q&A
11:00–11:30 Refreshments
11:30–12:15 Anxiety and Depression
Dr Paul Wilkinson (Cambridge)
12:15–12:30 Q&A
12:30–13:15 Lunch in the Plaza Suite
13:15–14:15 Group Work (delegates attend two out of three groups) Session 1
Group A: Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Dr Paramala Santosh (London)
Group B: Tourettes
Professor Chris Hollis (Nottingham) and Mr Joe Kilgariff (Nottingham)
Group C: Anxiety and Depression
Dr Paul Wilkinson (Cambridge)
14:15–14:45 Refreshments and delegates change rooms
14:45–15:45 Group Work Session 2
Group A: Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Dr Paramala Santosh (London)
Group B: Tourettes
Professor Chris Hollis (Nottingham) and Mr Joe Kilgariff (Nottingham)
Group C: Anxiety and Depression
Dr Paul Wilkinson (Cambridge)
15:45 End of meeting

Last edited 6th March 2018

Learning Objectives

At the end of the module, delegates would be expected:

  • 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 treament 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 March 2017 module

"This course is the highlight of my CPD calendar. I have attended three times over twelve years (I think). The content is comprehensive, the knowledge and clinical acumen of the speakers and the group facilitators is outstanding and they are very accessible. I would welcome the addition of eating disorders to the programme. The course is also impeccably organised by Susan"

"Excellent throughout! Brilliant course – I will definitely repeat in a couple of years if I can!"

"I will change my prescribing practice to an extent but most importantly I will continue with more confidence as a result of this course"

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