Clinical Certificate

Drug Treatments in Old Age Psychiatry

Date: Thursday 17th October 2019 – Friday 18th October 2019
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)
Organised by: John O'Brien and Alistair Burns
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 17 October
10:00–10:45 Registration and refreshments
10:45–11:30 Introduction, Older people’s mental health and dementia
Professor Alistair Burns (Manchester)
11:30–12:10 Uncommon dementias and neurological signs
Dr Naomi Warren (Newcastle)
12:10–12:30 Discussion: Uncommon dementias and neurological signs
12:30–13:15 Lunch
13:15–13:55 Delirium as an acute brain injury: The role of the psychiatrist and treatment
Professor Louise Allan (Exeter)
13:55–14:15 Discussion: Delirium as an acute brain injury: The role of the psychiatrist and treatment
14:15–14:55 Treatment of Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Dr John-Paul Taylor (Newcastle)
14:55–15:15 Discussion: Treatment of Dementia with Lewy Bodies
15:15–15:35 Refreshments
15:40–16:25 Group work: Practical Patient Management
Group A: Management of unipolar and bipolar disorders
Professor Alan Thomas (Newcastle)
Group B: Treatment of neurological symptoms
Dr Naomi Warren
Group C: Delirium
Professor Louise Allan
Group D: Lewy Body Dementias
Dr John-Paul Taylor
16:25–16:30 Comfort break and delegates change rooms
16:30–17:15 GROUPS (a), (b), (c) and (d) run again delegates change rooms
17:15–17:20 Comfort break and delegates change rooms
17:20–18:05 GROUPS (a), (b), (c) and (d) run again delegates change rooms
18:30–18:05 End of Thursday Sessions
Friday 18 October
08:30–08:50 Arrival and Refreshments
08:50–09:30 Management of late-life depression
Professor Alan Thomas (Newcastle)
09:30–09:50 Discussion: Management of late-life depression
09:50–10:30 Treatments for AD - Guidelines and use in practice
Professor Peter Passmore (Belfast)
10:30–10:50 Discussion: Treatments for AD - Guidelines and use in 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 11th March 2019

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.

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