Clinical Certificate

Drug Treatments in Old Age Psychiatry

Date: Thursday 7th October 2021 – Friday 8th October 2021
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: John O’Brien and John-Paul Taylor

Programme

Thursday 7 October
Chaired by Professor John O’Brien
09:30–10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:00–10:15 Introduction
Professor John-Paul Taylor (Newcastle)
10:15–11:00 Management of late-life depression
Professor Alan Thomas (Newcastle)
11:00–11:15 Discussion: Management of late-life depression
11:15–11:35 Refreshments
11:35–12:15 Uncommon dementias and neurological signs
Dr Naomi Warren (Newcastle)
12:15–12:35 Discussion: Uncommon dementias and neurological signs
12:35–13:20 Lunch
13:20–14:05 Delirium as an acute brain injury: The role of the psychiatrist and treatment
Professor Louise Allan (Exeter)
14:05–14:20 Discussion: Delirium as an acute brain injury: The role of the psychiatrist and treatment
14:20–15:05 Treatment of Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Professor John-Paul Taylor (Newcastle)
15:05–15:20 Discussion: Treatment of Dementia with Lewy Bodies
15:20–15:40 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
Professor 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
18:05 End of Thursday Sessions
Friday 8 October
Chaired by Professor John-Paul Taylor
08:30–08:50 Arrival and Refreshments
08:50–09:35 Treatments for AD - Guidelines and use in practice
Professor Peter Passmore (Belfast)
09:35–09:50 Discussion: Treatments for AD - Guidelines and use in practice
09:50–10:35 Prospects for the Future Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease based on the amyloid cascade hypothesis
Professor Clive Holmes (Southampton)
10:35–10:50 Discussion: Prospects for the Future Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease based on the amyloid cascade hypothesis
10:50–11:10 Refreshments
11:10–11:55 Vascular Cognitive Impairment
Professor John O'Brien (Cambridge)
11:55–12:10 Discussion: Vascular Cognitive Impairment
12:10–13:00 Lunch
13:00–13:45 Very late onset schizophrenia and related psychoses
Dr Suzanne Reeves (London)
13:45–14:00 Discussion: Very late onset schizophrenia and related psychoses
14:00–14:45 Pharmacological treatment of agitation in Alzheimer’s Disease
Dr Peter Bentham (Birmingham)
14:45–15:00 Discussion: Pharmacological treatment of agitation in Alzheimer’s Disease
15:00 End of meeting, return of feedback forms

Last edited 4th June 2020

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.

Feedback from 2019 Module

"A very valuable course that is always well presented and well organised. It’s a shame it is only once a year as it is always oversubscribed!"

"Excellent! Lots of information given. Very organised, well-paced and lots of time for discussion"

"Very well organised and timetabled well. Plenty of time for questions"

"This two-day course is a must attend for any old age psychiatrist. It is packed with the latest evidence base available. The informal scenario sessions collate a huge range of clinical practice and expertise. Highly recommended"

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