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Practical Update on Child and Adolescent Mental Health 2024

Tuesday 5, Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 March 2024

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DAY ONE: The link between physical and mental health

Tuesday 5 March 2024

All times are GMT

09:50 – 10.00

Introduction to Webex

09.45 – 10.30

Endocrinology 1 - The management of Eating Disorders

Dr Simon Chapman

Consultant in Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, King’s College Hospital

10.30 – 10.35

Break

10.35 – 11.20

Endocrinology 2 - The medical late effects of Eating Disorders

Investigation and management

Dr Simon Chapman

Consultant in Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, King’s College Hospital

11.20 – 11.45

Break

11.45 – 12.30

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Long COVID

in children and young people- update and practical tips

Dr Terry Segal

Consultant in General Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University College London Hospitals

12.30 – 13.15

The severely disabled child

Dr Michael Absoud

Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability, Evelina Children Hospital, London

13.15 – 14.00

Lunch

14.00 - 14.45

Haematology

Dr Suhas Hydros

Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, St George’ Hospital, London

14.45 – 15.00

Break

15.00 – 15.45

Sexual Health

Dr Alex Edwards

Community Sexual and Reproductive Health,
The Wolverton Centre, Kingston Hospital NHS Trust

15.45 – 16.30

Neurology

Dr Rachel Howells

Consultant Paediatrician, Acute Paediatrics / Neurology, Royal Devon University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

16.30 – 17.15

The link between mind and body presentations

Dr Joanna Begent

Paediatrician with special interests in Adolescent Medicine.

DAY TWO: BEYOND THE PANDEMIC – The lessons and challenges ahead

Wednesday 6 March 2024

All times are GMT

09.40 – 09.45

Introduction

09.45 – 10.30

Child and adolescent mental health
How the Covid pandemic changed the scenario

Dr Valeria Parlatini

Dr Valeria Parlatini

Clinical Lecturer and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, King's College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

10.30 - 11.15

Working with families who have complex trauma

Dr Nicola Cosgrave

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, National & Specialist CAMHS, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

11.15 – 11.45

Break

11.45 – 12.30

Ethnicity and mental health inequalities

Dr Alice Debelle

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

12.30 – 13.15

Education and Mental Health

Dr Carlos Hoyos

Senior lecturer and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Southampton University

13.15 – 14.00

Lunch

14.00 – 14.45

Emotion dysregulation and personality disorders

Dr Ruchika Gajwani

Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Psychology/Honorary Clinical Psychologist , School of Health & Wellbeing | Academic CAMHS, University of Glasgow

14.45 – 15.30

Digital Psychiatry - new opportunities

Dr Mariana Pinto da Costa

Senior Lecturer, Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychological Medicine,
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London

15.30 – 15.45

Break

15.45 – 16.30

Working in collaboration with social care

Dr Jenny Taylor

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Director – Clinical Practice, LB of Southwark Children’s Social Care, London

DAY THREE: Advances in managing ADHD

Thursday 7 March 2024

All times are GMT

09.25 – 09.30

Introduction

09.30 – 10.15

ADHD and ASD

Prof Emily Simonoff

Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Head of Department Director, King’s Maudsley Partnership for Children and Young People, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London

10.15 – 11.00

Dilemmas on clinical assessments

Dr Omer Moghraby

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Lead Clinician at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (slam Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

11.00 – 11.30

Break

11.30 – 12.15

TICS and Tourette's syndrome and ADHD

Dr Holan Liang

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Honorary Associate Professor, UCL Developmental Neuroscience Research and Teaching Department

12.15 – 13.00

ADHD in the child with intellectual disability

Dr Matthew Fernando

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

13.00 – 13.45

Lunch

13.45 – 14.30

ADHD and the looked after/abused child

Dr Rani Samuel

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

14.30 – 15.15

Dilemmas on stimulant treatment

Prof Sam Cortese

Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Southampton University

15.15 – 15.30

Break

15.30 – 16.15

Transition - the challenges

Dr Anna Price

Dr Anna Price

NIHR Senior Research Fellow, Exeter School for Primary Care Research, Children and Young People’s Mental Health Research Collaboration, University of Exeter Medical School

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Aimed at

Aimed at Consultants, SAS, STs working in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Paediatrics.

About the course

This must attend Infomed online course has been organised in response to calls and suggestions from many child and adolescent psychiatrists and paediatricians who have attended the paediatric mental health and child and adolescent psychiatry updates in the last few years, and are now in need of an update targeting the multifaceted needs of their professions. When we first run this course last April, this was highly evaluated and had excellent feedback from delegates. This three-day comprehensive online course, under the direction of Dr Valeria Parlatini, comprises a faculty of top experts, who are recognised nationally and internationally

The course will run over three days:

The aim

By the end of the course, you will have:

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Course director

Dr Valeria Parlatini

Dr Valeria Parlatini

Dr Valeria Parlatini is a clinical lecturer and child and adolescent psychiatrist at King's College London and South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust. Her research aims at the identification of predictors of mental health outcomes that can be used to personalise and improve clinical care. She received three international awards, including the Young Scientist Award at the World Congress on ADHD. Recently, she has been awarded the Academy of Medical Sciences Starter Grant to investigate the impact of the Covid pandemic on the mental health of children and young people with pre-existing mental health conditions.

Faculty members

Dr Michael Absoud

Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability, Evelina Children Hospital, London

Dr Joanna Begent

Paediatrician with special interests in Adolescent Medicine

Dr Simon Chapman

Consultant in Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, King’s College Hospital

Prof Sam Cortese

Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Southampton University

Dr Nicola Cosgrave

Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director, London Infant Family Team, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Alice Debelle

Consultant Child and Adolescent, Psychiatrist, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Alex Edwards

Community Sexual and Reproductive Health, The Wolverton Centre, Kingston Hospital NHS Trust

Dr Matthew Fernando

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Ruchika Gajwani

Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Psychology/Honorary Clinical Psychologist, School of Health & Wellbeing | Academic CAMHS, University of Glasgow

Dr Rachel Howells

Consultant Paediatrician in Acute Paediatrics / Neurology, Royal Devon University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Carlos Hoyos

Senior lecturer and child and adolescent psychiatrist, Southampton University

Dr Suhas Hydros

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, National & Specialist Paediatric Liaison Team, St Thomas Hospital, London

Dr Holan Liang

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Honorary Associate Professor, UCL Developmental Neuroscience Research and Teaching Department

Dr Jackie Phillips-Owen

CAMHS, Leader of project linking school and Mental Health Services

Dr Omer Moghraby

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Lead Clinician at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Mariana Pinto Da Costa

Senior Lecturer, Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London

Dr Anna Price

Dr Anna Price

NIHR Senior Research Fellow, Exeter School for Primary Care Research, Children and Young People’s Mental Health Research Collaboration, University of Exeter Medical School

Dr Anna Price is a research leader in health service provision for people with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism, with a wider research focus on healthcare transitions, and on equitable access to health and social care for people with mental health needs. She holds a National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funded Three Research Schools Mental Health Career Development Fellowship, leading the ‘Managing young people with ADHD in Primary care’ (MAP) study, and is a co-located between the School for Primary Care Research (SPCR), and the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Research Collaboration (ChYMe) at the University of Exeter Medical School. She previously led the mapping strand of the NIHR funded ‘Children and adolescents with ADHD in transition between children’s services and adult services’ (CATCh-uS) project. Dr Price is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds expertise in a range of applied health research methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative methodologies, clinical trial management, and evidence syntheses, with additional strengths in public and patient involvement and engagement (PPIE), and collaborative research methods.

Dr Rani Samuel

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Terry Segal

Consultant in General Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University College Hospital

Prof Emily Simonoff

Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Head of Department Director, King’s Maudsley Partnership for Children and Young People, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London

Dr Jenny Taylor

Jenny is the Assistant Director for Clinical Practice in the London Borough of Southwark Children & Families Service. She is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience leading NHS and local authority clinical services within CAMHS, Children’s Social Care, Youth Justice, and the CYP Secure Estate, and is the lead developer of the STAIRS framework used in a number of local authorities and in the secure estate. In her current role she oversees clinical staff embedded within each social work and management team throughout Southwark’s Children & Families department; social work staff embedded within SLAM inpatient units; and the Pause project for women who have had their children removed, as well as helping ensure NHS and private mental health providers are working well with the local authority to meet the needs of Southwark’s children. She is Southwark’s Virtual Mental Health Lead for our Looked After Children. Jenny is also twice Past Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology.

Dr Catherine Wills

Medico Legal Advisor, MDU Services Limited

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Feedback comments from this course

  • Excellent choice of topics. addressed most needs/burning topics, lots of learning points for me. 
  • Very good variety of topics, very informative and relevant to my field of work 
  • Good breadth of topics to connect the work of Paediatricians and CA Psychiatrists, very well organised IT and using Slido was particularly good  
  • Great and wide range of content, thank you, I achieved lots 
  • I value the range of topics covered, the level of technical support, attending virtually (allows for other commitments and reduces costs). 
  • Very helpful, informative lectures and well delivered; lots of use of media, audience participation and very well organised 
  • I feel I have learnt many new and interesting perspectives and have gained expert knowledge to implement in my daily work to aid patients in the best way possible 
  • This consolidates and updates knowledge allows for how to better work with colleagues in other relevant professional areas 
  • Very useful , informative sessions from experts, a very significant effect – will be shared with other members of our team 
  • Good time keeping, clear slides and knowledgeable speakers, good breaks and good level of content…and Online 
  • This course gave me a much better understanding of the current issues and interplay between paediatrics and mental health, feel more able to consider these in clinic. 
  • A very good range of rarely covered and very relevant subjects. 
  • Very good, I enjoyed interactive polling, thanks to the tech team 
  • Good streaming service, very user friendly and good explanation given pre course by Infomed 
  • The streaming platform used is very good, the technical support relating to the course was effective and efficient and I particularly valued coverage/content 
  • Very useful clinical updates and information about specialist topics that provides me with a very helpful opportunity to reflect on – thanks 
  • Very good course that helped me to improve my understanding of the interface of physical and mental health – very useful and not commonly covered 
  • This course will make me more aware of the psychological/psychiatric consequences of physical illnesses suffered by my patient group 
  • I’m nearing CCT and hoping to help develop our local adolescent service; I picked up very useful tips about service organisation and pathways from some of the speakers. 
  • Excellent coverage and achievement, a well-balanced and very interesting day. 
  • Good choice of relevant topics, excellent presentations and good sessions of Q&A 
  • Good online and concise course with a wide range of targeted topics and lots of learning points.  
  • The information provided was helpful and will further my clinical practice and help me understand the wider network better  
  • Definitely got some insight that will change my practice and my management in several types of cases.  
  • Good discussions on medications, research paper updates, not rushed and well compartmentalised topics and excellent speakers  
  • Very well organized online course with a wide range of useful topics and very knowledgeable speakers. 
  • Useful update with perfect organisation, knowledgeable and experienced lecturers  
  • A course with lots of practical topics and practical advice making a difference to practice 
  • The online format, the IT support, the choice of topics, the excellent presenters; all great and addressed my practical requirements for good medical practice 
  • This course will have significant impact on how do I assess young people, thinking about comorbidity, it will help my daily practice. 
  • Positive impact definitely, many learning points to implement in future practice. 
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We will contact you by email one week before the course takes place with all the necessary links and joining information.

We will re-send the links the day before the course.

If you have not received an email from us please contact us at webinars@infomedltd.co.uk and we will respond ASAP.

NO. Infomed shall provide you, upon registration a link to stream the course within your web browser, or you can download a small application to run it as a separate window on your computer. If you would prefer a mobile device, we shall also include a link download an app from the Play Store/App Store.

YES! It is very much encouraged. There will be Q&A sessions chaired by Infomed. You can type your questions in the 'chat' facility and they will be put to the speakers.

You can find your catch-up in your account page.

At the end of the catch-up page you will find a link to the feedback form, which will generate your CPD certificate when you submit your feedback.

If the catch-up is not visible in your account, please contact us and we will amend your account ASAP.

Using the short videos below, we shall guide you through the process of joining a meeting using Webex. If joining from your own computer If you are connecting from your own device then it is likely that you will be able to join via the Webex application. If joining from a trust/institution computer However, if you are using a computer that is owned and restricted by your trust, then you may find it easier to join via your web browser. Please see the second video for guidance on this process.

Joining Webex using the application on your PC or Mac

Joining Webex using your web browser

When you connect to a course you should see some introductory slides and hear music.

If you cannot hear any music please check you are connected to the audio.

At the bottom of the webex meeting you may see a button that says "Connect to audio".

Click this and then select "Use computer for audio" in the pop-up box.

If you have connected by a browser you may need to give your browser access to your microphone in order to connect to the audio.

Click the padlock in the top left of your browser and make sure microphone access is allowed

If this does not resolve your issue please email us or call us on 0204 520 5081

To join an Infomed Online course you simply need an internet connection and a browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari).

You can also connect from a mobile device: Download the Webex Meetings app from your App Store.

To join a course with a smooth experience, your internet connection must be stable, not connected to a VPN and at least 20Mbps download.

Below you can use the tool to run an internet speed test.

You must test from:

  • -- the location that you intend the see the course from;
  • -- withing the location, if using Wi-Fi, the room or department area that you intend to view the course from to ensure a good signal
  • -- if connecting from home, a computer that is not connected to a workplace VPN

Internet Speed Test

Please test your connection speed at www.fast.com

To join a course with a smooth experience, your internet connection must be stable, not connected to a VPN and at least 20Mbps download.

 

Course fees

Live access, plus 90 days access to course recordings and cases.

Delegate fee:

Three days: £495 | Two days: £325 | One day: £215

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