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One day Conference on

Neurodevelopmental disorders: Diagnostic and Management Issues

Wade Hall, Medical Institute, Harthill, Stoke on Trent

Organised by

Emotions Clinic, Training and Education Centre Community interest Company

1 Lawson Terrance, Knutton, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffs ST5 6DS

 

31 August 2024

Programme

10.00 – 10.30: Arrival, Registration, and Refreshments.

10.30 – 10.40 Kishore Chandiramani: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Morning session: 10.40 – 13.00

Chairpersons: Dr Ananta Dave, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer, Black country Integrated Care Board and Dr Meenakshi Sharma, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, College Tutor and Training Programme director (CT2), CAMHS services, Birmingham Women and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

 10.40 – 11.00:  Dr Ananta Dave, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Chief Medical Officer, Black country Integrated Care Board.

Understanding the epidemic of mental health crises in schools and its possible solutions. What the teachers need to know.

  • The impact of the current socio-economic and political climate on school aged children’s mental health.
  • The impact of parent/carer factors on children & young people’s mental health.
  • An integrated approach to the problem – health, education, voluntary sector & social care working together
  • The role of Integrated Care systems in improving mental health of children & young people in schools

 11.00 – 11.20: Dr Gaurav Kohli, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Manchester, Independent sector, Emotions Clinic, Education and Training Centre.

Confluence of ASD and ADHD in neurodiverse girls: diagnostic and therapeutic challenges and gender differences.

  • Challenges in diagnosing and managing conditions where ADHD and ASD co-exist.
  • Understanding the gender differences.

 11.20 – 11.40: Meenakshi Sharma, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, College Tutor and Training Programme director (CT2), CAMHS services, Birmingham Women and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Challenges in Managing Tics and Tourette disorder and their prognosis.

11.40 – 12.00: Dr Lubna Latif, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, North Staffs Combined Healthcare NHS Trust.

Diagnosing and managing psychiatric disorders associated with neurodevelopmental disorders. 

  • How children present to CAMHS with neurodiversity.
  • How the coexisting mental health disorders affect them.
  • How to manage complex situations.

 12.00 – 12.20: Shreekant Bobdey, Consultant Psychiatrist in Independent Sector.

Differential diagnosis and drug management of Neurodevelopmental disorders.

Parenting issues in managing ADHD/Autism.

12.20 – 12.40: Neurodevelopmental disorders: A school perspective – SENCO teacher / Headteacher 

What arrangements Schools can make to help children with neurodevelopmental disorder.

12.40 – 13.00: Panel Discussion. 

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

 

Afternoon session: 14.00 – 16. 45: Chairpersons: Professor Subodh Dave, Dean at The Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK and Xenofon Sgouros, Consultant Psychiatrist, NHS community mental health teams, Exeter, Devon.

14.00 – 14.20: Xenofon Sgouros, Autism: A condition or a disorder: some thoughts on current diagnostic guidelines.

  • Brief history of autism diagnosis in 20th and 21st centuries
  • Similarities and differences between diagnostic systems: ICD, 10 and ICD, 11, and DSM-V
  • The neurodiversity model and how it differs from the medical model
  • Is autism an impairment or a gift.

14.20 – 14.40: Katerina Fitz-Sgouros: Director of Devon Holistic Neurodiversity and autism advocate. Psychotherapist with special interest in Neurodevelopmental disorders.

Understanding Autism and person-centred approach

  • Understanding Autism beyond textbooks and research papers
  • Autistic person vs patient with autism diagnosis, and importance of the language we use around autism
  • Autistic colourful spectrum vs classical linear model
  • Social vs medical disability / condition
  • Importance of person-centred approach as an answer to stigmatising stereotypes

14.40 – 15.00: Harsh Jhingan, Consultant Psychiatrist, Leicestershire NHS Trust

Some reflections on why the rates of ADHD are Rocketing.

15.00 – 15. 20: Dr Mina Bobdey, Consultant Psychiatrist, Independent Sector, London. Medical Member of the Mental Health tribunal, UK and a specialist visitor for the Office of Public Guardian.

The role of stress management and resilience building strategies in Neurodevelopmental disorders.

  • Effects of stress on Neurodevelopmental disorder clients.
  • How health care professionals can help client manage their stress.
  • Simple strategies for building resilience for overall improvement of quality of life  

 

Coffee Break – 15.20 – 15. 50

 

15.50 – 16.10: Professor Subodh Dave – The hidden Mental Health crisis among professional: some solutions.

16.10 – 16.20: Ananta Dave, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer, Black country Integrated Care Board.

Poems for Experiential Learning and Healing 

Panel Discussion: 16.20 – 16.40

16.40 – 16.45: Closing session  

 

Registration Fee: £25 includes Lunch and Refreshments.

 

To Register please contact Emotions Clinic – Phone 01782-768656, Email admin@emotions-clinic.co.uk

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