Functional symptoms in neurology and psychiatry

Date

Thursday 20 July 2017
to Friday 21 July 2017

2 day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE
Organised by

Clinical Neurosciences Section , Psychiatry Section

Accreditation

12 credits

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about this event

*Online registration has now closed for this meeting. On the day registration will be available*

This 2 day event with a wide range of speakers will explore and review in depth the current trends and evidence in the field of functional conditions in neurology and psychiatry.

It will provide delegates with a comprehensive insight of the diagnosis and management of these conditions and options for therapy.

conference dinner

This will be held on Thursday night for pre-registered delegates only.  An after dinner speech will being given by

  • Dr Mike Shooter CBE, former Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and past President, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Objectives

At the end of this meeting the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and diagnose the specific features of functional symptomatology
  2. Know the range of therapies and their specific indications
  3. Understand the relative roles of physical and psychological treatments
  4. Understand the ethical issues surrounding placebo therapy for functional symptoms
  5. Understand theories of underlying mechanisms of functional symptoms

Price

2 days
RSM member from £80 - £210
Non-member from £120 - £320

1 day
RSM member from £50 - £115
Non-member from £70 - £185

*Tickets include tea and coffee and lunch.

Conference dinner - £60

Programme subject to change

agenda

Day 1

8.45 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.15 am

Welcome and introduction

Professor Simon Shorvon, Professor in Clinical Neurology, University College London and Professor Michael Maier, Head of London Specialty School of Psychiatry

Session 1: The dilemma of the courts and the clinic

Dr Heather Angus-Leppan, Consultant Neurologist and Epilepsy Lead, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

9.30 am

Malingering

Dr Peter Ellis, Barrister and Assistant Coroner, Chambers of Collingwood Thompson QC

10.00 am

The role of personality in somatoform disorders and malingering

Dr Christopher Bass, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

10.30 am

How psychiatric disease is approached by the courts

Caroline Harrison QC, 2 Temple Gardens

11.00 am

Panel discussion

11.15 am

Tea and coffee break

Session 2: Neurological presentations of functional symptoms

Dr Alistair Purves, Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist, King's College London

11.45 am

Functional visual failure

Dr Gordon Plant, Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Moorfields Eye Hospital

12.15 pm

Functional motor and sensory disturbances

Dr Jon Stone, Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Reader in Neurology, University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian

12.45 pm

Functional seizures and direct treatment approaches

Dr Suzanne O'Sullivan, Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and author of It’s All in Your Head

1.15 pm

Panel discussion

1.30 pm

Lunch

1.35 pm

Clinical Neurosciences Section AGM

Section members only

Session 3: Non-pharmacological therapy for functional symptoms

Professor Thomas Craig, Principle Investigator of the AVATAR project, King’s College London

2.30 pm

Multidisciplinary rehabilitation for functional neurological symptoms

Dr Gary Price, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

3.00 pm

Hypnosis, abreaction and shock therapies

Dr Quinton Deeley, Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

3.30 pm

International lecture (via video link): Virtual reality in the treatment functional neurological symptoms

Dr Kim Bullock, Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, USA

4.00 pm

Panel discussion

4.15 pn

Tea and coffee break

Session 4: Neurosurgery and psychiatric symptoms

Dr Michael O’Brien, Consultant Neurologist Emeritus, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

4.45 pm

Modern psychosurgery

Mr Robert Morris, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

5.15 pm

Psychiatric consequences of temporal lobe surgery for epilepsy

Dr Heather Angus-Leppan, Consultant Neurologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

5.45 pm

The cognitive and behavioural effects of movement disorder surgery

Professor Thomas Foltynie, Professor of Neurology, UCL Institute of Neurology

6.15 pm

Panel discussion

6.30 pm

Close of day

6.45 pm

Conference dinner

After dinner speaker: The nature of treatment - Dr Mike Shooter CBE, former Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Day 2

9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.25 am

Welcome and introduction

Professor Simon Shorvon, Professor in Clinical Neurology, University College London and Professor Michael Maier, Head of London Specialty School of Psychiatry

Session 1: Diathesis and environment

Dr Timothy Nicholson, Academic Clinical Lecturer, King’s College London

9.30 am

Genetic and epigenetic aspects of mental illness

Professor Anthony Isles, Professor, Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff University

10.00 am

Physical trauma and functional illness

Dr Mike Dilley, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist in Neurorehabilitation, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10.30 am

A contribution from psychoanalysis

Professor Juliet Mitchell, Research Professor and Professor Emeritus, Centre for Gender Studies, University of Cambridge

11.00 am

Panel discussion

11.15 pm

Tea and coffee break

Session 2: Psychophysical interactions

Professor Michael Maier, Head of London Specialty School of Psychiatry

11.45 am

How can mind-body interactions be explained?

Professor Max Velmans, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London

12.15 pm

Psycho-physical interactions in body awareness

Professor Manos Tsakiris, Professor of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London

12.45 pm

Retrograde amnesia: A history of clinical theories

Professor Michael Kopelman, Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychiatry, King’s College London

1.15 pm

Panel discussion

1.30 pm

Lunch

Session 3: Further insights beyond today's general clinic

Dr Michael Philpot, Retired Consultant Psychiatrist

2.30 pm

Culture bound functional symptoms

Professor Roland Littlewood, Professor of Anthropology and Psychiatry, University College London

3.00 pm

Cross-species insights

Dr Robert Falconer-Taylor, Veterinary Consultant and Head of Education, Centre of Applied Pet Ethology

3.30 pm

Uncomfortable bedfellows: Neurology, psychiatry and functional symptoms at the National Hospital Queen Square 1860-1960

Professor Simon Shorvon, Professor of Neurology, University College London

4.10 pm

Panel discussion

4.25 pm

Tea and coffee break

Session 4: Debate: Placebo is an ethically endorsed treatment and not deceitful quackery

Professor Michael Kopelman, Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychiatry, King’s College London

4.45 pm

Proposing

Dr Jeremy Howick, Senior Researcher, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

5.05 pm

Opposing

Professor David Healy, Professor of Psychiatry, Bangor University, Wales

5.25 pm

Audience participation

5.40 pm

Recap and voting

5.45 pm

Closing remarks

5.50 pm

Close of meeting and drinks reception

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