Tuesday 20 November 2018
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
5 CPD Points
Join us as we extend awareness and educate attendees on some of the most sensitive and complex issues within the intellectual disability field.
We've pulled together an extensive range of experts to tackle and provide authoritative comment on a set of complex and sensitive issues related to gender, health safeguarding and intellectual disability.
Self-harm, safety issues, trans identities and behavioural difficulties are all modern day pervasive terms. However, how men and women with intellectual disability are clinically supported to deal with challenges associated with such conditions within both health and social care settings, is often overlooked.
Distinct services, such as gender incongruence for those with intellectual disability will be amongst the key presentations provided. The predominant underpinning theme and main context for the event is safeguarding.
Speakers will share their expertise highlighting both research and practical suggestions as to how to clinically manage this complex topic.
Professor Gyles Glover
Professor Michael Brown
Sexuality, self-harm, gender identity, intellectual disability and associated safety issues.
This meeting is open to anybody in the field of health, but if you work in the mental health, forensic medicine and intellectual disability health or social care settings, this event will benefit your clinical practice.
Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Dr Martin Bollard, President, Intellectual Disability Forum, Royal Society of Medicine
Sexuality and people with intellectual disabilities: An overview of the research evidence
Dr Michael Brown, Professor, Queen's University Belfast and Dr Edward McCann, Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin
Intellectual disability, capacity to consent to sex and the law
Dr Sanjay Nelson, Consultant Psychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Shakeel Islam, Consultant Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disability, Luton and Bedfordshire Services for People with Learning Disabilities
Tea and coffee break
Men with intellectual disability who self-harm
Dr Rebecca Fish, Lecturer, Centre for Disability Research, Lancaster University
Gender dysphoria and intellectual disabilities: Challenging perceptions and changing lives
Dr Ruth Bevan, Consultant in Gender Dysphoria, Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service
Discussion and action points
Dr Martin Bollard
Physical health and safeguarding needs of men and women with intellectual disability: A public health perspective
Professor Gyles Glover Co-Director, Learning Disabilities Observatory Team, Public Health England
Supporting Individuals with an intellectual disability and or autism to both express their sexuality and to be safe: Practical issues and examples
Mr Simon Jones, Nurse Consultant, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Ms Aimee Skinner, Safeguarding Adults Practitioner, Registered Nurses Learning Disabilities, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Safeguarding and challenging behaviour: Towards a shared multi-disciplinary approach
Mr Jonathan Beebee, Chief Enablement Officer and Nurse Consultant, PBS4
MyHealth: Co-creating health information for men with intellectual disability
Dr Martin Bollard, Associate Head of School, Principal Lecturer, Coventry University and Mr Paul Magee, Senior Product Designer, Centre for Innovative Research Across the Life Course
Discussion and action points
Dr Rory Sheehan, Doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Psychiatry, University College London
Close of meeting, tea and coffee and networking