About this event

  • Date and time Tue 21 May 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Intellectual Disability

Join us to get an important update on complex learning disabilities. We'll describe psychological and psychiatric management strategies used in complex ADHD and mood and psychotic disorders, which are all key problematic clinical areas seen in behavioural phenotype disorders. All delegates will be invited to engage in a panel discussion to develop the themes raised by leaders in their field.

The morning section of the event will provide professionals and carers who work with patients and clients with complex learning disabilities with an update on the evidence-based clinical management of three recognised behavioural phenotype disorders, namely Fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome and tuberous sclerosis. 

In the afternoon, the management of patients with complex learning disabilities will be further explored within a human rights-based framework. Attendees will acknowledge and debate the multiple Human Rights issues in the management of this vulnerable intellectual disability population.

You can view the full programme below for a information on speakers and lecture topics.


Earlybird pricing available until 15 April 2019.


RSM Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Retired Fellow RSM Associate RSM Student
£90.00 £66.00 £66.00 £66.00 £21.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP Trainee AHP / Nurse / Midwife
£150.00 £110.00 £110.00

Key speakers

Dr Andrew Stanfield

Senior Clinical Research Fellow


View the programme

Session one

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and Introduction

Dr Martin Bollard, President of Intellectual Disability Section, The Royal Society of Medicine and Dr Ama Addo, Council Member, Intellectual Disability Section, The Royal Society of Medicine

Fragile X, an update

Dr Andrew Stanfield, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Clinical Research, The Patrick Wild Centre

Questions and Answers
Tea and coffee break
Down syndrome an update

Dr Vicky Ho, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust and Dr Hilary Towse, Community Paediatric Speciality Trainee,  Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Questions and Answers
Tuberous Sclerosis – an update

Stacey Bissell, Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham

Questions and Answers

Intellectual Disability Section annual general meeting (Members only)

Session two

Dr Kieran O’Malley

Introduction to session two

Chaired by Dr Kieran O’Malley

Behavioural phenotypes: Critical targets for intervention

Professor Chris Oliver, University of Birmingham

Questions and Answers
Management of complex psychosis

Dr Bhathika Perera, Consultant Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disability, Haringey Learning Disability Partnership

Questions and Answers
Description of a neuro child and adolescent mental health service

Dr Fiona Syndner, Neuro -Consultant Psychiatrist West Sussex , NHS Trust 

Questions and Answers
Tea and coffee break

Session three

Introduction to session three

Chaired by Dr Ama Addo

Improving the quality of life of people with learning disabilities – a rights-based approach

Ciara Lawrence, Mencap 

The use of healthcare law to ensure human right-based healthcare for people with learning disabilities

Ms Victoria Butler-Cole

Panel discussion
Wrap up and evaluation survey

Dr Martin Bollard, President of Intellectual Disability Section, The Royal Society of Medicine


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom