About this event

  • Date and time Tue 27 Apr 2021 from 1:00pm to 4:05pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Intellectual Disability

There is a good awareness that adults with epilepsy and intellectual disability encounter more problems greater than the sum of the two conditions. While there has been recent work and discussions highlighting the complex nature of the problem, the discussion on possible evidence-based solution is scant. 

The RSM Intellectual Disability Forum is pleased to bring you the first ever solution-focused seminar to be held for this vulnerable group.

This seminar aims to provide an opportunity for clinicians who work with people with epilepsy, intellectual disability or both, with the most recent research to highlight the areas and means of improvement.

During this session, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the perspectives of carers who support people with intellectual disability and epilepsy to enable better communication and understanding
  • Highlight easy evidence-based solutions that can be implemented to improve the safety and quality of life of people in this vulnerable group
  • Hear a first-hand account of a family member’s experience of caring for an adult with intellectual disability and epilepsy
  • Identify practical and pragmatic approaches from different clinical specialties to the treatment of severe epilepsy in people with intellectual disability

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Tickets

Standard pricing available until 27 April 2021.

Member

RSM Member RSM Trainee RSM Student
£24.00 £18.00 £12.00

Non - Member

Non - Member Trainee AHP / Nurse / Midwife Student Patient / Carer / Relative
£40.00 £30.00 £30.00 £20.00 £10.00

Key speakers

Dr Bhathika Perera

Consultant Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disability, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Charlotte Lawthom

University of Swansea and Consultant Neurologist, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Newport

Dr Mairi McLean

Expert by Experience in conversation with Professor Rohit Shankar

Dr Michael Kinney

Consultant Neurologist, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Agenda

View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Professor Regi Alexander, President, Intellectual Disability Forum, Royal Society of Medicine

Chair: Professor Rohit Shankar MBE, University of Plymouth Medical School, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Living with an adult with epilepsy and ID - the carer perspective - a no holds barred interview

Dr Mairi McLean, Expert by Experience in conversation with Professor Rohit Shankar

Low hanging fruit in improving care for people with epilepsy and ID - a neurologist’s perspective

Professor Charlotte Lawthom, University of Swansea and Consultant Neurologist, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Newport

Low hanging fruit in improving care for people with epilepsy and ID - a psychiatrist’s perspective

Dr Bhathika Perera, Consultant Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disability, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Foundation Trust

Real world management of people with ID and epilepsy: One issue - different opinions

Dr Michael Kinney, Consultant Neurologist, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Panel discussion
Closing comments

Professor Regi Alexander, President, Intellectual Disability Forum, Royal Society of Medicine

End of webinar

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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