About this event

  • Date and time Thu 23 Nov 2023 from 9:15am to 4:45pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Intellectual Disability, the Research in Developmental Neuropsychiatry (RADiANT) network

Join us at this meeting for an essential update on forensic mental health aspects of neurodevelopmental disorders, including intellectual disability and autism

By attending, you will:

  • Understand the latest evidence on assessments, treatments, and treatment outcomes for people with neurodevelopmental conditions and mental health problems 
  • Learn about the prevalence and mechanisms of offending behaviour in people with neurodevelopmental disorders and mental health problems 
  • Review the Mental Health Act changes in England & Wales and their impact on services for treatment for people with neurodevelopmental conditions and mental health problems 

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Standard pricing available until 23 November 2023.


RSM Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Student
£72.00 £43.00 £43.00 £43.00 £23.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors Non Healthcare Professional AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee RADiANT Member Student
£132.00 £79.00 £79.00 £79.00 £72.00 £41.00


View the programme 23 November 2023

Session 1

Welcome and introduction
An overview of Intellectual Disability (ID) and offending behaviour: Epidemiology and treatment approaches

Dr Priyanka Tharian, Consultant Psychiatrist, East London Foundation NHS Trust

Accessing forensic services: Who becomes forensic?

Dr David Anderson, Specialist Trainee in Learning Disability Psychiatry, Cumbria Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Iain McKinnon, Consultant Psychiatrist, Cumbria Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust 

Panel discussion
A review of psychological treatments for harmful sexual behaviour in men with an intellectual disability

Professor John Rose, Professor of Psychology, University of Birmingham

Approaches to assessment and treatment of autistic adults with mental health problems in contact with the criminal justice system

Dr Anupama Iyer, Consultant Psychiatrist, St Andrews Healthcare, Northampton

Panel discussion

Session 2


Chair: Dr Rory Sheehan, Clinical Senior Lecturer, King's College London

Sub-syndromal presentations in neurodevelopmental disorders

Dr Jane McCarthy, Consultant Psychiatrist, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Service models for people with neurodevelopmental disorders of offending behaviour

Dr Harinder Bains, Consultant Psychiatrist, Elysium Healthcare

Panel discussion
Treatment outcomes in forensic intellectual disability services: A systematic review

Dr Clare Melvin, Lecturer in Applied Psychology, University of East Anglia

Impact on legislation on treatment of people with neurodevelopmental disorders: Proposed changes to the Mental Health Act in England and Wales

Professor Harm Boer, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Panel discussion
Closing remarks
Close of meeting



Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Wednesday 22 November 2023.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM’s discretion.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.