11th Medical Update for the Psychiatrist

A unique, practical Course with Lectures and Discussion Forums organised by Infomed Research and Training on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 May 2016, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 2 Bridge Place, Victoria SW1V 1QA

Course fee:

Early bird rates (if booking and paying on or before 15 February 2016)
£460 (inc VAT) for the two days; £280 (inc VAT) daily rate.

Standard rates (if booking and paying after 15 February 2016)
£495 (inc VAT) for the two days; £320 (inc VAT) daily rate.

Full course programme

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About the Course:

  • Aimed at Consultants, Registrars and Staff Grades working in Psychiatry
  • A practical focus on the management of difficult medical disorders relevant to Psychiatric practice – what you won’t find in the textbooks
  • Submit or bring your own real grey cases for discussion in the Forums
  • Focuses on day-to-day medical problems that the Psychiatrist needs to deal with
  • Lectures by leading Physicians with a proven track record in the dissemination of medical know-how to front-line Clinicians
  • Discussion Forums for detailed, practical discussion of grey cases in Psychiatric practice, in the clinic or on the wards, involving the medical specialities addressed in the lectures earlier in the day – in depth analysis of real life cases provided by hands-on Psychiatrists


  • Dr Ceri Davies, Consultant Cardiologist, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Dr Giles Elrington, Consultant Neurologist, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Dr Janet Barter, Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, London
  • Dr Alison Wren, Consultant Endocrinologist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
  • Dr Ben Nereli, Consultant Psychiatrist in Perinatal Psychiatry, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
  • Dr Douglas MacDonald, Consultant Hepatologist, Royal Free Hospital, London
  • Dr Lucy Garvey, Consultant in HIV/GU Medicine, St Mary’s Hospital, London
  • Dr Frankie Connell, Consultant HIV Liaison Psychiatrist, Royal London Hospital
  • Dr Jo Turner, Consultant Psychiatrist, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
  • Dr Charles Musters, Consultant Psychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Milind Karale, Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director, South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

The morning lectures

  • Have a clear focus on the newer medications and medications for which new evidence is available
  • examine the pharmacology and psychopharmacology
  • detail indications and management, including:
    • when they are used and how
    • side effects relevant to psychiatric practice
    • interactions with psychiatric medications
    • relevant NICE and other guidelines
  • examine psychiatric medications that impact on the Physician’s practice

Past delegates comments

  • High quality lectures and speakers, good variety of subjects
  • Questions and answers session very useful. Good range of topics
  • Good to reinforce lecturing in afternoon groups
  • Efficiently organised, good to have a relevant group of topics
  • Great Infomed support, very informative course and rightly paced
  • Very efficient time management, course well structured and discussion groups well organised
  • I had been trying to find a course like this for ages – I came after positive colleagues’ feedback
  • A Psychiatrist for 10 years never had a medical update, glad I came!
  • I think all Psychiatrists should attend this Update to refresh medical knowledge.
  • Good chance to interact with medical colleagues. All relevant to my practice Did what was promised, pre-seminar links and lecture material very useful clinical relevance and clarity
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