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Autism Spectrum Disorders and Child & Adolescent Mental Health

An In-Depth Approach to Advanced Clinical Management in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Two study days for Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists and Consultant Paediatricians

Day 1: Diagnosis and Management of Dilemmas Issues and solutions in ASD: Expert Approaches

on Tuesday 3 December 2019

Day 2: Difficult Treatment Decisions in C&A Mental Health Clinical Challenges: Expert Approaches

on Tuesday 14 January 2020

Day one

  • Identifying, differentiating and managing ADHD and OCD comorbid with ASD
  • Managing high anxiety and alexithymia in high functioning ASD
  • Identifying and responding to apparent pathological/extreme demand avoidance
  • Assessing and managing challenging behaviour in children and adolescents with ASD – the details

Day two

  • Choosing the right treatment for adolescent depression
  • Difficult decisions when adolescents self-harm
  • What to do about PANS/PANDAS?
  • When ADHD doesn’t follow NICE guidelines

Discussion forums and cases

After the AM and after the PM lectures, delegates split into two groups and attend each of the two Forums in turn. Each Forum involves detailed and interactive practical discussion and in-depth analysis of specific problematic cases in Paediatric and Child & Adolescent Psychiatric practice, in the clinic or on the wards, relating to the topics addressed in the preceding lectures.

Full course programme

Course fee

Course fee includes lunch and refreshments, and attendance CPD certificate.

Early bird rates
(if booking and paying on or
Fri 27 Sept 2019)

£450 (inc VAT) for the two days;
£250 (inc VAT) daily rate.

Standard rates
(if booking and paying
after Fri 27 Sept 2019)

£495 (inc VAT) for the two days;
£295 (inc VAT) daily rate.

Course aim

To provide expert opinion on difficult management issues in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders in children and adolescents (Day1) and on wider clinical issues in depression and neurodevelopmental disorders (Day 2), with a clear focus on the clinical challenges and dilemmas faced by front-line children’s clinicians when general guidance is insufficiently specific.

Furthermore, with lectures and discussion forums led by very experienced clinicians, the course aims at providing C&A psychiatrists and paediatricians with senior opinion and guidance on grey areas of clinical practice; these are areas of difficult diagnosis or the management of challenging issues and treatment decisions, the sort of issues and cases that go beyond national guidelines and present real challenges and often leading academic/clinicians with expert experience and know-how can further explore the clinical issues.

Learning outcomes for the series

By the end of the series participants will have

  • An in-depth understanding of best practice and how senior experts address these problems in terms of specific instances and cases
  • Been able to raise their own queries or uncertainties
  • Greater confidence in their own practice when faced with similar clinical dilemmas
  • Identified gaps in their own skills or knowledge which can then be addressed
  • Had an instructive and engaging educational experience

Comments from delegates who attended the Infomed ADHD course last December, also led by Professor Peter Hill.

  • Impressive wealth of experience/knowledge of individual speakers
  • Content of the topics and the variety of topics covered – all very good
  • Very comprehensive and evidence & experience based
  • Very good and knowledgeable Faculty led by Prof Hill
  • Excellent experienced faculty and very approachable
  • Well organised, paced well and good time keeping
  • I have taken away very good guidance and information to improve my practice
  • To the point and very much relevant to clinical practical
  • Quality of information, speakers and topics covered
  • Relevance of presenters to objectives
  • It will make significant change in my clinical and prescribing practice
  • Perhaps, more time for questions as I felt rushed at times
  • This course not only improved my knowledge but broadened my future practice
  • Immense impact on practice – re inspired and energised!
  • Slightly longer time to ask presenters questions
  • More confident for providing better patient care
  • Inspired changes as it made me think about my personal practice
  • Excellent information to disseminate to colleagues
Lectures, case scenarios, interaction, Q&A with all faculty members.