BACD Annual Scientific Meeting 2016 - Behavioural Aspects in Neurodisability

8:30 - 16.30
ICC Birmingham
ICC Birmingham, Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 2EA
The 2016 ASM for professionals aims to explore areas very important for children and families in terms of quality of life but often difficult to assess, manage and sometimes even identify the correct term for the child and family. Experts in the field will highlight how clinical research has translated into practical assessment and management of these behavioural patterns. All of us see many of these behavioural phenotypes in the clinical setting but it can be daunting to know how or when to start management, aggressive behaviours being a prime example. Professor Neil Marlow will deliver the keynote lecture on neuro-behavioural outcomes in preterm birth and trends over time. There has been tremendous progress in neonatal care to improve the survival of preterm infants with less medical morbidity but does this also correlate with improved neurocognitve and behavioural outcomes?
08.30 Registration
09.10 Welcoming Comments
09.15 ASD in Genetic Syndromes
  Dr Jo Moss, Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham
09.55 Tics and Tourettes - Identification and Management
  Dr Tara Murphy, Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist, Great Ormond St Hospital
10.30 Coffee Break, Exhibition and Posters
11.10 BACD Strategic Research Group Update & Polani Award 2016, Dr Jeremy Parr, Chair SRG
11.25 Management of obsessional and aggressive behaviours
  Dr Pru Allington-Smith, Consultant Psychiatrist Child LD at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
12.00 Polani Lecture: Neuro-behavioural outcomes following preterm birth - trends over the last 20 years
  Prof Neil Marlow, Professor of Neonatal Medicine, University College London
12.50 Lunch, Exhibition and Posters + BACD Annual General Meeting
13.55 Sleep patterns in Neurodisability - matching interventions to the problem
  Dr Desaline Joseph – Evelina Children’s Hospital, London
14.40 Session 1 - Mini Symposia
  • Milder autism phenotypes vs BAP - meeting the diagnostic criteria (Dr Jeremy Parr and team) OR
  • MDT management of severe challenging behaviours in children with a learning disability and autism (Dr Pru Allington-Smith and team)
15.35 Session 2 - Mini Symposia
  • Pain management in neurodisability - identification, assessment and management (Dr Charlie Fairhurst) OR
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for children with medical conditions: an overview (Dr Tara Murphy & Dr Sophie Bennett)
16.30 Mac Keith Poster Prize presentation, summing up and close
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