Bedfordshire Centre for Mental Health Research in association with the University of Cambridge (BCMHR-CU)

Programme 2015

 

5th Biennial Cambridge & Bedford International Conference on Mental Health 11th -14th September 2015
 

Friday 11th September 2015 - Day 1
0900-0905
Welcome and Opening Remarks Rashid Zaman, Mark Agius
Keynote Speech 1 [Chair: Rashid Zaman]
0905-0930
Trevor Robbins [Cambridge, UK] Impulsivity and Compulsivity, Neuroscience
Symposium 1: Impulsivity in Psychiatric Disorders [Chair: Rashid Zaman, Trevor Robbins]
0930-0950
Johannes Thome [Germany] Adult ADHD and increased impulsivity
0950-1005
Valerie Voon [Cambridge, UK] Compulsivity
Symposium 2: TMS and rTMS in Psychiatric Disorders [Chair: Chris Baeken, Rashid Zaman]
1005-1020
Rashid Zaman [Cambridge, UK] TMS and rTMS in ADHD
1020-1035
Chris Baeken [Ghent, Belgium] Accelerated intermittent theta burst stimulation: a road to fast remission in medication resistant depression?
1035-1045
Sarah Herremans [Brussels, Belgium] Accelerated HF-rTMS in alcohol-dependent patients
1045-1055
Duprat Romain [Ghent, Belgium] The effects of Theta Burst Stimulation on the reward system
1055-1115
Coffee
Keynote Speech 2 [Chair: Mark Agius]
1115-1135
Stefan Priebe [London, UK] Patient-clinician interactions in community mental health care - how can they be influenced to improve outcomes?
Symposium 3: Depression [Chair: Mark Agius]
1135-1140
Helen Henfrey [Manchester, UK] The Management of Patients with Depression In Primary Care: An Audit Review
1140-1150
Wiesław J. Cubała [Gdansk, Poland] Abrupt discontinuation of antidepressant treatment: effects on cognitive function
1150-1200
John Harper [Cambridge, UK] Rize to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.
1200-1210
Muzaffer Kaser [Cambridge, UK] Cognition in remitted depression.
1210-1310
Lunch
Symposium 4: Bipolar Disorder [Chair: Mark Agius]
1310-1325
Giuseppe Tavormina [Italy] Clinical application of the rating scale for mixed states (G.T. MSRS) :
35 cases reports
1325-1335
Martha Fawcett and Mark Agius [Cambridge, UK] If Bipolar II and Bipolar I have different Genotypes, how can one convert into the other?
1335-1345
Luca Pauselli and N. Verdolini [Perugia, Italy] Bipolar and borderline personality disorders: a descriptive comparison of psychopathological aspects in patients discharged from an Italian inpatient unit using PANSS, BPRS and SCID-II
1345-1355
Mariusz S. Wiglusz [Gdansk, Poland] Overlapping phenomena of bipolar disorder and epilepsy - a common pharmacological pathway
1355-1405
Wiesław J. Cubała [Gdansk, Poland] Diffusion-weighted imaging of the brain in bipolar disorder: a case report
1405-1415
Mark Agius, NormaVerdolini [Cambridge and Perugia] The Cambridge-Perugia Inventory for assessment of Bipolar Disorder
1415-1430
Daniel Deitch [London, UK] Bipolar Disorder in Primary Care
1430-1440
Jonathan Rogers [London, UK] A deafferentation hypothesis for bipolar disorder based on neuroplasticity
Keynote Speech 3 [Chair: Mark Agius]
1440-1500
Kar-Ray Manaan [Cambridge, UK] Global Promise
1500-1515
Coffee
Symposium 5: Schizophrenia 1 [Chair: Rashid Zaman, Jesus Perez]
1515-1530
Emilio Fernandez-Egea [Cambridge, UK] Clozapine Research
1530-1545
Yuliya Zaytseva [Prague, Czech Republic] EEG correlates of cognitive tasks in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.
1545-1600
Koksal Alptekin [Ismir, Turkey] First episode psychosis related to cognitive dysfunctions.
1600-1615
Jesus Perez [Cambridg, UK]  Case Identification of Psychosis in Primary Care
1615-1630
Hannah E Jongsma [Cambridg, UK] A systematic review and meta-analysis of the incidence of psychotic disorders in Brazil, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.
1630-1645
Igor Filipčić [Zagreb, Croatia] Prevention of mortality and morbidity in acute and chronic psychiatric patients
Keynote Speech 4 [Chair: Mark Agius]
1645-1705
Eva Meisenzahl [Munich Germany] Personalised Prognostic Tools for Early Psychosis Management
Symposium 6: Schizophrenia 2 [Chair: Mark Agius]
1705-1720
Branka Restek-Petrović, Anamarija Bogović, Majda Grah, Igor Filpčić, Ena Ivezić [Zagreb, Croatia] Personality characteristics of psychotic patients as possible motivating factor for participating in group psychotherapy- a preliminary study
1720-1730
Francesco Franza, V. Fasano, S. De Guglielmo, B. Solomita [Italy] Management of primary negative symptoms in schizophrenia: a one-year observational study
1730-1740
Su Li Temporal Perception Deficits in Schizophrenia: Integration is the problem, not Deployment of Attention
1740-1750
Mariusz S. Wiglusz [Gdansk Poland] Rapid-onset agranulocytosis in a patient treated with clozapine and lamotrigine
1750-1800
 
Elena Conci and Mark Agius [Cambridge UK] How does Schizophrenia occur and can delusions be protective to the person?
1800-1820
Jiri Horacek [Prague, Czech Rep] From functional neuroanatomy to the stereo-selective treatment:
 rTMS in schizophrenia.
Keynote Speech 5 [Chair: Rashid Zaman]
1820-1845
Cyril Hoschl [Prague, Czech Republic] Is ADHD a historical novelty?
1900
Drinks at Scholar’s Garden
1930
Gala Dinner Clare College Great Hall
 
Saturday, 12th September 2015 - Day 2
Symposium 7: Free Papers [Chair: Mark Agius]
0830-0840
Anton Grech [Malta] Adolescents and drug abuse in Malta.
0840-0850
Anna Warchala [Katowice] Assessment of adherence to the inhibitors of tyrosine kinase in a group of patients with chronic leukemia
0850-0900
Romina Tavormina, Maurilio Giuseppe Maria Tavormina, Eugenio Nemoianni [Italy] Dance and go on
Keynote Speech 6 [Chair: Rashid Zaman]
0900-0920
Peter Pregelj [Ljubljana, Slovenia] Suicidal behaviour from unemployment to genetic polymorphisms in a population with high suicidal rate
Symposium 8: Suicidality [Chair: Mark Agius]
0920-0930
TomažZupanc [Slovenia] The role of environmental and genetic risk factors regarding the decision for complex suicide.
0930-0940
Wilma Di Napoli [Italy] Suicide and attempted suicide: results from a local suicide prevention project
0940-0950
Valentina Delbello, N. Verdolini , L. Pauselli, F. Bernardini, L. Attademo, R. Quartesan, P. Moretti [Perugia] Personality and psychotic symptoms as predictors of self-harm and attempted suicide
Keynote Speech 7 [Chair: Rashid Zaman]
0950-1010
Ed Bullmore [Cambridge, UK] Immunopsychiatry
Symposium 9: Immunopsychiatry [Chair: Ed Bullmore, Rashid Zaman]
1010-1030
Carmine Pariante [London, UK] Using inflammatory biomarkers to personalise antidepressant treatment
1030-1040
Micheal Zandi [Cambridge, UK] The relevance of NMDAR and related autoantibodies to psychiatry
1040-1055
Zdanowicz Nicolas [Louvain, Belgium] Immunity, depression and family.
1055-1110
Norbert Muller [Munich, Germany] Review of use of Anti-inflammatories as Augmentation in Mental Illness
1110-1125
Golam Khandaker [Cambridge,UK] Systemic Inflammation and Psychosis: Evidence from population based studies
1125-1135
Coffee
Keynote Speech 8 [Chair: Rashid Zaman]
1135-1155
Lisa Ronan [Cambridge, UK] How the cortex gets its shape
Symposium 10: Old Age Symposium [Chair: Nadeem Mazi-Kotwal]
1155-1200
Nadeem Mazi-Kotwal [Bedford, UK] Shared Care in Dementia
1200-1210
Claire Harwell [Cambridge, UK] Modelling Alzheimer’s Disease Progression in Organotypic Brain Slices
1210-1220
Ian Coyle-Gilchrist [Cambridge, UK] Heterogeneity in Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration or Apathy in FTLD
1220-1235
Su Li [Cambridge, UK] Longitudinal assessment of brain molecular changes in dementia via PET and MRI/MRS
1235-1245
Elijah Mak [Cambridge, UK] Baseline and longitudinal grey matter changes in newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease - The ICICLE-PD study
1245-1250
Francesca Falzon Aquilina [Malta] Terminal Care in Dementia.
1250-1345
Lunch [During this time there is a Satellite Symposium by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals]
Keynote Speech 9 [Chair: Rashid Zaman]
1345-1405
Frederick Carrick [Harvard, USA] PTSD in combat veterans.
Symposium 11: Psychological Trauma [Chair: Mark Agius]
1405-1410
Ivan Urlic [Split, Croatia] Setting up a Group Based Centre for treatment of PTSD in Dalmatia
1410-1415
Norma Verdolini [Perugia, Italy] Traumatic events and their association with psychiatric illness
1415-1425
Francesco Franza [Italy] Psychiatric caregiver stress: clinical implications of compassion fatigue
1425-1435
Sania Biocina Analysis of the therapeutic factors in the Therapeutic Community Pods used among war related diagnosis and others.
Keynote Speech 10 [Chair: Mark Agius]
1435-1450
Delvenne Veronique [Bruxelles, Belgium] Borderline personality disorders in adolescents : results of the European Network.
Symposium 12: Anxiety Disorders [Chair: Mark Agius]
1450-1505
Jacques Denis [Louvain, Belgium] Relaxation and impact on the health locus of control.
1505-1520
Krzysztof Krysta [Katowice, Poland] Modern indications for the use of opipramol
1520-1535
Katarzyna Jakuszkowiak-Wojten [Gdansk, Poland] Impulsivity in anxiety disorders. A critical review
1535-1545
Koprivova J.Z.K [Prague, Czech Republic] : Structural and functional correlates of obsessive-compulsive disorder
1545-1600
Coffee
Keynote Speech 11 [Chair: Mark Agius]
1600-1620
Spaniel F [Prague, Czech Republic] ITAREPS Remote sensing data in psychiatry: New devices and wearables. New perspectives.
Symposium 13: Community Psychiatry [Chair: Mark Agius]
1620-1635
Winkler P [Prague, Czech Republic] Discharges of long-term psychiatric inpatients in the Czech Republic
1635-1650
Sławomir  Murawiec [Warsaw, Poland] Mental health and integration
1650-1705
Wilma Di Napoli [Italy] The Information communication technologies [ICT] innovation in mental Health: the Health Technology Assessment [HTA] approach in an Italian Mental Health Service -
1705-1710
Romina Tavormina, M.G.M. Tavormina, E. Nemoianni , G. Tavormina [Italy] A questionnaire to assess social stigma
1710-1715
Jennifer Spencer, Terry Dickerson Patient Safety Culture in Mental Health Crisis Teams And its Management: Variation at Hierarchical levels within an Organisation
1715-1735
Julliette Mullin [London, UK] Film; What skills should GPs have for working with Mental Health Patients.
Symposium 14: Psychiatry and Endocrinology [Chair: Mark Agius]
1735-1740
Katarzyna Jakuszkowiak-Wojten [Gdansk, Poland] Cortisol as an indicator of HPA [hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal] axis dysregulation in patients with panic disorder. A Review
1740-1755
Pavel Mohr [Prague, Czech Republic] The role of steroid metabolome in the pathophysiology and diagnosis of mental disorders.
1755-1800
Agnieszka Bratek [Katovice, Poland] Psychiatric Disorders associated with Cushing’s Syndrome.
1800-1805
Agnieszka Bratek [Katovice, Poland] Effects of Hormones on Cognition in Schizophrenic Male Patients; Preliminary Results.
1805-1810
Helen Gaete with Mark Agius, [Bedford, UK] Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis, Hair Cortisol and the Metabolic Syndrome
Symposium 15: Free Papers 2 [Chair: Mark Agius]
1810-1820
Lepiece Brice [Louvain] Poverty, social inequality and mental health
1820-1830
Tecco Juan [Mons-Bborinage, Belgium] An economic analysis of different cannabis decriminalisation scenarios
1830-1840
Anna Warchala [Katowice] Assessment of illness acceptance, emotional control, life orientation and mental adjustment in a group of patients with acute leukemia in the course of bone marrow transplantation
1840-1850
Iqbal Mohiuddin [Luton, UK] Radicalisation and Psychiatry
1850-1910
Federic Haesebaert [Lyon, France] Involvement of the left Temporal Lobe in the pathogenesis of auditory hallucinations : insights from electrophysiology and neuromodulation
1910-1930
Brunovsky M [Prague, Czech Republic] QEEG signatures of remitted bipolar patients and offspring of bipolar parents.
1940
Dinner Clare College Great Hall
Saturday, 12th September 2015 - Day 2 Satellite Symposium
Early Career Psychiatrists Scientific Track at Elton-Bouring Room
International Career Opportunities [Chair: Olivier Andlauer]
1000-1005
Olivier Andlauer [London, UK] Introduction
1005-1025
Nikolina Jovanovic [London, UK] The Gaining Experience Program of the European Psychiatric Association
1025-1050
Peter Hughes [International Advisory Committee of the RCPsych, UK] The Volunteering and International Psychiatry Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
1050-1110
Subodh Dave [Associate Dean for Trainee Support, RCPsych, UK] Challenges and opportunities for International Medical Graduates
1115-1130
Coffee
1130-1140
Yuliya Zaytseva [Prague, Czech Republic] How to travel to… do research at Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany
1140-1150
Sophie Butler [London, UK] How to travel to… do clinical and research work in Melbourne, Australia
1150-1200
Olivier Andlauer [London, UK] How to travel to… do research at Stanford University, California, USA
1200
Conclusion
1250-1345
Lunch [During this time there is a Satellite Symposium by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals]
Psychotherapy workshop Interactive Workshop Led by Guy Undrill [Bristol, UK]
1400-1515
Motivational Interviewing: Generic techniques
1515-1530
Coffee
1530-1645
Motivational Interviewing: Generic and Specific techniques used in Psychosis
1645
Conclusion
 
Sunday, 13th September 2015 - Day 3
Symposium 16: Free Papers 3 [Chair: Mark Agius]
0900-0915
Raymond Chan [Beijing, China] Cognitive, emotional and neurobiological abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia
0915-0930
Ivan Urlic, A. Russo [Split, Croatia] Forensic assessment of human resources
0930-0945
Giada Juli, L. Juli [Italy] Genetic of addiction: common and uncommon factors
0945-1000
Delić Mirjana , Lusa Lara, Pregelj Peter [Ljubljana, Slovenia] Factors associated with outcome of inpatient opioid addiction treatment
1000-1005
Androvicova Renata [Prague, Czech Repulic] Manipulation of brain activation by visual erotic stimuli: an fMRI study
1005-1010
John E. Lawrence [Cambridge, UK] Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of Colloid Cysts: a review of the literature.
1010-1015
Kim Rod [Canada] Observing the Effects of Mindfulness-Based Meditation on Anxiety and Depression in Chronic Pain Patients
1015-1020
Mélanie Bruneau [France] A multi-state model with a markovian approach to analyse gambling transitions of adult gamblers
1020-1035
Coffee
Keynote Speech 12 [Chair: Rashid Zaman]
1035-1055
Christos Pantelis [Melbourne, Australia] Trajectories of brain change during development: Understanding risk and resilience factors for emerging mental illness
Symposium 17: Eating Disorders [Chair: Mark Agius]
1055-1110
Moretti [Perugia] The psychosomatic spectrum: a clinical-analytic survey of the relationship between eating disorders and migraine
1110-1115
Francesca Falzon-Aquilina [Malta] Dar il-Kenn Ghal-Satek, an eating disorder unit in Malta
1115-1120
Van Autreve Sara [Ghent, Belgium] : Greater insular involvement in the restrictive than in the bingeing/purging subtype of anorexia nervosa in a set-shifting task : An fMRI study
1120-1125
Maria Rosaria Juli [Italy] Can eating disorders be also a result of a suffered violence?
Symposium 18: Learning Disabilities [Chair: Shahid Zaman, Howard Ring]
1125-1140
Jane McCarthy [UK] - Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities
1140-1155
Howard Ring [Cambridge, UK] - Epilepsy in people with intellectual disability
1155-1210
Shahid Zaman [Cambridge, UK] - Dementia in Down's syndrome-prospects for prevention
1210-1225
Robert Nixon, Dolly Gray [UK] - Could practical social learning methods compliment existing treatments for intellectually disabled people with mental health issues
1225-1240
Krzysztof Krysta [Katovice, Poland] - Development of vocational training systems for patients with intellectual disability in Poland
Symposium 19: Autistic Spectrum Disorders [Chair: Sonja Biocina]
1240-1300
Adrian Attard Trevisan [Malta] - Mente Headband Latest Trials.
1300-1310
Sanja Biocina [Zagreb, Croatia] Neurobiofeedback Application in the treatment of Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
1310-1325
Ahmad Abu Akel [Birmingham, UK] The interactive effect of autism and schizophrenia spectrum disorders on attentional and socio-cognitive abilities.
1325-1415
Lunch
 Symposium 20: Trainees Competition [Chair: Rashid Zaman, Mark Agius]
1415-1515
 Symposium 21: Medical Students Competition [Chair: Rashid Zaman, Mark Agius]
1515-1615
1615-1630
Coffee
Symposium 22: The Media and Psychiatry [Chair: Phoebe Collins, Sal Anderson]
1630-1745
Phoebe Collins The Media and Psychiatry
1800
Concert in Chapel
1900
Drinks in Scholars Garden
1930
Dinner Clare College Great Hall
 

 

Monday, 14th September 2015 - Day 4
Day Dedicated to Psychiatry and the Human Person and the Wider World
0900-0905
Mark Agius, Sandro Elisei Introduction
 Psychiatry and future [Chair: Rashid Zaman, Mark Agius]
0905-0925
Blanka Kores Plesničar [Ljubljana, Slovenia] Where is psychiatry today and where will it be tomorrow?
0925-0945
Barbara Sahakian [Cambridge, UK] Neuroscience, Mental health and Society
0945-1005
Miro Jakovljevic [Zagreb, Croatia] Personalised Psychopharmacotherapy; What is it?
Transcultural Psychiatry [Chair: Mark Agius]
1005-1020
Najim Helme [Basildon, UK] Transcultural Psychiatry
1020-1030
Coffee
Philosophy of Psychiatry [Chair: Mark Agius, Michael Musalek]
1030-1050
Michael Musalek [Vienna, Austria] Philosophy of Psychiatry
Psychology, Philosophy and the Human Person 1. [Chair: Mark Agius]
1050-1105
Jozef Kociper [Maribor Slovenia] Psychotherapists and the Socratic method of dialogue
1105-1115
Maria Grazia Spurio [Italy] Words that heal
1115-1130
Giuseppe Stranieri [Italy] Interaction between socio-economic-cultural changes and the depression in older people
Empathy [Chair: Mark Agius, Ivan Urlic]
1130-1140
Isabella Lindsley [Clare College, Cambridge, UK] The concept of body language in the medical consultation
1140-1150
Sophie Woodhead [Clare College, Cambridge, UK] The doctor patient relationship; what if communication skills are not used? A Maltese story
1150-1200
Agnieszka Bratek [Poland] Claw your way - Machiavellianism among the medical community
1200-1210
Mariusz Seweryn [Poland] Empathy among physicians, medical students and candidates
1210-1300
Lunch [In this time 3 short films on Psychiatry will be shown]
Psychology, Philosophy and the Human Person 2. [Chair: Ivan Urlic, James Hawkey]
1300-1330
Rachael Harris [Cambridge, UK] Mindfulness
1330-1340
Mark Agius [Cambridge, UK] Can Christian spirituality define the human person and help mental problems?
1340-1350
Ahmed Hankir [Manchester, UK] The View of a Muslim Doctor
1350-1355
TBA A note from a Jewish Doctor during Jom Kippur
The Human Person [Chair: James Hawkey, Ivan Urlic]
1355-1420
Catherine Welby Roberts Depression and spirituality
1420-1440
Mark Agius [Cambridge, UK] The Human Person and the Doctor Patient Relationship
1440-1500
Correy A. Burchman [Harvard, USA] The Neurobiology of Creativity
1500-1520
Sandro Elisei [Perugia, Italy] Narcisus discovers the Other: a new hypothesis of care.
1520-1540
Ivan Urlic [Split, Croatia] Shame and Forgiveness after War.
1540-1555
Coffee
The Arts and Psychiatry [Chair: Eva Palova, Mark Agius]
1555-1610
Victoria Tischler [London, UK] Art and the psyche
1610-1625
Eva Palova [Kosice, Slovakia] Painting and Psychiatry
1625-1640
Lily Dabdoub and Jennifer Catterall [London, UK] Music Therapy
1640-1655
Ahmed Hankir [Manchester, UK] Cinematherapy.
1655-1715
Ahmed Hankir [Manchester, UK] A poet and Mental Illness
1715-1725
Joana Pato [Cambridge, UK]A Possible Mental Health Recovery Route
1725
Closure Mark Agius and Rashid Zaman
1930
Dinner Clare College Great Hall

 

Collaboration:

  • Bedfordshire Centre for Mental Health Research in association with the University of Cambridge (BCMHR-CU)
  • University of Cambridge
  • Clare College, Cambridge
  • East London Foundation Trust (ELFT)
  • European Psychiatric Association (EPA)
  • Mental Health Research Network (East Anglia)
  • Catholic University of Louvein

Organising Committee:

  • Dr Mark Agius 
  • Dr Rashid Zaman 
  • Dr Nadeem Mazi-Kotwal 
  • Prof. Ed Bullmore
  • Prof. Nicolas Zdanowicz
  • Dr Olivier Andlauer

We thank our Sponsors and invite you to visit the trade exhibitions on site

 

 Under the patronage of EPA and RCPsych.

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