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

Programme 2017

Wednesday 20th September 2017 - Day 1
Clare College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
0800-0900 Registrations
0900-0905 Welcome and Opening Remarks: Rashid Zaman & Mark Agius
Symposium 1: OCD (Chair Dr Zaman & Prof Robbins), Riley Auditorium
0905-0935 Trevor Robbins [Cambridge, UK]
The Cognitive Neuroscience of OCD: A Translational Perspective
0935-0950 Annemieke Apergis-Schoute (Cambridge, UK)
Deep Brain Stimulation in OCD: cognition findings (STN versus VC/VS)
0950-1010 Sam Chamberlain (Cambridge, UK)
Recent advances in the neurobiology of obsessive-compulsive related disorders
1010-1030 Naomi Fineberg (UK)
Treating Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders; an Update
Symposium 2: Brain Stimulation in Psychiatric Disorders (Chair Dr Zaman & Prof Baeken), Riley Auditorium
1030-1040 Rashid Zaman (Cambridge, UK)
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) as a treatment for OCD?
1040-1050 Igor Filipčić (Croatia)
Treatment of depression with TMS, comparing rTMS and dTMS
1050-1110 Chris Baeken (Belgium)
Impact of accelerated HF-rTMS on neurochemicals and neural integrity: insights from 1H MR spectroscopy in treatment-resistant depression
1110-1120 Marco Rotonda (Malta)
Advances in HD-tDCS stimulation: a new pipeline to build anisotropic head models
1120-1140 Coffee
1140-1205 Joanna Neill (UK)
New drugs for Mental Illness, where will they come from?
Symposium 3: Psychosis/Schizophrenia 1 (Chair X & Prof Horacek), Riley Auditorium
1205-1225 Jiri Horacek et al. (Czech Republic)
How xenophobia modulates brain activity and neuronal processing of images of European refugee crisis: a fMRI study
1225-1245 Spaniel et al (Czech Republic)
Schizophrenia as a cascading network failure. Morphology, functional connectivity and spectroscopy in first- episode schizophrenia spectrum subjects
1245-1300 TBA
1300-1400 Lunch
Symposium 3: Psychosis/Schizophrenia 2 (Chair X & Y), (cont.), Riley Auditorium
1400-1415 Yulia Zaytseva (Czech Republic/Russia)
Brain Connectivity in schizophrenia patients with auditory hallucinations
1415-1430 Krzysztof Krysta (Poland)
Role of sex hormones & inflammatory markers in cognitive functioning in male schizophrenic patients
1430-1450 Koksal Alptekin (Turkey)
Use of virtual reality in treatment of schizophrenia
1450-1500 Patrizia Moretti (Italy), Norma Verdolini et al. (Italy)
Oral vs. long-acting antipsychotics: hospitalization rate of psychotic patients discharged from an Italian Psychiatric Unit
1500-1515 Francesco Franza, Avellino (Italy)
Assessing the critical issues of atypical antipsychotics in schizophrenic inpatients
1515-1530 Nina Mayer (Croatia)
Treatment of patients in early phase of psychosis on psychotherapeutic inpatient unit – presentation of the therapeutic programme and evaluation of some aspects
1530-1545 Joanna Szarmach, Adam Włodarczyk, Wiesław J. Cubała, Mariusz S. Wiglusz (Poland)
Benzodiazepines as adjunctive therapy in treatment refractory symptoms of schizophrenia
1545-1610 Coffee
Symposium 4: Bipolar Disorder (Chair X & Y), Parallel symposium, Elton-Bowring Room, 1st floor
1400-1420 Brunovsky M et al. (Czech Republic)
Prague bipolar offspring study: Psychopathological, neuropsychological and QEEG correlates
1420-1440 Giuseppe Tavormina et al. (Italy)
Clinical utilisation of the rating scale of mixed states, the “GT-MSRS”: a multicenter study
1440-1455 Maria Gałuszko-Węgielnik, Katarzyna Jakuszkowiak-Wojten, Mariusz S. Wiglusz, Joanna Szarmach, Adam Włodarczyk, Marta Herstowska, Wiesław Jerzy Cubała (Poland)
Lithium therapeutic dose monitoring in saliva
1455-1515 Jenny Tillotson (UK)
Emotionally Responsive Wearable Technology and Biofeedback Scent Intervention for Affective Disorders
1515-1530 Sarah Rae (UK)
Service Users perspectives in PROMISE and Research
Short film, Riley Auditorium
1610-1640 The Wounded Healer (a short film), Sal Anderson – Director & Producer
1800 Drinks at Scholars Garden, Clare College
1900 Gala Dinner at Great Hall, Clare College
Thursday 21st September 2017 - Day 2
Clare College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
0815-0845 Registration
Symposium 5: Depression (Chair Prof Pregeli & Dr MacInnes), Riley Auditorium
0845-0905 Peter Pregelj (Slovenia)
Suicidal Behaviour between Environmental and Genetic Risk Factors
0905-0920 Tomaž Zupanc (Slovenia)
Complex suicide
0920-0935 Manaan Kar-Ray (Cambridge, UK)Risk related Clinical Decision Making and update on PROMISE
0935-0945 Virginio Salvi (Italy) The metabolic effects of antidepressants
0945-1000 Adrian Attard Trevisan (Malta)EEG phenotypes as basis for biomarker driven personalized therapies
Symposium 6: Immunopsychiatry (Chair Dr Zaman, Prof Bullmore), Riley Auditorium
1000-1030 Ed Bullmore (Cambridge, UK)
Inflammation and Mood Disorders
1030-1055 Carmine Pariante (UK)
Who are the depressed patients with increased inflammation? Evidence from clinical and pre-clinical studies
1055-1110 Bianca Oltean, Golam Khandaker (Cambridge, UK)
The Interleukin 6 Receptor Pathway in Depression and Psychosis: evidence for a causal role for inflammation in major mental illness
1110-1135 Coffee
Symposium 6: Immunopsychiatry Cont., Riley Auditorium
1135-1155 Nicholas Zdanowicz, Reynaert Christine, Jacques Denis, Dubois Thomas (Belgium)Depression and immunity: a psychosomatic unit
1155-1225 Christos Pantelis et al (Australia)
Neuroinflammation across stages of Schizophrenia: Role of microglia and the complement system
Chair X & Y, Chair Zaman & Y, Riley Auditorium
1225-1255 Barbara Sahakian (Cambridge, UK)
Improving cognitive dysfunction and motivation in Neuropsychiatric Disorders
1300-1400 Lunch
Symposium 7: Philosophy & Arts related to Psychiatry (Chair Dr Agius, Prof Musalek), Parallel Symposium, Elton-Bowring Room, 1st floor
1000-1025 Sandro Elisei (Italy)
Effects of music on seizure frequency in institutionalized subjects with severe/profound intellectual disability and drug-resistant epilepsy
1025-1045 Kathleen Galvin (UK)
An existential approach to well-being
1045-1105 Anthony Fry
Sexual freedom – Sexual nemesis: In search of the new morality
1110-1135 Coffee
1400-1430 Michael Musalek (Austria)
Hospitality and mental Health
1430-1450 Mark Agius (Cambridge, UK)
Charity, Hospitality and the Human Person
1450-1505 Guenda Bernegger (Austria)
It's not a dream: you too can do it! Hope and despair in Psychiatry
1505-1530 Mohamud Verjee (Qatar)
Reflecting on the humanities, related to experiences of illness, with a creative exploration of metaphoric spaces
1530-1545 Martin Poltrum (Austria)
Psychiatrist & Psychotherapists in the Cinema
1545-1600 Immacolata d’Errico (Italy)
Art as a means of accessing ourselves: using art in psychotherapy
1600-1615 Ahmed Hankir (UK), Bruce Kirkcaldy (Germany) Power of performing arts
1620-1640 Coffee
1640-1655 Romina Tavormina (Italy)
Overcoming the social stigma on mood disorders with dancing
1655-1710 Arijana Turčin (Slovenia)
Evidence Based Psychiatry vs. Forum Based Psychiatry
Chair X & Y, Riley Auditorium
1400-1420 Ahmed Hankir (UK)
Challenging Islamophobia
1420-1435 Clarke Carlisle (UK)
A professional footballer’s experience of depression/mental illness OR “Football’s suicide secret, based on BBC documentary
Chair Dr Hankir & Y, Riley Auditorium
1435-1505 Frederick Carrick (USA)
Eye movements and dyslexia and other childhood developmental disorders
1505-1525 Catherine Mela (Greece)
The therapeutic model of Group Analytic Psychotherapy: An Hypothesis of Neuron-Immune-Analysis and Neuron-Immune-modulation
1525-1550 Saeed Farooq (UK)
Early intervention in psychosis in resource poor setting - Learning from a public health approach
Symposium 8: Addiction (Chair X & Y), Riley Auditorium
1550-1600 Tecco J Gerard N, Kadji C, Bongaerts X, Desaive P (Belgium)
Admitting or discharging patients with opiate or alcohol related problems? Psychiatrist uncertainty and welfare losses
1610-1620 Delic M., Kajdiz K., Pregelj P (Slovenia)
Association between patient's personality traits and outcome of hospital treatment of opioid addiction
1620-1640 Coffee
1640-1650 Mirjana Radovanovic, Maja Rus-Makovec (Slovenia)
Stability in perceived needs satisfaction on alcoholism treatment effects: 18-years follow-up
1650-1700 Marta Struzik (Poland)
Demographical characteristics of dual diagnosis patients treated in the rehabilitation centre
1700-1710 Emeline Eyzop (France)
To take into account addicted patients' motivation to seek treatment. A case report of a disordered gambler
1710-1720 Maurilio GM Tavormina (Italy)
Playing with video-games: going to a new addiction?
18:30 Special evening talk in Clare College Chapel:
Psychopathology of great composers by Prof. Cyril Hoschl (Czech Republic) with Piano performance from Slávka Vernerová – Pěchočová (Czech Republic)
1930 Dinner at Great Hall, Clare College
Friday 22nd September 2017- Day 3
Clare College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
0830-0900 Registration
Symposium 9: Teaching in Psychiatry (Chair Dr Andlauer & Dr Wilkinson), Elton-Bowring Room, 1st floor
0900-0915 Clare Holt (UK)
Psychiatry early experience programme
0915-0930 Clare Holt (UK)
Physical health training of junior psychiatrists
0930-0945 Sophie Butler (UK)
Extreme Psychiatry
0945-1000 Olivier Andlauer (UK)
Psychiatric education on the European level
Symposium 10: EPA Mental Health in Intellectual Disabilities (ID), Riley Auditorium (Chair Dr Krysta & Prof Carrick)
0900-0920 Frederick Carrick (USA)
Preliminary results in Autism research
0920-0935 Krzysztof Krysta (Poland)
Telepsychiatry and Virtual Reality in the treatment of ID patients
0935-0945 Bhatika Perera (UK)
ADHD in people with intellectual disability
0945-0955 Agnieszka Bratek (Poland)
Mental diseases in elderly people with intellectual disability as a social and therapeutic challenge
0955-1005 Emanuela Russo (Malta
A home-based neurofeedback therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A case study of a young adult patient
Symposium 11: Free “Papers” (Chair Prof Zdanowicz & Y), Riley Auditorium
1005-1015 Lepiece Brice, Reynaert Christine, Jacques Denis, Zdanowicz Nicolas. (Belgium)
Returning to work after mental health issues: a new preoccupation for mental health professionals
1015-1025 Melanie Bruneau (France)
Desire for a child and eating disorders in women seeking infertility treatment
1025-1035 Adam Włodarczyk, Joanna Szarmach, KatarzynaJakuszkowiak-Wojten, Maria Gałuszko-Węgielnik, Mariusz S. Wiglusz (Poland)
Neurosyphilis presenting with cognitive deficits – a report of two cases
1035-1055 Coffee
1100-1110 Giada Juli (Italy)
Genetics and psychiatry: myth or reality?
1110-1120 Maria Rosaria Juli (Italy)
Perception of body image in early adolescence: a survey in secondary schools
1120-1130 Katarzyna Jakuszkowiak-Wojten, AlicjaRaczak, Jerzy Landowski, Mariusz S. Wiglusz, Maria Gałuszko-Węgielnik, Krzysztof Krysta, Wiesław J. Cubała (Poland)
Decision-making in panic disorder. Preliminary report
1130-1140 Schepens Pierre, De Baeremaeker Virginie (Belgium)
Unfit to plead: mad or dangerous?
1140-1155 Anton Grech (Malta)
Outcome Study of Multidisciplinary Treatment Programme for Obesity'
1155-1215 Patrizia Moretti (Italy)
Personality disorders features in a sample of women with perinatal depression in Perugia Hospital
1215-1230 Maria Grazia Spurio (Italy)
The magic of caressing the mind by touching the body
Take care of depression, face up to cancer: A new frontier of psycho-oncology
Trainees Competition (6 mins each) (Chair X & Y), Parallel Session, Elton-Bowring Room, 1st floor

1000 -1035
1. Callum Mckell (Leeds, UK) Ahmed Hankir (Leeds, UK)
The barriers to accessing and consuming mental health services for Palestinians with mental health problems residing in refugee camps in Jordan: A qualitative study
2. Jacques Denis, Dubois Thomas, Nicolas Zdanowicz (Belgium), Christine Reynaert , Chantal Gilain, Garin Pierre
Cochlear implant and psychiatric assessment: a Norrie syndrome, case-report
3. Muzzafer Kaser (Cambridge, UK)
Modafinil as a treatment option for cognitive dysfunction in depression: results from a proof-of-concept study
4.Sajjaad Khalil, Ahmed Hankir et al. (UK)
The Federation of Student Islamic Societies programme to challenge mental health stigma in Muslim Communities in the UK: The FOSIS Birmingham study
5. Roulet Tiffany, Zdanowicz Nicolas (Belgium)
Delusional parasitosis treated by atypical antipsychotic and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor: a case report
1035-1055 Coffee

6. Arani Vivekanantham, Abdur-Raoof Sheikh, Hisham Omer, Nicholas Bescoby-Chambers (UK)
Physical health assessment and medicines reconciliation on admission to a mental health unit: a quality improvement project
7. Katherine Fenton (Australia)
Improving Patient Flow on Adult Mental Health Units: A multimodal study of Canberra Hospital's Acute Psychiatric Facilities
8. Catherine Odelola (UK)
Re-audit of the contents of GP Referral letters to community psychiatrists
9. Sam Gnanapragasam (UK)
Forensic psychiatry in the context of global health
Phd Students Competition (6 mins each) (Chair X & Y) Parallel Session, Glover Room

1. De Witte Sara (Belgium)
MRI based neuro-navigation for transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
2. Josefien Dedoncker, Baeken Chris et al (Belgium)
Prefrontal tDCS influences medial prefrontal connectivity after being criticized
3.Thomas Dubois, Nicholas Zdanowicz (Belgium)
The psycho-immunological model as a psychosomatic entity: a literature review of interactions between depression and immunity
4. Zhi Li (China)
Functional imaging work in schizophrenia spectrum disorders, including their unaffected first-degree relatives
5.. Nikolina Skandali, Rowe, Voon, Deakin, Robbins, Sahakian (Cambridge, UK)?
The effects of acute challenge with Escitalopram on inhibitory control in healthy volunteers
1035-1055 Coffee

6. Quah, S.K.L, Santangelo, A.M, Roberts, A.C. (Cambridge, UK) Serotonin transporter (SLC6A4) expression and Serotonin 2A receptor and 2C receptor expression ratio (HTR2A:2C) in the right amygdala and dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) associates with anxious behaviour
7. Chiara Toschi (Cambridge, UK)
The role of mesolimbic dopamine in impulsivity
Medical Students Competition (6 mins each), Parallel Session, Elton-Bowring Room, 1st floor

1. Tanvi Acharya (Cambridge, UK).
The importance of hope against other factors in the recovery of mental illness.
2. Duku Adelaide & Fathima Rawther (Buckingham University, UK).
Audit – Prescribing PRN medication.
3. Sajeed Ali, Peter Zhukovsky, Lucy Jenner & Jeff Dalley (Cambridge, UK).
Differential effects of monoamine oxidase-A and -B inhibition on cognitive flexibility in rat models.
4. Phillipa Brothwood (King’s College London, UK), Ahmed Hankir (Leeds, UK), Rashid Zaman (Cambridge, UK), et al.
‘A Labour of Love’: A King’s College London Psychiatry Society Event to challenge the stigma attached to mental health problems in post-natal women
5. Mahima Chandrasekhar, Paul Wilkinson (Cambridge, UK).
Accurate depiction of mental illness in literature across the centuries
6. Marta Ciułkowicz, Weronika Bulska (Poland).
Dynamics of changes in sleep disorders, depression and anxiety among Multiple Sclerosis patients
- a few years observation.
7. Lucia Coulter, Mina Ibrahimi, Ravi Patel, Mark Agius (Cambridge, UK).
Linking the psychosocial aetiology and neurobiology of unipolar depression.
8. Aleksandra Ćwiek, MarcelinaCzok, Bartłomiej Kurczab, Krzysztof Kramarczyk, Karolina Drzyzga, Krzysztof Kucia (Poland).
Association between depression and haemodialysis in patients with chronic kidney disease.
9. Marcelina Czok (Poland).
Association between affective disorders and the usage of low and medium doses of corticosteroids.
10. Arkadiusz Dudek (Poland).
Analysis of facial expressions in patients with schizophrenia in comparison with healthy controls - pilot study.
11. Oleg Fedyk (Poland).
The pursuit of pleasure - a subjectively measured global quality of life as a screening method for problematic use of drugs and alcohol
1240-1330 Lunch

12.Chloe Gamlin (Cambridge, UK).
When Asperger’s Disorder came out.
13. Chloe Gamlin, Kate Womersley (Cambridge, UK).
Can you be a doctor even if you faint? The tacit lessons of Cadaveric dissection.
14. Aparna Ganesh (India).
Impact of Stress on Type2 Diabetes Mellitus management.
15. Benjamin Geers, (Manchester, UK), Ahmed Hankir (Leeds, UK), Rashid Zaman (Cambridge, UK) et al.
The Wounded Healer film: A London College of Communication event to challenge mental health stigma through the power of motion picture.
16. Nishan Ghoshal, Paul O. Wilkinson (Cambridge, UK).
Flowers for Algernon: The ethics of human experimentation on the intellectually disabled.
17. Anisah Rahman, Farzad Hosseini, Boris Iankov, Shilpa Prabhakar, (Buckingham University, UK).
Audit - monitoring of side effects using GASS (Glasgow Anti-Psychotic Side- Effect Scale).
18. Katherine A. Irwin, Mark Agius (Cambridge, UK).
How does continuity of care affect quality of care in primary healthcare?
19. Magdalena Krawczyk (Poland).
Practicing hatha-yoga, sense of coherence and sense of agency. Neurophenomenological approach.
20. Ada Maria Krzak, Jenny Cao (Cambridge, UK).
How does neurogenesis relate to depression and is neurogenesis affected by antidepressants?
21. Mao Fong Lim (King’s College, London, UK), Isabelle Lever (King’s College, London, UK), Ahmed Hankir (Leeds, UK), Rashid Zaman (Cambridge, UK), et al.
A King’s College London Undergraduate Psychiatry Society event to challenge the stigma attached to psychological problems in healthcare professionals and students.
22. Samara Linton (University College London, UK), Ahmed Hankir (Leeds, UK), Rashid Zaman (Cambridge, UK), et al.
Harnessing the power of film to combat mental health stigma. A University College London, Psychiatry Society Study.
23. Anna Makeever (Cambridge, UK).
MRI and neurocognitive investigation in middle-aged adults at risk of dementia: A PREVENT study.
24. Avriel McDonnell (Czech Republic).
Is there an optimal cognitive app to be used for cognitive remediation in clinical psychiatric practice?
25. Alexandra Morozova (Czech Republic).
Comparative analysis of theory of mind tests in first episode psychosis patients.
26. Hannah Pendegast (Leeds, UK), Ahmed Hankir (Leeds, UK), Rashid Zaman (Cambridge, UK), et al. The Federation of Student Islamic Societies programme to challenge mental health Stigma in Muslim communities in Ireland: The FOSIS Dublin study.
27. Anika Sahni (Imperial College, London, UK).
Using the PHQ-9 self-rating scale to assess depression in primary care
28. Kinga Tyrała-Seweryn, Mariusz Seweryn, Krzysztof Krysta (Poland).
Analysis of urinary incontinence and depression among young women.
29. Amie Varney, Kate Womersley, Mark Agius (Cambridge, UK).
What are the risks associated with the use of NSAIDS as an adjunct to SSRIs for treatment of depression? An evaluation of current evidence.
30. Shentong Wang, Katherine Alice Wilkinson, Mark Agius (Cambridge, UK).
Do General Practitioners follow guidelines on the use of anti-depressants to treat depression? Can the situation be improved?
31. Paul Tern Jie Wen, Ali Abdaal, Jake Tobin, Katherine MacFarland, Molly Hunt, Mark Agius (Cambridge, UK).
A review of the efficacy of the card sort exercise in the treatment of bipolar disorder.
32. Rachel Wilson, (Imperial College, London, UK).
What is the evidence for using the PHQ-2 as 2 questions to depression?
33. Kate Womersley, Katherine Ripullone (Cambridge, UK).
What are the risks associated with different Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) to treat depression and anxiety in pregnancy? An evaluation of the current evidence.
34. Sophie Woodhead (Imperial College, London, UK), Trevor Robbins (Cambridge, UK).
The relative contribution of goal-directed and habit systems to psychiatric disorders.
35 Harry Knights (UK)
Disulfiram in AIDS
1600-1630 Prize ceremony (trainees, Phds, medical students competition) & Close of Conference: Riley Auditorium
1630-1635 Closing Remarks: Rashid Zaman & Mark Agius
Posters Garden Room
1930 Dinner at Great Hall, Clare College

We thank our Sponsors and invite you to visit the trade exhibitions on site 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 NHS Trust (ELFT)
Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation NHS Trust (CPFT)
European Psychiatric Association (EPA)
Catholic University of Louvein, Belgium
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Royal College of Psychiatrists

Organising Committee:
Dr Mark Agius
Dr Rashid Zaman
Dr Nadeem Mazi-Kotwal
Dr Ahmed Hankir
Dr Manaan Kar-Ray
Prof. Ed Bullmore

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