Conference Schedule 2018

Day 1 – 6th September

Time

Presentation

08h00 – 08h45 REGISTRATION
Tea and coffee reception
08h45 – 09h15

Welcoming and Conference Opening

09h15 – 10h15

Cardiology: Dr Myanna Lund - Consultant Cardiologist, Auckland

 

Basic cardiology assessment and when to refer to a specialist

Assessment and monitoring cardiac effects of psychotropic medication, including QT prolongation

The contemporary understanding of cardiovascular risk 

10h15 – 11h15

Parkinson's Disease: Dr Alison Charleston - Consultant Neurogeriatrician, Auckland 

 

The clinical diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s Disease

Common neuropsychiatric manifestations of Parkinson’s Disease

11h15 – 11h30 Break

11h30 – 12h30

Delirium: Professor David Meagher - Head of Teaching and Research in Psychiatry, University of Limerick and Consultant Psychiatrist

 

Aetiology, diagnosis and management of Delirium

12h30 – 13h30 Lunch
13h30 – 14h30

Endocrinology: Dr Brandon Orr-Walker - Consultant Endocrinologist, Auckland 

 

Update on diagnosis and treatment of diabetes

Learn how to conduct a basic assessment and monitoring of vascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome

14h30 – 14h45 Break
14h45 – 15h45

Chronic Pain: Dr Paul Vroegop – Consultant Psychiatrist and Pain Specialist, Counties Manukau District Health Board

 

Contemporary approach to the management of chronic pain with specific reference to comorbid psychiatric illness

Close of Day 1

Day 2 – 7th September

08h30 – 09h15 Coffee and tea reception

09h15 – 10h15

Gastro-enterology: Dr John Perry, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Waitemata District Health Board

 

Basics of hepatology and interpretation of liver function tests

Psychotropic medications and the liver

 

10h15 – 11h15

Epilepsy: Dr Nicholas Child, Consultant Neurologist, Auckland City Hospital

 

Neuropathophysiology of epilepsy and psychiatric comorbidity
Diagnosis and management of Non Epileptic Attack Disorder

11h15 – 11h30

Break

11h30 – 12h30

Nephrology: Professor Rob Walker - Consulant Nephrologist, University of Otago

 

The basic interpretation of renal function tests, including eGFR.

The contemporary evidence of the renal effects of Lithium

12h30 – 13h30

Lunch

13h30 – 14h30

Gynaecological Endocrinology: Associate Professor Beverley Lawton – Gynaecological Endocrinologist, Womens Health Research Centre, University of Otago

 

Review of the endocrinology of menopause and the menstrual cycle.
Medical management with reference to psychiatric manifestations and comorbidity.

14h30 – 14h45

Break

14h45 – 15h45

Stroke Medicine: Dr Ajay Kumar - Stroke Physician, Auckland

 

The basic manifestations and risk factors of Cerebrovascular Disease.

Assessment and triage of suspected manifestations of Cerebrovascular Disease and when to refer to a relevant specialist service.

Conference close

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME.  THERE MAY BE CHANGES TO THE PRESENTERS, BUT THE CONTENT IS UNLIKELY TO CHANGE*

About Us

The programme and learning goals have been developed by Australasian based consultant psychiatrists of varying subspecialties. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists have reviewed the programme and learning goals and has given formal CPD endorsement.

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Continuing Medical Education Ltd

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