CAMHS around the Campfire journal club – Adolescent gender diversity: sociodemographic correlates and mental health outcomes in the general population


Event type CAMHS around the Campfire

Live stream via Zoom
17:00 - 18.00 UK
18:00 - 19:00 CET
12 noon Eastern Time

Assistant Professor Dr. Akhgar Ghassabian

For this session we are pleased to welcome Assistant Professor Dr. Akhgar Ghassabian, Department of Pediatrics, New York University School of Medicine, to discuss her JCPP paper ‘Adolescent gender diversity: sociodemographic correlates and mental health outcomes in the general population’. Paper available

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Authors: Akhgar Ghassabian, Anna Suleri, Elisabet Blok, Berta Franch, Manon H.J. Hillegers, Tonya White
First published: 11 February 2022

About the paper

Gender diversity in young adolescents is understudied outside of referral clinics. This paper investigated gender diversity in an urban, ethnically diverse sample of adolescents from the general population and examined predictors and associated mental health outcomes.

About the session

A panel, comprising paper author Assistant Professor Dr. Akhgar Ghassabian, Department of Pediatrics, New York University School of Medicine, independent clinical expert Dr. Julio Vaquerizo-Serrano, and a lived experience perspective, will discuss the research and its implications with information scientist Douglas Badenoch. This discussion will be facilitated by Andre Tomlin (@Mental_Elf), and Elisavet Palaiolgou, KCL, will be co-ordinating the questions.

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About #CAMHScampfire

ACAMH’s vision is to be ‘Sharing best evidence, improving practice’, to this end in December 2020 we launched ‘CAMHS around the Campfire’, a free virtual journal club, run in conjunction with André Tomlin. We use #CAMHScampfire on Twitter to amplify the discussion.

Each 1-hour meeting features a new piece of research, which we discuss in an informal journal club session. The focus is on critical appraisal of the research and implications for practice. Primarily targeted at CAMHS practitioners, and researchers, ‘CAMHS around the Campfire’ will be publicly accessible, free to attend, and relevant to a wider audience.

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About the panel

Assistant Professor Dr. Akhgar Ghassabian
Assistant Prof. Dr. Akhgar Ghassabian

Akhgar Ghassabian, MD, PhD is an investigator and Assistant Professor at Departments of Pediatrics, Population Health, and Environmental Medicine, NYU School of Medicine. Her research interests center on identifying environmental exposures that contribute to the etiology of developmental disabilities in childhood. Prior to joining NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Ghassabian was the Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) fellow at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Dr. Ghassabian obtained her Medical Degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and completed a Master’s and a PhD in epidemiology at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2013). During her doctoral and postdoctoral training, Dr. Ghassabian has been actively involved in birth cohort studies in Europe and in the U.S., i.e., Generation R, Upstate KIDS, the New York University Children’s Health and Environment Study (NYU CHES). She was a collaborator on European epidemiological consortia examining the effect of nutrition (NUTRIMENTHE) and air pollution (ESCAPE) on children’s neurodevelopment. Dr. Ghassabian is the recipient of the Rubicon Award from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in 2014 and the Robin/Guze Young Investigator Award from the American Psychopathological Association in 2019. (bio via NYU Langone Health)

Dr. Julio Vaquerizo-Serrano
Dr. Julio Vaquerizo-Serrano

Consultant Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist, Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience, King’s College London.

Andre Tomlin

Andre Tomlin

André Tomlin is an Information Scientist with 20 years experience working in evidence-based healthcare. He’s worked in the NHS, for Oxford University and since 2002 as Managing Director of Minervation Ltd, a consultancy company who do clever digital stuff for charities, universities and the public sector. Most recently André has been the driving force behind the Mental Elf and the National Elf Service. The Mental Elf is a blogging platform that presents expert summaries of the latest reliable research and disseminates this evidence across social media. They have published thousands of blogs over the last 10 years, written by experts and discussed by patients, practitioners and researchers. This innovative digital platform helps professionals keep up to date with simple, clear and engaging summaries of evidence-based research. André is a Trustee at the Centre for Mental Health and an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London Division of Psychiatry. He lives in Bristol, surrounded by dogs, elflings and lots of woodland!
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Douglas Badenoch
Douglas Badenoch

I am an Information Scientist with an interest in making knowledge from systematic research more accessible to people who need it. Since 1995 I’ve been attempting this in the area of Evidence-Based Health Care (EBHC), initially at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford.  In 2002 I co-founded Minervation Ltd to help organisations develop digital applications, educational resources and skills in EBHC.  In that time I’ve worked with a wide variety of clients, large and small, across the public, private and third sectors.  In 2011, I co-founded the National Elf Service to provide accessible, usable and reliable summaries of important new evidence, and am a regular contributor to The Mental Elf.  I am on the Editorial Board of the BMJ Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, and am an Editor of the James Lind Library.

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