Southern Branch research day – April 2019

Annie Vencl
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At our annual research day, national and local research projects were discussed, as we look to bridge the gap between rigorous research and best practice. Below are two talks from the day, ACAMH Members can access other lectures from the day including;

  • Dr. Uma Padmanabhi and Ed Coates on ‘The re-Audit on safe prescribing and monitoring of antipsychotic medication’
  • Cathy Laver-Bradbury and Dr. Monica Roman-Morales on ‘Co-constructing meaning of ADHD with children/young people and families; combined approach of NFPP/Systemic therapy’

Also presenting on the day was Professor Margaret Thompson on a forthcoming trial (OPTIMA) of the New Forest Parenting Programme online version.

Dr. Sam Cortese on ‘ADHD and suicidal spectrum behaviors’

In this lecture Dr Sam Cortese discusses the recent paper published in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Volume 103, August 2019. ‘Association between suicidal spectrum behaviors and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis’ Mathilde Septier, Coline Stordeur, Junhua Zhang, Richard Delorme, Samuele Cortese (2019).

Samuele Cortese, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Southampton and Honorary Consultant Child Psychiatrist at the Solent NHS Trust. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of New York, USA. His main clinical and research interests focus on the epidemiology, neurobiology and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders (in particular on ADHD) and on evidence-based practice in child psychiatry. Dr. Cortese is author/co-author of more than 100 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, CNS Drugs and on the advisory board of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Dr. Cortese is a member of the European Network for Hyperkinetic Disorder (EUNETHYDIS), the European ADHD Guidelines Group (EAGG), and the Child & Adolescent Neuropsychopharmacology Network of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP). Since 2015, Dr. Cortese is Branch Liaison Officer for ACAMH, with responsibility for liaising with ACAMH branch networks.

Samuele Cortese, together with Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke deliver our ADHD Masterclass in May & September.

Dr. Jonathan ChanningThe use of Lurasidone in children and adolescents
Jonathan trained at Southampton University and spent several years working as a paediatrician before commencing psychiatry training. Dr. Channing published a case report and systematic review on the use of Lurasidone following successfully using this medication with a young person in an inpatient setting where other antipsychotics had either not been tolerated or not been effective. He now works as Consultant in the Paediatric Liaison team at Southampton General Hospital.

Jennie Eeles – ‘Patient and practitioner experience of mindfulness as taught in DBT’
Jennie is a Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist with Sussex Partnership NHS Trust. Jennie completed her Nurse training in 2001 and has since trained in DBT.  Jennie has been researching the experience of patients and practitioners with regards to the mindfulness element of DBT as the basis of a PhD in Health Sciences at the University of Southampton.


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