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Adverse psychiatric side effects of medicines: What’s our responsibility?

Notification of APRIL’s third London conference Thursday 6 November 2008



Adverse psychiatric side effects of medicines: What’s our responsibility?

With additional session on ‘coming off medicines’

‘preparation and coping with withdrawal’’



Did you know?



30% of ADRs are neuropsychiatric
250,000 people a year are admitted to UK hospitals due to ADRs
74% of junior doctors feel their training to prescribe drugs is inadequate
Stopping some drugs may end - or cause symptoms, including aggressive behaviour


Learn about the issues from Internationally renowned researchers, clinicians and academics.

Be better informed and be part of the growing support and advice network - join us on Thursday 6 Nov 2008


Venue Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

Date Thursday 6 November 2008


Speakers and Panel include
Professor Munir Pirmohamed Professor of Pharmacogenetics, Liverpool University. Leader in ADR research

Professor David Healy Professor of Psychological Medicine University of Wales Author of Psychiatric Drugs Explained, The Antidpressant Era, peer reviewed studies of SSRI suicide risk

Charles Medawar Founder Social Audit, Specialist Medicines Policy & Drug Safety co-author Medicines out of Control

Dr Anita Holdcroft Emeritus Professor of Anaesthesia, Imperial College London. Anaesthesia ADR analysis paper 07

Professor Heather Ashton Emeritus Professor Clinical Psychopharmacology Newcastle University and ran a benzodiazepine withdrawal clinic in Newcastle.

Dr Joanna Moncrieff Sen.Lecturer/Hon.Consultant Psychiatrist, member of the Critical Psychiatry Group, author of The Myth of the Chemical Cure

Dr Simon Maxwell Edinburgh Uni/ British Pharmacological Soc. Med Schools Council Safe Prescribing Working Group

Dr Andrew Herxheimer Clin.Pharm. co-author Seroxat ADR Review International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine. Former editor Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin

Nigel Meadows H.M.Coroner Manchester City District

Bob Johnson James Nayler Foundation psychiatrist author of Emotional Health

Dr John Halliday Pharmacology & Therapeutics Sub Dean King's College, London

Dr Ben Goldacre Medical doctor writer broadcaster (The Guardain ‘Bad Science’ regular column)
Peter Walsh CEO Action Against Medical Accidents

Clare Milford-Haven Clare’s son James died by suicide 10 days after having anaesthesia

Millie Kieve Founder of the charity APRIL will speak about the patient experience, lack of awareness and how this is costing lives



Programme includes morning break out session - Coming Off Medicines ‘how to prepare and cope with withdrawal’ – session participants will include Professor David Healy, Professor Heather Ashton, Dr Joanna Moncrieff, nurse Adam J Hugroo and psychologist Dr Bob Johnson who will discuss “A review of talking cures for psychoses”



Delegates will include health professionals, GP’s, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, practice managers & service users, - all those concerned with patient care and patient safety



The venue: opposite Euston station.



Venue Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

Date Thursday 6 November 2008

Time 9.00 am to 5.00 pm registration from 8.30 am



Cost £125 (invoice can be sent to employer)



£25 Concessions including un-funded health professionals, voluntary organisations



£5 Un-funded nurses, students, service users and carers

Lunch is not provided, reasonably priced food available

We need to cover the cost of this event so please do pay what you can afford to help support APRIL.



Registration Please mail or fax registration form to EYAS Ltd
The registration form and flyer can be downloaded from the home page www.april.org.uk There is a pdf of full flyer and word version of registration form for emailing

Or call EYAS 01243 775 561 or email EYAS at april@eyas.co.uk

Organiser:

APRIL- Adverse Psychiatric Reactions Information Link

Room 6, 380–384 Harrow Road, London W9 2HU +44 (0)20 7266 7599

www.april.org. uk info@april.org.uk

Charity registered in England no 1072305, company limited by guarantee no 3641410

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