Conference Schedule 2020

                            Day 1 – 20th August

Time

Presentation

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

Welcoming and Conference Opening

09h15 – 10h15

 

Medical comorbidity and mortality in psychiatric populations: Professor Steve Kisely- Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Queensland and Dalhousie University, Canada

 

 

Epidemiology of medical comorbidity in psychiatric populations.

Approaches to improving physical health outcomes in psychiatric populations 

10h15 – 11h15

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

 

The clinical diagnosis, management and common neuropsychiatric manifestations of Parkinson’s Disease

 

11h15 – 11h30 Break

11h30 – 12h30

 

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 

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 – 15h30

 

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 

15h30 - 15h45 Break
15h45 - 16h45

 

Radiology for the Psychiatrist: Dr Budresh Joshi - Consultant Radiologist, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland

Contemporary neuroimaging techniques and their clinical applications

Basic interpretation of neuroimaging in psychiatric practice
                                     Close of Day 1

                           Day 2 – 21st August

08h30 – 09h15 Coffee and tea reception

09h15 – 10h15

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

 

10h15 – 11h15

 

Epilepsy: Dr Roderick Duncan - Consultant Neurologist and Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Otago

 

Neuropathophysiology of epilepsy and psychiatric comorbidity

Diagnosis and management of Non Epileptic Attack Disorder

 

11h15 – 11h30

Break

11h30 – 12h30


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 

 

12h30 – 13h30

Lunch

13h30 – 14h30

 

Frailty, falls and medication rationalization in the elderly: Dr Ajay Kumar, Consultant Physician and Stroke Specialist, Counties Manukau District Health Board

 

 

Frailty in patients and how it affects their management

The causes and management of falls

Medication rationalization in elderly and/or frail patients
14h45 – 15h45

 

Stroke Medicine: Dr Nicholas Child - Consultant Neurologist, Auckland City Hospital

 

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

14h45 - 15h00 Break
15h00 - 16h00

 

Sleep Medicine: Dr Tony Fernando - Psychiatrist and Sleep Specialist, Auckland

 

Conducting a comprehensive clinical sleep history

The diagnosis and management of insomnia and the common parasomnias

                                   Conference close

 

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.

Contact Information

Medicine for Psychiatrists
Continuing Medical Education Ltd

info@medipsych.co.nz