London Adult ADHD Study Day

Friday 30 September 2022
Join us for the London Adult ADHD Study Day taking place at the Hallam Conference Centre, London or virtually with our guest speakers Dr Iyas Assalman, Mr Kobus Van Rensburg, Dr Raja Mukherjee and Dr Dietmar Hank. The speakers will empower and build confidence in healthcare professionals to recognise and manage adult ADHD within the general psychiatric setting. Additionally, they will demonstrate the benefits of effective management of the symptoms of ADHD in adults, summarise the evidence for the pharmacological treatment of ADHD in adults and give an insight into the evolution and future of adult ADHD services.
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Event Details

In-person event details

Venue: Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JJ
Time: 09:30 -
16:00

Additional Information: Due to the expected popularity of this event early booking is advised. Physical spaces for this meeting are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

COVID-19 Guidance: Precautions are in place to ensure the safety of in-person attendees. If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, you should follow government guidelines on self-isolation and not attend this in-person event.

Virtual event details

Venue: Virtual Platform

Time: 09:50 -
16:00

Additional Information: A Joining link will be sent to you by email. Please note, this is your own peronalised link and should not be forwarded on to your colleagues.

Agenda

09:30
Registration and Coffee
09:50
Welcome and Introductions, Mr Kobus van Rensburg, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust President of UKAAN
10:00
What can General Adult Psychiatrists do to Identify and Manage Adult ADHD Patients?, Dr Iyas Assalman, Consultant Psychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust
10:45
Coffee Break
11:00
Multimodal Treatment of Adult ADHD, Mr Kobus van Rensburg, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust President of UKAAN
11:55
An Update on Pharmacological Treatment for the Management of Adults with ADHD, Dr Raja Mukherjee, Consultant Psychiatrist, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
12:40
Lunch
13:30
Adult ADHD Services: Challenges and Opportunities. Perspectives from a Service User, Commissioner and GP with an Interest in ADHD, Dr Dietmar Hank, Consultant Psychiatrist, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Dr Will Kenny-Levick, General Practitioner, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Deborah El-Sayed, Director of Transformation and Chief Digital Information Officer, NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire ICB Ms Susan Dunn-Morua, Patient
14:30
Coffee Break
14:45
Ask the Experts Question and Answer Discussion, Mr Kobus Van Rensburg, Dr Raja Mukherjee, Dr Iyas Assalman, Dr Dietmar Hank, Dr Will Kenny-Levick, Ms Deborah El-Sayed and Ms Susan Dunn-Morua
15:45
Closing Remarks
16:00
Meeting Close

Meet the Speakers

Mr Kobus Van Rensburg,
Mr Kobus Van Rensburg,
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and President of UKAAN

Mr Kobus van Rensburg is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with more than 30 years’ experience in the field of neurodevelopmental conditions. He is the Team Leader of the Adult ADHD and Autism and Tourette’s Team in Northamptonshire which he established in 2003 as one of the first community teams of it’s kind in the UK.

He is president of UKAAN, the UK Adult ADHD Network, where he delivers the diagnosis and assessment of adult ADHD training to delegates from across the world. He also designed and delivers the psychosocial support and skills training for Adult ADHD training through UKAAN since 2019. Kobus has presented at numerous national and international conferences across Europe on the diagnosis and treatment of developmental conditions, the language of ADHD and establishing services for adults with ADHD and Autism.

He was a member of the Department of Health’s External Reference Group for the Adult Autism Strategy, and provides teaching for doctoral students of the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Leicester University.

Dr Iyas Assalman,
Dr Iyas Assalman,
Consultant Psychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Assalman is a General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist. He runs a specialist adult ADHD clinic within the NHS and the private sector. He has a wealth of experience assessing and managing complex cases of ADHD. He is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and has senior leadership, management, and educational roles. Dr Assalman has multiple peer-reviewed academic publications and is a co-author for psychiatry textbooks, books and guidelines.

Dr Raja Mukherjee,
Dr Raja Mukherjee,
Consultant Psychiatrist, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Raja Mukherjee is an Adult Learning Disability Consultant Psychiatrist for Surrey and Border’s Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, with interest in the management of developmental disorders across the lifespan. In September 2009 he started the first NHS based specialist Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) behavioural clinic and since then has seen over 250 cases for specialist second opinion as a National referral service. Dr Mukherjee completed his PhD on the subject of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in 2014.

He has also acted as an invited advisor to the BMA board of science, The Department of Health and the World Health Organisation on the subject of FASD. In 2015 Dr Mukherjee also gave evidence to the first All Party Parliamentary Group on FASD at the House of Commons. He has continued to support national clinical developments related to FASD. Dr Mukherjee is a member of the NICE quality standards group for FASD. He is currently the only UK representative to a US, NIH sponsored initiative to consider the research criteria for FASD. In his own time, he volunteers as a medical advisor to various FASD charities both in the UK and internationally. In 2021 he was made an Honorary Professor at the University of Salford related to his work on FASD.

In wider work, he is currently the Clinical Lead for Adult neurodevelopmental services provided by Surrey and Borders including Adult ASD and ADHD services across Surrey, Hampshire and Portsmouth. He is a an executive committee member of the RCPsych SIG on neurodevelopmental disorders, taking over as Finance officer from July 2021.

Dr Dietmar Hank,
Dr Dietmar Hank,
MD MSc PgDpl (Neuropsychiatry) MRCPsych Dipl Coaching

Dr Hank qualified from the University of Freiburg, Germany and undertook his postgraduate training in the UK. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist with expertise in the field of Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disorders and with an interest in Neuropsychiatry and sleep medicine. Dr Hank took up the role of Clinical Lead for the Adult ADHD service based in Bristol in April 2015 and he is the Regional Lead (South-West) for UK Adult ADHD Network. He is an honorary lecturer at the University of Bristol.

What will the webinar cover?

Key learning objectives

  • To empower healthcare professionals to recognise and manage adult ADHD within the general psychiatric setting
  • To demonstrate the benefits of effective management of the symptoms of ADHD in adults
  • To summarise the evidence for the pharmacological treatment of ADHD in adults
  • To gain insight into the evolution and future of adult ADHD services