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June 2023

This educational and promotional event is organised and funded by Flynn Pharma Ltd.

Neurodevelopmental Disorders Study Day

Tuesday 1 October 2024
Join us for this Neurodevelopmental Disorders Study Day taking place on Tuesday the 1st of October 2024 at Cranmore Park Conference and Event Centre. Our guest speakers Dr Nina Champaneri, Dr Imad Ahmed, Dr Ashley Liew, Dr Mischa Mockett, Dr Sarah Mills and Mr Kobus van Rensburg will explore neurodevelopmental disorders that present with sleep difficulties, approaches for the effective management of sleep difficulties, local challenges and current treatment options for ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults, and explore the diagnosis and management of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
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Event Details

In-person event details

Venue: Cranmore Park Conference and Event Centre, Cranmore Avenue, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4LF
Time: 09:00 -
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.

Agenda

09.00
Registration, networking and refreshments
09.25
Welcome and introduction, Dr Nina Champaneri, National Clinical Lead for Forensic Community CAMHS and Consultant Child & Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
09.30
Insights into sleep disorders in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, Dr Imad Ahmed, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
10.30
The perils of poor sleep: treatment approaches in children with autism and intellectual disabilities, Dr Ashley Liew, Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychiatrist, Evelina London Children’s Hospital and South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; Honorary Associate Professor, University of Warwick
11.30
Break & refreshments
11.45
Handling the transition: treatment options for childhood and adult ADHD, Dr Mischa Mockett, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Health Education England Training Program Director, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
12.45
Lunch
13.45
Understanding and managing Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Dr Sarah Mills, Community Paediatric Consultant, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
14.45
The diagnostic value of self-developed strategies prior to a confirmed ADHD diagnosis, Mr Kobus van Rensburg, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and President of UKAAN
15.45
Closing Remarks
16.00
Meeting Close

Meet the Speakers

Dr Nina Champaneri
Dr Nina Champaneri
National Clinical Lead for Forensic Community CAMHS and Consultant Child & Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Nina Champaneri is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist currently working in a Community Forensic CAMHS service in Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust (BSMHFT) and has provided prison in-reach into the local Her Majesty's Young Offender Institution (HM YOI). She is keen to promote assessment and management of ADHD within the Forensic CAMHS pathway where there is an over-representation of ADHD. She also provides medical input into the local neurodevelopmental pathway for young people. Nina is also a member of the NHS England CAMHS Clinical Reference group and co-chair of the national CAMHS Provider Collaborative clinical forum.

Dr Imad Ahmed
Dr Imad Ahmed
Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Dr Imad Ahmed is a Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician at the University Hospitals of Leicester and the clinical lead for the Paediatric Sleep service. His subspecialty interests are sleep medicine, long-term ventilation and cystic fibrosis. His additional interests include medical leadership and service transformation and he is the Children and Young People Clinical Lead at the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board.
His research interests include paediatric sleep apnoea, non-respiratory sleep disorders and cardiopulmonary exercise testing in children. His main research focus areas are sleep diagnostics for children, sleep in neurodevelopmental disorders and clinical outcomes in children on long-term ventilation.

Dr Ashley Liew
Dr Ashley Liew
Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychiatrist, Evelina London Children’s Hospital and South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Associate Professor, University of Warwick

Ashley is Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychiatrist in the tertiary paediatric neurodevelopmental service at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, and in the paediatric liaison mental health service (National and Specialist CAMHS) at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. His clinical expertise and academic interests are in neurodevelopmental conditions (intellectual disabilities, autism, ADHD, tics), mental health conditions co-occurring with neurological conditions (epilepsy, neuroinflammatory conditions, brain injury), and complex psychopharmacology (in children with neurological and cardiac conditions).

Ashley trained previously in Paediatrics and has postgraduate qualifications in Clinical Neuropsychiatry and Digital Health Leadership. He is an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Ashley is Joint Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Smith-Magenis Syndrome Foundation, and has held leadership and advisory positions at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, NICE, Health Education England, and NHS England.

Dr Mischa Mockett
Dr Mischa Mockett
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Health Education England Training Program Director, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Mockett is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists working in the all age Learning Disability service in Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Trust. He specialises in neurodevelopmental conditions including severe intellectual disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. He has previously worked as the Associate Medical Director for Children’s Services.

Dr Mockett is an active medical educator. He is Training Programme Director in Intellectual Disabilities for Heath Education England North West. He contributes to the training of pre and post qualification doctors, nurses and psychologists. He has a wide portfolio of presentations, nationally and internationally focusing on audit and research in neurodevelopmental conditions.

Dr Mockett is the Vice Chair North West of the Regional North of England Mental Health Act Approval Panel.

Independently Dr Mockett assess and treats whole-life neurodevelopment conditions, ADHD and ASD working for his own clinic. Dr Mockett prepares specialist legal reports in neurodevelopmental disorders for CMMedicolegal for both criminal and specialist negligence claims.

Dr Sarah Mills
Dr Sarah Mills
Community Paediatric Consultant, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah is a community paediatrician seeing children with developmental, behavioural and learning issues. She is also a designated doctor for Safeguarding and Medical Advisor for Fostering and Adoption. Whilst training Sarah became aware of the poor outcomes for children who grow up in care and developed a passion for working with children in care, those in need of safeguarding and those looking for permanent families through fostering and adoption. Through this work she has gained experience in the difficulties this cohort of children face such as developmental trauma, increased learning and developmental difficulties, the effects of antenatal drug misuse and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). From 2019 Sarah led the creation of an NHS based Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder diagnostic service in the North East. Sarah is committed to ensuring children and young people get the right understanding and support through sensitive assessment and diagnosis.

Mr Kobus van Rensburg
Mr Kobus van Rensburg
Consultant Clinical Psychologist and President of UKAAN

Kobus van Rensburg has more than 30 years’ experience in the field of neurodevelopmental conditions. Between 2003 and 2023 he was the Team Leader of the Adult ADHD, Autism and Tourette’s Team in Northamptonshire which he established as one of the first community teams of its 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 currently provides teaching for doctoral students of the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training.

What will the event cover?

Key learning objectives

  • To provide an insight into neurodevelopmental disorders that present with sleep difficulties, including Down syndrome, Smith-Magenis syndrome, Williams syndrome, ASD and ADHD.
  • To look at a range of approaches for the effective management of sleep difficulties in young people with neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • To review local challenges and current treatment options for ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults.
  • To understand the value of strategies implemented before an ADHD diagnosis.
  • To explore the diagnosis and management of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).