RSM: Key advances in the treatment of PTSD

Professors Kam Bhui and Simon Wessely at the Royal Society of Medicine, today:

Key advances in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder

Tuesday 13 May 2008

Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

Participating Sections:

Psychiatry Section

A successful meeting on post-traumatic stress disorder was held at the RSM in March 2006. This conference is a follow up meeting focusing on treatment for the condition.

Research in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is providing new insights both about the nature of the condition and its treatment. The aim of this conference is to take an evidence based view of the treatments currently used for PTSD. Topics covered include the potential for prevention of PTSD, and treatment with cognitive behavioural therapy, drugs, psychotherapy, computer based treatments and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing. By the end of the meeting, delegates attending will have gained a balanced perspective on the treatment of PTSD.

Registration Details:
Fellow: £130
Associate: £100
Trainee – Fellow: £100
Retired Fellow: £100
Student Members: £40
Non-Fellow: £240
Allied Health Professional: £125
Trainee – Non-Fellow: £125
Student: £50

CPD: 5 credits

We are no longer accepting registrations for this meeting via the website. If you would like to attend this meeting, please contact Nicole Leida on 0207 290 3946. Places may still be available for the meeting, however, at this late stage we may not be able to offer you lunch.

9.15 am
Registration and coffee

Session One
Chair: Professor Kam Bhui, RSM Section of Psychiatry

9.55 am
Welcome address

Dr John Scadding, Dean, RSM

10.00 am
Risk factors for the development of PTSD

Dr Peter Scragg, University College London

10.30 am
Can PTSD be prevented?

Professor Simon Wessely, Institute of Psychiatry

11.00 am
Evidence for efficacy of CBT and pharmacotherapy

Dr Jonathan Bisson, University Hospital of Wales

11.25 am

11.30 am
Coffee break

Session Two
Chair: Mr Steve Mannion, President, RSM Section of Catastrophes & Conflicts

12.00 pm
Psychodynamic psychotherapy

Professor Renos Papadopoulos, Tavistock Clinic, London

12.25 pm

12.35 pm
Cross-cultural treatment in areas of conflict and disaster

Dr David Tredrea, The London Trauma Clinic, London

1.10 pm

Session Three
Chair: Dr Jamie Hacker Hughes, Head of Defence Clinical Psychology – DMSD

2.00 pm
Computer based treatments


2.25 pm

2.35 pm
CBT over the internet

Ms Sue Wright, Psychology Online, London

3.00 pm

3.10 pm
Coffee break and completion of evaluation forms

Session Four
Chair: Lt Colonel Peter McAllister, Consultant advisor in Psychiatry, British Army

3.35 pm
Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing

Dr Jamie Hacker Hughes, Head of Defence Clinical Psychology – DMSD

4.00 pm

4.10 pm
Adverse effect of KHAT on PTSD
Dr Michael Odenwald, Universität Konstanz, Germany

4.25 pm

4.30 pm
Close of meeting


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