NAVIGATING THE POST-PANDEMIC LANDSCAPE
Online Winter Conference 2021
Thursday & Friday, 4-5 November 2021
Online via Zoom
13 CPD Credits Available
Thursday: 7 Credits; Friday: 6 Credits
9:30 – 11:10 | A STORY AROUND COMPLEMENTS AND PSYCHOSIS
Professor David Cotter, RCSI & Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AS THE FOUNDATION OF PRECISION PSYCHIATRY: FROM PROMISE TO PRACTICE
Professor Nikolaos Koutsouleris, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich & Kings College, London
11:10 – 11:50 | COFFEE BREAK
11:50 – 12:50 | TRAINEE PRESENTATIONS
11:50 – 12:00 | QUALITY OF LIFE, RISK AND RECOVERY IN A NATIONAL FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE: A D-FOREST STUDY FROM DUNDRUM HOSPITAL
Dr Hania Amin, National Forensic Mental Health Services, Dundrum, Dublin
12:00 – 12:10 | THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON BURNOUT, PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING AND WORK SATISFACTION IN PSYCHIATRY TRAINEES IN IRELAND
Dr Sarah Casey, St Vincent’s Centre, Daughters of Charity Disability Services, Navan Road, Dublin
12:10 – 12:20 | PSYCHIATRY TRAINEE PERCEPTION OF THE LEARNING OUTCOME ATTAINMENT GRID AND ANNUAL REVIEW OF PROGRESS: A THEMATIC ANALYSIS
Dr Kido Edozien, Old Caherina House, Strand Street, Tralee
12:20 – 12:30 | CARE PATH FOR OVERCOMING PSYCHOSIS EARLY (COPE): FIRST 5 YEARS OF CLINICAL OPERATION AND PROSPECTIVE RESEARCH IN THE CAVAN MONAGHAN EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICE
Dr Sana Fayyaz, Psychiatry Of Old Age, 61 Eccles Street, Dublin
12:30 – 12:40 | THE IMPACT OF ANTICHOLINERGIC BURDEN ON FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY IN PERSONS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA ACROSS THE ADULT LIFE SPAN
Dr Waqas Khan, University Hospital Limerick, Dooradoyle, Co Limerick
12:40 – 12:50 | THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON PRESENTATIONS OF SELF-HARM OVER AN 18 MONTH PERIOD TO A TERTIARY HOSPITAL SETTING
Dr Andrew O’Malley, Acute Adult Mental Health Unit, Department Of Psychiatry, Galway University Hospital
12:50 – 14:00 | LUNCH
14:00 – 16:00 | EATING DISORDER CARE IN A CHANGED LANDSCAPE: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED TO GUIDE OUR NEXT STEPS?
LIAISON PSYCHIATRY EXPERIENCES OF EATING DISORDER CARE DURING COVID-19
Dr Siobhan MacHale, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
EATING DISORDER CARE AND THE PANDEMIC: WHAT HAPPENED? WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? WHAT NEXT?
Dr Sara McDevitt, St Stephen’s Hospital, Cork
SUPPORTING PEOPLE LIVING WITH EATING DISORDERS THROUGH THE PANDEMIC AND BEYOND
Ms Harriet Parsons, BodyWhys
16:00 – 16:20 | COFFEE BREAK
16:20 – 17:15 | ZERO TO HERO: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN MENTAL HEALTH AND OLDER PERSONS IN RURAL IRELAND
Ms Aislinn Gannon & Professor Geraldine McCarthy, Sligo Mental Health Services
17:15 – 17:25 | ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS OF THE NCHD ORAL, NCHD POSTER, MEDICAL STUDENT POSTER PRIZES AND THE IJPM ADA ENGLISH & JOHN DUNNE MEDALS
9:30 – 11:00 | KETAMINE & PSYCHEDELICS IN PSYCHIATRY: PIPERS AT THE GATES OF DAWN?
PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY & PRE-CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF PSYCHEDELICS IN NEUROSCIENCE
Professor Andrew Harkin, Trinity College Dublin
PSILOCYBIN AS A TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION, AND AS A WAY TO LOOK THROUGH THE WINDOWS OF CONSCIOUSNESS TO THE CONNECTED BRAIN
Professor Veronica O’Keane, Trinity College Dublin & Tallaght Psychiatry Services
KETAMINE, ECT AND DEPRESSION: ADVENTURES IN THE K-HOLE
Professor Declan McLoughlin, Trinity College Dublin & St Patrick’s University Hospital
11:00 – 11:30 | COFFEE BREAK
11:30 – 12:15 | CAMHS AND COVID IN IRELAND
Professor Fiona McNicholas, Our Lady’s Children Hospital, Dublin
12:15 – 13:00 | STRATEGIES TO COPE WITH CHILD MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Professor Renate Schepker, Centre for Psychiatry, Suedwuerttemberg, Ravensburg, Germany
13:00 – 14:00 | LUNCH
14:00 – 16:15 | PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE AND EUTHANASIA IN IRELAND: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
14:00 – 14:30 | LEGAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OF ASSISTED SUICIDE
Mr Justice Peter Kelly, Former Judge of the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Courts
14:30 – 15:10 | EXPANDING ASSISTED DYING LAWS AND MENTAL ILLNESS: WHICH MISTAKES DO WE WANT TO MAKE?
Professor K Sonu Gaind, University of Toronto
15:10 – 15:30 | ASSISTED SUICIDE AND EUTHANASIA THROUGH THE LENS OF PALLIATIVE CARE
Dr Miriam Colleran, St Brigid’s Hospice, Curragh & Nass General Hospital
15:30 – 15:50 | DEVELOPING A COLLEGE POSITION STATEMENT ON PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE AND EUTHANASIA
Dr Eric Kelleher, Cork University Hospital & Mercy University Hospital
15:50 – 16:10 | Q&A
Chaired by: Dr Ciaran Clarke
DR MIRIAM COLLERAN
Trained in NUI Galway and undertook higher specialist training in palliative care here in Ireland. She is a member of the Irish Palliative Medicine Consultants’ Association subgroup on assisted dying. She works in St. Brigid’s Hospice on the Curragh and Naas General Hospital.
PROFESSOR DAVID COTTER
Trained in the Institute of Psychiatry through MRC and Welcome trust Clinical Training Fellowships and WT University Award. He is now Professor of Molecular Psychiatry, RCSI, Dublin. As a clinician he works in general Liaison Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry. As an academic his research interest is now mainly blood biomarkers studies of schizophrenia with a view to understanding early blood changes that may help us to understand the biological origins of mental illness and predict outcomes – for example future psychosis among well children, psychotic disorder among the clinical high risk and good outcome in first episode psychosis. We are currently funded by the Welcome Trust under its Innovations Flagship programme to confirm a blood biomarker of risk of transition from clinician high risk to psychotic disorder. David is an active member of the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, acting as Dean of the RCSI Deanery and contributes to the Postgraduate Training Committee and the Academic Faculty. He has recently guest edited special issue of the Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine focussing on Public Mental Health that included contributions regarding how we can all contribute to the climate change debate. He helped set up the mentalhealtheducate.ie website. Please see it and watch the youth mental health animation series within.
DR K SONU GAIND
Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto (U of T) and Chief of Psychiatry at Humber River Hospital. He is co-Director of the U of T Adult Psychiatry & Health Systems Division and a University Governor, an Honorary Member of the World Psychiatric Association, an Executive Member and Medical Practice & Tariff Chair of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) Section on Psychiatry, and Chair of the OMA Relativity Advisory Committee, and a Past-President of both the Ontario Psychiatric Association and PAIRO. He represented Canada internationally from 2015 to 2016 as President of the Canadian Psychiatric Association (and in the more distant past represented the country on Canada’s two first International Physics Olympiad teams!). Dr Gaind has been actively involved in health policy development and advocacy since residency, and has been recognized with numerous regional, provincial, national, and international awards for his teaching, advocacy and impact. He has helped form health policy and engaged medical colleagues and the public to be more aware of and advocate against policies that stigmatize and discriminate against the mentally ill. As Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) policies have been evolving in Canada, Dr Gaind has testified in front of the Federal External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada, the Provincial-Territorial Expert Advisory Group on Physician-Assisted Dying, the Special Joint Commons/Senate Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying, and the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on issues relevant to mental health and mental illness that need to be considered in the MAiD framework. Dr Gaind chaired the time-limited Canadian Psychiatric Association Task Force on Assisted Dying, was selected to sit on the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on Mental Disorders and Assisted Dying, and has spoken across the country and internationally on the subject.
MS AISLINN GANNON
Has over 25 years’ experience in health care, both clinically and in business, specialising in technology in mental health, primary care mental health and long-term conditions. She is a qualified nurse-practitioner in mental health. Awarded an MSc in Health Informatics and MSc in Digital Transformation. For several years she has used technology for improving quality care, patient safety and healthier outcomes through creative innovation of technologies, systems, and services in and the wider community. Her current role is General Manager for ICT and Digital, across CHO1. My Role involves using the quadruple helix, of innovation 2.0, to develop services supported by digital tools that empower and support the best possible person-centred care and to support staff and services, through the use of technology.
PROFESSOR ANDREW HARKIN
Professor in Pharmacology in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Trinity College Dublin and a Principal Investigator in the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. He leads a neuropsychopharmacology research group which is focused on bridging neuroscience to the pharmacological treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders.
MR JUSTICE PETER KELLY
Former judge of the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Courts. From 2015 until 2020 he was President of the High Court. He is a member of the Bars of England and Northern Ireland and a Master of the Bench at Middle Temple in London. He is an adjunct professor of law at Maynooth University. He is a member of the Council of RCSI and patron of the Medico Legal Society of Ireland. He is chair of the Governors of the Mater and Cappagh hospitals in Dublin. He chaired the Review Group on the Administration of Civil Justice which reported to the Government last year.
DR ERIC KELLEHER
MB, MRCP, MRCPSYCH, DIP (COG PSY), PHD, is a Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at Cork University Hospital and Mercy University Hospital, Cork and Honorary Senior Lecturer with Department of Psychiatry, University College Cork (UCC). A graduate of UCC, he completed basic specialist training in both internal medicine and psychiatry before completing a PhD in the field of autoimmune encephalitis through the Department of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin. He completed higher specialist training in psychiatry in Ireland, and intercalated specific training in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) during this time. He was awarded the Richard Steeven’s fellowship in 2016 where he undertook training in neuropsychiatry and functional neurological disorders at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. He is vice-Chair of the Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry and member of the Human Rights and Ethics Committee with the College of Psychiatrists.
PROFESSOR NIKOLAOS KOUTSOULERIS
Chair of Precision Psychiatry at Ludwig-Maximilian-University and King’s College London and the Coordinator of the EU-FP7 funded project PRONIA (“Personalised Prognostic Tools for Early Psychosis Management”). He serves as consultant and Head of the Centre for Adolescent Psychiatry and Transitional Youth Mental Health at the Department of Psychiatry, Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich (LMU). Dr. Koutsouleris studied medicine at LMU between 1996 and 2003 as scholar of the German National Academic Foundation. He took his first medical & academic appointment in 2004 at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, where he finished his doctorate thesis in 2005. Since 2008, Prof Koutsouleris has advanced the use of multivariate pattern recognition methods for the identification and validation of diagnostic and prognostic prediction models in at-risk and early stages of affective and non-affective psychoses. His work was awarded with several national and international prizes and led so far to over 80 peer-reviewed, highly cited papers. In addition, he strived to make robust machine-learning methods available to researchers in the clinical neurosciences to improve the methodological rigor of this new research direction based on the proper use of validation and model sharing approaches. These efforts have the lead to the publication of the open-source NeuroMiner machine learning platform available at www.proniapredictors.eu/ineurominer/index.html.
PROFESSOR GERALDINE MCCARTHY
A graduate of UCD, Professor McCarthy completed postgraduate training in Australia, Dublin, Cardiff (completing her MD) and Bristol before establishing a new service in 2001 as Consultant in Psychiatry of Old Age covering Sligo, Leitrim West Cavan and South Donegal. Her main job is as a Clinician in a deprived rural setting. She is an Honorary Full Professor with NUIG School of Medicine. She has been actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate research and education for over 25 years working in 6 Universities in 4 countries and is currently Dean of Undergraduate Education Sligo Medical Academy (NUIG) and Dean BST Postgraduate Psychiatry training NUIG/RCSI Deanery. She has a keen interest in services-based research, has published widely and current interests include Delirium, Genetics, Carer Burden and Dementia. During the Covid 19 pandemic, she developed a further interest in Telehealth, is Co-Applicant on the New National Dementia Trials Network and Irish PI for the CHITIN BRAIN Diabetes RCT, a multimodal lifestyle intervention which also had to pivot online!
DR SARA MCDEVITT
MB, MD, MRCPsych, MMedEd; is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and clinical lead of the HSE Child and Adolescent Regional Eating Disorder Service (CAREDS) for Cork and Kerry. Prior to this, she was National Clinical Lead of the National Clinical programme for Eating Disorders from 2016-2019, and led the development of the HSE Model of Care and more recently, the NCPED Self Care and Information App. Sara is co-author of the recently published ICGP Guidance on the Assessment and Management of Eating Disorders (2021). She is currently co-chair of the College EDSIG, a founder member and chair of AEDI, and a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry. She works with Medical Protection education in the field of communication and risk management. Her other interests include telepsychiatry, education, service development and evaluation.
DR SIOBHAN MACHALE
Assoc Prof; has worked as a Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist for over 20 years, initially in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, before returning to her current post in Beaumont Hospital in 2006. She is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. As a Liaison Psychiatrist, her primary role is in the care and management of the mental health needs of patients in the general hospital setting, including patients with the severe medical sequelae of restrictive eating disorders. She is a High Court appointed Ward of Court Office Medical Visitor for Eating Disorders.
PROFESSOR DECLAN MCLOUGHLIN
Professor, PhD, MRCPsych, MRCPI, FTCD, is Research Professor of Psychiatry at the Dept. of Psychiatry and Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin, St Patrick’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. His research interests include randomised controlled trials of ECT and the molecular neurobiology of ECT.
PROFESSOR FIONA MCNICHOLAS
Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Lucena Clinic, Rathgar and Children’s Hospital Ireland, Crumlin. Her clinical and research interests are, eating disorders, access to services including transition from child to adult MH services. She is chair in child psychiatry at University College, Dublin where she is active in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. She trained in psychiatry in the UK and USA and is now resident in Ireland.
PROFESSOR VERONICA O'KEANE
Professor, has an appointment in Trinity College Dublin and is a consultant psychiatrist in Tallaght Hospital. She has previously had senior tenured posts in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge; The Institute of Psychiatry, London; and Beaumont and St James’s Hospitals. Her current main research interests are in the area of stress systems, particularly during fetal development and in adult depression.
MS HARRIET PARSONS
Fully accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She holds an MSc. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Psychotherapy / UCD, an MA in Addiction Studies from DBS, and a BA (psychology) from DBS. Harriet joined BODYWHYS: The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland, in 2005. As Training and Development Manager, she works to provide the support component by Bodywhys to the HSE National Clinical Programme for Eating Disorders. In addition to this, Harriet gives frequent training and lectures on the subject of eating disorders. Harriet is a member of the Irish Council of Psychotherapy, and a registered practitioner with The Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland. Harriet is a member of the Editorial Board for the peer reviewed APPI journal LACUNAE.
PROFESSOR RENATE SCHEPKER
Professor, Dr, Med., is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and psychotherapist, as well as a trained psychoanalyst; working in ZfP (Centre for Psychiatry) Suedwuerttemberg, Ravensburg, Germany. She headed CAP hospitals with in- and outpatient as well as day patient facilities from 1999 till 2017. Now she works in management and supervision. As a medical professor at Ulm University, she authors several publications on adolescent addiction, forensic psychiatry, child psychotherapy, service provision and reimbursement. She is the former president of the National Association of Clinical Directors in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy in Germany (2004-2012), as well as board Member of the German Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy (DGKJP) since 2013. She served as a member on the Scientific Board for Psychotherapy Issues (nominated by the German Chamber of Physicians) 2009-2013. She gave expert advice to the German or State Government on several occasions, on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry policy implementation, or on the new reimbursement system.