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Neurology: Our Sister in Science. CPsychI Online Special Seminar 2023

Approved for 4 External / Internal Credits by CPsychI

March 6, 2023
March 6, 2023
1:30 pm - 4:50 pm
01 634 4378
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Event Details

Neurology: Our Sister in Science
CPsychI Online Special Seminar 2023

Date: Monday afternoon, 6th March 2023, 13:30 – 16:50 hrs
Organiser: CPsychI Professional Competence Department
CPD:  4 External/Internal Credits

Zoom Webinar.  [This is a live event.  Delayed viewing will not be available.]


Fees & booking your place:

CPsychI Member:  €65.   Ensure you are logged in and use the Member Registration button to book (both buttons are above on this page)

Non-Member Psychiatrists:  €120.  Complete this form to book

Non-Member, other specialties: €90.  Complete this form to book

CPD-SS:  4 CPD credits required. Complete this form to book

CPD Programme:   This is a LIVE EVENT – delayed viewing will NOT be available


13:30-13.35      Chair – Introduction & Housekeeping


13:35-14:20      Functional Neurological Disorder: Myths and Truths    (presentation followed by Q&A)

A brief review of the history of functional neurological disorder, the current state of the field and service design.

Dr Aoife Laffan Consultant Neurologist, St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8


14:20-15:05      Relevant Movement Disorders for Psychiatrists      (presentation followed by Q&A)

Humans are moving beings and the clinical assessment of normal or abnormal movement is a key diagnostic skill for all doctors including  psychiatrists.  Patients can often have movement disorders associated with their brain/mind illness or as a side effect to medication.  Like Charcot, watch and observe your patient.

Prof Tim Lynch – Consultant Neurologist at MMUH and Clinical Director of the Dublin Neurological Institute at the Mater;  Professor of Neurology and Vice Principal of Health Affairs UCD; Chief Academic Officer Ireland East Hospital Group


15:05-15:20        Break


15:20-16:05      An Update on Neuroinflammation / Autoimmune Encephalitis   (presentation followed by Q&A)

Red flags for autoimmune encephalitis. Common Neuropsychiatric presentations of a relatively rare condition.

Dr Siobhán Kelly Consultant Neurologist, Sligo University Hospital & Letterkenny University Hospital


16:05-16:50      Neuropsychological Assessments in Common Health Presentations       (presentation followed by Q&A)

This presentation will discuss some common health presentations and the cognitive profiles that are typical of each; outline the basic purposes of neuropsychological assessment; summarise the common neuropsychological profile across a range of health conditions; describe factors that can affect performance on neuropsychological testing; outline additional information needs for the neuropsychological assessment process and how this fits within the multi-disciplinary assessment; summarise the purpose, and limitations, of cognitive screening tests.

Dr Diane Gillan –  Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist, Beaumont Hospital & Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, RCSI and TCD


16:50                  Close

Speaker Details:

Dr Aoife Laffan is a Consultant Neurologist at St James’s Hospital and the current Clinical Lead for Long Covid Neurology Services in Ireland.

Professor Tim Lynch is a Consultant Neurologist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Clinical Director of the Dublin Neurological Institute at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (, Professor of Neurology and Vice Principal of Health Affairs UCD and Chief Academic Officer Ireland East Hospital Group.   Prof Lynch is a medical graduate from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 1984 and a Science graduate from University College Dublin 1986.

Dr Siobhán Kelly is a Consultant Neurologist at Sligo University and Letterkenny University Hospitals. Her specialist interests are in Multiple Sclerosis and Stroke Medicine. She graduated from NUI Galway in 2002.

Dr Diane Gillan is a qualified clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist with a PhD in Clinical Psychology, Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology and Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology.  With 15 years of experience across a range of settings in neuropsychology and mental health, including Memory Clinics, Older Adult services, Community Mental Health Services, Liaison Psychiatry and Renal Transplant, Dr Gillan has been working in Beaumont hospital for the past 8 years, primarily with the Neurology and Neurosurgery services.