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Bristol annual LD Conference 2019


Bristol annual LD Conference 2019

A day of lectures and workshops on the health of people with learning disabilities

Now in its fourth year, this exciting annual event brings together experts in the field of learning disability, looking through clincial advances, academic research, national policy and service delivery.

This conference can be eligible for 6 CPD points (subject to peer approval)


Please have a look at this short video of one of our previous events.

Talks and speakers

The LeDeR Programme: An Update and Key Messages

Professor Pauline Heslop, Professor of Intellectual Disabilities Research,    Norah   Fry Centre for Disability Studies, University of Bristol

Understanding dementia and assuring quality outcomes for people with learning disabilities and dementia

Dr Karen Dodd, Associate Director – Therapies, People with Learning Disabilities, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Downs Syndrome and Dementia

Professor Tony Holland, Chair in Learning Disabilities, Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

Spreading the NEWS in LD - Can NEWS (National Early Warning Score) play a role in identifying deterioration in people with LD and reduce the mortality from sepsis?

Dr Alison Tavare, GP Clinical Lead, West of England Academic Health Science Network

Court of Protection – A Clinician’s Perspective

Dr Peter Carpenter, Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disability, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Psychiatric drug treatment in older people with intellectual disability. What can we learn from dementia and other mental health conditions of later life?

Professor Robert Howard, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Division of Psychiatry, University College of London

Diagnosing movement disorders and what to do next

Dr Theresa Allain, Consultant Geriatrician, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Participation, Procedures, and Personal Values in Mental Capacity Law

Professor John Coggon, Professor of Law, Law School, University of Bristol

Paralel workshops

Nature-based mental health care: approaches for people with learning disabilities, facing later life challenges, including   dementia and end of life care

Dr Alan Kellas, Nature Based Mental Health Care Representative,Sustainability Committee, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Understanding Sensory Processing in everyday life for adults who have a Learning Disability

Ms Rachael Daniels, Lead Occupational Therapist – Learning Disabilities, Devon Partnership NHS Trust

We Care’ – A Perspective of Family Members and Carers

Mr Eddie Withers, Mrs Jenny Wookey

Facilitator: Ms Zoe Gannaway, Bristol Intensive Response Team Manager, Bristol Community Health CIC  

Map BAWA, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG, Bristol, United Kingdom
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