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
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