Adverse psychiatric side effects of medicines: Whats your responsibility? (Psychiatric ADRs of )
Venue: Friend\'s House
|Event Date/Time: Nov 06, 2008||End Date/Time: Nov 06, 2008|
|Registration Date: Nov 05, 2008|
|Abstract Submission Date: Oct 26, 2008|
|Paper Submission Date: Oct 26, 2008|
At the conference there will be a session on Coming Off medicines and dealing with withdrawal problems.
APRIL charity (Adverse Psychiatric Reactions Information Link) has been collecting and collating information from the public about psychiatric adverse drug reactions for 10 years. This conference will be our third and visiting speakers are among the leaders in the field of adverse drug reactions.
â€¢ Professor Munir Pirmohamed (Liverpool University) is leading the field in pharmacogenetics.
â€¢ Anaesthetist Anita Holdcroft (Imperial College London) will share knowledge of gender issues relating to ADRs in anaesthetics.
â€¢ Professor David Healy (University of Wales) is an expert on the risk of suicide due to SSRI and similar antidepressants.
â€¢ Professor Heather Ashton (Newcastle University)ran a withdrawal clinic for benzodiazepine and Z drugs.
â€¢ Dr Simon Maxwell will speak about the startling research showing doctors are unprepared for prescribing and plans for improving medical education
â€¢ A â€˜Coming Off Medicinesâ€™ session will be supported by psychologist Dr Bob Johnson, psychiatrist Dr Joanna Moncrieff and other speakers mentioned.
â€¢ Dr Andrew Herxheimer (Emeritus Professor Cochrane Collaboration) and Charles Medawar (Social Audit) have analyzed the suicide ADR reports for Seroxat/Paxil (paroxetine) and influenced changes in patient information.
This is a rare opportunity for health professionals and the public to attend an independent conference regarding the serious public health problem of iatrogenic illness.
The registration form is available on the web site www.april.org.uk