Medically Unexplained Symptoms Conference
When: 27th January 2017
Where: Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London, W1G 9DT
Target Audience: All professionals working in primary and secondary care and all Mental Health professionals
Early bird ticket £110 (before 23rd December)
Normal price £150
Jointly sponsored by NELFT Medical education department, the Association of psychoanalytic psychotherapy (A.P.P.) and the Royal College of Psychiatry this conference will appeal to all professionals working in primary and secondary care, and to mental health professionals, all of whom will benefit and learn from the approaches presented by experienced colleagues from throughout the UK.
Between 20% and 30% of consultations in primary care are with people who are experiencing MUS and have no clear medical diagnosis. It is estimated that this rises to an average of 52% in secondary care where a substantial proportion of secondary care resources are used by frequent attenders whose symptoms remain unexplained. Most of these patients currently receive little or no effective treatment or explanation for their symptoms so continue to be high users of health care and remain both distressed and disabled by their symptoms. Conservatively estimated that IBS costs the UK £200 million per year but that the cost could be as high as £600 million.
Professor Adam Zeman- Professor of Cognitive and Behavioural Neurology, University of Exeter Medical School
Dr Susan Mizen- Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy Devon Partnership NHS Trust “Mind/Brain perspectives on neurological presentations of psychosomatic disorders”
Dr Simon Heyland- Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust “Roadside psychotherapy – working with gut feelings”
Dr Edward Fogden- Gastroenterology Consultant Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals “Gastroenterology and MUS – back to the old school”
Dr Julian Stern- Consultant Psychiatrist The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust “Working with MUS in primary care-the Tavistock model”
Dr Adah Sachs- Consultant Adult Psychotherapist North East London NHS Foundation Trust “Dissociative Disorders: inexplicable symptoms and a-typical presentations”