Ulster Paediatric Society

Exploring mental health challenges in chronic long term illnesses.
Understanding the role of  genetics & epigenetics in mental health  

Date:        7 June 2019 

Venue :    Linen Suite Mossley Mill , Carnmoney Road Newtownabbey BT36 5QA, 

Target audience: Paediatric doctors (consultant, SAS, trainees) and nurses, mental health practitioners & psychologists. Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists

Registration fees : 

Consultants £ 70 

Junior doctors , Speciality doctors , Nursing and allied medical professionals 

Medical students   £ 50  


0845-0915-Registration, tea& coffee 

0915-0930-Introduction –Richard WilsonChair RcPsych NI

                                                                  Sessions 1 

0930-1045--Key note speech‘The genetics of schizophrenia and neurodevelopmental disorders: coming soon to a clinic near you? – Professor James Walters, Professor of Psychiatry Cardiff University 


1045-1115-tea, coffee, buns and more 

                                               Sessions 2: Mental Health challenges in……

1100-1145 Cancers- Carole CairnsConsultant Paediatric Oncologist Belfast Trust. Interactive cases 

1145-1230 Diabetes and impact– patient experience- Lauren Friel ( patient) & Amy Dickson, Diabulemia & Diabetes Distress- Amy Dickson Paediatric nurse& Dr Shilpa Shah, Paediatric Consultant Southern Trust 

Lunch1230-1330 (UPS Committee meeting) 

                                                     Sessions 3: Mental Health challenges in….

1330-1415Asthma, Allergy– Dr Jenny Hughes, Allergy Lead Northern Health & Social Care Trust. Interactive Cases & discussion 

1415--1500-Epilepsy- Neil Corrigan- Paediatric Epilepsy Lead, Western Trust. Interactive cases 


                                            Session 4: Mental Health challenges in……

1520-1605- Intellectual disability- ‘Between 2 stools’ DrMaggie McGurgan-Consultant Psychiatrist Child and Adolescent Northern Trust 

1605-1615: closing statements-UPS/RcPscyhNI