Innovations and New Developments in Forensic Psychiatry

27 ottobre | COST IS1302 Annual Conference | CSF “Il Fuligno”

data notizia: 18 Ott 2016

Programme October 27th
8:00 – 8:30 | Possibility to hang posters
8:30 – 9:00 am | Registration

9:00 – 9:10 am | Welcome by the Chair Peter Braun, Pompe Foundation (NL)
9:10 – 9:30 am | Welcome by Emanuele Pellicanò, General Director of Montedomini (IT)
Welcome by Sara Funaro, Counselor of Health of Firenze (IT)
Welcome by Paolo Morello Marchese, General Director Local Health Unit Toscana Centro (IT)

9:30 – 10:00 am | Keynote 1
Presentation COST Action IS1302 of COST Action IS1302 by Dissemination Manager Ms. Ellen Vorstenbosch (ES)

10:00 – 10:30 am | Keynote 2
Italian Reform of Forensic Mental Health by Angelo Fioritti, Psychiatrist – Chief of Mental Department of Bologna (IT)

10:30 – 10:45 am | Coffee Break/Networking

10:45 – 11:45 am | Keynote 3
Long-stay in high and medium secure forensic psychiatric care in England – prevalence, patient characteristics and service implications by Vice Chair Prof. Dr. Birgit Völlm, University of Nottingham (UK) followed by Q&A

11:45 – 12:30 am | Keynote 4
Patient Involvement Experiences and Best Practice of Ex-services user by Toon Walravens – Woenselse Poort (NL) followed by Q&A

12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch Break/Networking

1:30 – 2:15 pm | Keynote 5
Neurocognition and neurobiology in relation to treatment duration and responsivity in forensic psychiatric patients by Prof.dr. Robbert-Jan Verkes, MD PhD, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen (NL) followed by Q&A

2:15 – 3:00 pm | Keynote 6
Human rights and forensic psychiatry; the emerging standards of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) by Mr. Mark Kelly, International Human Rights Lawyer, Irish Human Rights & Equality Commissioner (IHREC), CPT member (IE) followed by Q&A

3:00 – 4:00 pm | Pitches
Member Countries presenting the Current State of the Art a/o Interesting Achievements regarding LFPC – max 3 minutes per pitch lead by Peter Braun

4:00 – 4:20 pm | Coffee Break

4:20 – 5:20 pm | Working Group Presentations by WG-leaders:

  • Determination of Patient Characteristics by Prof. Dr. Harry Kennedy, University of Dublin (IE)
  • Towards Best Practice in LFPC by Dr. Vivek Furtado, University of Warwick (UK)
  • Meeting Patient Needs and Optimizing Quality of Life by Ms. Gemma Escuder-Romeva, St Joan de Deu Hospital (ES)
  • Recent EU Developments in Patient & Carer Involvement by Prof. Dr. Franco Scarpa, NHS Forensic Psychiatric Hospital Montelupo (IT)

5:20 – 5:50 pm | Concluding remarks with respect to future plans of the Action IS1302

5:50 – 6:00 pm | Closing remarks by Peter Braun and Host Prof. Dr. Franco Scarpa

5:50 – 6:00 pm | Reception / Networking

7:00 pm | End of Annual Conference

8:00 pm | Dinner (location to be announced)

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