Medically Unexplained Symptoms / Somatic Symptom Disorder: National Summit 2018

Conference overview


Researched and produced in partnership with The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and chaired by Brian Rock, Director of Education and Training at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, this important and timely conference will support delegates to better understand and meet the needs of people with medically unexplained symptoms/somatic symptom disorder. Through national updates, extended sessions and practical case studies the Summit will bring together leading practitioners in this area. Following an opening presentation on the ‘lived experience’ the programme will focus on; improving management and treatment, whole team consultation for GP and primary care teams, identifying and managing MUS at Accident & Emergency, MUS and Trauma, prioritising MUS for Commissioners, and setting recovery goals for MUS.


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Attending the Summit will enable you to:

  • Explore contemporary practice in MUS, PPS and the impact of trauma, inequality and psycho-social deprivation on life course and health outcomes
  • Improve your understanding of the breadth and diversity of PPS and MUS including what gets under the skin of GPs
  • Learn about the impact of adverse experience in childhood (trauma +) on patient experience, body-mind health and outcomes in adult life
  • Explore Innovations in Primary and Emergency care – frequent attenders, complex presentations and cost savings
  • Understand and relate to GP pressures: What helps? How to help? What do GPs want, what might they need – how can we help to support and nurture General Practice and its function of providing much of the ‘therapeutic’ help and listening that complex patients receive 95% of the time?

ALMOST ONE-HALF OF PRIMARY CARE PATIENTS have at least one medically unexplained symptom that does not respond to standard care. This leads to unnecessary investigation, referrals, health costs, medications as well as frustration in patients and health professionals alike. The great majority of these patients have psychophysiological disorders.” 

                                                         - Dr. Allan Abbass

 MD, FRCPC MUS Expert, Dalhousie University’s Director of Education


This important and timely conference will support delegates to better understand and meet the needs of people with medically unexplained symptoms/somatic symptom disorder. Through national updates, extended sessions and practical case studies the Summit will bring together leading practitioners in this area. Following an opening presentation on the ‘lived experience’ the programme will focus on; improving management and treatment, whole team consultation for GP and primary care teams, identifying and managing MUS at Accident & Emergency, MUS and Trauma, prioritising MUS for Commissioners, and setting recovery goals for MUS. We will also consider the important area of holistic care for people with both explainable conditions alongside psychogenic aspects of the human condition that can feel too complex or overwhelming to tackle with confidence. We will promote the notion or Curiosity alongside Cure in the exploration and treatment of complex, multi-morbid patient presentations.

Please download the conference brochure and full details here or visit the HCUK website

The conference is taking place on Monday 10 July 2018, from 10.00am - 5.00pm.


De Vere W1 Conference Centre, London

Speakers include:


Tim Kent

Service Lead & Consultant Psychotherapist, The Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust

 

Andy Bell

 Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health


Chaired by Brian Rock, Dean of Post Graduate Education and Training at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and Consultant Psychologist and Psychoanalyst will chair the conference.

Brian was the original service lead at the Primary Care Psychotherapy Consultation Service in Hackney, East London and led on an innovative piece of research into MUS and Health Economics.

£365 + VAT (£438.00) for NHS, Social care, private healthcare organisations and universities.

£300 + VAT (£360.00) for voluntary sector / charities.

£495 + VAT (£594.00) for commercial organisations.


To book, please visit the HCUK website -  https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/medically-unexplained-symptoms

Type:
Conference
Location:
London
Date:
10 December 2018 10:00 to 17:00

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