Category: Training - Other

Date: November 16th 2018

Location: The Vassells Centre, Bristol BS16 2QQ

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SpREE - save the date!


Friday 16th November 2018

Venue: The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol BS16 2QQ


This year’s SpREE will be held by the Severn Deanery Learning Disability Higher Trainees.

We are arranging 5 speakers over the day to present on various topics commonly seen in Learning Disability Psychiatry but also relevant to many other areas of Psychiatry.

Severn Deanery SpR Educational Event

Friday 16th November 2018 at The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol BS16 2QQ




Registration and Refreshments



“Psychiatry with Nature in Mind...an introduction to green care?”

Dr Alan Kellas, Consultant Learning Disability Psychiatrist


10.30 am

“Autism and Psychosis - the Clinician's Challenge”

Dr Peter Carpenter, Consultant Learning Disability Psychiatrist, AWP



Coffee Break



“LeDeR: The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme”

Dr Karen Poon, Consultant Learning Disability Psychiatrist, 2gether Foundation Trust






“Epilepsy for Psychiatrists”

Dr Rohit Shankar, Consultant in Adult Developmental Neuropsychiatry,

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust/ Associate Clinical Professor - Exeter Medical School



 Coffee Break



Presentation TBC



Closing comments


This is a free event and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To book a place, please email Rupert.Thurston1@nhs.net including any dietary requirements/allergies.

Please state your profession and grade in this email. We would welcome interest from all trainees of any level as well as from Consultants and Specialty Doctors. Priority places will be given to advanced psychiatry trainees up until Wednesday 17th October 2018.  After this period places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

This event is organised by the Learning Disability Psychiatry Higher Trainees: Dr Rupert Thurston (ST6), Dr Juzer Daudjee, (ST5), Dr James Bowler (ST5), Dr Kelly Adjei (ST5), Dr Hannah Treadway (ST5).