Functional Neurological Forum
an international forum for health professionals involved in functional neurological symptoms and disorders
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This page acts as a record of past meetings advertised on Functional Neurological Forum
Functional Neurological Symptoms for therapists and Nurses: Introductory Course - 16th-17th April 2015, London
Weblink, programme and application form here
This two day introductory course provides therapists and nurses with an overview of functional neurological symptoms covering topics including pathophysiology, assessment, treatment and other key management issues.
A broad perspective on this disorder is presented by medical professionals with a special interest in this field including a neurologist, neuropsychiatrists, specialist nurse, cognitive behavioural therapist, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.
This course aims to combine theoretical knowledge with practical application using video case studies and workshops to help consolidate learning. The course is suitable for qualified healthcare professionals practicing across all clinical settings.
UK Functional Therapists Network Meeting, - 19th June 2015- Sheffield , UK
3rd National Networking Day - The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW - Programme and Registration (Click here)
Convenor: Steph Howlett, Specialist Psychotherapist
This is an informal gathering of NHS professionals providing treatment for patients who present with functional (medically unexplained) neurological symptoms. The networking day offers a chance to share our practice, ideas and dilemmas and learn from each other in this challenging and developing field of work.
Participants in previous years have included psychotherapists, counsellors, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists who offer treatment for patients with functional neurological symptoms. We would also welcome attendance from service commissioners and managers.
Management of Functional Neurological Symptoms - Division of Neuropsychology, British Psychological Society
12th June 2015,Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh
Weblink, programme and application form here
Convenor: Breda Cullen, Neuropsychologist
This full-day CPD event will cover theory, treatment models and service delivery issues in the management of functional neurological symptoms.
Expert speakers will share current research and practice in this area, and there will be a strong focus on discussion and building professional networks. This event will be of great value to a range of practitioners in psychology and other healthcare professions.
Functional Movement Disorders Session at 3rd International Conference on Knowledge Gaps in Parkinson’s disease and Other Movement Disorders, Toronto May 8-10, 2015. Mark Edwards, Curt La France, Mark Hallett all speaking
more info (please note that there is only one session of the conference devoted to this topic) at www.gapsinmds.com
NORTHERN IRELAND FND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
Friday 11th March 2016
Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Speakers: Jon Stone, Alan Carson, Jason Price, Glenn Nielsen, Phil Yates
More info: 028 9027 8793 firstname.lastname@example.org
UK FNS THERAPISTS ANNUAL NETWORKING DAY
Friday 24th June 2016
King's road centre, Newcastle University, Newcastle, England
Fee: £15 (includes lunch/refreshments)
Annual networking event for NHS professionals from all backgrounds caring for FNS patients: informal and supportive forum to share practice, reflect on increasing evidence base, share knowledge/initiatives. Presentations and networking/discussion.
Book here: http://webstore.ncl.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=3&catid=108&prodid=2061
PARTNERS IN TREATMENT INNOVATION FOR FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS:
Patients, Families and Providers
March 3-4 2017, Emory University Atlanta
Click here for a programme and registration details. Registration http://med.emory.edu/cme/CMETracker/
• Physicians/Clinicians - $200
• Allied Health Professionals - $150
• Residents/Fellows/General Public - $50
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY 2017 ANNUAL MEETING
Functional Neurologic Disorders I and II
Two lectures specific to FNDs
April 27 2017, Boston, USA
Registration details: https://www.aan.com/conferences/2017-annual-meeting/registration-and-hotel/
Event details: https://www.aan.com/conferences/2017-annual-meeting/meeting-resources/
MEDICALLY UNEXPLAINED SYMPTOMS CONFERENCE - LONDON
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
Fee: 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.