2020 Programme Schedule and Recordings





22nd May 2020

Management Approaches for ADHD during the Covid-19 virus pandemic

Prof Samuele Cortese (Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Southampton)

29th May 2020

Psychosocial Response to Epidemics – Lessons from Ebola Applied to COVID-19

Dr Peter Hughes (Consultant Psychiatrist/Hon Senior Lecturer at Springfield University Hospital, London)

5th June 2020

Mental health impact of COVID19 on healthcare staff and what to do about it

Prof Neil Greenberg (Consultant Occupational and Forensic Psychiatrist)

12th June 2020

Digital Parent Training STEPS and “Families Under Pressure”

Prof Edmund Sonuga Barke (Professor of Developmental Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, King’s College London)

19th June 2020

Youth Mental Health and the Covid-19 Pandemic

Prof Pat McGorry (Professor of Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne)

26th June 2020

Early Intervention for Psychosis and the Covid-19 pandemic

Dr Brian O’Donoghue (Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne)

3rd July 2020

Implications of the Pandemic for Children in Residential Institutions

Mr Philip Goldman (Founder and President, Maestral International, Minneapolis, MN.)

10th July 2020

Anxiety and Covid-19

Dr Michael Sweeney (Director, Metropolitan Center for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, New York)

17th July 2020

Research Priorities for the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Call for Action for Mental Health Science

Prof Tamsin Forde (Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, UK)

24th July 2020

The Psychology of Pandemics: Preparing for the Next Global Outbreak of Infectious Disease

Prof Steven Taylor (Professor and Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)

31st July 2020

Suicide and COVID-19

Professor David J Gunnell (Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Bristol)

Dr Patrick Devitt (former Irish Inspector of Mental Health Services)

7th August 2020

Neurodiversity & the Impact of COVID-19

Dr Lawrence Fung (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center, CA.)

14th August 2020

Going Electronic in the time of COVID

Prof Paramala Santosh (Professor of Development Neuropsychiatry & Psychopharmacology, King’s College London)

21st August 2020

The Impact of Covid-19 on Depression in Youth

Prof Argyris Stringaris (Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University)

28th August 2020

Reducing the Harmful Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare Professionals
Resilience Coaches in a General Hospital.

Prof Robert Maunder (Chair in Health and Behaviour at Sinai Health, Deputy Psychiatrist-in-Chief & Head of Psychiatry Research, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto)

4th September 2020

Eating Disorders: The impact of Covid 19

Dr Mima Simic (Joint Head of the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Service, South London and Maudsley Trust and a consultant psychiatrist with the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Service)

11th September 2020

Susceptibility to and Transmission of COVID-19 Amongst Children and Adolescents Compared with Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Prof Russell Viner
Consultant Paediatrician, University College Hospital, London
Professor in Adolescent Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, University College London
President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK

18th September 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Psychosis

Dr Ellie Brown
Research Fellow, Orygen
Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne

25th September 2020

Alcohol Self-Management During COVID-19 and Beyond

Dr Peter Rice
Consultant Psychiatrist
Chair, Tayside Council on Alcohol
Past Chair, Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland 

2nd October 2020

When Patients Refuse COVID-19 Testing, Quarantine, and Social Distancing in In-patient Psychiatry: Clinical and Ethical Challenges

Dr Dominic Sisti
Assistant Professor, Dept of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

9th October 2020

COVID-19 on an Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Ward  Dr Mudasir Firdosi
Consultant Psychiatrist at South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s, University of London

16th October 2020

Occupation Stress and Burnout among Health Care Workers

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Virtual Conference 9:30 - 1:30

23rd October 2020

Psychiatric and Neuropsychiatric Presentations & Severe Coronavirus Infections 

PPT Webinar 23

 Dr Jonathan P Rogers
Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellow
Specialty Registrar, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Division of Psychiatry, University College London

23rd October 2020

1:30 - 2:30pm

COVID-19 Perspectives in the Irish Journal of Psychological Health - A reflection & Discussion

Dr John Lyne
Editor-in-Chief, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine
with short presentations by contributing authors.

30th October 2020


 Supporting Children’s Mental Health in context of COVID in School

PPT Webinar 24

 Prof Gordon Harald
Professor, Psychology of Education and Mental Health
Faculty of Education, Uni of Cambridge
Director,Rudd Centre for Adoption Research and Practice

6th November 2020


 Immunopsychiatry: Infections, Inflammation and the Link with Mental Health  Professor Michael Eriksen Benros
Professor of Immuno-Psychiatry,
Depart of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen
Head of Biological and Precision Psychiatry, Mental Health Centre Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital

13th November 2020


 Exposing the Most Serious Infirmity – Racism’s Impact on Health in the Era of COVID‐19  Dr Wilfred H. Farquharson
Psychiatrist, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioural Health
Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University

20th November 2020


Addressing the Public Mental Health Challenge of COVID-19

JCampion Presentation


Campion Knapp 2017 Economic case for improved coverage of PMH interventions

Dr Jonathan Campion
Director for Public Mental Health & Consultant Psychiatrist
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Visiting Professor of Population Mental Health, University College London

27th November 2020


COVID-19 and Racism

Rajesh Mohan Presentation Slides

Dr Rajesh Mohan and Dr Shubulada Smith
RCPsych Race Equality Leads

4th December 2020

 The Neurology and Psychiatry of COVID-19  Dr Tim Nicholson
Clinical Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London
Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

11th December 2020

Children's Mental Health During COVID-19: A Multilevel Examination of Family Stress

Supporting patient and clinician mental health during C19

Risk and Resilience in Family Well-Being During the C19 Pandemic

Prof Dillon Browne
Chair in Child and Family Clinical Psychology
University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada