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Friday 7th August 2020 from 3:30pm at Online via Zoom

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COVID-19 & Mental Health Summer School

Neurodiversity and the Impact of COVID-19


The aim of the Summer School is to provide UpToDate emerging knowledge and guidance on key issues arising from the current pandemic relating to psychological distress, mental health, psychiatric morbidity and service provision.

Format: Webinar

Each webinar is a standalone event.  Participants can register to attend any number of webinars.  Note: This webinar will be recorded and uploaded to our website for future reference.  We hope in this way to share learnings and support our colleagues at the front line of service provision with inputs relevant to a variety of clinical areas pertaining to mental health. We hope to make this widely available to clinicians working within mental health.

Duration: 1 hour weekly

CPD: 1 point per meeting

Registration:      https://bit.ly/UCDACAP2012 

The twelfth webinar in the UCD Academic Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Summer School series takes place on Friday 7th August 2020 at 3:30pm.  [Note: change from usual time]

The speaker will be Dr Lawrence Fung MD PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) at The Stanford University Medical Center.

Dr Lawrence Fung is a scientist and psychiatrist specialized in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and the father of a neurodiverse teenager with ASD. He is the director of the Stanford Neurodiversity Project, which strives to uncover the strengths of neurodiverse individuals and utilize their talents to increase innovation and productivity of the society as a whole.  He directs the Neurodiverse Student Support Program, Neurodiversity at Work Program (recently funded by Autism Speaks), and Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic at Stanford.

Dr Fung is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. His lab advances the understanding of neural bases of human socio-communicative and cognitive functions by using novel neuroimaging and technologies. His team devise and implement novel interventions to improve the lives of neurodiverse individuals by maximizing their potential and productivity. For example, he is conducting a study to demonstrate that specialized employment programs such as Neurodiversity at Work program will result in higher retention rates and quality of life.

NOTE: Please note that this webinar will be recorded and uploaded to our website for future reference.

About the UCD Academic Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Group

You can find out more about the work of the UCD Academic Child & Adolescent Psychiatry group here: http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/capsych/