The PMHA annual winter meeting: 26th and 27th January 2017

We are proud to show you our programme for the winter meeting this year- it looks absolutely great! The meeting will be on the 26th and 27th January 2017.

On the 26th, we have a symposium  on ‘tricky kids, aspects of behaviour across childhood’


  • School management of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Peggy Connelly and Jacqueline Cox, Specialist Teachers, Cambridgeshire
  • Behaviour management in Neurodevelopmental Disorders with Cathy Laver-Bradbury, Consultant Nurse Solent NHS
  • Troubled Teens: Adolescents at risk – a national and local perspective with Kathy Marriott, Interim Area Director, Children’s Services Department, Isle of Wight Council
  • Tricky kids: What’s the problem, and what to do when they don’t knock on our doors asking for help? Some ideas from AMBIT, a mentalization-based approach with Dr Dickon Bevington, Medical Director at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, London

Then before our annual dinner the Otto Wolffe Memorial Lecture will be on Doctors and the Media, delivered by Dr Ranj Singh, Specialist Trainee in Emergency Medicine and Media Doctor

On Friday 27th our symposium is on Mental Health in Disability


  •  Psychopharmacology in Intellectual Disability/Autism Spectrum Disorder withDr Marinos Kyriakopoulos, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Acorn Lodge, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mental Health in Life Limiting Illness with Dr Sara O’Curry, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
  •  Systemic Therapy and Disability
  • When to suspect mental health problems in Intellectual Disability with Dr Natalie Leyland Devon, Consultant in the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability, Salisbury & South Wiltshire, Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Then we have two afternoon workshops:

  • Chronic pain: all in the brain or all in the mind? withDr Konrad Jacobs, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Oxford
  • Anxiety as a Paediatric Problem? with Dr Quentin Spender, Retired Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Oxford, and peripatetic Locum

The programme is here:Highgate 2017 Programme Final 25Nov16

Register online here:

Or, if you don’t trust this internet thing everyone’s talking about these days, here’s a paper application form: Winter Meeting 2017 Paper Application form

Questions? Email


6 thoughts on “The PMHA annual winter meeting: 26th and 27th January 2017

  1. Hi,

    I’m really interested in this but could you tell me what’s included in the ‘full meeting’ fee as apposed to just booking onto the two days separately? Is accommodation included for the extra or is it the dinner on the thursday?

    Thanks, it looks like a great event.

  2. Dear Team,

    Can I point out that the date stated on the programme for Friday is incorrect ! It says 30th of January instead of 29th !

    Thank You

  3. Can you confirm what the full meeting entails that would not be included if booking the day rate for both days.
    I am a trainee and it is likely I will be funding this myself so was wanting to confirm what else is included in the £295 full meeting rate as opposed to booking for 2 days (£180).
    Many thanks.

  4. I’m a member of pmha but I don’t regularly get the newsletters or emails.

    I have one email today and I noted the information about the winter meeting on the 28th and 29th of January 2016. I’m SAS doctor in community paediatrics and I would like to know how to apply for discounted rate. I only want to attend on a daily basis on both days and not the dinner.
    Please advise ,
    Many thanks,

    • that’s odd… you’re on the mailing list… could you check your spam folders?
      In terms of application, you could either pay reigister twice online, once for each day, or send us a cheque with a note.


  5. I have posted a cheque and application form in November 2015 but have had no confirmation e-mail. Please respond and confirm.

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