As an integral element of the Congress Scientific Program, we are pleased to announce a series of full day and half day pre-Congress workshops which will be held at the SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 2018. In addition to these pre-Congress workshops there will also be an in-Congress workshop on Tuesday 15 May 2018.

All workshops will provide valuable insights and discussions across a broad range of topics.

Registration for the workshops is now available via the main Congress registration form.

Places are strictly limited and are offered on a first come, first served basis. We recommend booking early to ensure you don’t miss out.

Please note whilst some workshops are included in the Congress registration fee, others are at an additional cost. If an additional cost applies, this will be noted below.

Details of the workshops are as follows:

Pre-Congress Workshops | In-Congress Workshop

PRE-CONGRESS WORKSHOPS


WORKSHOP 1: APPROACHING THE CRITICAL ESSAY QUESTION (CEQ) AND THE MODIFIED ESSAY QUESTIONS (MEQ) IN THE RANZCP ESSAY-STYLE EXAMINATION 

Date: Saturday 12 May 2018
Time:
  0930–1600
Location: Auckland Rooms 1 & 2, SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
Presenters: Lisa Lampe and Jill Reddan  
Cost: Included in full registration fee

Workshop details

This workshop is designed to assist candidates to prepare for the Critical Essay Question and the Modified Essay Question components of the RANZCP Essay-style examination.  This workshop is suitable for Trainees, SIMGs, supervisors and Directors of Training.


WORKSHOP 2: SUBSTANTIAL COMPARABILITY ASSESSOR ACCREDITATION

Date: Sunday 13 May 2018
Time:
  0930-1600
Location: Marlborough Room 1, SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
Presenters: Lynette Rose and David Fenn    
Cost: Included in full registration fee

Workshop details

This workshop will train Fellows to conduct Substantial Comparability Case based Discussion assessments, and correctly calibrate scoring for these assessments.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the structure of Case based Discussion assessments, as well as the overall processes and requirements of the Substantial Comparability placement.

Previous accreditation, or an approved nomination to become a Substantial Comparability assessor is required for Fellows who wish to attend this workshop. Enquiries about the nomination process can be directed to comparability@ranzcp.org.


WORKSHOP 3: PHARMACOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF ANXIETY DISORDERS

Date: Sunday 13 May 2018
Time:
 0930–1230
Location: Marlborough Room 2, SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
Presenter: David Taylor     
Cost: Standard – NZD $410.00 | Registrar – NZD $200.00  

Workshop details

This workshop will have a clinical focus covering these issues in an interactive way using case examples and discussion. Participants in the workshop will be invited to submit cases in advance, which can be considered for discussion.

The workshop will cover:

  • Pharmacology of anxiolytics
  • Guidelines for pharmacological treatment of anxiety
  • Clinical art of prescribing in anxiety
  • Contentious issues e.g. Benzodiazepines + role of medication with CBT
  • Difficult to treat case discussion.

WORKSHOP 4: MY CPD – ACHIEVING YOUR MANDATORY CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Date: Sunday 13 May 2018
Time:
  0930–1230
Location: Epsom Room 2, SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
Presenters: Dr Wayne de Beer and members of the Committee for Continuing Professional Development (CCPD)
Cost: Included in full registration fee  

Workshop details

This workshop is designed to assist understanding of the CPD program and how its requirements can be met. The workshop will have a practical focus and participants are encouraged to bring their internet-enabled devices to facilitate exploration of their own My CPD record. This workshop is suitable for Fellows who have questions about the program or need advice on how to meet requirements.


WORKSHOP 5: APPROACHING THE RANZCP PSYCHOTHERAPY WRITTEN CASE ASSESSMENT

Date: Sunday 13 May 2018
Time:
 0930–1230
Location: New Zealand Room 3, SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
Presenter: Andrew Pethebridge
Cost: Included in full registration fee

Workshop details

This workshop is designed to assist candidates to understand the nature and standard of the Psychotherapy Written Case assessment. This workshop is suitable for Trainees, Supervisors and Directors of Training. This workshop will be of particular benefit for supervisors to develop familiarity with the format and process of this written assessment and develop their understanding of the Committee for Examinations expectations of trainees.


WORKSHOP 6: APPROACHING THE RANZCP SCHOLARLY PROJECT ASSESSMENT

Date: Sunday 13 May 2018
Time:
 0930–1230
Location: New Zealand Room 4, SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
Presenter: Joanne Ferguson
Cost: Included in full registration fee

Workshop details

This workshop is designed to assist candidates to understand the nature and standard of the Scholarly Project submission and assessment.  This workshop is suitable for Trainees, Supervisors and Directors of Training.  This workshop may be of particular benefit for supervisors to develop familiarity with the format and process of this written assessment and develop their understanding of the Committee for Examinations standards for assessment.


WORKSHOP 9: WORKSHOP CIVIL FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

Date: Sunday 13 May 2018
Time:
  0930–1230
Location: Epsom Room 3, SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
Presenter: Anthony Samuels, Russell Wyness
Cost: Standard – NZD $410.00 | Registrar – NZD $200.00

Workshop details

The presenter teaches on this topic at the UNSW Masters in Forensic Psychiatry Course and works as Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in Private Practice providing opinions in regard to Civil and Criminal Forensic matters.

This three hour workshop will be interactive and the presenter will draw on cases to illustrate the issues discussed. This workshop will cover the practical and logistic aspects of running a practice with a medico-legal component and should be of interest to trainees, General Psychiatrists and early career Forensic Psychiatrists.

Topics will include:

  • Theoretical concepts including terminology
  • Overview of legal system
  • Expert witness requirements including Codes of Conduct
  • Conclaves and Concurrent evidence
  • Class Actions
  • Report writing
  • Withstanding Cross Examination
  • Psychiatric Injury and Impairment
  • Medical Negligence
  • Trauma
  • Institutional abuse
  • Refugee Mental Health
  • Impairment in Health Professionals, Legal Professionals, Police and Emergency Care workers
  • Building up a practice
  • Practice administration
  • Subpoenas and Court Dates
  • Billing

WORKSHOP 10: PERSPECTIVES ON TRAUMA INFORMED CARE

Date: Sunday 13 May 2018
Time:
 1300–1600
Location: Marlborough Room 2, SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
Presenters: De Backman-Hoyle, Louise Salmon, Roderick McKay
Cost: Standard – NZD $410.00 | Registrar – NZD $200.00

Workshop details

Trauma informed care is a term that is being increasingly discussed with regards to how mental health care can improve. However, there are differing perspectives regarding what such care does, and should look like. What are the many and various views? The RANZCP Community Collaboration Committee is considering the implication of these issues for psychiatric practice. This workshop provides an opportunity for participants to both increase their awareness of key issues in trauma informed care and to inform the development of a College statement regarding this important perspective of practice.

Target audience:

Trainees, psychiatrists, other clinicians and community members welcome.


WORKSHOP 12:EARLY INTERVENTION FOR BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

Date: Sunday 13 May 2018
Time:
 1300–1600
Location: New Zealand Room 3, SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
Presenters: Andrew Chanen
Cost: Standard – NZD $410.00 | Registrar – NZD $200.00

Workshop details

Although borderline (severe) personality disorder usually has its onset in the period between puberty and emerging adulthood (young people), its diagnosis is often delayed and specific treatment is only offered late in the course of the disorder, to relatively few individuals, and often in the form of inaccessible, highly specialised and expensive services. This workshop will cover the current research evidence about borderline/severe personality disorder in young people and present a best practice model for early intervention services.


WORKSHOP 13: APPROACHING THE RANZCP OBJECTIVE STRUCTURED CLINICAL EXAMINATION ASSESSMENT

Date: Sunday 13 May 2018
Time:
 1300–1600
Location: New Zealand 4, SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
Presenters: Gail Robertson and Sue Luty
Cost: Included in full registration fee 

Workshop details

This workshop is designed to assist candidates to understand the nature and standard of the OSCE examination.  This workshop is suitable for trainees, SIMG’s, supervisors and Directors of Training.  This workshop will be of particular benefit for supervisors to develop familiarity with the format and process of the OSCE assessment and develop their understanding of the Committee for Examinations expectations of examination candidates.


WORKSHOP 15: SETTING UP A KETAMINE CLINIC FOR PATIENTS WITH REFRACTORY MAJOR DEPRESSION

Date: Sunday 13 May 2018
Time:
 1300–1600
Location: Epsom Room 2, SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
Presenter: Paul Glue
Cost: Standard – NZD $410.00 | Registrar – NZD $200.00

Workshop details

Low-dose ketamine has the potential to rapidly lift mood in patients with treatment-resistant depression. This workshop will provide an update on its use, including initial dosing and maintenance treatment, safety assessments, and practical clinic procedures. Copies of treatment protocols, consent and information forms, and off-label use of medication forms will be available. The target audience is psychiatrists interested in setting up a ketamine service for patients with treatment-resistant depression.


WORKSHOP 16: MODERN LEADERSHIP FOR THE PSYCHIATRIST: CULTURE CHANGE, GETTING BUY IN AND STAYING HEALTHY

Date: Sunday 13 May 2018
Time:
 1300–1600
Location: Epsom Room 3, SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
Presenters: Nathan Gibson and John Crawshaw
Cost: Standard – NZD $410.00 | Registrar – NZD $200.00

Workshop details

Modern Leadership for the Psychiatrist: culture change, getting buy in and staying healthy

Do we get a choice about leadership?

Our profession makes us leaders but our training does not fully prepare us to deal with the tough stuff that happens in teams and organisations. We frequently step (or are thrust) into significant clinical leadership roles with little formal leadership training and variable ongoing mentoring or support- and few (or no) additional resources. As well, toxic or problem cultures where services are overwhelmed are not uncommon in mental healthcare settings, and this places patients and staff at risk of poor outcomes. Groups like the The King’s Fund have identified the critical importance of clinical engagement when leading culture change and service improvement.

While this workshop is aimed at mid-level clinical leaders, such as clinical directors of services or large teams, or psychiatrists in positions of advisory leadership within an organisation, it is equally relevant for those psychiatrists who find themselves on a pathway to those leadership roles. Through interactive, real-world and practical examples interwoven with the most up-to-date and relevant clinical leadership theory, you will hear from senior Australian and New Zealand psychiatrist leaders who have faced toxic cultures in local services, and who have linked with other clinicians to change those services and improve care for patients and their families. Importantly, we will discuss how to sustain yourself- and maintain clinical integrity- in the process.”


IN-CONGRESS WORKSHOPS


WORKSHOP 17: NAVIGATING THE MINEFIELD: WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE WITH BPD

Date: Tuesday, May 15 2018
Time:
  1030–1230
Location: Marlborough Room 3, SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
Presenters: Louise McCutcheon
Max participants: 32pax
Cost: No additional cost to the congress delegates to attend.

Workshop details

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental disorder that is common in clinical practice. Clinicians in both acute and outpatient settings often experience young people with BPD features as challenging to work with, and there continues to be controversy about diagnosis and effectiveness of interventions in youth. There is good evidence that detection and treatment can improve outcomes in young people, however, many frontline and primary care clinicians do not feel skilled enough to work with this population. Despite evidence that structured good clinical care is almost as effective as specialised treatments for BPD in adults and youth, many clinicians continue to believe only specialised treatments for BPD are helpful. This workshop aims for hands on experience for those working clinically with young people presenting with BPD and associated problems.


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