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Midlands Neurodevelopmental Disorders Study Day

This event took place on Wednesday 23 November 2022
Watch on-demand our guest speakers Dr Laavanya Damodaran, Dr Ian Male, Dr Subramanian Mahadevan-Bava, Ms Gabrielle Seddon, Dr Alice McCloskey, Prof Heather Elphick and Ms Janine Reynolds. The speakers evaluate service design for autism and ADHD through the review of current practices, alongside exploring a range of approaches for the effective management of sleep difficulties in young people with neurodevelopmental disorders. They also investigate the acceptability of swallowing tablets in children and share insights into setting up a successful sleep service, focussing on how to overcome certain challenges and barriers.
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Agenda

09:30
Registration, networking and refreshments
09:55
Welcome and introduction, Dr Laavanya Damodaran, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Birmingham Women and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
10:00
Should we see children with possible ASD or ADHD within a single neurodevelopmental pathway and other solutions? Findings from the Realist Evaluation of Autism ServiCe Delivery (RE-ASCeD), Dr Ian Male, Consultant Community Paediatrician and Director of Research, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. Honorary Senior Lecturer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School; Workforce Officer British Association of Community Child Health.
11:00
Effective management of insomnia in children with ASD, Dr Subramanian Mahadevan-Bava, Consultant Paediatrician, Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust.
12:00
Break & refreshments
12:15
Can children swallow tablets? Outcome data from a feasibility study to assess the acceptability of different-sized placebo tablets in children, Ms Gabrielle Seddon, Paediatric Medicines Research Unit Coordinator, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Alice McCloskey, Senior Lecturer- Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Liverpool John Moores University.
13:15
Lunch
14:00
How to set up a successful sleep service, Prof Heather Elphick, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. Ms Janine Reynolds, Paediatric Sleep Disorders Nurse Specialist, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
15:00
Tics and Tourette’s - Differential diagnosis, guidelines and management, Dr Laavanya Damodaran, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Birmingham Women and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
16:00
Meeting Close
Dr Laavanya Damodaran
Dr Laavanya Damodaran
Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Birmingham Women and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

After finishing Medicine in India, Dr Damodaran has worked within various subspecialties of Psychiatry in England. Core training in Psychiatry in England developed her interest in Neurodevelopmental conditions and she subsequently completed higher training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has worked as a Consultant in Paediatric Liaison Neuropsychiatry for over 6 years at Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust providing Neuropsychiatric input for children with Epilepsy, Tics, Tourette’s, Functional Neurological Disorders amongst others, promoting interface between mental and physical health in understanding and holistically treating, acute presentations to hospital.

Dr Ian Male
Dr Ian Male
Consultant Community Paediatrician and Director of Research, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust; Honorary Senior Lecturer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School; Workforce Officer British Association of Community Child Health.

Dr Male is a consultant community paediatrician leading the local autistic clinic and child development team. He is working with Trust and local commissioners on the development of a potential neurodevelopmental pathway. He leads the Realist Evaluation of Autism Service Delivery funded by, and working, with the NHSE autism team. His research interests also include how we can use digitech to aid diagnosis and therapeutic intervention, for example using the Wii Fit in children with cerebral palsy, and access to sport for children with special needs.

Dr Subramanian Mahadevan-Bava
Dr Subramanian Mahadevan-Bava
Consultant Paediatrician, Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Subramanian Mahadevan-Bava is a consultant paediatric gastroenterologist working at Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley. Dr Mahadevan-Bava completed his MD in Paediatrics at Delhi University, then finished his specialist training and research in Oxford and Birmingham. He has dual accreditation as a General Paediatrician and Paediatric Gastroenterologist. Later he developed interest in neurobehavioural problems in children and has completed a Diploma in neurodisability. He is the designated lead for safeguarding and lead for community paediatrics. He has special interests in sleep and gut problems in children with neurobehavioural issues. He is passionate about teaching, and is a senior clinical academic tutor for medical student teaching for the University of Birmingham. Dr Mahadevan-Bava is also Assistant Professor in Paediatrics at Grenada University. He is the secretary for Midlands Regional Paediatric Society.

Ms Gabrielle Seddon
Ms Gabrielle Seddon
Paediatric Medicines Research Unit Research Coordinator, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Gaby is the research co-ordinator for the Paediatric Medicines Research Unit (PMRU) at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. The unit’s research themes are drug safety, formulations and medicines optimisation. Gaby is a registered children’s nurse since 2006 working in neurology /neurosurgery. She became a research nurse in 2009 before moving into the role of PMRU research co-ordinator in 2019, supporting research design, development, delivery and governance. Her research interests include acceptability of medicines in children and young people.

Dr Alice McCloskey
Dr Alice McCloskey
Senior Lecturer- Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Liverpool John Moores University.

Dr McCloskey is a registered pharmacist of the GPhC and PSNI with a range of experience working across the three main sectors of pharmacy- clinical practice, academia and industry. Upon successful completion of her pre-registration training Dr McCloskey returned to Queen's University Belfast and completed a PhD in pharmaceutics where she developed 'Self-assembled Peptide Nanomaterials for the Prevention of Biomaterial Infection'. This was followed by an industry-academia collaborative post-doc between the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI, Dublin) and the Galway-based nebuliser company Aerogen, a global leader in aerosol delivery. This work was also linked with a national patient focused medical device research centre, CURAM based at The National University of Ireland, Galway. Dr McCloskey is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Fellow of HEA (Higher Education Academy). Links are maintained with clinical pharmacy through regular days in practice both in hospital and community settings.

Prof Heather Elphick
Prof Heather Elphick
Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Elphick has been a consultant in Sheffield since 2008, having trained at Alder Hey and Melbourne Children’s Hospitals. She leads the sleep service at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, managing a comprehensive range of sleep disorders. Heather holds an Honorary Chair with the University of Sheffield, in recognition of her collaborative work in research, leading nationally funded projects, including the “Wake Up to Sleep” project promoting awareness of the impacts of sleep deprivation.

Ms Janine Reynolds
Ms Janine Reynolds
Paediatric Sleep Disorders Nurse Specialist, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Janine has been a Paediatric Nurse since 2005, working in the field of Sleep Medicine as an experienced Nurse Specialist in sleep since 2008. Janine runs the Paediatric Sleep Clinic in Sheffield Children’s Hospital, providing specialist sleep advice for parents and caregivers, as well as children and young people. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary consultant-led team, she contributes to the growing Sleep Advisory Service. As the leading Specialist Nurse in Paediatric Narcolepsy, Janine looks after the day to day running of a supra-regional Paediatric Narcolepsy Service, its cohort of patients and families, including nurse-led clinics and visits to schools. As part of her role, Janine regularly undertakes clinical audit and research whilst still finding time to support other staff in the Paediatric Sleep Disorders Service.

What will the webinar cover?

Key learning objectives

  • To evaluate service design for Autism and ADHD through the review of current practices
  • To explore a range of approaches for the effective management of sleep difficulties in young people with neurodevelopmental disorders
  • To investigate the acceptability of swallowing tablets in children
  • To share an insight into setting up a successful sleep service, focussing on how to overcome certain challenges and barriers
  • To build a foundation of knowledge for the management and treatment of tics & Tourette’s