Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Comorbidities

This event took place on Thursday 30 September 2021
Watch on-demand, this webinar that highlights the impact of sleep disturbances on children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Join expert speakers including Ms Karen Smith, Professor Frank Besag and Dr Christopher Grime as they explore the best practical diagnosis and range of approaches for the effective treatment of children with tics as a comorbidity of ADHD. The presentations are followed by a Q&A.
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Agenda

13.00
Welcome and Introduction, Ms Karen Smith, Specialist Clinical ADHD Nurse Lead and Independent Non-Medical Prescriber, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
13.05
Effective Diagnosis and Treatment of Tics as a Comorbidity of ADHD, Professor Frank Besag, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust
13.50
Sleep Difficulties in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Dr Christopher Grime, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Sleep and Long-Term Ventilation, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
14.35
Questions and Discussion
Ms Karen Smith
Ms Karen Smith
Specialist Clinical ADHD Nurse Lead and Independent Non-Medical Prescriber, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Karen has worked within ADHD services for around 13 years. She has been prescribing for around 8 years, and is currently the Specialist Clinical ADHD Nurse Lead and Independent Non-Medical Prescriber for Lancaster Morecambe ADHD services, as well as temporarily managing the ADHD Team in South Cumbria. She is very passionate about ADHD and comorbid neurodevelopmental presentations. Karen and her team are due to undertake some training via The Sleep Charity very shortly in order to be able to offer additional support and advice regarding sleep difficulties which are significant in this client group.

Professor Frank Besag
Professor Frank Besag
Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Besag graduated from Birmingham University Medical School with the Queen's Scholarship (top student), honours in paediatrics and distinctions in pathology and social medicine. He trained at the Birmingham Children's, the John Radcliffe, Great Ormond Street, Royal Manchester Children's, the Hammersmith and the Maudsley Hospitals. Past and present honorary consultant posts include Great Ormond Street, Kings College and the Maudsley Hospitals. He is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Psychiatry, KCL, and the School of Pharmacy, UCL. He is a fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, Psychiatrists and Paediatrics & Child Health. He was previously Medical Director of The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy. He has lectured in more than 30 countries. He has over 200 publications and has peer-reviewed more than 500 papers for international journals. His special interests are in brain-behaviour relationships, autism, ADHD, tic disorders, paediatric psychopharmacology, emergency treatment of seizures, new antiseizure medications, antiseizure medication interactions and relationships between epilepsy, learning and behaviour.

Dr Christopher Grime
Dr Christopher Grime
Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Sleep and Long-Term Ventilation, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Chris Grime read medicine at the University of Liverpool before starting his Foundation Training at St. Helens and Knowsley NHS Foundation Trust. He was subsequently appointed to a paediatric training post with the Mersey Deanery, where he completed five years of training and his Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health membership. He subsequently applied for specialist paediatric respiratory training in London and spent the next 5 years working at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Kings College Hospital and finished his training at Great Ormond Street Hospital. During this time, he completed a MD(Res) with Imperial College London, studying sleep-disordered breathing and its association with asthma in children. After a further 10 months at GOSH working as a post-CCT fellow in long-term ventilation, he was appointed to a consultant post at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
Chris currently works as part of the respiratory team at Alder Hey and has a special interest in severe asthma. He is also part of the Sleep and Long-Term Ventilation service and has completed his training as a sleep practitioner. In addition to his clinical role, Chris is also the Chief Clinical Information Officer for the Medical Division.

What will the webinar cover?

Key learning objectives

  • To gain insight into the impact of sleep disturbances on children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • To provide an update on the shared care guidelines within Lancashire, exploring the evidence base for the pharmacological management of insomnia in paediatric ASD.
  • To explore the best practical diagnosis and range of approaches for the effective treatment for children with Tics as a comorbidity of ADHD.