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Update on the impact and consequences of HIV neurocognitive impairment: recent research findings and clinical implications

Registrations for this event closed at 16.00 on Friday 27th November

Monday 30th November 2015 at BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

HIV infection can affect cognitive functioning in children and adults. This event will present up-to-date research findings on the prevalence and impact of HIV infection across the age range. We will also explore the ways in which cognitive rehabilitation can be delivered with a specific emphasis on the rehabilitation of memory functioning.

Who is the course intended for?

Clinical Psychologists/Medics/Clinical Nurse Specialists/Occupation therapists/Physiotherapists/interested clinical staff/researchers working in HIV

Learning outcomes and objectives if available:

  • Update on recent research on the prevalence of HIV associated neuro-cognitive impairment in children, adolescents and adults
  • Clinical implications of HIV associated neurocognitive impairment in HIV older adults
  • Current developments in the rehabilitation of HIV associated memory loss

Please note, this event is credit/debit card payment only at the time of booking. If you need an invoice, please submit your booking form and contact us.

Registrations for this event closed at 16.00 on Friday 27th November

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224505.


Monday 30th November 2015

Draft Agenda

09:00Registration and Refreshments
09:30Welcome & Introduction – Dr Tomás Campbell & Dr Alex Margetts, BPS Faculty for HIV & Sexual Health
09:45The POPPY study – Dr Alan Winston, St Mary’s Hospital
10:30Dr Lewis Haddow, UCL
11:15Refreshments & Comfort Break
11:45Prof Lorraine Sherr, UCL & Royal Free Medical School
13:30Dr Simon Rackstraw, Mildmay Hospital
14:15Mrs Diane Melvin, St Mary’s
15:00Refreshments & Comfort Break
15:30Dr Joanne McCarthy & Dr Alison Jones, East London Foundation Trust & Bart’s Health

Speakers and Facilitators

Dr Alan Winston

Dr Alan Winston (St Mary’s) is the lead investigator for the POPPY Study. It is a randomised controlled trial to investigate the impact of HIV infection in HIV+ older adults

Prof Lorraine Sherr

Prof Lorraine Sherr is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Royal Free Medical School. She will be presenting recent data from a large epidemiological study on the prevalence of HIV neurocognitive impairment in children

Dr Lewis Haddow

Dr Lewis Haddow (UCL) will present recent research findings on the effects of HIV infection on cognitive functioning

Dr Simon Rackstraw

Dr Simon Rackstraw is the clinical director at the Mildmay Hospital in London and is an expert in in-patient rehabilitation of people with HIV infection

Ms Martha le Prevost and Dr Ali Judd

Ms Martha le Prevost and Dr Ali Judd will be presenting recent data from the largest UK randomised control study to date on the neurocognitive effects of HIV infection in adolescents

Drs Joanne Mc Carthy & Alison Jones

Drs Joanne Mc Carthy & Alison Jones will be presenting data from their group based memory and mood intervention for adults with HIV infection


BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

The British Psychological Society , 30 Tabernacle Street , London , EC2A 4UE

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