APRIL 2004 Conference

APRIL charity's second conference - 4 November 2004

Adverse Psychiatric Effects of Medicines and Anaesthetics.......preventing avoidable harm

 Friends House Euston, London, England               

2004 Conference FLYER with list of speakers, all of them attended except Pipasha Biswas who did not .

Speakers at our conference

Keith Altman Adverse Drug Reactions Statistics Analyst USA

Angela Clow Professor of Psychophysiology, Univ. of Westminster; Presenter Stress Test BBC1

Dr John Halliday lecturer in Pharmacology at Guys, Kings and St Thomas's Hear his talk about 

 'How medical students qualify without assessment of ability to prescribe or recognise ADRs.'

Leonard Gorodkin H.M. Coroner, City of Manchester

Dr Andrew Herxheimer Clinical pharmacologist, founder of Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin hear his talk

'Risk and Harm of Medicines'

Charles Medawar Founder/director Social Audit; specialist in medicines policy & drug safety issues.

Dr Dorothy Rowe Clinical Psychologist, author

Prof. Saad Shakir Director of the Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU)

Martin Seager Head of Psychology, Redbridge & Waltham Forest Mental Health Trust

Dr Anita Holdcroft Reader in Anaesthesia and Honorary Consultant Anaesthetist Imperial College and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London

A review of the APRIL 2004 conference was published in the British Medical Journal

 More surveillance of drugs is needed to protect public by Lynn Eaton

Lynn Eaton stated:

"Doctors need to take the risk of psychiatric side effects from prescription drugs far more seriously than they currently do and to be prepared to listen to patients who report adverse reactions to treatment. "

Readers of the BMJ posted responses to the Conference review