Join us at this year's CANDDID Conference, Friday 15 March 2024, Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chester. Buy your tickets here

This year's focus: Meeting the needs of children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions and their families.

Help shape the future of research, education and training with experts in the field from all over the world. 

CCS_8061 (1).jpgConfirmed topics:

  • Psychological well-being intervention for autistic young people
  • Management of ADHD in children and young people
  • Effective communication in a neurodiverse world
  • Management of sleep issues in autistic young people
  • Neuroimaging and autism

For more information see the full list of topics and speakers below. 

If you have any questions, please email cwp.canddid@nhs.net


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CANDDID Conference delegates will be able to earn up to seven CPD points by attending CANDDID Conference 2024. 


  • Safeguarding children and young people with autism: an international perspective
    • Prof Shekhar Seshadri, Former Director of NIMHANS, Banaglore, Advisor to Government of India on SAMVAD (Support, Advocacy, & Mental health interventions for children in Vulnerable circumstances And Distress)

 

  • Advances in our understanding of neurodiversity from neuroimaging studies in autism
    • Dr Jade Thai, Senior Research Lead, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

 

  • Genomics and neurodevelopmental conditions in children and young people
    • Dr Samuel Chawner, Medical Research Foundation Fellow, MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff University

 

  • Access to early intervention for families and children with developmental disabilities
    • Prof Vaso Totsika, Professor of Neurodevelopmental Research, Division of Psychiatry, University College London, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

 

  • Why should we integrate neurodevelopmental assessments? Why aren't we?
    • Dr Max Davie Consultant Community Paediatrician, Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital NHS Trust

  • Developing a psychological-wellbeing intervention for autistic adolescents
    • Dr Kate Cooper, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College, London

 

  • Management of sleep issues in autistic young people
    • Nickie Sutton, Specialist Sleep Practitioner, Peak Sleep

 

  • Intensive support framework (ISF) model to meet the needs of young people with neurodevelopmental conditions
    • Dr Catherine Sholl, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Team Lead for AID-IIT (National and Specialist CAMHS Autism and Intellectual Disability Intensive Intervention Team), South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust

 

  • Meeting the needs of children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions - research and pathway development in NW England
    • Dr Christine Wee, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Chester, and workstream lead for North-West England Operational Delivery Network for Autism and Intellectual Disability, Clinical Lead, Beyond Programme, Cheshire and Mersey ICB
    • Dr Lisa Thompson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Lead, Beyond Programme, Cheshire and Mersey ICB

 

  • The History of ADHD and its Current Management
    • Dr Andrew Weaver, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, ADHD and Autism Team, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

  • Is that Clear? Effective communication in a neurodiverse world: Autism inspired tips for allistic (non-autistic) people
    • Joe Butler, SEND Support consultancy and training

 


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