Events

Mental Health and Law

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13 September 2012

Time: 8:30am
Venue: Wolfson Institute, room 129&130, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ

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Provisional Topics and Invited Speakers
Chair:
Professor Kamaldeep Bhui, Professor or Cultural Psychiatry and Epidemiology, Founding Director of MSc Mental Health Programme and Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy


An Introduction to Mental Health and Law - Professor Richard Ashcroft
Memory Disorders in the Law Courts - Professor Michael Kopelman
Criminal Law and Mental Health - Dr Richard Latham
International Mental Health and Law - Dr Albert Persaud
Terrorism, Psychiatry and the Law - Professor Andrew Silke
Mental Health Tribunal Reports - Judge Sarah Johnston
Ethical and Legal Challenges within Children’s Mental Healthcare - Dr Moli Paul
Homicide, Mental Health and The Law - Dr Ali Ajaz

Further Enquiries: Contact Dr. Yasmin Khatib
Email: yasmin.khatib@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: 020 7882 2060

Conference Programme

8:30 – 9:00         Tea/Coffee and Registration

9:00 – 9:15        Welcome, Importance of Mental Health and Law and Overview of the Day -Professor Kamaldeep Bhui 

Session 1: Chair: Professor Kamaldeep Bhui

9:15 – 9:55         An Introduction to Mental Health and Law
                           Professor Richard Ashcroft

9:55 – 10:35     Criminal Law and Mental Health 

                               Dr. Richard Latham 

10:35 – 11:15          Ethical and Legal Challenges within Children’s Mental Healthcare
                               Dr. Moli Paul


11:15 – 11:30        Coffee Break

Session 2: Chair: Professor Kamaldeep Bhui

11:30 – 12:10         Terrorism, Psychiatry and The Law

                                Professor Andrew Silke

12:10 – 12:50         Homicide, Mental Health and the Law
                                Dr. Ali Ajaz

12:50 – 13:50         Lunch

Session 3: Professor Kopelman

13:50 – 14:30         Mental Health Tribunal Reports
                               Judge Sarah Johnston


14:30 – 15:10         Memory Disorders in the Law Courts
                              Professor Michael Kopelman


15:10 – 15:50         International Perspectives on Mental Health Law
                               Dr. Albert Persaud


15:50 – 16.10         Panel Questions and Discussion

16:15                        Close