Rising stars: British Association of Psychopharmacology

Hole Ousia

I submitted a rapid response to the BMJ last September after viewing galleries of photographs of the British Association of Psychopharmacology (BAP) Summer Meeting of 2016. The BMJ did not publish my post. This year’s galleries of the British Association of Psychopharmacology (BAP) Summer Meeting have now been shared. This is an amended version of what I sent last summer:

I was recently shared the published photographs of the British Association of Psychopharmacology 2016 Summer Conference.

At this BAP conference, an accredited CPD conference, the rising stars are seen to mix with today’s key opinion leaders. We all welcome the sharing of experience between generations and I have repeatedly stated how important I believe this to be. Some of the BAP key opinion leaders have declared significant financial interests with the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Up-to-date declarations of BAP speakers can be viewed here

I support transparency.  I have understood that this can…

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‘Dementia overload?’

Hole Ousia

Sunday 23rd July 2017.

Dementia overload“: how the Scotland on Sunday titled their front cover

My view is that there is no shortage of “awareness” of dementia in Scotland!

The Editor of the Scotland on Sunday outlined a related concern:

The Scottish Government continues to struggle to understand the difference between “timely diagnosis” and “early diagnosis”. The response to “delayed diagnosis” should not be one which encourages earlier and earlier diagnosis which is increasingly likely to be wrong. Another worry is that if this top-down approach continues we will struggle to support those most in need.

A few closing thoughts:

(1) We need to hear the thoughts and views of Scotland’s older generation

(2) An approach based on human rights must include recognition of biological ageing

(3) “Realistic Medicine” has the potential to encourage a more healthy approach to caring

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Top 10s: Stadiums & Hotels

E & E tour Europe

While driving we’d compiled a top 10 of the stadiums we visited…

  1. Dortmund – amazing stadium, plus great tour guide, made the difference
  2. Hertha Berlin – awesome stadium, good info and stories, lots to see
  3. Juventus – really good museum and nice stadium too
  4. Stade De France – a lot of info about the famous things that happened there
  5. Ajax
  6. PSV Eindhoven
  7. Lyon
  8. München
  9. Leipzig
  10. Poznan
    San Siro didn’t make it because of their DIY tour…

And the top 10 hotels:

  1. Munich – great staff, excellent room, all-round good place
  2. Paris
  3. Brussels – nice room, table-football in the lobby, see below!
  4. Turin
  5. Dusseldorf
  6. Milan
  7. Berlin
  8. Amsterdam
  9. Lyon
  10. Hannover (dad’s new best friend, the least helpful hotel receptionist ever)

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