AADDM 2015: Positive Cardiometabolic Health for People with Intellectual Disability

This half day, interactive workshop will assist health professionals to better identify and manage cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in people with an intellectual disability across the lifespan. Participants will develop and enhance their understanding of:

  • Cardiometabolic risk factors in people with an intellectual disability, and their contribution to morbidity and mortality.
  • Barriers to effective monitoring and management of cardiometabolic risk factors in people with an intellectual disability.
  • The relationship between psychotropic prescribing practices and cardiometabolic risk factors
  • The international initiatives to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with mental illness
  • Targets for positive cardiometabolic health in people with an intellectual disability, including the latest recommendations for physical activity and exercise to manage cardiometabolic risks
  • Key tools available to assist health professionals in the management of cardiometabolic risk factors

Presenters include:

  • Dr Jackie Curtis, Clinical Director, Youth Mental Health, Senior Staff Specialist in Psychiatry, South East Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD); Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Psychiatry, UNSW
  • Dr Simon Rosenbaum, Research Associate, University of New South Wales; Exercise Physiologist, The Bondi Centre, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District; Honorary Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health
  • Professor Julian Trollor, Chair of Intellectual Disability Mental Health, UNSW Australia; Head, Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry

Suitable for:
Health professionals from all backgrounds including general practitioners, paediatricians, physicians, and psychiatrists.