Congreso y Talleres acreditados por la Comisión de Formación Continuada de las Profesiones Sanitarias

31 August - pre-congress Workshops

31 August - welcome reception

1 Sept - General Sessions

2 Sept - General Sessions

3 Sept - General Sessions

Saturday, 31 August




Primary Care Mental Health in Older People
Carlos A. de Mendonça Lima and Gabriel Ivbijaro

Mental health care for older people: the scale of the problem
Carlos A. de Mendonça Lima

Dignity in the care of older people with mental disorders
Gabriel Ivbijaro

Building a collaboration with the Primary Care team
Juan Antonio López

Management of comorbidity and multimorbidity at Primary Care
Gabriel Ivbijaro

Management of dementia at Primary Care
Carlos A. de Mendonça Lima

Management of delirium at Primary Care
Horacio Firmino

Management of bodily distress syndrome (BDS), bodily stress syndrome (BSS) and health anxiety in older adults
Gabriel Ivbijaro

Management of bereavement of older people at Primary Care
Mercedes Fernández-Cabana, Raimundo Mateos


The 6th International Capacity Conference
Carmelle Peisah

An overview of new and exciting developments in capacity in voluntary assisted dying, divorce and marriage, and finances/company directorship
Carmelle Peisah

Capacity, artificial intelligence and home technology
Jay Luxenberg

An update on testamentary capacity
Jane Casey

A unique educational programme teaching testamentary capacity to psychiatric residents
Sanford Finkel

An update on capacity and sexuality
Oluwatoyin Sorinmade

Professional capacity: health and cognitive screening for ageing doctors
Betsy Williams

Capacity issues at the end of life in Romania
Nicoleta Tataru

Capacity issues in Spain
Julio Guija

Suicide, undue influence and elder abuse
Anne Wand



Improving Caregiver Interventions: New Clinical Approaches and Research Strategies
Steven Howard Zarit, Raimundo Mateos

Steven Howard Zarit
State of the Field:Why We Need to Move Beyond the Current Paradigm for Caregiver Interventions and Research
The Problem of Outcomes:Why the Outcomes We Use Are not Appropriate A Modular Approach to Interventions:Design, Implementation, and Selection of
Appropriate Outcomes
Respite as a Critical Support for Caregivers
Design Approaches for Respite:“The Daily Stress and Health of Caregivers Study” as an Example
Dyadic Interventions:Caregivers and Persons with Dementia Viewing the Future Together
Implications for Caregiving Situations not Involving Dementia Discussion of Possible Applications


Updates/ Controversies in Alzheimer’s Disease: Risk Factors, Protective Factors and Treatments
George Grossberg

Risk Factors and Protective Factors.
George Grossberg

Neuro-Modulatory approaches in Alzheimer’s Disease
David Beck

Role for vitamins and supplements in Alzheimer’s Disease; what the evidence shows
Jay Luxenberg

Breaking Researchin Alzheimer’s Disease
Rita Khoury


Measurement of Challenging Behavior (CB); views from different perspectives
Debby Gerritsen

Debby Gerritsen, will introduce the subject and discuss a psychologist’s view

Rebecca Palm, will discuss a nurse’s view

Carmelle Peisah, will discuss a psychiatrist’s view

Patricia de Vriendt, will discuss a social worker’s/occupational therapist’s view

12:30 - 13:30




International initiatives to address inappropriate psychotropic use in long term aged care
Juanita Westbury

Welcome and introductions
Juanita Breen

Overview of initiatives from the U.S.A. and Canada to ensure appropriate psychotropic use in LTC homes
Donovan Maust

Overview of initiatives from the Netherlands to ensure appropriate use of psychotropics in LTC homes. Studies to be discussed include ‘PROPER’ and ‘RID’ and the ‘Psychotropic drug monitor app’ to improve guideline adherence
Sytse Zuidema, Claudia Groot Kormelinck, Charlotte van Teunenbroek

Overview of British policy to ensure appropriate antipsychotic use and discussion of the FITS and subsequent WHELD intervention
Kayleigh Marie Nunez

Australian initiatives to ensure appropriate psychotropic use and discussion of the RedUSe program and EMPOWERED initiative
Juanita Breen, Daniel Hoyle, Carmelle Peisah

Open discussion, moderated by
Juanita Breen


PAIN in Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment especially Dementia
Lydia Giménez-Llort

Current practices, use of tools, guidelines and policies for pain in cognitive impairment, especially dementia
Patricia Schofield

Clinical challenges in pain assessment and management in older and cognitively impaired adults
Wilco Achterberg

Nociceptive evoked responses as a tool to explore pain pathways in cognitive impairment
Marina de Tomaso

The evolutive pathway between pain and olfactory perception
Sara Invitto

Translational research modelling pain in aging, cognitive impairment and dementia
Lydia Giménez-Llort, Chaim G. Pick

A palliative care approach to pain management for people with dementia towards the end of life
Elisabeth Sampsom


Young Onset Dementia
Raymond Koopmans

Give Young Onset Dementia a face: A Delphi-study on definition and nomenclature of YOD
Dennis van de Veen

Special features of palliative care in people with advanced young onset dementia: results from the German EPYLOGE-study
Janine Diehl-Schmid

Coping with transitions in life along the progression of dementia: A four-year longitudinal narrative study of lived experiences of single younger people with dementia
Aud Johannessen

Improving diagnosis and post-diagnostic support for younger people living with dementia
Janet Carter

Differences in the clinical profile between carers of people with young and late onset Alzheimer’s disease
Marcia Cristina Nascimento Dourado



Creating or Awaiting Disruptive Innovation: the coming new age of seniors care
William Reichman


Wellcome Reception

Sunday, 1 September



Prevention of Dementia – a realistic prospect?
Mary Sano

What is going on in Alzheimer's Research in Caribbean Hispanics: Update and Future Plans
Daisy Acosta


09:30-10:00 COFFEE-BREAK



Session 1

Late Life Loneliness From Private Condition to Social Emergency
Anne Wand

Loneliness and Disconnection in self-harm in older adults
Anne Wand

Loneliness: A Multifaceted phenomenon
Gabriela Stoppe

Loneliness: The loss of contact with oneself
Carlos de Mendoça Lima

The many impacts of loneliness in late life
Diego de Leo

The role of psychogeriatric associations in fighting late life loneliness
Marco Trabucchi

Session 2

New Imaging Research in Late-Life Mood and Cognitive Disorders
David Steffens

MRI in Geriatric Depression: Identifying subtypes and predicting treatment outcome
David C. Steffens

Imaging of tau and inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia
John O’Brien

Multi-Modality Imaging of Neurodegeneration in Late Life Cognitive Decline and Depression
Gwenn Smith

Is MRS useful for probing the neurobiology and treatment responsiveness in older people with lifetime depression?
Ian Hickie

Session 3

Psychosocial Education in Dementia in Europe
Frans R.J Verhey

Interdem Academy. European network for training of early stage researchers involved in psychosocial research
Frans R.J Verhey

Role of psychosocial aproaches in the Plan and guidelines of dementia
Manuel Franco-Martin

Training in HE across Europe: evidence from the SiDECar project
Rabih Chattat

Session 4

Novel Approaches to Caregiver Interventions
Steven H. Zarit

Daily Assessments and Biological Markers of Stressors in Caregiving Interventions
Steven H. Zarit

Addressing dementia family caregivers emotions that hurt: ambivalent and guilt feelings
Andrés Losada

Secondary caregiving deserves attention in research and clinical practice
Manuel Gonçalves-Pereira

Supporting dementia carers through family-focused work
Jan Oyebode




Symposium de colaboracion entre SEPD (Sociedad Española de Patología Dual) y la SEPG
Trastornos Duales en Población Geriátrica

Carlos Roncero

El consumo de alcohol y patología dual en las personas mayores
Isabel Valriberas

Envejeciendo con metadona, un nuevo reto de cuidados
Sonsoles Gutiérrez Cáceres

Mejoría cognitivas tras el cese del consumo en pacientes mayores
Carlos Roncero





Session 5

People with Young Onset Dementia: a particular group!
Raymond Koopmans

Awareness of disase in Alzheimer´s disease: Differences between young-onset and late-onset dementia
Marcia Dourado

Coping with transitions in life: A four-year longitudinal narrative study of single younger people with dementia
Aud Johannessen

Focussing in people with behavioural variant of frontotemporal dementia: An innovative approach
Raymond Koopmans

Suicidal thoughts and behaviour of patients with young and late onset dementia
Janine Diehl-Schmid

Session 6

Junior Research Awards

Clinical impact of antipsychotic and benzodiazepine reduction: Findings from a multicomponent psychotropic reduction program within long-term aged care
Daniel J. Hoyle

End-of life Care in Schizophrenia: A Systematic Review
Joshua M. Baruth

Attachment anxiety, depression, and perceived social support: a moderated mediation model of suicide ideation among the elderly
Awirut Oon-arom

Session 7

ECT in Geriatric Psychiatry: A Global Perspective
Roberto Rodriguez-Jimenez

Cost-effectiveness of a maintenance electroconvulsive therapy (m-ECT) programme in elder patients
Roberto Rodriguez-Jimenez

ECT in the USA
Charlie Kellner

Electroconvulsive Therapy for Severe Agitation and Aggression in Alzheimer’s Dementia
Brent Forester

Lessons learned from the CORE studies 1998- 2018
Georgios Petrides

Long term cognitive side effects and predictive pre-treatment patient characteristics after ECT in patients with late-life depression
Esmee Verwijk

Session 8

Collaborating with Primary Care
Carlos de Mendonça Lima

Bipopsychological approaches to depression at Primary Care
Jessica Uno

Management of psychosis in older persons at Primary Care
Carlos Augusto de Mendonça Lima

Neurocognitive assessment at Primary Care
Vincent Camus

Reducing emergency hospital admissions for people with dementia - a case study from London Borough of Waltham Forest
Gabriel Ivbijaro




Symposium de colaboracion entre el Grupo de Trabajo de Psicogeriatria de la Societat Catalana de Psiquiatria y la SEPG
Trastorno Bipolar en el anciano

Jorge Cuevas

Aspectos clínicos del trastorno bipolar en el anciano. ¿Existe el trastorno bipolar de inicio en la senectud?
Anna Catalan

Cognición y trastorno bipolar
Leire Narvaiza

Especificidad del tratamiénto farmacológico y TEC en el trastorno bipolar en el anciano
Maria Iglesias





Session 9

Session 10

Session 11

Session 12

Session 13




Symposium de colaboracion entre INTERDEM network and SEPG
From risk factors to public health: The INTERDEM Task Force on Prevention of Dementia

Sebastian Köhler, Jan Steyaert

Modifiable dementia risk factors and the LIBRA index
Sebastian Köhler (presenting author), Irene Heger, Frans Verhey, Martin van Boxtel, Kay Deckers

The role of social factors in prevention of cognitive decline and dementia
Myrra Vernooij-Dassen (presenting author)

Promoting a brain-health lifestyle to reduce dementia risk: results from the MijnBreincoach public health campaign
Kay Deckers (presenting author), Irene Heger, Martin van Boxtel, Marjolein de Vugt, Frans Verhey, Sebastian Köhler

SaniMemorix: a public health awareness campaign to promote a brain-healthy lifestyle
Jan Steyaert (presenting author)


Schizophrenia and Aging: Bad News and Good News
Dilip Jeste

Monday, 2 September



Neuropsychiatric changes in early Alzheimer's Disease
Jeff Cummings





Session 14

Interaction of biological and psychosocial factors in dementia
Rabih Chattat

Social factors in cognitive decline and dementia; an integrated study of biomedical and social data
Mirra Vernooij-Dassen

Big data in cohorts to understand the interaction of biological and psychosocial factors to prevent dementia
Clive Ballard

Interaction of biological and psychosocial factors in dementia
Martin Orrell

Interaction between psychosocial and biological factors: insight from the stress model
Rabih Chattat

Session 15

Loneliness in older adults and the role of social prescribing
Brian Lawlor

Loneliness: The population context
Brian Lawlor & Iracema Leroi

Loneliness: Clinical populations
Jeanette Golden

Loneliness: High Risk populations - Memory clinic and residential care populations
Iracema Leroi & Greg Swanwick

Loneliness: The role of Social Prescribing
Rachel Wallace, Iracema Leroi, Greg Swanwick, & Jeanette Golden

Session 16

The challenge of an accurate diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Zuzana Walker

2017 DLB criteria
Zuzana Walker

Prodromal DLB
John O’Brien

Dementia with Lewy bodies: what are the characteristics of the prodromal stage in a nationwide longitudinal cohort?
Frederic Blanc

CSF biomarkers in DLB
Olivier Bousiges

Session 17

Joint IPA/ICGP symposium:
Thinking, Feeling, and Moving: Neurobiological and Behavioral Phenotypes of Cognitive, Motor, and Affective Dysfunction During Late Life

Caterina Rosano

Shared neural correlates of subclinical disorders of mood, cognition, and mobility in older adults
Caterina Rosano

The Search for Neuroendophenotypes in Late-Life Depression
Meryl Butters & Gillian Kruszka

Sex differences in structural predictors of emotional face recognition accuracy
Joseph Kim

Resting State Brain Network Dysfunction and Cognition in Late Life Depression
Sara L. Weisenbach

Session 18

Twitter masterclass
Maria I. Lapid, Denise Barnett, Brent Forester Organizer: Maria Lapid

Engaging in social media as a medical professional
Brent Forester

Getting started & enhancing your Twitter use
Denise Barnett

Best practices for Twitter
Maria Lapid




Uso de antipsicóticos en la Demencia: El Consenso APADE
Luis Agüera Ortiz.

El Consenso APADE: Antipsicóticos en la Demencia I
José Martínez Raga

El Consenso APADE: Antipsicóticos en la Demencia II
Manuel Antón Jiménez

Aspectos de seguridad en comorbilidades y monitorización
Luis Agüera Ortiz

El Consenso de antipsicóticos de la SEPG y sus confluencias con el Consenso APADE
Jorge Plá Vidal


Psiquiatria Geriátrica em Portugal - Um olhar sobre temas atuais (Geriatric Psychiatry in Portugal - Current issues at a glance) (Apresentações em Português e Slides em Inglês)
Luiz Cortez Pinto

Prevalência de demência e depressão de inicio tardio em Portugal (The prevalence of dementia and late-life depression in Portugal: research must contribute to service planning)
Manuel Gonçalves Pereira

Organização de uma unidade de Psiquiatria Geriátrica em Lisboa (Bird’s eye view over Lisbon Geriatric Psychiatry Service)
Sandra Nascimento, Mariana Melo, Pedro Branco,João Reis

Desafios da Gerontopsiquiatria na Psiquiatria Forense - enfermarias de segurança e prisões (Challenges of gerontopsychiatry in forensic psychiatry - security and prison wards)
Ana Catarina Ferreira, Manuel Cruz, Fernando Vieira, Paulo Ferreira

Comentários Finais (Final remarks)
Manuel Cruz





Session 19

Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for elderly people with psychiatric disorders or dementia
Jorge Pla Vidal

Euthanasia, a historical perspective
Manuel Martín Carrasco

Rational suicide in old age
Manuel Sánchez Pérez

The challenge of euthanasia and assisted suicide in Psychogeriatrics
Manuel Gonçalves Pereira

Session 20

Should the biomedical model still be the dominant one in dementia research
Myrra Vernooij-Dassen

Should the biomedical model still be the dominant one in dementia research?
Frans Verhey, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, George Grossberg, Raimundo Mateos, John O´Brien, Henry Brodaty, Jacobo Mintzer

Session 21

Keeping Brain and Mind Healthy in Later Life
Dilip Jeste

Loneliness versus Wisdom
Dilip V. Jeste

Detecting and Mitigating Age-Related Cognitive Decline: Potential Benefits of Curcumin and Other Strategies
Gary Small

Keeping Brain and Mind Healthy in Later Life
Dilip V. Jeste

Positive traits involved in healthy aging and longevity: Study in Cilento, Italy
Anna Scelzo

Validation of Neuropsychological Tests for the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol
Huali Wang

Session 22

Crosstalk between Pain and Cognitive function in Health and Disease
Lydia Giménez-Llort

Loose Verbal Communication of Pain in the Elderly People with Dementia
Lydia Giménez-Llort

PAIC, Pain and Huntington’s disease
Marina De Tommaso

Pain and Cognitive Impairment in oncologic geriatric patients: a PAIC study linked to nutrition and olfactory impairment
Sara Invitto

Pain and delirium in older people, especially with dementia or long-term cognitive impairment
Elisabeth Sampson




TEC Ambulatorio en los Trastornos Afectivo del Anciano

Tec en el Paciente Anciano
Águeda Rojo Pantoja

Anestesia en TEC ambulatoria en Pacientes Ancianos
Iván Arean González*; María Angeles Gil Campelo* y Alba Galego Ferreiro**

Estudio Retrospectivo en Pacientes Ancianos con Trastorno Afectivo sometidos a TEC
Julia Verísimo Guillén* y José Luis Fernández Sastre**





Deep brain stimulation as a treatment for neurodegenerative disease
Gwenn Smith

Can we aspire to live to 150?
Perminder Sachdev




Contención mecánica en los adultos mayores

La contención física en el paciente psicogeriátrico: una visión del entorno europeo
Jesús A. Monforte
Servicio de Psiquiatría. Complejo Asistencial de Zamora

Dilemas habituales en la práctica clínica sobre el uso de la contención en pacientes de edad avanzada.
Jorge Lázaro
Servicio de Psiquiatría del Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín

De la contención física a la contención química en Psicogeriatría
Manuel Martín Carrasco
Director médico Clínica Padre Menni. Pamplona


Session 23


Junior Investigator session

Session 24


Doll Therapy: Method and procedure of a Non-Pharmacologial Therapy in the Management of BPSD
Ivo Giovani Cilesi

Tuesday, 3 September


8:30 -9:30

Evidence based approaches to supporting carers and improving services
Laura Gitlin

Meeting the urgent need for Integrated Mental Healthcare for Older Adults in Low and Middle Income Countries
Martin Prince





Session 25

Session 26

Session 27

Session 28

Session 29




Mapa de Recursos en Psicogeriatría

Recursos de hospitalizacion en psicogeriatria
Pilar Azpiazu

Unidad de Psicogeriatría Integral en la Alianza Estratégica de Salud Mental entre Zamora y Valladolid Oeste: Funcionamiento y nuevas perspectivas
Juan Luis Muñoz (presentador) y Manuel A. Franco

Recursos de Psicogeriatría en Galicia. Es suficiente?
Raimundo Mateos (presentador, grupo profesionales Psicogeriatría de Galicia)

Asistencia psicogeriátrica en Aragón. La experiencia del sector de Huesca”
Javier Olivera y José Galindo

Estructura y pilares de los recursos de proximidad en la dispersión gallega
Ximena Campos

Demencia: Una visión transversal
Juan Carlos Rodríguez





Session 30

Implementation Science: Priorities for Healthcare in Dementia
Ian Maidment

The challenge of implementation of optimal medication use for people with dementia
Ian Maidment

Impact of an e-Learning Intervention Based on the Improving Well-Being and Health for People with Dementia (WHELD) Training Programme
Kayleigh Marie Nunez

Implementation in Acute Care in Dementia- Insights from the Perfected Hospital Care Research Programme
Chris Fox

Session 31

Emerging Trends in Preventing Dementia at a Global Level
Kiran Rabheru

Why we Must Think About Preventing Dementia Globally
Mary Sano

Global Innovations and Strategies for Dementia Prevention
David Conn

Transforming Healthcare for Dementia Prevention: Health Behavior Change as First Line Medicine
Kiran Rabheru

Session 32

Olfaction and other sensory impairments in psychogeriatry
Sara Invitto

Pain and Olfactory Perception and other sensorial impairment in geriatric women with Chronic Intimate Partner Violence
Giulia Piraino

Potential Role of Olfactory Event Related Potentials as early marker in Mild Cognitive Impairment and in other Neurodegenerative Processes
Sara Invitto

Translational research of sensory systems in models of aging and Alzheimer’s disease
Lydia Giménez-Llort

Vulnerability and resilience of the sensory systems in psychogeriatry
Lydia Giménez-Llort

Session 33

Delirium in Old Age: From Prevention to Intervention
Lia Fernandes

Delirium and Frailty
Lia Fernandes

Delirium in Hospital Setting
Manuel Coroa

Delirium in Nursing Home
Armin von Gunten

Delirium Prevention
Horácio Firmino

Overview of the symposium
Luís Cortez Pinto




Symposium de colaboracion entre la Red Galega de Investigación en Demencias (REGIDEM) y la SEGP
Red Galega de Investigación en Demencias (REGIDEM)

Detección precoz y evolución del deterioro cognitivo relacionado con la edad en personas que acuden a centros de atención primaria. El estudio de envejecimiento de COMPOSTELA
Onésimo Juncos-Rabadán

Detección precoz del deterioro cognitivo a través de técnicas de gamificación, aprendizaje automático y herramientas TIC
Sonia Valladares Rodríguez

Nuevos métodos para el diagnóstico temprano de las enfermedades neurodegenerativas
Carlos Spuch