Bergen International Conference
on Forensic Psychiatry
September, 2022

Program 2018

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Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Special focus on young people and early development
10.30-12.00   Pre conference activity: Guided photo safari
12.00-13.00  LUNCH
13.00-13.30 Conference Opening
13.30-14.20 The anatomy of violence: Dissecting the biological roots of crime
Professor Adrian Raine (US)
14.20-15.10 Characteristics of offenders with neurodevelopmental disorders
Dr Jane McCarthy (UK)
15.10-15.30  COFFEE BREAK
15.30-16.20 Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities in the Criminal Justice and Mental  Health Systems
Dr Catrin Morrissey (UK)
16.20-17.10 Offenders with intellectual disabilities: Roots, risks and remedies
  Professor John Taylor (UK)
17.10-17.30 Concluding comments
BLANK Chair: David Cooke (UK)
Evening:  18.00 RECEPTION – Håkonshallen


Wednesday 24th October 2018

Special focus on autism spectrum (morning) and organic impairments (afternoon)


 07.00-08.00 Guided jogging tour of Bergen
09.00-09.50 Social competence, restricted interests and the link to risky behaviour in persons with ASD
  Dr Grace Iarocci (CAN)
09.50-10.40 Autism and violence risk in workplace and academic settings: Threat assessment issues and guidelines
  Dr Stephen White (US)
10.40-11.00 COFFEE BREAK
11.00-11.50 People with autism in the criminal justice and forensic mental health systems
  Dr Regi Alexander (UK)
11.50-12.40 Risk assessment and management of people with autism spectrum conditions
Dr Drew McAnespie (UK)
12.40-13.00 Concluding comments
Chair: Helge Hoff (NO)
13.00-14.00 LUNCH
14.00-14.50 Traumatic brain injury and forensic mental health/criminality
  Professor Eric Elbogen (US)
14.50-15.40 Is childhood mild traumatic brain injury associated with adult criminal behaviour?
  Dr Audrey McKinlay (AUS)
Break – 20 mins
16.00-16.50 Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and the link to violence
  Professor Niklas Långström (SWE)
16.50-17.40 Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder: Risks and needs
Professor Kaitlyn McLachlan (CAN)
17.40-18.00 Concluding comments 
Chair: David Cooke (UK)
 Evening: 19.30 DINE AROUND – sign up on the registration platform


Thursday 25th October 2018

Special focus on older adults in forensic settings and legal issues


09.00-09.50 Older adults in prison and the problem of dementia
  Dr Adrian Hayes (UK)
09.50-10.40 Older women in prison
  Professor Azrini Wahidin (UK)
10.40-11.00  COFFEE BREAK
11.00-11.50 The health and social care needs of older offenders
  Dr Jane Senior (UK)
11.50-12.40 Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Criminal Responsibility and Criminal Culpability
  Dr Ian Freckleton QC (AUS)
12.40-12.50 Concluding comments
BLANK Chair: Caroline Logan (UK)
12.50-13.00 Conference Closing
13.00-14.00 LUNCH & GOODBYES