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Depressive Illness in Older People

Thursday 21st March 2024

Hilton Leeds City, Neville Street, Leeds, LS1 4BX

9:00am Registration, 9.30am Welcome and 4.30pm Close


The remarkable growth of the population over the age of 65 means the detection, treatment and understanding of depression in older adults are of paramount importance and a major public health concern. This conference devoted to late-life depression will bring together prominent experts in this field in order to inform you of the multiple dimensions of this complex disorder. The aim of this conference is to heighten awareness and promote interventions for older people with depression during a time when there are on-going service changes throughout the health service. 

The day is chaired by Dr Sharon Nightingale, Director of Medical Education and Consultant Psychiatrist for Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and includes expert speakers presenting on topics such as Depression & Dementia, Suicide in Older People and Psychological Approaches to Management.

After this course delegates will be able to: 

  • Understand the distinct clinical challenges late-life depressive presents
  • Understand the interaction of depression with co-morbid conditions 
  • Appreciate treatment optimisation both in terms of the psychological and pharmacological people in depression


This course offers 6 CPD points and it suitable for Psychiatrists of all grades and specialties who work with older people.