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Peeling Back the Layers – Psychiatric Perspectives on FASD
- FASD from a behavioural and psychiatric context
- Presentation & overlap with trauma
- Medical mimics: differential diagnostic considerations
- Approaches to comorbidities and management

Feb 9, 2023 03:30 PM in Perth

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Prof Raja Mukherjee MBBS, FRCPsych, PGDip, PhD
Adult Learning Disability Consultant Psychiatrist @Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, University of Salford, Honorary Fellow, The University of Western Australia
Professor Raja Mukherjee is an Adult Learning Disability Consultant Psychiatrist for Surrey and Border’s Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, with interest in the management of developmental disorders across the lifespan. In September 2009 he started the first NHS based specialist Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders behavioural clinic and since then has seen over 250 cases for specialist second opinion as a National referral service. Dr Mukherjee completed his PhD on the subject of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in 2014. He has also acted as an invited advisor to the BMA board of science, The Department of Health and the World Health Organisation on the subject of FASD. In 2015 Dr Mukherjee also gave evidence to the first All Party Parliamentary Group on FASD at the House of commons. He has continued to support national clinical developments related to FASD.
Dr Alex Thompson MBBS FRANZCP Cert. Child Adol. Psych
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist @WA Country Health Service - Goldfields
Alex is a consultant child & adolescent psychiatrist with WA Country Health Service - Goldfields CAMHS, working across the Kalgoorlie and Esperance sites. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and an accredited member of the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry & Section of Youth Mental Health. He obtained his medical degree at UWA and trained locally to complete his fellowship and certificate of advanced training in child and adolescent psychiatry. He has further postgraduate qualifications in child and adolescent mental health from the NSW Institute of Psychiatry, family and relationship therapy from the William Street Family Therapy Centre, Developmental Trauma from the Australian Childhood Foundation, and Graduate Certificates in Autism Diagnosis and the Diagnosis and Assessment of FASD from UWA. His special interests include the mental health intersections of neurodivergence and the female Autism phenotype.