Oct 17, 2019
18:00 - 21:00
IMPORTANT UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS NOW OVERSUBSCRIBED. A WAITING LIST IS AVAILABLE.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: CHANGE OF VENUE
Due to a high demand for registration we have changed the venue. This event will now be held at:
King’s College London
Tower Lecture Theatre
Great Maze Pond
and NOT at King’s College London, Council Room, Strand.
Please allow plenty of time to travel to the location and a further ten minutes to arrive at the Tower Lecture Theatre within Guy’s Hospital.
ABOUT THE EVENT:
Should Acute Behavioural Disturbance be considered a Public Health Problem? Police restraint related deaths have hit the headlines on many occasions eg Sean Rigg, Olaseni Lewis, Thomas Orchard, Terence smith, Dalian Atkinson. These have been tragic incidents with Inquest lasting many years and threats of misconduct and manslaughter against police officers. Why do people die, who is dying and what is anything can be done to prevent this? Dr Meng Aw-Yong is an Emergency Medicine clinician and Forensic Medical Examiner (medical Director Met Police), co-author of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Best practice Guideline of Acute Behavioural Disturbance (ABD), past member of the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody, Expert on ABD and restraint (including response to Dame Angiolini’s review of Death in Police Custody). He will explore what causes these deaths and how they can be reduced but more importantly who can make these changes and why there has been such a long delay to change?
Students / All NHS Ambulance and Police Service: £5.00
18.00 - AGM
18.15 - Registrations
18.30 - Welcome and Special Award to Dr Roy Palmer followed by BAFS Prizes
18:40 - Dr Meng Aw Yong
19.20 - Q & A
19.30 - Drinks Reception
21.00 - Carriages
Dress Code: Smart