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Functional and dysfunctional illness in Emergency Medicine

Functional and dysfunctional illness in Emergency Medicine

24 February 2022 | Virtual event | This event is RCEM accredited for CPD

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+ Event summary

This study day will provide delegates with the knowledge and skill to be able to assess and manage a patient who attends ED with medically unexplained symptoms and functional disorders. The aim will be to provide colleagues with confidence in recognizing such presentations, having discussions about the potential diagnosis with patients and providing care in a holistic and non-judgmental way.

Learning objectives:

  • To recognise and treat non-epileptic seizures
  • To recognise the frequency and spectrum of patients attending ED with functional neurological disease (FND)
  • To give an understanding of the course, pathophysiology and treatment of cyclical vomiting syndrome
  • To improve awareness at recognising factitious illness
  • To consider the possibility of dysfunctional breathing in patients attending with shortness of breath
  • Talking to patients about functional and dysfunctional disorders
  • To give colleagues the confidence they need to look after these patients holistically and without judgement


Log-in instructions to join the live event will be sent to registered delegates the week of the event. Registered delegates will have access to content for 6 months after the live date.

+ Fees

RCEM Member: £101
RCEM Member nurses/students: £67
Non-member: £168
LMIC RCEM Member: £40
LMIC RCEM Nurse/Student Member: £20

+ Who should attend?
  • Clinical/Research/Teaching Fellow
  • Consultant
  • FY1/2
  • Nurse
  • Paramedic
  • Physician Associate/Advanced Care Practitioner/Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Pharmacist
  • Specialty doctor/SAS Grade
  • ST1-3
  • ST4-7
  • Student
+ Programme

The programme is available to view online. 

+ Contact us

If you have any questions about this event, please get in touch with us by emailing or calling 020 3931 0700.

+ Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions in their entirety before making your booking.

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