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Treatment gaps in current management of Neuropsychiatric Disorders


9:00am - 9:40am


Breakout Room B

About the Workshop

Topic: Treatment gaps in current management of Neuropsychiatric  Disorders

The presentation will explore biological treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders currently unavailable in Jamaica. The objectives of the presentation are :

  1. To discuss older and newer pharmacological agents unavailable in Jamaica and their   neuropsychiatric indications.

  2. To discuss non-invasive and invasive neuromodulation/ neurostimulation techniques in     neuropsychiatry and their indications.

  3. To discuss the role of functional neurosurgery/ psychosurgery in neuropsychiatry

Your Presenter

Dr. Roger Roberts

Dr. Roger Roberts

2003-2008: Undergraduate medical training ( MBBS programme)- The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.

2010-2014: Postgraduate medical training ( Doctor of Medicine in Psychiatry programme)- The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.

2014-2017: Psychiatrist assigned to the parish of Clarendon- provided specialist coverage for the May Pen General Hospital and six mental health clinics within the parish.

October 2017-Present: Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych), United Kingdom.

December 2018: Earned an MSc (with distinction) in Clinical Neuropsychiatry from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience , King's College London, UK.

January 2019- Present: Currently working at the Kingston Public Hospital as a consultant general psychiatrist and neuropsychiatrist. Pioneered Jamaica's only Neuropsychiatric Service at the Kingston Public Hospital, this service is a consultation-liaison and an outpatient service.

Current Lecturer roles: Currently a preceptor and the chair of the All American Institute of Medical Sciences (AAIMS) psychiatry programme and is an associate lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, UWI, Mona.

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