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Upcoming Talk:

“PSYCHIATRIC AND LEGAL ISSUES OF PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY”

Synopsis :

Epilepsy is not a mental illness. There is, however, a higher incidence of psychological disorders in patients with epilepsy compared to the general population. This may be due to a number of factors – including the seizure itself, the psychological reactions to having epilepsy, and the medications used to treat epilepsy. This talk will cover the range of psychiatric disorders associated with epilepsy and how they can be treated.

People with epilepsy suffer from seizures. Some may appear to be confused or under the influence of an intoxicating substance. Some may perform involuntary acts that are perceived as intentional or malicious. In these situations, a person with epilepsy may be accused of criminal conduct and may even be arrested, investigated and charged with a criminal offence. How does criminal law apply to people with epilepsy? How should someone with epilepsy take precautions? These questions (and more) will be answered during this talk that will consider the condition of epilepsy in relation to the criminal justice system as well as the other legal issues & implications for people with epilepsy.

Speakers:

Dr Adrian Wang

Dr Adrian Wang received his MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 1990, and Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) from the Graduate School of Medical Studies, NUS, in 1996. He has also received additional training as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bipolar Disorders Clinic, Stanford University, in the research and therapy of Bipolar Disorders. Before commencing private practice at Gleneagles Medical Centre in Oct 2005, he was Chief of the Department of General Psychiatry and Consultant-in-charge of the Anxiety and Mood Clinic at the Institute of Mental Health. He was the Chief CARE Officer of the National CARE Management System from 2001 to 2005, and was involved in planning the psychological responses for the Asian Tsunami Crisis in 2004, and the Silkair MI185 and SIA 006 air crashes. His main areas of specialty are the treatment and research of Mood and Anxiety Disorders – such as Depression and Bipolar Disorders; as well as Grief and Adjustment Disorders, Trauma Psychiatry and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. He has conducted training workshops for healthcare professionals and the public on topics including depression, anxiety, phobias and grief counselling.

Mr Anand Nalachandran

Mr Anand Nalachandran read law at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and is currently a Director with TSMP Law Corporation leading their criminal litigation practice. He is a senior and established criminal lawyer with expertise and experience in civilian and military offences. He has advised on general offences (including capital, narcotics and sexual offences) as well as specialised crimes (including corruption, financial and technology crimes).

Anand is an adjunct Associate Professor with the NUS Faculty of Law and a Teaching Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE). He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) and an Associate Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC). He was appointed Lead Counsel with the Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO) and volunteers as Counsel with the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS). He is a member of the Council of the Law Society of Singapore and committees of the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) – and represents the Singapore Medical Council in disciplinary proceedings.

Date: 22nd April 2017

Venue: ECG Centre, 112 Lavender Street #03-01 Singapore 338728

Contact ecgs93@singnet.com.sg or 6358 0566 to register now!