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FANS Events & Training

About FANS

The Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences (FANS) is one of Europe’s largest research groups and one of the few teams in the world bringing together leading experts in brain development and pro and antisocial behaviours across the lifespan.  We are part of the IoPPN, world-renowned for the quality of its research and for producing more highly cited publications in psychiatry and mental health (Scopus, 2016) than any other university in the world.

The Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences (FANS) hosts a range of seminars, training programmes and events (see below) open to staff, students and the wider public. 

  • ADOS-2 & ADI-R Training
  • FANS Science Meetings
  • Guest Speakers
  • Friday Morning Teaching (FMT)

To register to attend an event or to find out more, send an email to fansevents@kcl.ac.uk
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ADOS-2 & ADI-R Training

The FANS department typically schedule two ADOS-2 and ADI-R courses per year.  Due to Covid-19 these courses are now delivered online:

Autumn/Winter Dates:    

ADI-R:       9-11 November 2020       - Online training course       

ADOS-2:   16-19 November 2020     - Online training course

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - Second Edition (ADOS-2) provides an accurate assessment and diagnosis of autism and pervasive development disorder across all ages, developmental levels and language skills. ADOS-2 consists of five modules, appropriate for children and adults of differing developmental and language levels, ranging from nonverbal to verbally-fluent. Our 4-day full time comprehensive course is suitable for clinicians and researchers with experience in autism spectrum disorders and covers training in administration and coding of all five modules.

The Autism Diagnostic Interview Revised (ADI-R) is considered to be one of the gold standard clinical diagnostic instruments for assessing autism in children and adults. The ADI-R provides a diagnostic algorithm for autism as described in both the ICD and DSM. This comprehensive interview focuses on behaviour in three main areas: qualities of reciprocal social interaction; communication and language; and restricted and repetitive, stereotyped interests and behaviours. Our 3-day training course is suitable for researchers and clinicians working with children and adults, who also have existing experience with autism spectrum disorders.

If you would like to enquire about availability or to be added to the waiting list to be informed of future courses please contact fansevents@kcl.ac.uk

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FANS Science Meetings

FANS Science Meetings are a series of seminars providing our invited internal and external speakers with the opportunity to present the latest research and developments from across the field. The meetings are also a lively forum for all to exchange knowledge and ideas and build connections across the department and beyond.

When do they take place?
Seminars take place every 2 months, at the IoPPN, the talks normally take place in the Small Lecture Theatre, between 12-1.30pm

Who can attend?
Attendance at the seminars is free, and open to staff, students, colleagues from King’s Health Partners organisations (King’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, King’s College Hospital NHS Trust, and South London and Maudsley NHS Trust) and the wider public.

Details of speakers and the focus of each talk can be found on the department web pages, and are also included in the individual event page listings.

Light refreshments provided at each event and are sponsored by The Sackler Institute for Translational Neurodevelopment.

For more information please contact: marija-magdalena.petrinovic@kcl.ac.uk
To register you attendance at a talk email:  fansevents@kcl.ac.uk

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Guest Speakers

The department hosts a number of visiting academics and guest speakers who are invited to deliver a guest talk.  These talks are open to Kings staff, students, colleagues from King’s Health Partners organisations (King’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, King’s College Hospital NHS Trust, and South London and Maudsley NHS Trust) and where occasionally the wider public.

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Friday Morning Teaching (FMT)

Weekly Friday morning teaching sessions are open to clinicians and academic staff in the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the IOPPN. Sessions take place in term-time and include clinical case conferences and research presentations.  To find out more email: susan.graham.kcl.ac.uk

Upcoming events in FANS Events & Training

9 Nov

ADI-R Online Training Course - Nov 2020

09 November 2020, 09:15 to 11 November 2020, 16:30

An online training course suitable for researchers and clinicians working with children and adults,…

Previous events in FANS Events & Training

12 Mar

FANS Science Meeting - March 2020

12 March 2020, 12:00 to 13:30

A series of seminars providing the opportunity for speakers to share and discuss the latest research…

21 Nov

FANS Science Meeting - November

21 November 2019, 12:00 to 13:30

A series of seminars providing the opportunity for speakers to share and discuss the latest research…

26 Sep

FANS Science Meeting - September

26 September 2019, 12:00 to 13:00

A series of seminars providing the opportunity for speakers to share and discuss the latest research…

4 Jul

FANS Science Meeting - July 2019

04 July 2019, 12:00 to 13:30

A series of seminars providing the opportunity for speakers to share and discuss the latest research…

9 May

FANS Science Meeting - May

09 May 2019, 12:00 to 13:30

A series of seminars providing the opportunity for speakers to share and discuss the latest research…