STOMP – Count me in! National conference

Date: Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location: The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP

It is estimated that on an average day in England between 30,000 and 35,000 people with a learning disability, autism or both are taking prescribed psychotropic medication without appropriate clinical justification. This is medication that results in alterations to perception, mood or consciousness. Long-term use of these medicines puts people at risk of a wide range of side effects including weight gain, organ failure and even premature death.

Count me in! is a cross-sector conference for people who are challenging practices which result in over-medication of people in health and social care services. It will offer insights into what has been achieved so far through the STOMP campaign, provide opportunities for cross-sector discussion and help you think creatively about your next step in tackling overmedication. You may be a health or social care professional, a self-advocate or a family carer. This conference is for you. The conference hashtag is #WeSupportSTOMP

Lunch and refreshments are provided. Dietary and access requirements must be specified fifteen working days in advance of the event via this booking form.

The conference is supported by NHS England. VODG (the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group) is organising this conference. In making a booking the following terms apply.

1. Registration for ‘STOMP – Count me in!’ is essential and will close ten working days before the event takes place (9 January 2019, 17.30). Cancellations must be made via this EventBrite booking form and in writing to events.networks@vodg.org.uk.

2. Cancellations within ten workings days before the event takes place, or failure to attend will result in a recovery charge of £100 being made. The invoice must be settled within 30 days.

3. Replacement delegates are allowable and must be received five working days in advance of the event. No administrative charge is payable.

4. VODG reserves right to alter the programme and change the speakers without prior notice.

5. VODG may photograph, film or audio record proceedings. Delegates consent for their questions and comments from the floor to be included in briefing and media following the Chatham House rule.

6. Early registration is advisable. When an event is over-subscribed we reserve the right to offer a wait list or to prioritise delegates.

7. NHS and social care providers are asked to use an organisational email when registering.

Venue details

For information about the venue please visit this link. If you need directions please contact reception at The Studio on 0121 634 2800 and they will gladly assist you.