T. Gondek, Poland

European Psychiatric Association Early Career Psychiatrists Committee
Tomasz M. Gondek, MD, PhD, specialist in general adult psychiatry practicing in Wroclaw, Poland. Completed his specialty training at the Lower Silesian Centre of Mental Health, Wroclaw, in 2019. Completed his PhD at the Department of Psychiatry, Wroclaw Medical Univeristy, in 2018. Researcher in the field of social psychiatry and epidemiology of mental disorders. Founder and past president of the Specialty Training Section of the Polish Psychiatric Association. Member of the European Psychiatric Association Early Career Psychiatrists Committee (EPA ECPC) and chair of the EPA ECPC Task Force on Meetings and Associations. Laureate of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) ECP Scholarship Programme 2015. Laureate of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology Fellowship Award 2016. EFPT Maintaining and Establishing a National Trainee Association Working Group chair, 2014-2017. Co-author of the books: "Exercises of Behavioral Therapy", "Panic Anxiety and Agoraphobia: A Guide for Patients" and "A Man in the Face of the Unknown: Psychiatrists and Patients During the Covid-19 Outbreak".

Moderator Of 1 Session

Mental Health Policy
Date
Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
08:00 - 09:30
Room
Channel 2
Session Description
Trauma is a complex phenomenon which impacts not only a victim, but also close relatives, witnesses and healers. Multiple sources of trauma and high prevalence of complex trauma requires interdisciplinary approach in prevention and treatment. The workshop will bring to the stage practical aspects in understanding and combating trauma based on the recent research and intervention projects.
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Presenter Of 9 Presentations

LIVE - ECP Symposium: Let's Talk About the Pandemic (ID 835) No Topic Needed

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LIVE - Workshop: Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder: A Masterclass (ID 244) No Topic Needed

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Live
Date
Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
17:30 - 19:00
Room
Channel 3
Lecture Time
18:40 - 19:00
Symposium: Psychiatric Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities (ID 309) No Topic Needed
LIVE - ECP Workshop: Trauma and Public Mental Health (ID 840) No Topic Needed

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Live, ECP Session
Date
Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
08:00 - 09:30
Room
Channel 2
Lecture Time
09:08 - 09:28
LIVE - ECP Workshop: Can we Have Your Attention Please? (ID 836) No Topic Needed

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Live, ECP Session
Date
Tue, 13.04.2021
Session Time
17:30 - 19:00
Room
Channel 2
Lecture Time
18:38 - 18:58
LIVE - ECP Symposium: Let's Talk About the Pandemic (ID 835) No Topic Needed

ECP0030 - How Did the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect Early Career Psychiatrists in Europe?

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Date
Tue, 13.04.2021
Session Time
15:30 - 17:00
Room
Channel 2
Lecture Time
16:04 - 16:21
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ABSTRACT

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The COVID-19 outbreak has left its mark on the work of mental health care staff. Many professionals had to radically change their working conditions or were delegated to work in different facilities, in many cases taking on different responsibilities with little time for training. Many psychiatrists overnight had to partially or fully start working within telemedicine. Due to the lockdown, psychiatric trainees in many countries were not able to complete their training as planned. The measures taken by the governments to limit the impact of the pandemic also affected the capacity to conduct research studies and directions of new research initiatives.

Dr. Gondek will present the results of the EPA ECPC-EFPT Cross-sectional survey on the effects of the outbreak on work and wellbeing of Early Career Psychiatrists in Europe.

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LIVE - ECP Workshop: Can we Have Your Attention Please? (ID 836) No Topic Needed

ECP0034 - Diagnosing ADHD in Adults: Diagnostic Tools and Differential Diagnosis

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Live, ECP Session
Date
Tue, 13.04.2021
Session Time
17:30 - 19:00
Room
Channel 2
Lecture Time
18:04 - 18:21
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ABSTRACT

Abstract Body

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder, with an estimated prevalence of 2.8% in adults. It is frequently comorbid with other mental disorders and may significantly affect global functioning, leading to stigma and social discrimination. Despite its widespread occurrence in adults, many general psychiatrists do not feel well prepared to diagnose and manage this disorder. Psychiatry training curricula rarely include rotations in specialized ADHD clinics for adults or specialized courses during residency, and in many European countries such specialized clinics for adults or the most recommended medications, are not even available. It makes the recognition and treatment of ADHD often overlooked, unless it has been diagnosed in childhood.

Dr. Gondek will demonstrate the diagnostic process of ADHD in adults and main directions for differential diagnosis in cases of a complex clinical picture.

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Symposium: Psychiatric Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities (ID 309) No Topic Needed

S0158 - Early Career Psychiatrists in Europe During COVID-19 Outbreak: Results of the EPA ECPC-EFPT Cross-sectional Survey

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Pre-Recorded with Live Q&A
Date
Tue, 13.04.2021
Session Time
10:00 - 11:30
Room
Channel 5
Lecture Time
10:17 - 10:34
Presenter

ABSTRACT

Abstract Body

The COVID-19 outbreak has left its mark on the work of mental health care staff. Many professionals had to radically change their working conditions or were delegated to work in different facilities, in many cases taking on different responsibilities with little time for training. Many psychiatrists overnight had to partially or fully start working within telemedicine. Due to the lockdown, psychiatric trainees in many countries were not able to complete their training as planned. The measures taken by the governments to limit the impact of the pandemic also affected the capacity to conduct research studies and directions of new research initiatives.

Dr. Gondek will present the results of the EPA ECPC-EFPT Cross-sectional survey on the effects of the outbreak on work and wellbeing of Early Career Psychiatrists in Europe.

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LIVE - Workshop: Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder: A Masterclass (ID 244) No Topic Needed

W0045 - The Difficult Differential Diagnosis of BPD Look-alikes

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Date
Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
17:30 - 19:00
Room
Channel 3
Lecture Time
17:44 - 17:58
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ABSTRACT

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The traits of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and various other personality or mental disorders may overlap, causing diagnostic difficulties and pitfalls for psychiatrists early in their career. An online survey conducted among psychiatric trainees and young specialists in 2019 showed that only 63% of them think they are well prepared to diagnose BPD. Predispositions such as impulsivity or emotional instability, which commonly are present in BPD, may also be prevalent in such disorders as Antisocial Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, in people misusing psychoactive substances, or in neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD. These symptoms can lead to considerable difficulties in global functioning and performing adequate social roles unless appropriate treatment is provided. Therefore, a proper differential diagnosis is crucial in good psychiatric management of people with BPD features.


Dr. Gondek will present what BPD symptom domains may be shared with other mental and personality disorders and how to navigate the diagnostic process to set the correct diagnosis in often unobvious clinical presentations of BPD and its look-alikes.

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