ICD Revision: TAG Neurology and TAG Mental Health members

ICD Revision: TAG Neurology and TAG Mental Health members

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The two ICD Revision Topic Advisory Groups (TAGs) that are the primary focus of this site are:

Topic Advisory Group for Mental Health
Topic Advisory Group for Neurology

ICD Revision has published information on the make up of the new International Advisory Group for the Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders (TAGMH) and the Topic Advisory Group for Neurology (TAG Neurology). The professional and scientific organisations that have been asked to appoint representatives to these two groups and the names of their representatives are also published.

Topic Advisory Group for Mental Health

The International Advisory Group for the Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders was constituted by the WHO for a period of two years (2007 – 2008) with the primary task of advising the WHO on all steps leading to the revision of the mental and behavioural disorders classification in ICD-10, in line with the overall ICD revision process.

The initial period of operation has now expired and the group has been reconstituted and reappointed for the next two year period. The appointment of the Harmonization Group and other working groups reporting to the Advisory Group has also now expired, and new working groups will be appointed based on the current needs of the revision.

The Advisory Group is co-ordinated by Senior Project Officer, Dr Geoffrey M Reed, PhD, who is seconded to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO, Geneva, through the IUPsyS (International Union for Psychological Science). The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse will also be managing the technical part of the revision of Diseases of the Nervous System (currently Chapter VI), as it is doing for Chapter V.

The group is chaired by Steven E Hyman, MD, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, a former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and a member of the DSM-5 Task Force.

Mental Health Topic Advisory Group

Tasks

The Mental Health TAG reviews categories in ICD-10 relating to mental health and mental illness. The diseases within the scope of the Mental Health TAG are primarily located in Chapter 5 (Mental and Behavioural Disorders). The TAG also formulates definitions and diagnostic criteria for the relevant categories, and suggests changes to the classification structure.

Progress

TAG Mental Health was formed in January, 2007 to work on 11th Revision of the ICD. In 2009, new members were appointed to fill open positions and to meet specific needs prior to the group’s most recent face-to-face meeting in September 2009. The TAG Mental Health will hold its next face-to-face meeting 21-23 June 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Last Updated: 3 February 2010

For membership of TAG Mental Health see this PDF:

Mental Health Topic Advisory Group Feb 10

The first meeting of the reconstituted Advisory Group took place on 28 – 29 September 2009, in Geneva. There have been no other meetings since the December 2008 meeting of the former group.

Summary Reports of meetings held by the International Advisory Group for the Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders (currently ICD-10 Chapter V) are published on the WHO main website [PDF format]

1st Meeting: 11 – 12 January 2007, Geneva |
2nd Meeting: 24 – 25 September 2007, Geneva |
3rd Meeting: 11 – 12 March 2008, Geneva |
4th Meeting 1 – 2 December 2008, Geneva |

A Summary Report of the 5th meeting of the group which was held on 28 – 29 September 2009, has yet to be published.

Topic Advisory Group for Neurology

The lead WHO Secretariat for TAG Neurology is Dr Tarun Dua, Management of Mental and Brain Disorders, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO, Geneva. Dr Dua co-ordinated the Atlas Multiple Sclerosis Resources in the World 2008, a collaboration between the World Health Organization and the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation. Dr Dua was a co-author of the World Health Organization publication Neurological Disorders: Public Health Challenges, 2006 or download by Chapters in PDF format

The group is chaired by Dr Raad Shakir, Imperial College London, London, UK

Neurology Topic Advisory Group

Tasks

The Neurology TAG reviews categories in ICD that relate to neurologic diseases. These diseases are found throughout ICD-10, principally within Chapter 6 (Diseases of the nervous system). The TAG also formulates definitions and diagnostic criteria for the relevant categories, and suggests changes to the classification structure.

Progress

The TAG Neurology was formed under consultation by WHO. The TAG met for their first meeting 22-23 June 2009. A managing editor for the alpha drafting of ICD-11 is identified. Discussions regarding changes to the linearization have started. The Neurology TAG will have its second Face-to-Face Meeting 18-19 February 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Last Updated: 2010-04-02

For membership of TAG Neurology see this PDF:

Neurology Topic Advisory Group Feb 10

 

I am not aware of any meeting summaries, reports or updates published so far by TAG Neurology.

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