Abstract submissions for the 4th Annual AAPDA Conference – From Bench to Bedside and Beyond – have now closed.

The 4th annual AAPDA Conference will be held from 25 – 26 July 2020 at the Novotel Melbourne on Collins. This is a multidisciplinary conference incorporating all disciplines involved in assessment, treatment and research on ADHD. Submissions in a wide range of topics are sought, including:

  • Empirical studies evaluating treatment programs (group studies, single-subject designs/case descriptions)
  • Development of assessment instruments
  • Technological applications and advances
  • Family and carer issues
  • Theoretical models
  • Service development and clinical initiatives
  • Interdisciplinary approaches
  • Social policy
  • Pharmacological interventions
  • Topic reviews

Early Bird Registration Opens April 1

Not a member? Join AADPA today and take advantage of the Member’s Only Discount pricing for the upcoming conference. Click here for details member details and benefits. If you have any questions about membership, please contact us for help.

AADPA Members

EARLY BIRD

$299

(Regular $350)

Non-Members

EARLY BIRD

$350

(Regular $400)

Students

EARLY BIRD

$149

(Regular $200)

Keynote Speakers

Organising Committee

  • A/Prof Emma Sciberras (Chair)
  • A/Prof Tim Silk (Co-Chair)
  • Dr Melissa Mulraney (Committee Member)
  • Ms. Margaret Eagers (Conference Organiser)

How to submit your abstract

CVENT is the platform used to submit the abstracts. Follow the steps below to create your CVENT account and upload your abstract:

Step 1: Complete a word document of the abstract which includes authors, their affiliations, abstract and the corresponding author’s name and email address (see below for detailed submission guidelines).

Step 2Click here to create a CVENT account by entering your email address and a password.

Step 3: Type the information relating to the submission in each box (or cut and paste from Step 1).

Step 4: Upload the completed abstract from Step 1.

Submission Guidelines

1. Prospective presenters are requested to indicate their preferred presentation format, although the final decision will be made by the scientific committee.

2. All abstracts must consist of original work. Abstracts that have been previously published should not be submitted.

3. All research, results, and conclusions should be final at the time of submission.

4. There is no limitation on the number of submissions by one author; however, authors are asked to use discretion since submitting multiple abstracts may create scheduling problems.

5. All submissions will be peer reviewed. The Program Committee Chairs will make the final decision on all submissions.

6. Accepted abstracts must be presented at the conference by an author or their designated representative. Any authors who attend the conference must register for the conference and pay the appropriate conference registration fee.

7. Abstracts that are accepted and presented at the conference will be available for delegates via the Smartphone App and in the conference book via the AADPA website.

AADPA Early Career Research Prize

AADPA recognizes the fantastic work being conducted by early career researchers in the area of ADHD. To be considered for the AADPA Early Career Research Prize please complete the appropriate box when submitting your abstract. PhD students and early career researchers <5 years post being awarded their PhD (or equivalent) are eligible. The prize will provide complimentary registration and a featured presentation in the conference program.

Presentation Formats

Three presentation types will be accepted including Platform, Symposium and Workshop

1

Platform Sessions

Platform sessions comprise individual oral presentations, which are scheduled together with other thematically related platform papers at the discretion of the AADPA Program Committee Chairs. Each abstract will be allotted 15 minutes for oral presentation and audience discussion. A moderator will rigorously adhere to these time limits to allow time for discussion.
2

Symposium Sessions

A symposium session comprises at least 4 and not more than 6 individual oral presentations on the same topic which are led by a chair/discussant.
3

Workshops

Submissions are sought for Workshops. These are 30 to 60-minute masterclasses in which a leading practitioner will briefly give an update on a specific assessment or therapeutic approach, providing an opportunity for attendees to learn new skills. It is important that the session’s learning objectives and the level of experience of the intended audience are clearly identified.

Abstract Layout Guidelines

Abstracts must be in English, limited to a maximum of 2,500 characters, for research studies use the following headings in sentence case and bold: Background and aims, Method, Results, and Conclusions

Platform Submissions

Title: Sentence case and bold
Authors: Sentence case – Surname, First name, superscript for affiliations
Affiliations: Sentence case – department, institution, city, country
Abstract: Structure abstract with the following headings in sentence case and bold:
Background and aims:
Method:
Results:
Conclusions:
Correspondence: Corresponding author; email address

Symposium Submissions

Name of Discussant or Chair
Email address of same
List of speakers
Abstracts in order of presentation with all abstracts set out as per below

Title is in sentence case and bold
Surname, First name
Sentence case – department, institution, city, country
Background and aims:
Method:
Results:
Conclusions:
Correspondence: Corresponding author; email address

Workshop Submissions

Title: Sentence case and bold
Authors: Sentence case – Surname, First name, superscript for affiliations
Affiliations: Sentence case – department, institution, city, country
Abstract: Unstructured abstract covering content of the workshop and learning objectives
Correspondence: Corresponding author; email address

Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information on how your organization can get involved with this prestigious international conference, please contact Robyn Scarfe at admin@aadpa.com.au for sponsorship and other opportunities.

Event Managed by MERS Events
PCO: Margaret Eagers
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