Dear Members and Sponsors,
It is with regret that the Board has taken the decision to cancel the 2020 AADPA conference in Melbourne.
The uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and travel restrictions placed on hospital and University staff, made running the event untenable in 2020. Our plan is to run the annual conference mid-2021 in Melbourne.
In addition, we will certainly explore whether there are opportunities to run a smaller event, such as a targeted workshop, towards the end of the year. We thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to seeing you in 2021.
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
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Prof. Joseph Sergeant is an emeritus professor of Clinical Neuropsychology. He has published more than 150 articles on ADHD and has been on the Editorial Board of several journals in child psychiatry. He was also a reviewer for high impact journals such as Neuroscience Reviews, Science and Nature. He was in knighted by the Queen of The Netherlands in 2010 for his contribution to the field.
Prof. Mark Bellgrove
Mark Bellgrove is Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience and Director of Research at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University. His work focuses on understanding the biology of attention in both health and disorder. He is the proud President of the Australian ADHD Professionals Association and Secretary-General of the World ADHD Federation.
Dr Alexandra Philipsen
Dr Alexandra Philipsen is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and Director of the University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Bonn, Germany. Her research focusses on clinical presentation and neurobiology of adult ADHD and its psychopharmacological and psychosocial treatment.
- 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 2: Click 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.
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.