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Deadline for Submission of Abstracts is 20th March 2022

AADPA invites submissions of abstracts for presentation at our 5th Annual Conference: ADHD Coming Of Age.

AADPA’s 5th Annual Conference will be held from 30-31 July 2022 in a hybrid model. Attend virtually through the CVENT Virtual Attendee Hub (the same as the 2021 conference) or in person at the Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney. This year’s conference theme is “ADHD Coming of Age” however as always, we would like to see any and all abstracts incorporating all disciplines involved in the 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

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

  • Prospective presenters are requested to indicate their preferred presentation format, although the final decision will be made by the scientific committee.
  • All abstracts must consist of original work. Abstracts that have been previously published should not be submitted.
  • All research, results, and conclusions should be final at the time of submission.
  • 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.
  • All submissions will be peer-reviewed. The Program Committee Chairs will make the final decision on all submissions.
  • 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.
  • 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.

2nd Annual Florence Levy Emerging Researcher Award

AADPA recognizes the fantastic work being conducted by early career researchers in the area of ADHD. To be considered for the Florence Levy Emerging Research Award 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 award includes complimentary conference registration and a featured presentation in the conference program plus travel to and from Sydney and 1-night accommodation at the Sofitel, Wentworth, Sydney.

Click Here For More Details

Presentation Formats

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


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.

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. Each abstract will be reviewed and rated on its own merit. All abstracts should be submitted individually, and an email sent to with the names and titles of each presentation as well as the name of the chair/discussant.


The poster format has proven to be an effective and popular method for communication of scientific information. Poster sessions will be designed to provide a more intimate forum for informal discussion than is permitted by regular platform presentations. Poster presenters will stay with their poster for the duration of the poster session and are encouraged to bring handouts for interested viewers. The posters should be 100cm wide by 150cm long (no larger).

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 & Poster 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:
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:
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 for sponsorship and other opportunities.

Conference Organising Committee

Dr Alison (Sally) Poulton (Co-Conference Chair)
A/Prof John Kramer (Co-Conference Chair)
Ms. Margaret Eagers (Conference Organiser)

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