Skip to main content

Deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to Sunday 27 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 on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st of July 2022 in a hybrid model: virtually through the CVENT Virtual Attendee Hub 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 assessment, treatment and research on ADHD, and in policy and service delivery affecting people with ADHD.

In addition to abstracts summarising original research, we would like to see abstracts for presentations with a strong practical application.  Abstracts applicable to clinicians may be intended for a broad audience, from a wide range of professional areas, or tailored to professionals from a more specific set of disciplines (meaning that a level of prior knowledge can be assumed).

For all abstracts, demonstration of leadership in a consumer-needs focus is highly encouraged, as is the inclusion of lived experience perspectives where possible.  To assist with demonstrating a consumer-needs-focus, reviewing a language guide (such as the ‘Talking about ADHD’ guide) is suggested.  Sources of information on the social model of disability, human rights model of disability, the neurodiversity movement, and the biopsychosocial model, and consideration of their application to the ADHD context, may also be of use.

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. An indication of the audience who is most likely to benefit from the presentation is also required if not a research presentation (i.e. General, Specialist, Other)
  • 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 accepted and presented at the conference will be available for delegates via the Virtual Attendee Hub, the Smartphone App, and 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 application form on this page by May 1, 2022

As of 30 June 2022, Applicants should have held their PhD, or equivalent, for no more than 10 years from the date that their PhD thesis was passed to be eligible. The award will provide complimentary registration and a featured presentation in the conference program. Applications close on May 1, 2022.

Click Here For More Details

Student Award

In addition to the Florence Levy Emerging Research Award, there will also be a student award so please indicate your student status when submitting your abstract.

Presentation Formats

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


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 3 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 (either layout is acceptable), and an email sent to with the names and titles of each presentation as well as the name of the chair/discussant. Abstracts will be considered for inclusion in the prospective symposium as well as for an individual platform session if required.


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 please).

Abstract Layout Guidelines

Abstracts must be in English, limited to a maximum of 2,500 characters including spaces.

For research topics use the headings listed below for ‘Research Submissions’. For all other topics, use the headings listed for ‘Other Submissions’ below.

Research Submissions

Title: Sentence case and bold
Authors: Sentence case – surname, First name, superscript for affiliations
Affiliations: Sentence case – department, institution (or service, practice), city, country
Abstract: Structure abstract with the following headings in sentence case and bold:
Background and aims:
Correspondence: Corresponding author; email address

Other Submissions

Title: Sentence case and bold
Authors: Sentence case – surname, first name,
Affiliations: Sentence case – department, institution (or service, practice), city, country
Abstract: Structure abstract with the following headings in sentence case and bold:
Intended Audience: indicate whether general or specialist (state discipline or practice aspect)
Summary of content: dot points or numbered list
Correspondence: Corresponding author; email address

For Symposium Submissions, please submit an abstract for each component and include:

  • Name of Discussant or Chair
  • Email address of same

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)
Dr Maddi Derrick (Committee Member)
Dr Alicia Montgomery (Committee Member)
Ms. Margaret Eagers (Conference Organiser)

Event Managed by MERS Events

PCO: Margaret Eagers
+61 425 220 622