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AADPA’s 7th Annual ADHD Conference will be held at The Westin Brisbane from 27 – 28 July 2024, with additional workshops on Friday, 26 July.

The two-day conference with the theme “Collaborative Care: The Future of ADHD”, offers attendees the opportunity to network with like-minded peers and learn the latest in ADHD research, education, and treatment options from leading experts in the field of ADHD including international keynote speakers, Professor Emily Simonoff, Associate Professor Renata Schoeman and Professor Ian Wong.

The conference will be held in a hybrid fashion with in-person attendance at The Westin Brisbane and virtual attendance through the CVENT Virtual Attendee Hub. As a hybrid event, you’ll have access to session recordings for up to 90 days post-conference to view whenever you like via the CVENT Virtual Attendee Hub.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Emily Simonoff

Emily Simonoff is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, where she is also head of the Department and Director of the King’s Maudsley Partnership for Children and Young People.

She is a UK National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator and academic lead for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Clinical Academic Group at the South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust.

Assoc. Professor Renata Schoeman

Renata Schoeman (MBChB, MSocSc, MMed, FC Psych, PhD, MBA) is Assoc. Professor: Leadership and Head of the Healthcare Leadership MBA specialization stream at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town, and a virtual faculty member of the University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Development Program.

Co-founder and Director of Goldilocks And The Bear, Renata has been in full-time private practice as a general Psychiatrist for more than 15 years with special interests in disorders affecting attention, concentration, learning and memory, such as ADHD.

Professor Ian Wong

Professor Ian Wong is currently the Head of the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy at the University of Hong Kong and the holder of the Lo Shiu Kwan Kan Po Ling Endowed Professorship in Pharmacy.

As an academic pharmacist with research expertise in big data analytics and neuropsychopharmacology, Professor Wong has led many research programmes in the UK, Europe, and Hong Kong on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). He was a member of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)’s guideline development group on ADHD and a similar guideline for epilepsy.

Professor Wong has over 600 publications in prominent journals, including Nature portfolio journals, JAMA Network Journals, The Lancet family journals, and BMJ journals and was a top 1% scholar in pharmacology and pharmacy research from 2015 to 2023.

Early Bird Registration Now Open

In-Person and Virtual attendance is available to AAPDA Members and Non-Members alike. Toggle to view non-member pricing below and register before Friday, 31 May 2024 to save with Early Bird Registration.

  • Virtual Attendance
  • 2 x Day Live Streaming
  • Ask Live Questions
  • 90-Days Online Access
  • In-Person Attendance
  • 2 x Day Conference
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
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  • Save $120 Now
  • In-Person Attendance
  • 2 x Day Conference
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • 90-Days Online Access
  • Save $60 Now
  • Virtual Attendance
  • 2 x Day Live Streaming
  • Ask Live Questions
  • 90-Days Online Access
  • In-Person Attendance
  • 2 x Day Conference
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • 90-Days Online Access
  • Save $100 Now
  • In-Person Attendance
  • 2 x Day Conference
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • 90-Days Online Access
  • Save $50 Now

Your AADPA member number

This year AAPDA Members will need to add their current Membership number to the conference registration form. You can find your Membership Number in your AADPA Welcome Email. If in doubt, please contact support@aadpa.com.au for help.

Not an AADPA member yet?

Join AADPA today and take advantage of discounted member conference registration. Click here for Membership options and benefits. and apply today. If you have any questions about joining AADPA, please get in touch.

4th Annual Florence Levy Emerging Researcher Award

The AADPA Florence Levy Emerging Researcher Award 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, as of 30 June 2024, 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 at midnight AEST on Friday, 31 May 2024.

AADPA Florence Levy Emerging Researcher Award

Professional Workshops

Following the success of last year’s Workshop Program, we’re pleased to offer a series of four new half-day workshops each designed to provide invaluable insights, practical knowledge, and actionable strategies that will undoubtedly enhance participants’ awareness. Workshops will be held on Friday, 26 July at The Westin Brisbane. Registration is $149 per workshop including refreshments. 

Led by Kate Tognarini, Dr Roger Paterson and Prof. Dave Coghill, this comprehensive half-day workshop, tailored for pharmacists and professionals involved in prescribing ADHD medications, will cover the latest updates, best practices, and ethical considerations in ADHD medication management from the ADHD Prescribing Manual.

Coaches are collaborative by virtue of their training and form a valuable part of any treatment team, often liaising and advocating with schools and workplaces. Led by Dr Michele Toner, OAM, This workshop will provide an overview of the ADHD coaching process, and how it differs from therapy and other allied health practices. Case studies will be included and specific coaching niches will also be highlighted.

Psychologists can have diverse roles in ADHD management. Led by Dr Sarah Medland, This workshop will explore the distinctions between various titles, providing clarity on their abilities to diagnose, treat, and manage ADHD under current guidelines.

Led by Dr Sarahn Lovett, this workshop is specifically curated for healthcare professionals seeking comprehensive education on ADHD. The latest resources, evidence-based practices, and practical tools to enhance your ability to diagnose, treat, and manage ADHD in a healthcare setting.

Dedicated Networking Events

The conference offers the opportunity to extend your professional network and engage with some of the most influential academics and clinicians working in the field of ADHD. We’re delighted to once again host the Friday Forum Panel & Panel Drinks and the Conference Reception on Saturday evening. Add these key social events to your registration booking.

Date: Friday, 26 July
Time:
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Registration: $29

Join us for a special guest panel with leading experts for an informative Q&A session hosted by Prof. Dave Coghill. Our guest panel will cover topics such as medication shortages, trends, latest news and insights from around the world followed by networking and pre-conference drinks. Add this informative networking session to your conference registration for only $29 which includes an hour of refreshments served after the panel concludes.

Date: Saturday, 27 July
Time:
5:45pm – 7:45pm
Registration: $59

This key social event of the conference program is held on the first evening of the Conference and guarantees the opportunity to engage with delegates for a memorable evening of networking in a stunning location. Add the Welcome Reception to your conference registration for only $59 which includes drinks and canapes served immediately following the conclusion of Day 1.

Exclusive Accommodation Rates

AADPA has arranged discounted accommodation rates for conference delegates at The Westin Brisbane and next door at The Four Points by Sheraton, Brisbane.  To take advantage of these great discounted rates click here to visit the AADPA Conference Booking Page at the Marriott website. Select your preferred hotel and enter the dates to view availability. These special rates are available for a limited time only while rooms last or until May 25, 2024. Terms and conditions apply.

The Westin Brisbane

Book a King Room for $265 per night (normally $349/night). Book before 25 May 2024 and receive discounted breakfast at the hotel for $30 per person, and $35 overnight car parking fee.

Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane

Book a Superior King Room for $210 per night (normally $279/night). Book before 25 May 2024 and receive discounted breakfast at the hotel for $30 per person, and $35 overnight car parking fee.

Abstract Submissions Now Invited

As a multidisciplinary conference incorporating all disciplines involved in assessment, diagnosis, treatment and research on ADHD, abstract submissions are invited on a wide range of topics about ADHD, including Original Research, Clinical Practice, Lived Experience and Policy and Service Delivery.

Submit your abstract for presentation at the 7th Annual Conference by Sunday, 14 April 2024. Click the buttons below to learn more.

Sponsorship & Contact Information

AADPA welcomes brand partners who support its mission of improving lifetime outcomes for individuals with ADHD and their families, to share new products, programs and services that advance ADHD awareness, education and evidence-based clinical care by partnering with us at the 7th Annual Conference.  Click here to learn more about how your organisation can get involved or contact Margaret Eagers at mers@exemail.com.au with any questions.

Conference Organising Committee

Prof. Sarah Medland, Conference Co-convenor
Prof. James Scott, Conference Co-convenor
Dr Sarahn Lovett, Committee Member
Kate Tognarini, Committee Member
Prof. Mark Bellgrove, Sponsorships
Michele Warbrooke, Admin Support

Event Managed by MERS Events

PCO: Margaret and Matt Eagers
mers.com.au
mers@exemail.com.au
+61 425 220 622

Thanks to our conference partners

Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Exhibitor
Exhibitor
Kaiko Fidgets

About AADPA

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