AADPA’s 3rd Annual Conference offered attendees an opportunity to hear from a breadth of speakers involved in the study and treatment of ADHD.
Prof Jeffrey Newcorn: How Do Drugs for ADHD Work?
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, and Director, Division of ADHD and Learning Disorders at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Prof Newcorn is also the director of Pediatric Psychopharmacology for the Mount Sinai Health System. His research examines the clinical presentation and neurobiological basis of ADHD and its treatment.
Dr Rick Jarman: Social skills training in ADHD.
Dr Jarman is a senior specialist at the Royal Children’s Hospital in the Child Behaviour Clinic and Early Emergency Follow up Clinic, and founding director of Melbourne Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics. In his keynote Rick shares practical strategies for paediatricians, psychologists and psychiatrists in social skills training in ADHD.
Dr Loretta Giorcelli: Critical understandings for Inclusive Schools.
Dr Giorcelli draws on 50 years of educational practice, school leadership and active research to explore the critical characteristics of schools including the required cultural, curricular, managerial and legal responses to support learners who struggle with the challenges of ADHD.
Prof. Christel Middeldorp ADHD across the lifespan.
Professor Middeldorp discusses the role of genetics, transgenerational transmission and the implications for clinical practice in ADHD. She investigates the role of parental mental health problems, on the outcome of psychiatric symptoms in a clinical cohort and whether addressing parental mental health also improves the outcome for children.
Saturday 27 July