AADPA's 4th annual conference, "Together Towards Tomorrow", was held on Saturday, 23 October 2021 as a one-day virtual meeting allowing everyone to attend.
The 4th annual conference was held virtually to allow members and guests the opportunity to attend from anywhere. As a purely online event, a shorter 1-day program was created to keep delegates engaged. Click here to view the 2021 Conference Program.
The 2021 conference included the presentation of the inaugural AADPA Florence Levy Emerging Researcher Award. This award honours Prof. Flo Levy’s outstanding clinical and research contribution to ADHD and aims to recognise an emerging researcher, clinician or clinician-scientist in Australia who has made an outstanding contribution to research in the field of ADHD.
The 4th annual conference coincided with ADHD Awareness month; a whole month devoted to sharing reliable information about ADHD based on science and peer-reviewed research.
Of course, ADHD awareness is not just for the month of October. As people living with ADHD or working with those with ADHD, we have the opportunity to be leaders in our local and online communities as we shine a light on ADHD, providing trustworthy resources all year long! Learn more about ADHD Awareness month here.
Prof. Mark Bellgrove
Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience
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.
Prof. Dr. med. Alexandra Philipsen
Professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Prof. Dr. med. 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 focuses on the clinical presentation and neurobiology of adult ADHD and its psychopharmacological and psychosocial treatment.
A/Prof Emma Sciberras (Chair)
A/Prof Tim Silk (Co-Chair)
Lou Brown (Committee Member)
Margaret Eagers (Conference Organiser)