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AADPA’s 5th Annual Conference was held from 30-31 July 2022 with live attendance in-person from Sydney and live-streamed everywhere.

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The 2022 hybrid conference, “ADHD Coming of Age” was attended by the largest gathering of ADHD professionals in Australia working together to create better life outcomes for individuals with ADHD and their families.

The 2-day conference offered attendees an opportunity to hear from leading experts in the field of ADHD, including international keynote speakers, Dr David W Goodman and A/Prof. Martine Hoogman. Sessions covered the latest in ADHD research, including prescribing for ADHD with co-morbidities, practical tips and tools for non-pharmacological intervention, the latest update on the Australian ADHD Guideline and much more.

Opportunities for Q&A as well as dedicated networking sessions and AADPA AGM gave members a chance to have their say in how our Association develops. As a hybrid event, delegates can access session recordings for up to 90 days post-conference.

Congratulations to Dr Beth Johnson, reciptient of the 2022 Florence Levy Emerging Research Award as announced at this year's conference.

After completing her PhD understanding motor control in autism, Dr Johnson started investigating the overlap between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Dr Johnson holds a joint appointment with the Complex Autism and Neurodevelopment group, the Department of Paediatrics, and the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, where she leads the Monash Autism ADHD Genetics and Neurodevelopment (MAGNET) Project. This research program is recruiting 1000 families from across Victoria to use data-driven methods to improve diagnostic precision and therapeutic outcomes for children with neurodevelopmental conditions.

Beth Johnson

Our Keynote Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Emma Sciberras

A/Prof. Emma Sciberras

Attending to the needs of consumers with ADHD – biopsychosocial approaches for research & clinical practice

Dr Sciberras has worked in the area of ADHD for 13 years and has been recognised by the Australian Institute for Policy and Science for her achievements. She holds a National Health & Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship focused on the development of evidence-based behavioural interventions to improve outcomes for young people with ADHD.

A/Prof Martine Hoogman

A/Prof. Martine Hoogman

Creativity and other strengths associated with ADHD

Martine Hoogman is an assistant professor at the departments of psychiatry and human genetics of the Radboud University Medical Center, in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. After studying ADHD’s cognitive deficits for more than a decade, she is now leading a research group that has the aim to study positive aspects of strengths and resilience factors associated with neurodevelopmental disorders. She also leads the ENIGMA-ADHD working group, a worldwide collaboration aimed at unravelling the neurobiology of ADHD.

A_Prof David W. Goodman

A/Prof. David W Goodman

Normal aging or ADHD? How to manage ADHD in older adults

David W Goodman MD is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the State University of New York. He is also Director of the Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Center of Maryland in Lutherville and Director of Suburban Psychiatric Associates, LLC. An internationally recognized expert, Dr Goodman has presented over 600 lectures to medical specialists, authored peer-reviewed scientific papers, he currently teaches 4th-year psychiatric residents at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and serves on the executive committee of APSARD (American Professional Society for ADHD and Related Disorders).

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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

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Our Mission At AADPA

To promote evidence-based research, diagnosis, treatment & management of ADHD for the benefit of Australians with ADHD & their families.


We are committed to working towards enhanced lifetime outcomes for individuals with ADHD and their families.

Member Benefits

Gain resources, support and guidance from Australia’s leading professional ADHD community.

Membership Types

Our members come from a range of fields including academia, clinical practice, coaching, education and allied healthcare.