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Early Bird Registration Now Open

AADPA’s 5th Annual Conference will be held from 30-31 July 2022 with live attendance in-person from Sydney or live streamed from anywhere.

Early bird registration for this year’s conference, “ADHD Coming of Age” is now open. This 2-day conference offers attendees an opportunity to network with colleagues from around Australia and the world involved in the study and treatment of ADHD. Sessions will cover a range of topics – click here for the draft program and see below for an overview of the Keynote speaker presentations. There will also be opportunities for Q&A as well as dedicated networking sessions and of course the AADPA AGM giving members a chance to have their say in how our Association develops.

Florence Levy Emerging Researcher Award

AADPA Florence Levy Emerging Researcher Award

This year’s conference will again include the presentation of the 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.

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Register Now & Save

Early Bird registration is available until June 24, 2022. AAPDA Member and Non-Member tickets are available. Click the relevant button below to register now and save $50 off in-person registration. As a hybrid event, once registered you will also be able to participate up to 90 days post-conference.

Not an AADPA member yet?

Join AADPA today and take advantage of the Member’s Only Discount pricing for the upcoming Annual Conference. Click here for details member details and benefits. If you have any questions about membership, please contact us for help.

Payment Terms & FAQs

Read the conference cancellation policy, insurance and privacy statement here. Please contact Margaret Eagers via email or phone 0425 220 622 with questions or difficulty completing the online registration form.

Keynote Speakers

Associate Prof Emma Sciberras

A/Prof. Emma Sciberras

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

Dr Emma Sciberras is an Associate Professor and Clinical Psychologist who co-leads the Mental Health Care streams of the Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development in the School of Psychology at Deakin University. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow and Team Leader in the Health Services Research at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Emma holds an Investigator Grant  funded by the Medical Research Future Fund (2021-2025), which focuses on supporting children with ADHD and their families. Emma has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers on the topic of 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)

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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.

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

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