The third annual conference for the Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA) will be held in Brisbane from 27-28 July 2019 with a focus on “ADHD across the lifespan”.

This 2-day conference offers attendees a wonderful opportunity to network with colleagues from around Australia involved in the study and treatment of ADHD. Speakers will cover a range of topics, click here for the full programme and see below for an overview of the Keynote speaker presentations. The conference will also include AADPA’s AGM giving members a chance to have their say in how our Association develops.

The conference will be held at Royal on the Park, one of Brisbane’s most iconic hotels. Conveniently situated in the heart of the CBD, Royal On The Park is next to the City Botanic Gardens and Brisbane River and only a short walk to the Queen Street Mall in the City centre.  Click here for more information on the conference venue and accommodation options.

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Conference Program

Keynote Speakers

AADPA Conference Speaker - Dr Jeffrey Newcorn

Dr Jeffrey Newcorn

Keynote: How do drugs for ADHD work?

Dr Jeffrey Newcorn who is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, and Director, Division of ADHD and Learning Disorders at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr 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.

AADPA Conference Speaker - Dr Rick Jarman

Dr Rick Jarman

Keynote: Social skills training in ADHD: Practical strategies for paediatricians, psychologists and psychiatrists.

Dr Rick Jarman is one of Australia’s leading experts in child development and behaviour. He is currently a senior specialist at the Royal Children’s Hospital in the Child Behaviour Clinic and Early Emergency Follow up Clinic. Rick also works in private practice. He is the founding director of Melbourne Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics in Donvale and partner in Melbourne Paediatric Specialists @ the Children’s in Parkville.

AADPA Conference Speaker - Dr Loretta Giorcelli

Loretta Giorcelli

Keynote: Critical understandings for inclusive schools: The required cultural, curricular, managerial and legal responses to the challenges presented by learners with ADHD.

Dr Giorcelli draws on 50 years of educational practice, school and systems leadership and active research to explore the critical characteristics of schools that are able to include and support learners who struggle with the challenges of ADHD including, inter alia, maintaining focus and curbing impulsivity, attention and task completion issues as well as being able to capitalise on the strengths of learners with ADHD.

AADPA Conference Speaker - Prof. Christel Middeldorp

Prof. Christel Middeldorp

Keynote: ADHD across the lifespan: genetics, transgenerational transmission and the implications for clinical practice.

Professor Middeldorp’s research focuses on the role of genetic and other familial factors in the development and persistence of common psychiatric symptoms in childhood, including ADHD. She also investigates the role of parental mental health problems, on the outcome of psychiatric symptoms in a clinical cohort and will perform a trial to study whether addressing parental mental health also improves the outcome for children.

Special Guest – Rose Callaghan

Award-winning comedian, actor, writer & presenter

Rose Callaghan’s debut solo comedy show about her diagnosis of ADHD at 32 years old won Best Comedy of 2016 selling out Perth Fringe World, Melbourne Comedy Festival and Sydney Fringe Festival.  She has appeared as a comedian on Nova, Triple J, ABC and RRR. During the Melbourne Comedy Festival, she regularly performs at showcases like Triple J Good Az Friday and the prestigious Festival Club.

Enjoy the comedy of Rose Callaghan over a drink and canapes at the close of Day 1 of the conference.  Rose will also join our panel discussion Q&A at the consumer event on Sunday afternoon.

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