More than 1,000 members of the global Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) community will convene in Atlanta, Georgia, USA from 9-12 November for the 2017 Annual International Conference on ADHD.
This year marks the first time in the Conference’s 30-year history that the two leading nonprofit organisations serving the ADHD community in the USA ─ CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) ─ will join forces in hosting the event.
At the 2017 Conference, themed ‘Connect and Recharge’, CHADD and ADDA will provide three-and-a-half days of ADHD-focused science, education, events, and activities designed to inform a broad range of audiences, including adults with ADHD, parents of children with ADHD, and medical professionals who diagnose and treat patients with ADHD.
Nearly 100 renowned ADHD experts will address such topics as organisation, planning for post-secondary education, school collaboration and supports, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and education law, evidence-based interventions including medications, and many more. Activities will enable attendees to connect with the various experts and each other. Informal group sessions will include ‘Women with ADHD’, ‘LGBT, Poly Adults’, and ‘Parents with ADHD’ among others.
There is an extraordinary amount of research regarding the most effective ways to diagnose and treat ADHD. Still, a tremendous amount of misinformation reaches the general public. This Conference will set the record straight and provide the facts to those who live with ADHD and those who work with them.
Said Michael MacKay, President, Board of Directors, CHADD.
Struggling with ADHD can be very lonely. You’re often the only person you know with ADHD, and the stigma makes it very hard to share. But the Conference offers the information you need, based on science you can trust, in an engaging way. And it gives you the chance to connect. We have our own Talent Show, and there’s even the opportunity to ‘test drive’ an ADHD coach.
Says Duane Gordon, ADDA President.
The 2017 Annual International Conference on ADHD will be held at the Hilton Atlanta from 9-12 November.