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2017 CHADD Annual International Conference on ADHD

Call for Papers

EVENT:          2017 CHADD Annual International Conference on ADHD

DATE:            November 9-11, 2017

LOCATION:  Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

The CHADD Annual International Conference is the major research, practice, and public information conference dedicated to ADHD. Conference sessions will focus on providing current science-based information and the impact of this information on the lives of individuals with ADHD. The conference will bring together parents of children with ADHD, adults with ADHD, clinicians, educators, researchers, coaches, organizers, advocates, and others. Major goals for the conference are to disseminate the latest developments in research, to facilitate an ongoing exchange about issues related to ADHD by individuals with different experiences and viewpoints, and to increase public understanding of the disorder and its impact.

Proposals for presentations are invited. Best practices, science-based intervention strategies, and empirical studies are preferred. These can include, but are not limited to, collaborative practices, learning differences, implementation of IDEA and Section 504, advocacy/empowerment, research, educational interventions, inclusion, parent training, multimodal treatment issues particular to distinct populations (i.e., age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), co-existing conditions, diagnosis, treatment, and innovative programs. Of special interest are presentations that address cultural and ethnic diversity. These proposals will be organized by tracks—common topics of interest—that foster exchange, debate and dialogue among families, mental health professionals, educators, physicians, adults with ADHD, coaches, organizers, and other conference attendees. Sessions for Hispanic/Latino tracks are encouraged and must be submitted in Spanish and English.

Prior to starting your submission, please gather the following information:

  1. A CV (Resume)
  2. A Short Bio (100 words or less for website)
  3. A Bio for the program book and conference app (500 characters)
  4. A Short Description of Session (3-5 sentences for website)
  5. Abstract (500 words or less)
  6. Five (5) Learning Objectives for your session
  7. A head shot photo

Scientific Research Posters

Research in the area of ADHD related to specific topics of etiology, epidemiology, and social, familial, medical and educational matters will be presented in a research poster session. Abstracts will be selected by a panel of reviewers based on scientific merit as well as on space limitations and the need for a balance of topics.

Submission Requirements

•  Abstracts that describe actual empirical research are preferred.

•  Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and contain background information of those who will be presenting the poster at the conference.

Research poster abstracts must be received by June 1, 2017. Only online submissions will be considered.

Innovative Programs

As parents, educators, and healthcare providers become more aware of the needs of children and adults with ADHD and their families, they are finding extremely creative ways of addressing these needs. Such efforts include developing new and innovative programs, modifying existing programs, accommodating the needs of the child and adult through individually designed learning environments that highlight his or her special needs, and developing community-wide collaborative models.

Individuals representing a wide array of innovative programs and services will be on hand to share information with conference attendees.

Innovative Program abstracts must be received by June 1, 2017. Only online submissions will be considered.

CHADD will not be able to underwrite the expenses of presenters accepted from this call for proposals.

Questions?  Call the Conference Department at (301) 306-7070 or email:

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