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ADHD Conference Begins

 ADHD Weekly, November 7, 2019

The Annual International Conference on ADHD kicked off on Wednesday, November 6, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, drawing together members of the ADHD community from across the country and around the world.

This is the world’s largest gathering of ADHD professionals and individuals and families affected by ADHD. More than 1,000 people are expected for this year’s conference. The conference is at the Philadelphia Marriot Downtown.

“Our theme of Better Together says it all,” say the conference organizers. “We strongly believe that our conference (and everyone impacted by ADHD) is better off when adults with ADHD, their romantic partners, parents of kids with ADHD, clinicians of all kinds, coaches, organizers, educators, and advocates gather together to learn from each other.”

Opportunities to learn from the experts

This year’s conference features researchers and ADHD professionals as keynote speakers and session presenters. Several well-known authors will speak, along with podcast and blogging celebrities.

“The always entertaining and insightful Tony Rostain, MD, was our opening keynote speaker,” organizers say. “Our second keynote features Ross Greene, PhD, whose collaborative model has changed how clinicians, educators, and parents think about dealing with difficult situations.”

Topics include Best Practices for Managing Adult ADHD, Unlocking Major Barriers for Success for Students with ADHD, Supporting Healthy Lifestyles with ADHD, Strategies for the Transition to College for Students with ADHD, Advocating for Children with ADHD in the School System, Underdiagnosis of Girls and Women with ADHD, and many more.

A popular tradition continues

The popular talent show will be on Friday, November 8. Individuals or groups can sign up to share their talents and skits during the show. This is a tradition begun by ADDA and it has become a major highlight of the conference.

“The talent show was such a hit last year that it went way past its scheduled ending time,” say organizers. “Whether you have a talent to share or just want to cheer along, this will be a fitting complement to the day’s sessions.”

Three organizations—one great conference

This year’s conference is hosted by CHADD, along with the Attention Deficit Disorder Association and the ADHD Coaches Organization. CHADD, ADDA, ACO are the leading nonprofit organizations serving the ADHD community.

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