#ADHD2023 Conference Provides Practical Support and Guidance

 ADHD Weekly, November 16, 2023

At the 2023 Annual International Conference on ADHD, the leading experts in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will convene to deliver trusted information about the latest research, treatment options, and practical guidance to members of the ADHD community. Hosted by CHADD,  ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association), and ACO (ADHD Coaches Organization), this premier event is open to everyone and will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, from November 30 through December 2, followed by an online Conference option with different sessions on December 5 and 6.

This year’s Conference, themed “Connect. Learn. Thrive.,” will feature one hundred and twenty-five onsite sessions and sixty-five online sessions presented by renowned ADHD clinicians, researchers, and coaches, including trainings for healthcare professionals during Professional Day, educational presentations and workshops, peer-to-peer discussion groups, interactive activities, networking opportunities, an exhibit hall, a talent show, and much more. The intended audience includes adults with ADHD, parents and caregivers of children with ADHD, educators and school professionals, coaches and professional organizers, and clinicians and therapists who diagnose and treat patients with ADHD.

“Our Annual Conference offers a multitude of useful information for anyone with an interest in ADHD, whether for themselves, a child, a romantic partner, a client, a patient, or a student,” says CHADD Professional Expert and Conference Co-Chair Ari Tuckman, PsyD. “Whether you’re new to ADHD or familiar with this diagnosis, you’ll find essential evidence-based information, education, and guidance, as well as support and community.”

Featured as keynote speakers at the 2023 conference are psychiatrist, author, and YouTube personality Tracey Marks, MD, who will deliver the opening keynote titled “The Power and Peril of Online ADHD Information”; professional organizer and self-proclaimed “recovering super slob” Cassandra Aarssen, whose presentation is titled “Harnessing the Hidden Strengths of my ADHD”; and YouTube star Steven Sharp Nelson from The Piano Guys, who credits ADHD as the superpower to his success. His keynote is titled “ADHD: Music to My Ears.”

Session topics during the onsite conference in Baltimore include “Beyond Accommodations—Preparing Students for College Success,” “Everyday Self-Advocacy for the Neurodivergent Student,” “Invisible Disabilities at Work—Fostering Advocacy and Acceptance,” “Make it Sticky—Building Habits with Intention,” “Coping with Adult ADHD and Anxiety,” “Let’s Get Real About Your ADHD Relationship,” “Taming the Negative Voice in Your Head,” and “Management of Medications for the Treatment of ADHD,” among others.

Online conference sessions include “Thriving with ADHD at Work,” “When to Worry About Your Children’s Worries; “From Chaos to Control—Planning Strategies That Work for ADHD,” “ADHD with Social Anxiety—Often Ignored,” “Carrot or Stick? What Parents Miss When Motivating Their Child,” “Communication Techniques that Work for ADHD-Impacted Couples,” “Understanding Accommodations—Surviving and Thriving in the Workplace,” “What Everyone Needs to Know About ADHD Medications,” and more.

The Annual International Conference on ADHD provides continuing education credits to physicians and nurses, mental health professionals, and ADHD and life coaches.

For more information about the conference or to register, please visit the Annual International Conference on ADHD 2023 website.