CADDRA ADHD Convention in Vancouver Nov 20-21st Tell Your Doctor 3


CADDRA Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance annual ADHD conference The Many Faces of ADHD: A Window into the Future will be in Vancouver BC, November 20-21st.

I previously attended CADDRA’s  2004 ADHD Vancouver conference and found it very informative and useful. Here are my two blog posts about CADDRA’s Vancouver ADHD conference

The 2010 CADDRA ADHD conference is designed for professionals who deal with ADHD, not consumers ie not for the general public.

Target Audience: Paediatricians, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Family Physicians, Social Workers, trainees and other professionals.

As an Adult ADHD coach who runs the Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group, I get people contacting me on a regular basis looking for someone who knows enough to diagnose ADHD or to do the medical part of ADHD treatment. Far too few doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists have been trained in ADHD, especially here in BC.

So if your doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist tells you they don’t know enough about ADHD to diagnose or treat you, tell them about this conference so they can learn.

BC is very backwards on ADHD

  • ADHD is 80% genetic so there are more adults with ADHD than Children. The BC Children’s ADHD clinic added on an adult clinic and soon had a one year wait list for an entire year. The asked the govt for funding to reduce the wait list, and the BC Liberal (actual neoconservatives) govt closed the adult ADHD clinic. The opposition BC NDP did and said nothing absolutely nothing about this despite several conversations about it.
  • Students at UBC medical school in Vancouver only get one hour of training on ADHD.

The CADDRA Conference is approved for accreditation criteria by the following organizations:

The College of Family Physicians of Canada
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award
The Canadian Psychological Association

Conference Overview: This year’s conference will feature topics dealing with the less frequently presented faces of ADHD: ADHD in girls and women and preschoolers; patients with brain injury; those involved with forensic; and several different manifestations of ADHD and mood and rage disorders. Research on long-term outcomes and the latest information on ADHD within the DSM-V will be covered. Treating Adult ADHD and ADHD and learning will also be threads through the conference. There will be a variety of formats, plenaries, workshops and also “Meet the Expert” sessions where you can discuss your cases.

An introductory non-accredited ADHD workshop on adult ADHD and on ADHD medications will be offered to attendees Friday evening free of charge.

Here are the topics that will be covered at the ADHD Conference

  • ADHD and Bipolar: What Should You Know? Why Should You Care?
  • ADHD From Adolescence to Adulthood
  • ADHD in the DSM-V
  • ADHD in the Forensic Setting
  • ADHD Post-Secondary Education: Implications for Clinical Practice
  • Brain Injury, TBI and Secondary ADHD
  • Group Therapy as a Treatment Modality for Adults with ADHD
  • Longitudinal Course of ADHD into Adulthood
  • Managing ADHD and Bipolar Disorder
  • Managing ADHD and Depression
  • Managing ADHD with Comorbid Mood Disorder: a clinical workshop
  • Managing Complex Adult ADHD
  • Medication Management of ADHD and Various Comorbidities
  • Optimizing Treatment Adherence
  • Preschool ADHD Psychopharmacology
  • Problem Solving Parenting in Office Situations
  • Rages and Mania
  • The ABC’s of ADHD Medication
  • The ABC’s of Adult ADHD
  • The History of Stimulant Medication as a Psychiatric Treatment Modality
  • Treating Adult ADHD in the Primary Care Setting
  • Women and Girls with ADHD: the saints, sinners and scholars…true lives
  • Working Memory and ADHD: Assessment and Interventions

Register online for the CADDRA ADHD conference here

Here are the speakers at the Conference

Featured Speakers:

  • Laurence Greenhill, M.D., Ruane Professor of  Clinical Psychiatry,  New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Gabrielle Carlson M.D. Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics; Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York
  • Rachel Gittelman Klein, Ph.D. Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Rosemary Tannock, Ph.D. Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Special Education and Adaptive Technology, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children
  • Stephen Hotz, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Margaret Weiss, M.D. Ph.D., Director of Research Division of Child Psychiatry, Director Provincial ADHD Program, Children and Women’s Health Centre

Workshop and Consultation Speakers

  • Geraldine Farrelly M.D.,Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrician, Clinical Associate Professor Paediatrics and Psychology, University of Calgary, AB
  • Martin Gignac M.D., Child Psychiatrist, Institut Philippe Pinel; Clinical Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC
  • Lily Hechtman M.D., Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics, McGill University, Montreal, QC
  • Umesh Jain M.D., Staff Psychiatrist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
  • Laurence Jerome, M.B., Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON
  • Michael Joschko Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
  • Diane McIntosh M.D.,  Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • Candice Murray Ph.D., Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of B.C, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Joseph Sadek, M.D. Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.
  • Derryck Smith M.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • Annick Vincent M.D., Centre Médical l’Hêtrière, Clinique FOCUS, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Québec, QC

Register online for the CADDRA ADHD conference here


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