11th Annual CADDRA ADHD Conference in Vancouver BC Oct 16-18th Tell Your Doctor

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The 11th Annual CADDRA (Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance) ADHD Conference will be held here in Vancouver BC Oct 16-18th 2015. Crossposted to BCADHD. Early bird pricing ends July 31st. Register here.

They will be doing this during the 2015 BC ADHD Awareness Week.

Tell Your Doctor Psychiatrist, or Psychologist. Especially if they don’t know ADHD. They can lean and get CME’s Continuing Medical Education Credits for it.

Nurses, ADHD Coaches, Teachers and Social Workers and other professionals and trainees should also attend.

CADDRA has annual conferences but only comes to Vancouver every half a decade so if you miss it, it will be a while before you see them here again.

I’ve attended the last two CADDRA conferences in Vancouver in 2005 and 2010. Here are my posts on them.

Vancouver ADHD conference. ADHD: Across the Lifespan

CADDRA ADHD conference in Vancouver Monday Part 1

CADDRA ADHD Conference Sunday

CADDRA ADHD Convention in Vancouver Nov 20-21st

It’s at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel again like last time, 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

ADHD Research Day will be on Friday October 16th before the two day conference. This meeting will highlight current research on ADHD research and provide a forum for Canadian ADHD researchers to meet and develop a collaborative network. It’s accredited for up to 6.75 Mainpro-1 credits. and up to 6.75 Section 1 credits.

2 Day Conference Learning Objectives

As a result of attending the program, the participants will be better able to:

  • Summarize the relationship between ADHD and substance use disorders and apply treatment strategies for individuals with both disorders.
  • Define pharmacological strategies for treating complex ADHD and describe existing agents used.
  • Identify the potential benefits and risks associated with video game playing and assist patients and families in determining whether their gaming is a “problem”.
  • Discuss what is known about the risk for problematic use of cannabis in individuals with ADHD and identify the neurocognitive effects of acute and chronic cannabis use.

Here’s the full schedule

Topics Covered


ADHD and Addictions. Tim Wilens

Pharmacological Approaches for Complex ADHD. Tim Wilens

Translating Findings from Cognitive Neuroscience to Novel Interventions for Adolescent Externalising. Problems: A Focus on Impulsive and Sensation Seeking Traits. Patricia Conrod

Dazed & Confused. What we know about cannabis use among individuals with ADHD. Scott H. Kollins

Answering the Call of Duty: A Debate on the Harms of Video Gaming. Don Duncan, Sam Chang


An Overview of ADHD and Cigarette Smoking Comorbidity. Scott H. Kollins

ADHD and Computer Addictions. Umesh Jain

Update on Psychosocial Interventions for ADHD. Charlotte Johnston

Group Treatment for Adults with ADHD: Psychotherapeutic Approaches and Innovative Service Delivery Models. Candice Murray, Elisabeth Baerg Hall

Malingering and ADHD: The Clinician’s Struggle. Derryck H Smith, Joseph Sadek

Introduction to Pharmacological Treatments for Treating ADHD: Benefits and Limitations. Lily Hechtman

ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Comorbidity and Treatment. Doron Almagor

Integrating Multimodal Treatment for ADHD across the Generations: a Family Affair. Geraldine Farrelly, Michael Zwiers PhD

Online Assessment Tools for ADHD. Margaret Weiss, Declan Quinn

How to Get the Most Out of Your Patient’s School Team. Andrew Hall, Lauri Alto

Identification, Diagnosis and Management of Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Laura Gerber, Jill Zwicker

The Screen for Cognitive Impairment in Psychiatry: Use in an ADHD Sample. Valérie Tourjman

DBT Adaptations for Treating People with ADHD. Lorne Korman



Myths and Realities in Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacolgical ADHD Treatments. Annick Vincent

Pay Attention: Training Executive Function Skills in ADHD. Margaret Weiss

Management of Severe Dysruptive Behaviour in Clinical Practice. Martin Gignac

ADHD and Sleep: Issues and Treatment. Umesh Jain

ADHD, Impulsivity and Sensation Seeking. Patricia Conrod

Psychoeducational Assessments: Addressing the learning needs of students with ADHD. Karen Ghelani

Treating Healthcare Professionals with ADHD. Sara K. Binder, MD, FRCPC

The Adult ADHD Toolkit: Coping Inside and Out. Dr Anthony Rostain

Please share this with anyone you know that might find it useful. If your doctor/psychiatrist/psychologist says they don’t know ADHD well enough to diagnose it, share it with them.

Register here.

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