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.
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
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.