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2014 ADHD Conference

Date: Saturday November 1st and Sunday November 2nd, 2014 BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver, BC.

Featuring Dr. Russell Barkley presenting both mornings with a choice of workshops by ADHD experts in the afternoon. 
Two full days of presentations on ADHD and related topics geared towards parents, educators, adults with ADHD and their families, and medical professionals.

BC Premier's Conference Greetings

Please help us spread the word by sharing and posting our Conference Flyers.   Flyer #1    Flyer #2  

Online registration will close at 12pm EST, 9am PST, Thursday October 30, 2014. While onsite registration is possible a higher rate will be charged and some workshops may be full.   
 
For more information and to register, visit our Events Page.





October is ADHD Awareness Month!

Canada is moving to a whole month of ADHD Awareness!

This year along with all our other ADHD awareness messages the focus is on Adult ADHD.

Access:

Media Release
English
French

October 2014 recognized as ADHD Awareness Month
Province of British Columbia Proclamation
 
NEW Public Service Announcement featuring Rick Green.

YOUTUBE Link

Broadcast Quality Link for Media
NOTE: Due to the high bit rate this version will not run normally on many consumer computers. It is for broadcast purposes.

NEW Adult ADHD Information USB

Join us at:
CADDAC Toronto Adult ADHD Workshop
CADDAC 6th Annual Confernce in Vancouver
Other Canadian Events

Join us on:

ADHD Awareness Web site
ADHD Awareness Facebook Page
Twitter


Website Updates and Reorganization

We have received requests for information to be posted and updates and will get to them as soon as we can. We are in the process of reorganizing the website and placing more information online. Please understand that this is a lengthy process and we will do the best we can to get your information available as soon as we can.

Thank you!


The Representation of ADHD by the Media


Dr. Goodman explains the agenda of journalists withn regard to ADHD and the accuracy of their claims in a presentation sponsored by the National Resource Centre on ADHD. Please read, share, and comment on Heidi bernhardt's summary in our blog post.Here 


ADHD MEDICATION: A BALANCED VIEW IN "THE SMART PILL OVERSELL"


An interesting article called “The Smart Pill Oversell” was just published in the latest issue of the online publication Nature International Weekly Journal of Science. Unlike much of what has come out in lately in the media, this article is more balanced; offering a variety of opinions and some interesting points of discussion. 
Please read, share, and comment on our blog post HERE.

MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE BEGS THE QUESTION: ADHD CRISIS MENTAL HEALTH OR CULTURAL?

Maclean's magazine asks the question,in the title of their article, "Is ADHD a mental health crisis, or a cultural one?"

"ADHD is neither a mental health crisis nor a cultural one," states our President and Executive Director, Heidi Bernhardt. "It is a mental health condition that needs to be taken serioulsy as a medical issue, and not used to sell newspapers and books." Please read, share and comment on our blog post HERE.
  

Maclean’s Magazine asks the question, in the title of their article, "Is ADHD a mental health crisis, or a cultural one?"


Get REAL About ADHD - ADHD EXISTS!

CADDAC National Director, Heidi Bernhardt, writes yet another rebuttal piece posted to our blog in response to media sensationalism and stigma being perpetuated in the piece "ADHD Does Not Exist" in the New York Post. Please read, share, and comment on our blog post HERE.


CADDAC Responds to CBC's Q with Jian Ghomeshi: Are We Overdiagnosing ADHD?

CADDAC National Director, Heidi Bernhardt, writes a rebuttal piece posted to our blog in response to media sensationalism and misinformation surrounding ADHD during the CBC's piece: "Are We Overdiagnosing ADHD?" with Jian Ghomeshi. Please read, share, and comment on our blog post HERE.

2013 CADDAC Accomplishments


We've been very busy this year and would like to share our accomplishments with you. Feel free to forward this link to others who may have an interest in ADHD. We encourage you to support more great work in 2014 by joining the CADDAC family of members. To register as a member or to renew your membership online click here.

To view CADDAC 2013 Accomplishments


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