2014 ADHD Conference

The 2014 CADDAC Conference took place last year from Saturday November 1st � Sunday November 2nd, 2014.

Located� in Vancouver at the BC Children's Hospital, the 2014 conference included two full days of presentations on ADHD and related topics geared towards parents, educators, adults with ADHD and their families, and medical professionals.

If would would like For more information about conference topics, please view our 2014 presentation descriptions.

CADDAC has made presentations from the 2014 CADDAC Conference available for purchase and viewing online - for more information and to purchase, please visit the CADDAC Shop online.

2014 Featured speakers:

Dr. Russell Barkley Ph.D., is a world renowned expert in the field of ADHD, a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina and a Diplomate (board certified) in three specialties: Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP).Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 21 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering 28 editions. He has also published more than 250 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders.

Dr. Adele Diamond Ph.D.
, is the Canada Research Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. Her work integrates developmental, cognitive, neuroscience, and molecular genetic approaches to examine fundamental questions about the development of the cognitive control abilities that rely on a region of the brain known as �prefrontal cortex� and has changed medical practice worldwide for the treatment of PKU (phenylketonuria) and for the type of ADHD without hyperactivity. Her recent work, including a paper in the journal, Science, is affecting early education practices around the world.

Dr. Don Duncan MD, FRCPC
, is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Kelowna, BC. He serves as Clinical Director of the BC Interior ADHD Clinic and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UBC. Dr. Duncan�s interest in ADHD comes from both personal and professional experience with the disorder. He has been diagnosed with ADHD himself and has children and siblings who have been diagnosed.

Dr. Shimi Kang MD, FRCPC, is the Medical Director for Child and Youth Mental Health for Vancouver Community, a Clinical Associate Professor at UBC, and the founder of the Provincial Youth Concurrent Disorders Program at BC Children�s Hospital. She is the author of The Dolphin Way: A Parent�s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Motivated Kids Without Turning Into ated Kids Without Turning Into A Tiger.

Dr. Jake Locke
MD, FRCPC, is a UBC Clinical Associate Professor on Active Staff at BC Children�s Hospital for the past 20 years. After graduation form UBC Medical School he worked as a Family Physician for 8 years in Kelowna before returning to specialize in Child Psychiatry. He has a personal Mindfulness practice and is currently involved in 2 Mindfulness research projects.

Gina Pera
intimately knows the impact of ADHD on adult life, especially relationships. Married 16 years to a scientist diagnosed at age 37, she has also supported thousands of adults with ADHD and their partners in their post-diagnosis journey. Her ground breaking book, Is It You, Me or Adult A.D.D.?, won four national book awards and was showcased on PBS TV stations nationwide.

Heidi Bernhardt RN, is a psychiatric nurse by training, mother of three young men with ADHD and the founder, President and Executive Director of CADDAC. Over the past 22 years, Heidi has helped raise awareness and understanding of ADHD among parents, educators, healthcare professionals, industry, and government through presentations, conferences, media interviews, and advocacy work.�����

CADDAC would like to thank our sponsors Purdue Pharma, Janssen Inc., and Shire Canada for generously supporting our 6th Annual ADHD Conference.
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