APSARD Committees

If you would like more information or interested in joining a Committee, contact the Executive Office at info@apsard.org












Communications Committee

Committee Charge

News & Updates


Meet Your Committee Co-Chairs

  • Raman Baweja, MD, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Peter Jensen, MD, The REACH Institute

What is the Communications Committee?

The Communications Committee plays an essential role as the group dedicated to communications through key media. We support APSARD’s mission of improving the quality of care for people with ADHD through dissemination of research and evidence-based practices in our blogs and media posts. These posts become publically available and are an excellent way of communicating amongst ourselves, and of introducing expert perspectives to a broad spectrum of allied mental health professionals, care workers, educators, and others within our communities. As a public voice of APSARD, we are mindful of our obligation to be a venue for presentation of critical information on ADHD and related disorders including appropriate diagnosis and assessment, current as well as emerging treatment paradigms, and updates in science and technology advances.

Our committee has been working to generate and disseminate fresh content about expert clinicians, clinical perspectives, clinical programs, research programs, and research findings.

In partnership with our management team, we have been working to redesign our website to improve functionality and appearance for current and prospective members.

We have been promoting the work of the education committee, generating interest in the upcoming conference, and disseminating information about ‘Ask the Experts’ sessions that are available to the community.

We have developed two initiatives that are soon to be implemented, the Clinician of the Month Survey and the Membership Input Survey, to improve communication within the APSARD community and help us promote our expert members.

Have some ideas? Let us know! We are always looking for new ways to interact with our membership. Email us at info@apsard.org or take our surveys (links above).

Education Committee

Committee Charge

Webinar Series


Meet Your Committee Chairs

  • David Goodman, FAPA, MD, Johns Hopkins At Green Spring Station
  • Paul Glaser, MD, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

What is the Education Committee?

The education committee develops educational programming on ADHD through the lifespan for APSARD.  These programs include continuing medical education (CME) and non-CME (such as ask the expert) webinars, slide casts and newsletters.  This programming is available through the APSARD affiliated site: www.adhdinadults.com.

The education committee is also excited about its involvement in the novel programming for CME being developed on ADHD2020, which will be available in the coming year.  We enjoy serving as co-chairs to interact with our key committee members and further education about ADHD, which is a core mission of APSARD.

Membership Committee

Committee Charge

Mentoring Program


Meet Your Committee Co-Chairs

  • Jacob Behrens, MD, Envision ADHD
  • Alison Pritchard, PhD, Kennedy Krieger Institute

What is the Membership Committee?

The membership committee is dedicated to furthering the mission of APSARD by recruiting and maintaining a diverse group of researchers, educators and clinicians in the field of ADHD and related disorders.

The membership committee is continually exploring new ways to “spread the word” about the value of being a member in APSARD and exploring additional opportunities to bring value to members.

Built upon the pillars of a collegial exchange of information, education, collaboration, advocacy and mentorship; APSARD members strive to improve the lives of individuals struggling with ADHD and related disorders.

Recent efforts have included:

• The “Ask the Experts” webinar series
• “Refer a friend” APSARD business cards and referral links on the APSARD web page
• Membership testimonials from a diverse group of members
• The student research awards
• Modernizing the APSARD website to better serve as a resource for ADHD clinicians
• Outreach to allied organizations both nationally and internationally
• Listing of upcoming ADHD related meetings
• APSARD membership discounts for ADHD CME initiatives
• APSARD podcasts
• Links to ADHD self-assessment tools on the APSARD website
• Free subscriptions to the Journal of Attention Disorders for APSARD members


Program Committee (Annual APSARD Meeting)

Meet Your Committee Co-Chairs

  • Maggie Sibley, PhD, University of Washington
  • Steve Pliszka, MD, UT Health Science

What is the Program Committee?

The Program Committee has overall responsibility for the planning of the American Professional Society for ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD) Annual Meeting.  The committee’s charge is to:

    1. Determine the overall structure of the meeting in terms of symposia, plenaries, discussion groups and other activities.
    2. Decide on nature of the topics covered and recruits speakers for each event, ensuring that multiple aspects of ADHD and related disorders are covered.
    3. Ensure that the Annual Meeting consists of cutting-edge scientific presentations that are of interest to researchers and meaningful to a sophisticated clinical audience.
    4. Review the evaluations done by the participants and incorporates suggestions for changes in meeting structure and content in subsequent meetings.