2019 Sessions

The APSARD Annual Meeting will be held from January 18-20, 2019 in Washington, D.C., at the Marriott Wardman Park.
For information about previous meetings, visit the Previous Meetings page.

2019 APSARD Plenary Sessions

Opening Plenary

Chair

Jeffrey Newcorn
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Speaker
Title:
Why are we (not) waiting? – Understanding impulsivity in ADHD
Edmund Sonuga-Barke
King’s College London
Biography
Speaker David Coghill
University of Melbourne
Biography

The Relevance of Biological and Environmental Risk Factors in the ADHD

Chair Sandra Kooij
Free University
Biography
Speaker
Title:
Catecholamine Regulation of Prefrontal Cortex: Relevance to Etiology and Treatment of ADHD
Amy Arnsten
Yale Medical School
Biography
Speaker
Title:
Beyond Comorbidity: New Findings on Transdiagnostic Phenotype Approaches
Joel Nigg
Oregon Health & Science University
Biography
Speaker

Kathleen Merikangas
NIH/NIMH
Biography

Genetics of ADHD and Implications for Educating Patients and Managing the Disorder

Chair Russell Schachar
University of Toronto
Biography
Speaker
Title:
What are the Boundaries of ADHD?: A Genomic Perspective
Stephen Faraone
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Biography
Speaker Jim Kennedy
Molecular Brain Science Department at CAMH
Biography

Relevance of Imaging in Understanding ADHD

Speaker Phil Asherson
King’s College London
Biography
Speaker Adriana Di Martino
Child Mind Institute
Biography
Speaker Philip Shaw
National Human Genome Research Institute
Biography

Lifetime Achievement

Chair Joseph Biederman
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Biography
Speaker Martha Denckla
Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University
Biography

2019 APSARD Symposia & Workshop Sessions

Risk Factors and Treatment of ADHD and Substance Use Disorders: From Science to Clinical Practice

Chair Frances Levin
Columbia University Medical Center
Biography
Speaker
Title:
Adolescent Developmental Trajectories of Impulse Control and Sensation Seeking and Risk Factors Related to Substance Use
Don Dougherty
Neurobehavioral Research Division, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Biography
Speaker
Title:
ADHD-stimulant medication misuse: What is really going on?
Tim Wilens
Massachusetts General Hospital
Biography
Speaker
Title:
ADHD and Opioid Use Disorders: how to best intervene
Amy Yule
Massachusetts General Hospital
Biography
Speaker
Title:
ADHD and Cannabis Use Disorders: Addressing the Comorbidity
Kevin Gray
Medical University of South Carolina
Biography

Benefits and Challenges of Psychosocial Treatment in ADHD

Chair
Title:
Parent and Family Training in Behavior Management for ADHD Youth
Russell Barkley
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School
Biography
Speaker
Title:
Classroom Behavior Management of ADHD Youth
Linda Pfiffner
University of California, San Francisco
Biography
Speaker
Title:
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adults with ADHD

Laura Knouse
University of Richmond
Biography

Bipolar Disorder as it Relates to ADHD

Chair
Title:
Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and ADHD: Evidence-Based Findings
Janet Wozniak
Massachusetts General Hospital
Biography
Speaker
Title:
Predictive Utility of the CBCL Bipolar Profile
Joseph Biederman
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Biography
Speaker
Title:
Comorbidity With ADHD and Course in a Spanish Sample of Children & Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder
Cesar Soutullo
University of Navarra Clinic
Biography
Speaker
Title:
Familial Aggregation and Co-aggregation of Bipolar Disorder and ADHD
Kathleen Merikangas
NIH/NIMH
Biography

Seizures, Tics, and OCD in ADHD: Impact on Management

Chair Steven Pliszka
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

Speaker
Title:
ADHD and Tics: Boundaries, Overlap and Disentanglement
Barbara Coffey
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Biography
Speaker
Title:
Epilepsy and Psychiatric Disorders: Bidirectional Interface and Opportunity
Joe Gonzalez-Heydrich
Boston Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Biography 
Speaker
Title:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children and Adolescents with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Fact or Artifact?
Dan Geller
Pediatric OCD and Tic Disorder Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Biography