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

The Relevance of Biological and Environmental Risk Factors in the ADHD

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

Genetics of ADHD and Implications for Educating Patience 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

Relevance of Imaging in Understanding ADHD

2019 APSARD Symposia & Workshop Sessions

Conundrum of Assessment and Management of ADHD and Substance Disorders

Chair Frances Levin
Columbia University Medical Center
Biography
Speaker
Title:
ADHD and Opioid Use Disorders: how to best intervene
Amy Yule
Massachusetts General Hospital
Biography
Speaker
Title:
Paying attention to ADHD-stimulant medication misuse OR ADHD-stimulant medication misuse: What is really going on?
Tim Wilens
Massachusetts General Hospital
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 and Cannabis Use Disorders: Addressing the Comorbidity
Kevin Gray
Professor and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Professor of Addiction Sciences Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Medical University of South CarolinaBiography

Pitfalls and Promises of Psychosocial Treatment in ADHD

Chair
Title:
Parent and Family Training in Behavior Management for ADHD Youth
Russell Barkley
Virginia Treatment Center for Children
Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School, Richmond, VA

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

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
Tics and Tourette’s Clinical and Research Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Biography
Speaker
Title:
Epilepsy and Psychiatric Disorders: Bidirectional Interface and Opportunity
Joe Gonzalez-Heydrich
Director of Developmental Neuropsychiatry Clinic, 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