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About Us


Dear Delegate

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common psychiatric disorder in children – affecting 5% of the school-aged population. Sixty-five percent of patients’ symptoms persists into adulthood, with estimates of the prevalence of adult ADHD being 2.5-4.3%. ADHD is now recognised as a common neurodevelopmental disorder, present throughout life, with a chronic, costly and debilitating course – if untreated. A comprehensive diagnostic approach as well as access to multi-disciplinary and multi-modal intervention in preventing the long-term costs of ADHD are needed. In Southern Africa, access to care remains a challenge, and care delivery in both the public and private sector – remains fragmented.

We are very excited to announce the birth of a truly Southern African and multidisciplinary congress to enhance all healthcare providers’ knowledge of ADHD. This congress aims to bring together psychiatrists, paediatricians, general practitioners, psychologists and occupational therapists – the whole team involved with the optimal management of ADHD across the lifespan. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, what was initially envisioned as a three-day congress was re-designed as a virtual congress presented over 6 days.

Through a strong partnership, state of the art IT infrastructure and support from the University of Stellenbosch Business School, this will be a live and interactive congress – all in the safe and convenient space of your home or office. Each delegate will receive detailed log in instructions with unique links to the sessions they have registered for. You will also receive details for downloading the congress app where you will be able to find all the relevant information about the programme, speakers and sponsors.

We hope that you will participate in this event and look forward to welcoming you to 1st Southern Africa Multidisciplinary ADHD Congress.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information or assistance.

Prof Renata Schoeman

Convenor

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Dr Rykie Liebenberg

Me Karen Olckers

Me Natalie Winterbach

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Dr Anton Kruger

South African Society of Psychiatrists
Special Interest Group for ADHD

CONGRESS SECRETARIAT

Sonja du Plessis

Londocor Event Management

Cell: +27 82 455 7853

E-mail: sonja@londocor.co.za

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Our speakers


Adrian Brink

Androula Ladikos

Anneke Venter

Anthony Townsend

Anton Kruger

Brendan Belsham

Chris Verster

Derine Louw

Hugo Theron

Hannelie Spies

Kirsty Donald

Kobus Roux

Larry Klassen (Canada)

Leigh Janet

Maude Le Roux

Marele Venter

Marlene Wells

Petrus de Vries

Nai’m Moola

Mahendra Ramdeyal

Renata Schoeman

Rene Nassen

Rainette Leibowitz

Rykie Liebenberg

Susan Young (UK)

Tawni Voges

Programme


1st Southern African Multidisciplinary ADHD Virtual Congress

Scientific Programme (subject)
TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER
18:00 – 21:00
Session 1  SASOP ADHD SIG Workshop (Chairperson: Rykie Liebenberg)
18:00 – 18:10 Welcome Rykie Liebenberg
18:10 – 18:40 Neurobiology of ADHD Renata Schoeman
18:40 – 19:10 Neuropsychology of ADHD Rykie Liebenberg
19:10 – 19:20 Break
19:20 – 20:00 Diagnosis of ADHD Renata Schoeman
20:00 – 20:10 Break
20:10 – 20:50 Pharmacology: stimulants and non-stimulant for the treatment of ADHD Renata Schoeman
20:50 – 21:00 Questions and closing Rykie Liebenberg
WEDNESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER
18:00 – 21:00
Session 2 SASOP ADHD SIG Workshop (Chairperson: Renata Schoeman)
18:00 – 18:05 Welcome Renata Schoeman
18:05 – 18:45 Complimentary and alternative treatments for ADHD Renata Schoeman
18:45 – 18:55 Break
18:55 – 19:30 Comorbidities and the treatment thereof Rykie Liebenberg
19:30 – 19:40 Break
19:40 – 20:10 Psychosocial interventions for ADHD Rykie Liebenberg
20:10 – 20:20 Break
20:20 – 20:50 Ethics discussion  Chris Verster
20:50 – 21:00 Wrap up and closing Renata Schoeman
THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER
18:00 – 21:00
Session 3 Psychotherapy for ADHD (Chairperson: Anton Kruger)
18:00 – 18:10 Welcome Anton Kruger
18:10 – 19:10 An introduction to working with children and adults with ADHD Susan Young (UK)
The “Helping Children” programme Susan Young (UK)
YBP and techniques for adults Susan Young (UK)
19:10 – 19:20 Break
19:20 – 20:20 Continued
20:20 – 20:55 Supporting the ‘other’ – group therapy for siblings of children with special needs Derine Louw
19:20 – 20:20 Wrap up and questions Anton Kruger
FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER
18:00 – 21:00
Session 4 Psychotherapy for ADHD (Chairperson: Frans Korb)
18:00 – 18:05 Welcome Frans Korb
18:05 – 18:45 A disorder of attention and intention: Interventions for executive dysfunction in ADHD Anthony Townsend
18:45 – 19:25 BWRT for ADHD Hannelie Spies
19:25 – 19:35 Break
19:35 – 20:15 A daily struggle: the curse of ADHD Anton Kruger
20:45 – 20:55 From neuroscience to skills-based intervention of ADHD Marlene Wells
20:55 – 21:00 Wrap up and questions Frans Korb
SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER
10:00 – 13:00
Session 5 Hot topics in ADHD: Plenary (Chairperson: Sebo Seape)
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and acknowledgements Piet Naude
10:15 – 11:15 ADHD in girls and women Susan Young (UK)
11:15 – 11:25 Break
11:25 – 12:05 ADHD and cannabis/CBD: the influence on the developing brain/ethics Mahendra Ramdeyal
12:05 – 12:45 ADHD, pregnancy and lactation Renata Schoeman
12:45 – 13:00 Wrap up and questions Sebo Seape
PARALLEL SESSIONS
  14:00 – 16:00
Session 6 (A) Hot topics in ADHD: Technology (Chairperson: Michelle King)
14:00 – 14:05 Welcome Michelle King
14:05 – 14:35 The influence of technology and screentime on the developing brain Brendan Belsham
14:35 – 14:40 Break
14:40 – 15:10 Apps Hugo Theron
14:40 – 15:10 Break
15:15 – 15:45 Internet safety Rainette Leibowitz
15:45 – 16:00 Wrap up and questions All
Session 6 (B) Hot topics in ADHD: Neurodevelopment (Chairperson: Anusha Lachman)
14:00 – 14:05 Welcome Anusha Lachman
14:05 – 14:35 Overlap between ADHD and autism Androula Ladikos
14:35 – 14:40 Break
14:40 – 15:10 Genetic testing for neurodevelopmental disorders Kirsty Donald
14:40 – 15:10 Break
15:15 – 15:45 Interventions for Autism Petrus de Vries
15:45 – 16:00 Wrap up and questions All
Session 6 (C) Hot topics in ADHD: Molecular, genetics, etc. Chairperson: Nai’m Moola)
14:00 – 14:05 Welcome Nai’m Moola
14:05 – 14:35 Genetics and molecular biology Leigh Janet
14:35 – 14:40 Break
14:40 – 15:10 The role of pharmacogenetic testing in ADHD Kobus Roux
14:40 – 15:10 Break
15:15 – 15:45 Gut microbiota and ADHD: new perspectives on the “gut-microbia-brain axis” Adrian Brink
15:45 – 16:00 Wrap up and questions All
Session 6 (D) Hot topics in ADHD: Occupational therapy (Chairperson: Kali Tricoridis)
14:00 – 14:05 Welcome Kali Tricoridis
14:05 – 14:35 Sensory processing disorder, the overlap with ADHD, and the management thereof Maude le Roux
14:35 – 14:40 Break
14:40 – 15:10 Classroom interventions and emotional regulation strategies for children with ADHD Marele Venter
14:40 – 15:10 Break
15:15 – 15:45 Workplace accommodation and disability prevention for adults with ADHD Anneke Venter
15:45 – 16:00 Wrap up and questions All
SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER
10:00 – 13:00
Session 7 Hot topics in ADHD: Plenary (Chairperson: Bonga Chiliza)
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome Karen Olckers/Anton Rossouw (Lifepath) tbc
10:10 – 10:50 Landmark publications in ADHD: June 2018-June 2020 Rene Nassen
10:50 – 11:30 ADHD and sleepdisorders across the lifespan Nai’m Moola
11:30 – 11:40 Goldilocks and The Bear Foundation Tawni Voges
11:40 – 11:50 Break
11:50 – 12:45 ADHD and anxiety Larry Klassen (Canada)
12:45 – 13:00 Wrap up and questions Bonga Chiliza

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