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