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Dear Delegate

We are excited to welcome you to the 2nd Southern African Multidisciplinary ADHD Congress, which 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.

It is estimated that ten to twenty percent of children and adolescents experience mental health problems worldwide, while in Sub-Saharan Africa, epidemiological studies indicated that 40.8% of adolescents struggles with emotional and behavioural problems. International studies estimate the prevalence of ADHD as five percent of school-aged children, with 65% of patients having symptoms that persist into adulthood. However, it is possible that the prevalence rates in Southern Africa may be higher. Furthermore, access to care remains a challenge, and care delivery – in both the public and private sector – remains fragmented.

Through a strong partnership, state of the art IT infrastructure and support from the University of Stellenbosch Business School, this will again be a live and interactive virtual event. On registration, delegates will receive detailed log in instructions for the event. 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.

Last year’s inaugural congress was attended by more than 300 delegates representing seven countries. We hope that you will participate in this year’s event and are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2nd Southern Africa Multidisciplinary ADHD Congress.

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

Prof Renata Schoeman

Convenor

CONVENOR

Prof Renata Schoeman

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Prof Renata Schoeman
Dr Michelle King
Dr Anton Kruger
Dr Anusha Lachman
Dr Rykie Liebenberg
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

in partnership with

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Programme


2nd Southern African Multidisciplinary ADHD Congress

Programme (subject to change)
WEDNESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER
10:00 – 11:00 MORNING SYMPOSIUM – ACINO SWISS
A new option for managing ADHD Chairperson: Dr Verushka Hansrajh
Dr Kuben Naidoo (UK)
12:30 – 13:30 AFTERNOON SYMPOSIUM – PHARMA DYNAMICS
Mindfulness-based interventions for adults with ADHD Chairperson: Abdurahmaan Kenny
Dr John Mitchell (USA)
14:00 – 16:10 SCIENTIFIC SESSION 1 – GENERAL
14:00 – 14:10 Official Welcome & Opening Prof Mark Smith (USB)
14:10 – 14:15 Introduction of speakers Prof Renata Schoeman (Convenor)
14:15 – 14:55 Keynote Address: International Consensus Statement on ADHD Prof Steve Faraone (USA)
14:55 – 15:00 Q&A
15:00 – 15:30 An update on the genetics and neurobiology of ADHD and the positioning of pharmacogenetics Dr Suntheran Pillay (SA)
15:30 – 15:35 Q&A
15:35 – 16:05 The big and small of ADHD (weight related matters) Dr Richard Sykes (SA)
16:05 – 16:10 Q&A
16:10 – 16:35 Break / News from the sponsors
16:35 – 18:00 SCIENTIFIC SESSION 2 – PSYCHIATRIC COMORBIDITY
16:35 – 16:40 Introduction of speakers Dr Lerato Dikobe-Kalane (SA)
16:40 – 17:20 The psychiatric comorbidity in ADHD (excluding SUD) Dr Larry Klassen (Canada)
17:20 – 17:25 Q&A
17:25 – 17:55 The management of ADHD in patients with comorbid substance use disorders (SUD) Dr Lize Weich (SA)
17:55 – 18:00 Q&A
19:30 – 20:30 EVENING SYMPOSIUM – SANDOZ
Cannabis, Cognitive Effects, and Clinical Considerations: Approaching the Treatment of ADHD in a Changing Legal Climate Chairperson: Kagiso Sekati
Assoc. Prof Jason Kilmer

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THURSDAY 2 SEPTEMBER
08:00 – 09:00 MORNING SYMPOSIUM – VIATRIS
If it looks like ADHD, what can it be? Chairperson: Susan Appelgryn
Dr Adri van der Walt (SA)
12:30 – 13:30 AFTERNOON SYMPOSIUM – LIFE PATH HEALTH
The role of leaders in societal health Chairperson: Anton Rossouw
Prof Mark Smith (SA)
14:00 – 16:10 SCIENTIFIC SESSION 3 – GENERAL
14:00 – 14:05 Introduction of Speakers Dr Karen Vukovic (SA)
14:05 – 14:45 New pharmacological developments and alternative delivery strategies for ADHD Prof Jeffrey Newcorn (USA)
14:45 – 14:50 Q&A
14:50 – 15:30 ADHD and sleepdisorders Dr Andreia Hazewinkel (Netherlands)
15:30 – 15:35 Q&A
15:35 – 16:05 Exercise as treatment for ADHD Dr Eileen Africa (SA)
16:05 – 16:10 Q&A
16:10 – 16:35 Break / News from the sponsors
16:35 – 18:00 SCIENTIFIC SESSION 4 – CONTROVERSIES
16:35 – 16:40 Introduction of speakers Dr Frans Korb (SA)
16:40 – 17:20 Non-Medical Use and Diversion of Prescription Stimulant Medication on College Campuses: What the Science Says and Opportunities for Prevention Dr Jason Kilmer (USA)
17:20 – 17:25 Q&A
17:25 – 17:55 The non-medical use of stimulants Dr Francois Esterhuizen (SA)
17:55 – 18:00 Q&A
19:30 – 20:30 EVENING SYMPOSIUM – CIPLA
ADHD: attention deficit or sleep deficit? Chairperson: Fatima Davids
Dr Alison Bentley (SA)

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FRIDAY 3 SEPTEMBER
14:00 – 16:00 SCIENTIFIC SESSION 5 – MEDICAL COMORBIDITY
14:00 – 14:05 Introduction of Speakers Dr Anusha Lachman
14:05 – 14:40 ADHD in the geriatric population Dr Lindokuhle Thela (SA)
14:40 – 14:45 Q&A
14:45 – 15:20 The management of ADHD during palliative care Dr Michelle King (SA)
15:20 – 15:25 Q&A
15:25 – 15:55 ADHD and epilepsy Prof Renata Schoeman (SA)
15:55 – 16:00 Q&A
16:00 – 16:30 Break / News from the sponsors
16:30 – 18:00 SCIENTIFIC SESSION 6 – TECHNOLOGY
16:35 – 16:40 Introduction of speakers Dr Mvuyiso Talatala (SA)
16:40 – 17:20 A review of neuromodulation for the treatment of ADHD Prof Katya Rubia (UK)
17:20 – 17:25 Q&A
17:25 – 17:55 The pros and cons of technology in the management of ADHD Dr Brendan Belsham (SA)
17:55 – 18:00 Q&A
19:30 – 20:30 EVENING SYMPOSIUM – DR REDDY’S
ADHD in women Chairperson: Stephan Schoeman
Dr Ingrid Williamson (SA)

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SATURDAY 4 SEPTEMBER
08:30 – 09:30 MORNING SYMPOSIUM – SANOFI
The presentation of Adult ADHD Chairperson: Kevin Sasebula
Dr Sebolelo Seape (SA)
10:00 – 13:10 SCIENTIFIC SESSION 7  – THE CASE FOR EARLY INTERVENTION
10:00 – 10:05 Introduction of Speakers Dr Sebelelo Seape (SA)
10:05 – 10:45 ADHD and juvenile offenders Dr Yumna Dhansay (Australia)
10:45 – 10:55 Q&A
10:55 – 11:25 A diagnostic journey of misunderstood children through the Goldilocks and The Bear Foundation Claire Tobin and Tawni Voges (SA)
11:25 – 11:30 Q&A
11:30 – 11:55 Break / News from sponsors
11:55 – 12:00 Introduction of speakers
12:00 – 12:30 Complexities of emotional dysregulation in ADHD Dr Rene Nassen (SA)
12:30 – 12:35 Q&A
12:35 – 13:05 The pros and cons of extended versus interrupted treatment of ADHD Dr Chris Schuler (SA)
13:05 – 13:10 Q&A
SCIENTIFIC SESSION 8: PARALLEL SESSIONS
EDUCATION
13:55 – 14:00 Introduction of speakers Dr Anersha Pillay (SA)
14:00 – 14:25 Inclusive versus specialised education for pupils with learning disorders Berenice Daniels (SA)
14:25 – 14:30 Q&A
14:30 – 14:55 ADHD/Autism: the overlap and differentiating features Dr Merryn Young (SA)
14:55 – 15:00 Q&A
15:00 – 15:25 Classroom tips for educators relating to ADHD Elize Janse van Rensburg (SA)
15:25 – 15:30 Q&A
15:30 – 15:55 Social skills training for children with ADHD Marele Venter (SA)
15:55 – 16:00 Q&A
THERAPY
13:55 – 14:00 Introduction of speakers Dr Michelle King
14:00 – 14:25 ADHD, marriage and interpersonal violence Dr Lerato Dikobe-Kalane (SA)
14:25 – 14:30 Q&A
14:30 – 14:55 Parenting with ADHD Angela Vorster (SA)
14:55 – 15:00 Q&A
15:00 – 15:25 Parenting for ADHD Jessica Cheesman (SA)
15:25 – 15:30 Q&A
15:30 – 15:55 Workplace interventions for ADHD Linda Hiemstra (SA)
15:55 – 16:00 Q&A
NEW TECHNOLOGIES
13:55 – 14:00 Introduction of speakers Dr Eleanor Holzapfel (SA)
14:00 – 14:40 Non-invasive neuromodulation in ADHD (part 1) Dr Leon Morales-Quezada (USA)
14:40 – 14:45 Q&A
14:45 – 15:25 Non-invasive neuromodulation in ADHD (part 2) Dr Diana Martinez-Huerta (USA)
15:25 – 15:30 Q&A
15:30 – 15:55 Apps and Games for managing ADHD Dr Hugo Theron (SA)
15:55 – 16:00 Q&A
A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THE TREATMENT OF ADHD
13:55 – 14:00 Introduction of speakers Dr Kim Ragsdale (SA)
14:00 – 14:20 The practical positioning of methylphenidate Dr Karen Vukovic (SA)
14:20 – 14:30 Q&A
14:30 – 14:50 The practical positioning of atomoxetine Dr Frans Korb (SA)
14:50 – 15:00 Q&A
15:00 – 15:20 The practical positioning of lisdexamphetamine Dr Suntheran Pillay (SA)
15:20 – 15:30 Q&A
15:30 – 15:55 Treatment of ADHD during pregnancy and lactation Dr Lavinia Lumu (SA)
15:55 – 16:00 Q&A
18:00 – 19:00 SCIENTIFIC SESSION 9: ETHICS (PANEL DISCUSSION)
18:00 – 18:05 Introduction of speakers Prof Renata Schoeman (SA)
18:05 – 19:00 Should the scheduling of methylphenidate be changed? Prof Christopher Szabo (SA)
Dr Chris Verster (SA)
19:00 – 20:00 CLOSING OF CONGRESS & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
David O’Sullivan

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