ADHD the Focus of International Conference Hosted by CHADD and ADDA

LANHAM, Md.--()--More than 1,000 members of the global ADHD community will convene in Atlanta, Georgia from November 9 through 12 for the 2017 Annual International Conference on ADHD. This year marks the first time in the Conference’s 30-year history that the two leading nonprofit organizations serving the ADHD community ─ CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) ─ will join forces in hosting this premier gathering.

At the 2017 Conference, themed “Connect and Recharge,” CHADD and ADDA will provide three-and-a-half days of ADHD-focused science, education, events, and activities designed to inform a broad range of audiences, including adults with ADHD, parents of children with ADHD, and medical professionals who diagnose and treat patients with ADHD.

Nearly 100 renowned ADHD experts will address such topics as organization, planning for post-secondary education, school collaboration and supports, IDEA and education law, evidence-based interventions including medications, and many more. Activities will enable attendees to connect with the various experts and each other. Informal group sessions will include “Women with ADHD,” “LGBT, Poly Adults,” and “Parents with ADHD,” among others.

“There is an extraordinary amount of research regarding the most effective ways to diagnose and treat ADHD. Still, a tremendous amount of misinformation reaches the general public,” said Michael MacKay, President, Board of Directors, CHADD. “This Conference will set the record straight and provide the facts to those who live with ADHD and those who work with them.”

“Struggling with ADHD can be very lonely. You’re often the only person you know with ADHD, and the stigma makes it very hard to share,” says Duane Gordon, ADDA President. “But the Conference offers the information you need, based on science you can trust, in an engaging way. And it gives you the chance to connect. We have our own Talent Show, and there’s even the opportunity to ‘test drive’ an ADHD coach.”

The 2017 Annual International Conference on ADHD will be held at the Hilton Atlanta from November 9 through 12. For more information, visit the International ADHD Conference website or call 240-487-2306.


CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) provides support, training, education, and advocacy for the 17 million children and adults in the United States living with ADHD, their families, educators and healthcare professionals. As home to the National Resource Center on ADHD, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CHADD provides reliable, science-based information regarding current medical research and ADHD management. To learn more, visit or call 301-306-7070.

About ADDA

The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder lead better lives. ADDA is an international nonprofit organization, founded over 25 years ago by adult ADHD support group leaders to share information, resources and provide support for one another. In the years since its inception, ADDA has grown to become the source for information and resources exclusively for and about the adult ADHD community. To learn more, visit


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Release Summary

The 2017 Annual International Conference on ADHD, hosted by CHADD and ADDA, will be held in Atlanta, November 9 - 12.



Barbara Link, 610-668-2855