Utah Valley University will host the second annual conference on ADHD on Sept. 27, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the UVU Sorensen Center. Community members, students, parents, teachers, administrators and professionals are all invited to attend the conference, which will explore the newest information regarding ADHD treatments, resources and research.
The conference, "Thriving with ADHD," sponsored by UVU's College of Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Education and University College, will kick off with keynote speaker, Edward M. Hallowell.
Hallowell is a child and adult psychiatrist, a New York Times bestselling author and a leading authority in the field of ADHD. "We hope with this conference to offer the community a better understanding of ADHD," said Chrystine Whyte, assistant dean of University College. "It opens doors that create a connection of great resources on campus and in the community."
A number of experts and local professionals will present during breakout sessions of the conference, covering topics that include learning more about ADHD, improving education and family life, using various treatments and finding practical resources to help those with ADHD. Other topics will include cutting-edge research, new trends on current and emerging treatments, available therapies and more.
"This conference is important for our community to help raise awareness and broaden understanding," said Jan Klingman, director of UVU Academic Standards. "Many students come to UVU and struggle with their academics because of ADHD. We want them to persist to graduation, and with more resources available it is possible."
Whyte and Klingman are co-chairs of the committee organizing this event. Other committee members come from Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, the Accessibilities Services Department, the Learning Strategies Support Services and the hosting colleges.
Registration for the conference is free for students with their student ID and $35 for all others. To register or view a schedule of the events, visit uvu.edu/uc/adhd.