ADHD Virtual Conference 2021

Changing Perceptions: Virtual Conference 2021

6th to 9th of October 2021

 ADHD Ireland and the ADHD Foundation: Neurodiversity Charity are collaborating to facilitate the largest ADHD conference in Europe, taking place virtually between 6th to the 9th of October.

Global leaders and experts from across the world will unite to increase understanding of and celebrate ADHD. This ground-breaking conference will lead insightful and inclusive discussions on all things ADHD to create change and to push for progress.

The conference will feature the world’s greatest speakers on the topic, such as Dr Russell Barkley, Prof Amanda Kirby, Dr Ned Hallowell, Thomas E Brown, Prof Sandra Kooij, Dr Ned Hallowell, Prof Barry Carpenter, Shaun Fenton OBE, Rory Bremner, Amjad Ali and Angela Barnes.

With something for everyone, ‘Changing Perceptions’ is a four-day event aimed at all those affected by ADHD, including: educators, parents and adults, medical professionals and children and young people.

CLICK HERE to view the conference booklet for scheduling and more.


October 6th (day one) – Educators: €70
October 7th (day two) – Parents and adults: €20
October 8th (day three) – Medical professionals: €70
October 9th (day four) – Children: FREE

Take a closer look

October 6th | Day One: Educators

3:00 – 3:15pm – Introduction by Patricia Kelly
3:15 – 4:15pm – Neurodiversity in Education by Colin Foley
4:15 – 5:15pm – SENCO by Amjad Ali
5:15 – 6:00pm – Prof Barry Carpenter CBE
6:00 – 6:45pm – Panel discussion (TBA)
7:00 – 8:30pm – Education by Dr. Thomas E. Brown

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October 7th | Adults and Parents

1:00 – 2pm  – Welcome by Dr Tony Lloyd and Ken Kilbride
2:00 – 3pm – Neurodiversity in Young Adults by Dr Ned Hallowell
3:00 – 4pm – Hormonal Mood Changes by Sandra Kooji
4:00 – 4:30pm – Rarely Travels Alone (Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Aspergers) by Prof Amanda Kirby
4:45 – 5:30pm – The Parent School Relationship by Dr Caroline Stevenson
5:30 – 6:00pm – ‘The ADHD Shitometer’ by Andrew Whitehouse
6:00 – 7pm – 3 Comedians Discuss Their ADHD by Angela Barnes, Dave ’20man’ and Rory Bremner
7 :00– 8:30pm – Parents by Dr. Russell Barkley

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October 8th | Clinicians

10:00am – 10:15am – Welcome by Dr Tony Lloyd and Ken Kilbride
10:15 – 11:00am – Women and ADHD: Takeda Symposia
11:15 – 12pm – Innovations in Screening and Diagnostics by Dr Mark Dines-Allan and Dr Dara Connell
12:00 – 1:00pm – ADHD and Biological Facts by Dr Barbara Franke
2:00 – 2:45pm – ADHD Comorbidities by Prof Sam Cortese
2:45 – 3:30pm – The Impact of Undiagnosed ADHD in Children by Dr Vihbore Prasad
3:30 – 4:30pm – Changing Perceptions of ADHD, a Neurodiverse Paradigm by Dr Tony Lloyd

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October 9th – Children / Youth

Speakers include:

J Grange, Marcus Wilton, Rossie Stone, Charlotte Dowson, Josh Grenville-Wood & More ..

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Some of the amazing speakers 

Prof. Dr. J.J. Sandra Kooij

Professor of Adult ADHD at Amsterdam University Medical Centre/VUMc, and has been involved in ADHD research for more than 25 years. She initiated, amongst other things, the first screening of the population of ADHD in adults in the Netherlands, developed the DIVA-5 diagnostic interview in more than 20 languages, and started the Department and Knowledge center ADHD within adults and elderly people at PsyQ (part of the Parnassia Group), which has had the TOPGGz recognition since 2008.

Her main research interests are ADHD, sleep and health, and the relationship between ADHD and hormonal changes in women. She is also a member of ADHD Europe’s Professional Advisory Board.

Dr. Russell A. Barkley

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA. Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 26 other books and more than 300 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders. He is the founder and Editor of the clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report, now in its 28th year of publication.

Dr. Barkley has presented more than 800 lectures in over 30 countries and has received numerous awards for his lifetime achievements, contributions to research and clinical practice, and the dissemination of science.

Prf. Amanda Kirby

The founder and CEO of Do-IT Solutions, Professor Amanda Kirby is very unusual and has the unique experience of straddling health, education, and the workplace.

Amanda’s skill lies in her being a collaborator and a knowledge translator. This allows her to traverse disciplines and bring interdisciplinary working together.

She is a qualified GP and worked in adult psychiatry and stress management but changed her career when her 2nd child was diagnosed with Dyspraxia at 3 years of age.

 Dr. Thomas E Brown

Dr. Thomas E. Brown is the consulting psychologist for’s ADD/ADHD content. Dr. Brown’s research interests and publications include assessment and treatment of ADD/ADHD, especially in persons with high IQ; executive function and memory impairments in ADHD; overlap of ADHD and learning disorders, use of combined medications for ADHD comorbidities, and problems of sleep and awakening in ADHD. Dr. Brown directs the Brown ADHD clinic in Manhattan Beach, CA that specializes in supporting children, teens and adults with ADHD and related problems. Dr. Brown received an award of honor for his research and teaching on ADHD by the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association and a Distinguished Professional award from the HELP Group in Los Angeles.

 Dr. Ned Hallowell

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D. is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and world authority on ADHD. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, and was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 21 years. He is the Founder of The Hallowell ADHD Centers in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Seattle.

He has spent the past four decades helping thousands of adults and children live happy and productive lives through his strength-based approach to neurodiversity, and has ADHD and dyslexia himself.

Dr Hallowell is a New York Times bestselling author and has written 20 books on multiple psychological topics. The groundbreaking Distraction series, which began with Driven to Distraction, co-authored with Dr John Ratey in 1994, sparked a revolution in understanding of ADHD.

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