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inquisitive
10-11-06, 12:26 AM
hi all,

just a seminar i found online run by the Learning Difficulties Coalition NSW Inc (http://www.ldc.org.au/).

its called "AD/HD Diagnosis and Management - Parental Perceptions and what comes out of it" and Dr. Patrick Concannon will be the speaker.

here's the pamphlet (http://www.ldc.org.au/index_files/seminar406.pdf) if youre interested for more details.

i'm looking into going to it, i figured that there are others here that might be too ...

:)

katsmum
10-30-06, 01:34 AM
hi inquisitive
I was thinking of going along too. I attended a seminar @ Sutherland on Friday run by SSLDSG the speaker was Dr Loretta Giorcelli, it was fantastic it gave me the courage to tell my husband about our daughters ADHD diagnosis and that wasn't even the aim of the talk. I am going to go to another talk @ Sutherland on Nov. 27 called Helping children Feel Good (about themselves) Building Self Esteem. I guess for me @ the moment I feel that knowledge is power.

inquisitive
10-30-06, 04:34 AM
hi katsmom!

yes, i have registered and am eager to go. this is my first ADHD related seminar and feel that as a phd reseracher it would be good to attend these kinds of conferences and meet people who are not only working professionals in the field, but ADHD families, and other interested people like me as well.

i find it difficult to catch a ADHD seminar or conference that's in Sydney, and that isn't too expensive. i always seem to hear about it afterwards! so i'm thrilled to have caught this one! i'll probably look into the national and international ones later down the track.

it's good to hear when one talk can have different impacts on multiple people. glad to hear that that seminar you went to inspired you to be brave :)

so i might bump into you at the seminar then? hehe

~boots~
11-01-06, 03:48 AM
You'll have to let us know how it goes :-)

inquisitive
11-02-06, 10:21 PM
i certainly will! :)

there was another conference that was going to be held here in sydney at Westmead Hospital on Adult ADHD, with Dr. Thomas Brown from the USA. it was a two day conference for over a hundered dollars, but unfortunately it's been cancelled due to slow registration rates.

hopefully this one at burwood had better responses and will go through, i'm looking forward to it.

inquisitive
11-23-06, 11:35 PM
the seminar was on Dr. Concannon's study on "AD/HD Diagnosis and Management - Parental Perceptions and what comes out of it", his findings were interesting, and his presentation of the talk was good as he encouraged questions even in the middle of his talk (which I've found many ADDers to need).

his study found that of his participants, 82% tried medications and 60% of them preferred ritalin, 27% preferred dextroamphetamine.

the top 3 conventional treaments that the families found to be most helpful were; academic specialist teachers (88%), private tutors (85%), and speech therapy (80%). he said that they were surprised that behaviour counselling (63%) and family therapy (68%) were not amongst the top 3, as many studies have previously shown.

71% of the participants also tried non-conventional treatments. the top 3 were; chiropractor (61%), vitamins (51%), and behavioural optometry (51%). Dr. Concannon noted that only 30% of parents actually tell their doctors that they are trying/using non-conventional treatments, in fear of what the doctor may say to them.

of the 73% of parents who children were on medication, and 37% of parents whos children were not on medication, 55% of parents were satisfied with the management of their children's ADHD. their main reason for dissatisfaction was that their doctors gave the impression that they were keen on medication as the main form of treatment.

as my first ADHD seminar, i felt it was good to get some up to date findings, see if it supports previous findings, or if it strays from what studies normally show.

i'm looking forward to the next up coming one :)

katsmum
11-24-06, 06:39 AM
Hi Inquitsitive

I was there too, I was sitting on the side near the door last seat near aisle, I think second last row.:o I'm glad I went, though I don't recall any of the statistics like you but I got a lot of things to think about. I like to hear the aussie accents, not that I mind american ones, but it's reassuring to know that some aussie professionals take ADD seriously.:)

inquisitive
11-24-06, 08:23 PM
Hi Katsmom! :) really? I think I spoke to you for like a brief second if memory serves me correctly?! I was first sitting on the other side, second last row as well, closest to the aisle. I was in the polkadot shirt, and you told me you left early :confused: or something like that so you could arrive to the seminar on time?? Was that you? Or am I talking about someone completely different?! :o But then I moved further down the row when I saw someone I was planning to meet there.

It was a good seminar wasn't it ... the discussion parts were particularly interesting hearing about other peoples experiences.

katsmum
11-26-06, 11:25 PM
yep that was me, lol.:)

~boots~
11-27-06, 11:27 PM
lol..wow, small world :-)
and thanks for the info, it's interesting to read

inquisitive
12-19-06, 06:30 AM
definately a small world! pleasure to have 'met' you ... without even knowing so! hehehe

mijahe
05-03-07, 10:07 PM
there was another conference that was going to be held here in sydney at Westmead Hospital on Adult ADHD, with Dr. Thomas Brown from the USA. it was a two day conference for over a hundered dollars, but unfortunately it's been cancelled due to slow registration rates.

I wonder why there's been slow registration rates? I would've liked to have gone. I would need to take my better half with me, because I know I'd miss half the talk due to my mind wandering.

mijahe
05-03-07, 10:14 PM
Awwww, crap. Just reminded myself to look at the dates... and too late.

Must remember to look at the dates, must remember to look at the dates, must stop looking like an idiot, must stop looking like an idiot.