Bookings now open for the VIRTUAL CANDDID Conference 2021

Bookings for the VIRTUAL CANDDID Conference 2021, Friday 26 March, are now open. Hear from a wide range of experts in the field as they discuss this year’s focus ‘ADHD and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders’. This year the conference will be entirely virtual allowing you to take part no matter where you live. For a short time early bird tickets will be available at a discounted rate, for further booking information please click here.

Some of the key topics this year include:

  • Being on both sides of the table: perspectives and reflections
  • Advances in our understanding of ADHD, cognitive neurosciences perspective
  • Assessment for tics disorder in children with co-occurring neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Improving educational outcomes for children who experience developmental disorders
  • Diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in adults with intellectual disability – clinical challenges
  • Arousal regulation and ADHD
  • Pathological demand avoidance 
  • Keynote speakers
    • Dr Mahesh Odiyoor, Consultant Psychiatrist & Strategic Clinical Director, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / CANDDID
    • Professor Sujeet Jaydeokar, Consultant Psychiatrist & Specialty Clinical Director,Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / CANDDID, University of Chester
    • Professor Jonna Kuntsi, Professor of Developmental Disorders and Neuropsychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences; King’s College London
    • Dr Maddie Groom, Associate Professor, Division of Psychiatry & Applied Psychology; University of Nottingham
    • Dr Heather R. Adams, Ph.D, Associate Professor,Department of Neurology and Department of Paediatrics; University of Rochester Medical Centre, New York
    • Dr Ceri Woodrow, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Editorial Lea, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / CANDDID
    • Dr Elizabeth O’Nions, Post-Doctoral Researche, University College London
  • Seminar speakers
    • Bill Colley,Educational Consultant; The UK ADHD Partnership
    • Dr Ta Tzu (Tina) Tang, Paediatric Neurology & Neurodisability Psychology Team, Sheffield Children Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    • Dr Bhathika Perera, Consultant Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disability Psychiatry; Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey Mental Health Trust
    • Dr Raja Mukherjee, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Services, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
    • Dr Tirthankar Mukherjee, Consultant Psychiatrist
    • Kobus van Rensburg, Consultant Clinical, Psychologist, Head of Adult ADHD & AS Team, CYP ADHD & ASD Service, St Mary’s Hospital; Northamptonshire NHS Foundation Trust

For a full list of list of topics, speakers and times please see the CANDDID Conference 2021 programme here.


About the Centre for Autism Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Intellectual Disability (CANDDID)

CANDDID carries out a wide range of clinically-led research, training, education and service development consultancy activities, co-produced by people with lived experience of learning disabilities or neurodevelopmental disorders either themselves or as family carers.

Our vision is to be a leading centre of academic excellence in the fields of autism, neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual disability through collaborative partnerships in research, education, training and service development consultancy.

The driving ambition of CANDDID is that all of its activities should make a positive impact on the practice of professionals and improve the quality and experience of care and quality of life for people with learning disabilities, autism or other neurodevelopmental conditions and their families.