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Sixth Annual UVU Conference on ADHD features Pulitzer Prize winner

20 October 2017 No Comment

University Marketing & Communications: Scott Trotter | 801-863-6807 | scott.trotter@uvu.edu

 

Utah Valley University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences and University College present the sixth annual Conference on ADHD on October 27, 2017 in the Sorensen Student Center on UVU’s Orem campus.

The conference will begin at 9 a.m. with a keynote presentation from Pulitzer Prize winning author and expert on ADHD, Katherine Ellison. Living with ADHD herself, Ellison’s exceptionally productive writing and consulting career has taken her from life as an investigative journalist and foreign correspondent in Latin America to becoming a freelance contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Atlantic.com. Ellison’s most recent book is ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know, and was co-authored with psychologist Stephen Hinshaw, who will be the plenary speaker at the conference.

A professor of Psychology (UC Berkeley) and Psychiatry (UC San Francisco), Dr. Hinshaw has authored over 320 publications and 14 books. He received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (2015), the James McKeen Cattell Award from the Association for Psychological Science (2016) for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research, and the Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award (2017) from the Society for Research in Child Development.

“Each year we strive to shine a light on ADHD and bring much needed resources to our participants,” says Toni Harris, Assistant Dean for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. “It is our goal to provide information, inspiration and new insight to those working with, and living with, ADHD.

The conference will feature several break-out sessions where students, parents, professionals, service providers, and community members can learn from and engage with other experts in the field. An exhibit fair will also feature information on various services and products designed to be helpful to ‘ADHDers’ of all ages.

Registration for the conference is $65 and includes lunch, parking, and all conference materials. CEUs will be available for those interested. For more information, visit www.uvu.edu/chss/adhd.

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