Scientific Programme Committee (SPC)

Manfred Gerlach

Prof. Dr. Manfred Gerlach

Chair SPC

University of Würzburg

Würzburg, Germany

Luis A. Rohde

Prof. Dr. Luis A. Rohde

Co-Chair SPC

Federal University of Rio Grande du Sul Brazil

Porto Allegre, Brazil

The SPC develops the scientific programme for the World Congress on ADHD, which takes place every two years.

The SPC consists of a Chair that is selected by the President of the World Federation of ADHD (WF ADHD) for a term of two years. The Chair of the SPC is assisted in his/her tasks by the Chair(s) of the Local Organizing Committee and regular members of the SPC. After approval by the WF ADHD President, these experts are invited to serve for a period of two years; yet in order to assure both continuity and renewal, approximately half of the committee is replaced every two years.

All members are renowned experts in a specific field of ADHD and allied disorders, ranging from clinical practice to basic science and represent different regions of the world. The SPC is also comprised of ad-hoc members: the current WF ADHD President and editors of the ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder Journal. All these professionals are invited to make topic suggestions for the scientific programme.

Based on these suggestions, the Chair of the SPC prepares a draft programme and submits it to the Board of the WFADHD.

At the end of this procedure, which usually takes several months the Board of the World Federation assumes the final responsibility for the programme.

The SPC and the Board of the WF ADHD always ensure a current and balanced scientific programme, which allows congress participants not only to increase their professional knowledge and skills, but to offer real perspectives on the future of ADHD research.

Therefore, the comprehensive congress programme ranges from interactive educational seminars, meet-the-experts sessions, plenary symposia, parallel hot topic symposia, pro-con debates, video seminars, workshops, young scientist award sessions to guided poster tours.


SPC members

H. F. Aljoudi, Saudi Arabia
D. Almagor, Canada
K. Antshel, USA
P. Asherson, UK
T. Banaschewski, Germany
M. Bellgrove, Australia
J. Biederman, USA
J. Boavida, Portugal
M. Brooke, USA
J. Buitelaar, The Netherlands
F. X. Castellanos, USA
D. Coghill, UK
M. Döpfner, Germany
D. Fair, USA
S. Faraone, USA
B. Franke, The Netherlands
C. Freitag, Germany
M. Gignac, Canada
J. Halperin, USA
B. Kim, Republic of Korea


S. Kollins, USA
S. Kooij, The Netherlands
J. O. Larsson, Sweden
K.-P. Lesch, Germany
I. Manor, Israel
G. Mattingly, USA
C. Middledorp, Australia
T. Miyajima, Japan
A. Miranda, Spain
B. Molina, USA
Z. Morillo de Nieto, Dominican Republic
J. Newcorn, USA
J. Nigg, USA
A. Philipsen, Germany
D. Quinn, Canada
J. A. Ramos-Quiroga, Spain
A. Reif, Germany
F. W. Reimherr, USA
P. Riederer, Germany
K. Rubia, UK

J. Rucklidge, New Zealand
R. Schachar, Canada
P. Shaw, USA
D. Silva, Australia
M. Solanto, USA
E. Sonuga-Barke, UK
C. Soutullo, Spain
M. Stein, USA
J. Swanson, USA
J. Thome, Germany
O. Tucha, The Netherlands
G. van de Glind, The Netherlands
A. Venter, South Africa
S. Walitza, Switzerland
Y. Wang, China
A. Warnke, Germany
M. Weiss, Canada
L. Yang, China
Y. Zheng, China
A. Zuddas, Italy

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