World Federation of ADHD

Purpose, Mission and Goals

ADHD World Federation

Who we are

The World Federation of ADHD brings together a professional community and their regional ADHD associations. 

We aim to disseminate education about ADHD and advocate for patients and their families by enabling world experts to teach clinicians, researchers and other ADHD stakeholders on how to use scientific facts and clinical wisdom to create better outcomes for people with ADHD. The association was founded in 2007 at the 1st International Congress, which was held in Würzburg, Germany.

Purpose

The objective and mission of the World Federation of ADHD shall be

  • to disseminate knowledge about ADHD
  • to promote research into causes, prevention and treatment of ADHD
  • to formulate and promote public policy that will affect the care of patients favourably
  • to exchange information between scientists, physicians, health experts, ADHD lay organisations, self-help groups and the public
  • to collaborate with other related professionals and lay organizations


Mission and Goals

1.

Dissemination of knowledge about ADHD shall be achieved by... 
 

1. Organizing international congresses and symposia about ADHD. 
2. Publishing books, international consensus statements and other collateral materials committed to high scientific standards and peer review. 
3. Collaborating with other international organizations and lay groups.

2. 

Promotion of research into causes, prevention and treatment of ADHD shall be achieved by...
 

1. Using the federation`s influence and resources to enhance the support for research.
2. Facilitating the dissemination of information by providing forums, such as medical journals, scientific symposia and international congresses, abstracts of recently published papers.

3.

Formulation and promotion of a public policy that will affect the care of patients favourably, shall be achieved by...

1. Playing a pro-active role in the development of policies that affect the support of research and patient care. 
2. Working with regulatory agencies to assist them in the approval process of safe and effective therapeutic interventions. 
3. Informing the public (media) and patient support groups on new research and advances in diagnostics and therapeutics. 


Benefits of a Membership

Benefits of an individual membership:

  • Being part of the only global federation focused on ADHD and allied disorders
  • Taking part in the election procedures of board members
  • A discounted delegate fee for all congresses and symposia organised by the World Federation of ADHD 
  • Regular electronic ADHD news updates including information on recent papers of interest selected by the board
  • Reasonable annual membership fee € 50 (individual members)

Benefits of membership for affiliate associations: 

  • Being part of the only global federation focused on ADHD and allied disorders
  • Taking part in the election procedures of board members (see bylaws for details)
  • A discounted delegate fee for all congresses and symposia organised by the World Federation of ADHD 
  • Regular electronic ADHD news updates including information on recent papers of interest selected by the board
  • Reasonable annual membership fee of € 200 (under 300 members), respectively € 300 (more than 300 members) (affiliate associations)

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