12th Annual Southeast Regional ADHD Conference

January 23-24, 2020 ǀ Bryant Conference Center ǀ Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Concurrent tracks: 1=medical, 2=clinical, 3=educator, 4=parent

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM           Registration | Check-In | Exhibits

12:30 - 12:45 PM                 Welcome & Introduction of Keynote
                                             
 Linda Mays, Conference Moderator, Media and Communications Specialist, Executive Director, Single Mothers-Empowerment
                                            Conference Inc, Hoover, Alabama
                                            Jonathon Halbesleben, PhD, Dean of College of Continuing Studies, University of Alabama
                                            Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, MS, Author, former Educator, School Psychologist and Children’s Mental Health Professional, Chris A.Z. Dendy
                                            Consulting, LLC, Cedar Bluff, Alabama

12:45 - 2:00 PM                   Keynote Address: Strategies to Address the Underdiagnoses of ADHD in Women and Girls
                                            Ruth Hughes, PhD, Author and ADHD Trainer, former CEO, Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD),
                                            Baltimore, Maryland (Moderator)
                                            Kathleen Duryea, DO, Board Certified Osteopathic Family Medicine, Floyd Primary and Urgent Care, Centre, Alabama
                                            Jane Indergaard, DNP, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota
                                            Terri Soileau, RN, BSN, Retired NICU Nurse, Active Volunteer, New Life Counseling and Crisis Pregnancy Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
                                            Carly Duryea, Student Contributor
                                            Mary Indergaard, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, Minneapolis, Minnesota
                                            Leila Soileau, BS, Former Middle School Teacher, Counselor, Cross Roads Church, Lake Charles, Louisiana

2:00 - 2:25 PM                     Break | Exhibits | Posters

2:25 - 3:40 PM                     Concurrent Sessions
                                              1)Frequent Symptoms of ADHD Not Included in DSM-5 -
 Nelson Handal, MD, Dothan Behavioral Medicine Clinic,
                                                 Dothan, Alabama

                                              2) Behind the Wheel with ADHD -
Despina Stavrinos, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama
                                                 at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
                                              3) Strategies to Address Executive Function Deficits in the Classroom- Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, MS, Author, former Educator,                   
                                            School Psychologist and Children’s Mental Health Professional, Chris A.Z. Dendy Consulting, LLC, Cedar Bluff, Alabama
                                             4) ADHD 101 - What Every Parent Must Know - Dale Wisely, Clinical Psychologist, Director of Family Life, Prince of Peach
                                                 Church & School, Hoover, Alabama

3:40 - 4:00 PM                      Break | Exhibits | Posters | Snacks

4:00 - 5:15 PM                     Concurrent Sessions
                                               1) Autism: The Challenge of Navigating a Social World -
Catherine Rice, PhD, Director, Emory Autism Center,
                                                  Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
 
                                               2)ADHD/ADD and Mindfulness: Are you kidding me? -
Fred George, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice, Enterprise, Alabama
                                                  Richard Dismukes, LPC, President Child and Family Services, Dothan, Alabama
                                               3) Teaching Executive Skills in Middle School: a model program in 11 schools that is good for all learners-  Sue Ball, PhD,                                                            Psychologist, School-Neuropsychologist, York Region District School Board, Ontario, Canada
                                               4) How Do I Manage Them, Me, and Their ADHD? - John Willson, Executive Director, SOAR, Balsam, North Carolina

5:15 - 5:30 PM                      Break | Exhibits | Posters

5:30 - 6:15 PM                      ADHD & Autism - Advice from the Experts
                                               
Joe Ackerson, PhD, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Ackerson & Associates, Birmingham, Alabama (Moderator)
                                              Russell A. Barkley, PhD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Treatment Center for Children,
                                              Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
                                              Catherine Rice, PhD, Director, Emory Autism Center, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
                                              Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
                                              Jay Soileau, MD, FSAHM, Family Practitioner, LSUHSC Family Practice Center, New Orleans, LA


Friday, January 24, 2020

7:30 - 8:30 AM                       Registration | Check-In | Breakfast | Exhibits

8:30 - 8:45 AM                       Welcome & Introduction of Keynote
                                                
Linda Mays, Conference Moderator, Media and Communications Specialist, Executive Director, Single Mothers-Empowerment
                                               Conference Inc, Hoover, Alabama
                                                Mark Thomas, MD, FSAHM, Physician, Tuscaloosa Focus-MD, LLC, Northport, Alabama

8:45 - 9:45 AM                       Keynote Address: Health Outcomes of Childhood ADHD By Adulthood: Implications
                                                for Management 
                                                 
Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry,
                                                Virginia Treatment Center for Children, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine   

9:45 - 10:15 AM                     Break | Exhibits | Posters

10:15 - 11:45 AM                   Concurrent Sessions
                                                 1) Emotional Regulation in ADHD -
Russell Barkley, PhD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Virginia
                                                    Treatment Center for Children, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

                                                 2) Executive function and obesity-related concerns -
Marissa Gowey, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at
                                                    Birmingham, Department of Pediatrics, Birmingham, Alabama
                                                 3) Challenging Kids, Challenged Teachers and Parents: Strategies to Help Students
                                                     with ADHD, OCD, Tourette Syndrome and Autism -
Sheryl Pruitt, M.Ed., ET/P, Clinical Director of Parkaire Consultants,
                                                    Marietta, Georgia
                                                 4) Navigating the Legal Rights and Learning Needs of Students with ADHD - 
Nancy Anderson, JD, Associate Director, Alabama
                                                    Disabilities Advocacy Program,Tuscaloosa, Alabama
                                                    Tina Sanders, Education Administrator, Alabama State Department of Education Special Education Services,
                                                    Montgomery, Alabama
 
                                                 5) The Best-Kept Secret! How to Navigate the Process to Access Vocational Transitional Services to Ensure Successful                                                                  Outcomes - Yolanda Spencer, BS, MS, Unit Field Supervisor, Inschool Coordinator Project Search, Alabama department of                                                                      Rehabilitation Services, Homewood, Alabama

12:00 - 1:00 PM                      Lunch
                                                 Awards Presentations: 
                                                    Carl Nowell "Success in ADHD" Award
, presented by Yolanda Spencer
                                                    Chris & Tommy Dendy Award for Outstanding Service in ADHD Education
,presented by Linda Mays

1:00 - 2:30 PM                        Concurrent Sessions
                                                   1) Prescribing Controlled Substances for ADHD: Tips to Provide Great Care While Keeping
                                                        Your License -
Mark Thomas, MD, FSAHM, Physician, Tuscaloosa Focus-MD, LLC, Northport, Alabama
                                                      Jay Soileau, MD, FSAHM, Family Practitioner, LSUHSC Family Practice Center, New Orleans, LA

                                                   2) Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Dr. Joe Ackerson, PhD, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Ackerson & Associates,
                                                      Birmingham, Alabama

                                                   3) Teaching Students who struggle with ADHD -
Billie Abney, DC, EdS, Northwest College and Career Academy,
                                                      Dalton, Georgia
                                                      Greg Spoon, Academic Interventionist, Federal Programs Coordinator, Centre Middle School, Centre, Alabama
                                                      Kay Davis, EdS, Executive Director, Cherokee County Family Resource Center, Administrator of STAR Program, Centre, Alabama

                                                   4) Tools for Parents and Educators to Deal with Problem Behaviors - Ruth Hughes, PhD, Author and ADHD Trainer, former CEO,
                                                      Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity 
Disorder (CHADD), Baltimore, Maryland

2:30 - 2:45 PM                        Break | Exhibits | Posters

2:45 - 4:00 PM                        Concurrent Sessions
                                                    1) ADHD: Launching Our Students Successfully from High School to College; a Doctor,
                                                         College Counselor and Teen Partnership -
C.A. Stilwell, MD, Charis Consulting Services, LLC, Franklin, Tennessee
                                                       Ruth Hughes, PhD, Author and ADHD Trainer, former CEO, Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity
                                                       Disorder (CHADD), Baltimore, Maryland

                                                    2) Treating Anxiety Disorders in Youth with ADHD - Matthew A. Jarrett, Associate Professor / Director of Clinical Training,
                                                       Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama
                                                    3) Neglected Issues: Social Emotional Learning -
Matthew Smith, Executive Director, AlaQuest Collaborative for
                                                       Education, Birmingham, Alabama
                                                    4) Under-Diagnosed ADHD in Minorities - Linda Mays, Media and Communications Specialist, Executive Director, Single Mothers-
                                                       Empowerment Conference Inc, Hoover, Alabama
                                                       Lisa Heard, MA, Principle, Bessemer City Schools, Birmingham, Alabama
                                                 
                                                   5) The Doctors Are In - Dale Wisely (Moderator), Clinical Psychologist, Director of Family Life, Prince of Peach Church & School,
                                                      Hoover, Alabama
                                                      Kathleen Duryea, DO, Board Certified Osteopathic Family medicine, Floyd Primary and Urgent Care, Centre, Alabama
                                                      Nelson Handal, MD, Dothan Behavioral Medicine Clinic, Dothan, Alabama
                                                      Jay Soileau, MD, FSAHM, Family Practitioner, LSUHSC Family Practice Center, New Orleans, LA
                                                     Tanikqua Moore, MD, Focus-MD, Homewood, Alabama


4:00 PM                                   Adjourn
(Professional Approvals)      
 
                

Questions?

For more information, please contact Sea Talantis at stalantis@ccs.ua.edu or 205-348-3014 or Mandy Guin at mguin@ccs.ua.edu or 205-348-6222.