15th Annual Southeast Regional ADHD Conference

January 26-27, 2023 | Bryant Conference Center | Tuscaloosa, AL.

Thursday, January 26th

*CEU approved

Time Session
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration, Check-In, Exhibits

Sellers Lobby

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Conference Welcome                                                                                                          

Linda Mays, Conference Moderator, Media &
Communications Specialist, Executive Director,
Single Mothers-Empowerment Conference Inc, Hoover, Alabama

Sellers Auditorium

12:15 pm– 1:15 pm Keynote Speaker: How to Proceed and Succeed with ADHD, Introduction by Chris Zeigler Dendy
Speaker: David Giwerc, Founder & President
ADD Coaching Academy, ADDACA

Sellers Auditorium

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm ADHD Coaching: What’s it all about?

Panel members: Jeremy Didier, Cary Colleran, Maureen Gill, & Shirelle Pearson
Facilitator: David Giwerc

Room: TBD

ADHD & Depression

Nelson Handal, M.D.

Room: TBD

ADHD and Dyslexia Link

Mary Durheim

Room: TBD

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Break/Exhibits (snacks)

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm ADHD & Addiction

Jay Soileau, M.D.

Room: TBD

Stress and Emotional Regulation in School: The Executive Functioning Linchpin that Unleashes Learning

Margaret Foster

Room: TBD

Under-Diagnosis of Minorities
 Linda Mays, Lisa Heard, Shirelle Pearson, & Tanikqua Moore
Room: TBD
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm PANEL: The Doctors Are In! You Have Questions; They Have Answers

Jay Soileau, M.D., Kathleen Duryea, D.O., Nelson Handal, M.D. and Cal Stilwell, M.D.

5:00 pm

Adjourn

Friday, January 27th

Time Session
7:30 am – 8:15 am

Breakfast and Exhibits

Sellers Lobby

8:15 am – 8:30 am Introduction of Keynote Speaker                                                                                                        

Sellers Auditorium

8:30 am – 9:30 am Keynote Presentation: Mindfulness for Complex and Comorbid ADHD
Speaker: Mark Bertin, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, New York Medical College

Sellers Auditorium

9:30 am – 9:45 am Break
9:45 am – 11:00 am Mindfulness, ADHD, and Emotions

Mark Bertin, M.D.

Room: TBD

ADHD 101: What do College Students Need to Know? (for MADDES students)

Dale Wisely, Ph.D.

Room: TBD

Launching Successfully from High School to College
Ruth Hughes, Ph.D.
Room: TBD
11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Lunch

Award Presentations:

  • Carl Nowell “Success in ADHD” Award, presented by Chris and Tommy Dendy
  • Award for Outstanding Service in ADHD Education, presented by Linda Mays
  • Dr. Mark Thomas award posthumously to be received by his family
12:30 pm- 1:45 pm Treating Anxiety: Utilizing Behavioral and Medical Interventions
Matthew Jarrett, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama & Jay Soileau, M.D.

Room: TBD

Mindfulness with Children and Teens in Clinical Setting,

Fred George, Ph.D. & colleague Richard Dismukes, Ph.D.

Room: TBD

The Link Between Written Expression and Executive Function Deficits
Greg Spoon

Room: TBD

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Break
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Nervous Nellie, Debbie Downer, and Fidgety Phil: Comorbidities, Confusion, and Complexity

Cal Stilwell, M.D.

Room: TBD

Everyday Strategies to Reduce Anxiety and Depression

Chris Dendy & Carly Duryea

Room: TBD

5 Key Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Section 504

Nancy Anderson, Esq. & Mary Durheim

Room: TBD

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Closing Remarks and Door Prizes
3:30 pm

Adjourn