Upcoming Events

Our FREE program includes presentations from science thought leaders and practitioners, events where we explore topical issues in more depth, we¹ll be presenting some of our brightest scientists who will share their exciting work in convergence science. Select one of our seminars below, seats are limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

July 31 - Monday

Demystifying Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

at the Doherty Institute

ADHD is undoubtedly the most controversial disorder of our time.  Controversy arises because of the use of psychostimulant medications in its treatment and by a perception that diagnosis rates are escalating exponentially.

 

Separating fact from fiction is critically important so that the many thousands of individuals affected by ADHD in Australia can gain access to timely diagnosis and treatment and to educational and occupational opportunities.

 

In this lecture, Professor Luis Rohde, a world-leading expert on ADHD and President of the World Federation of ADHD, will provide a state-of- the-art perspective on ADHD; its diagnosis, epidemiology, biology and treatment.

 

 

Luis A Rohde, MD, PHD

 

Luis A Rohde, MD, PhD is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Director of the Program for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder at the Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, and Vice-Coordinator of the National Institute of Developmental Psychiatry for Children and Adolescent, Brazil.

 

He is currently Associate Editor of the Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, International Editor of the J Am Acad Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and former Co-Editor of the European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

 

He is President of the World Federation of ADHD, and was former Vice-President of the International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions. He also was a member of the American Psychiatric Association working group for defining ADHD diagnosis in the DSM-5.

 

Dr. Rohde’s research interests include ADHD epidemiology, genetics, pharmacogenetics, neuroimaging, and the effects of pharmacological and psychosocial treatments for ADHD. He has published extensively in peer review international and national journals (more than 280 papers), and has been an author or co-author in over 50 book chapters and editorials. He is editor or organizer of 8 books addressing child and adolescent mental health published in Brazil, UK, Germany and the US.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eventbrite - Demystifying Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

 

DATE:

Monday 31 July 2017

 

TIME:

6.00 pm – 7.00 pm. Refreshments served from 5.15 pm.

 

VENUE:

The Auditorium, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
792 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne 3000

 

August 14 - Monday

Buffeted by Global Headwinds: Challenges Facing Biomedical Research

Melbourne Exhibition Centre

Biomedical research in Australia has a distinguished history with our universities, medical research institutes and hospitals ensuring we enjoy high standards of health and care. Our contribution to health and well-being is recognized internationally: half of Australia’s sixteen Nobel Prize recipients received the award for either Physiology or Medicine.

 

 

About the Convergence Forum

The Convergence Science Network will announce a series of events in early 2015.  Our program will include presentations from science thought leaders and practitioners, events where we explore topical issues in more depth and we¹ll be presenting some of our brightest scientists who will share their exciting work in convergence science.

Graeme Clark Oration

The Graeme Clark Oration is delivered by global leaders in science in honour of Prof. Graeme Clark’s pioneering work in developing the bionic ear in Melbourne in the 1970’s.  It is recognised as Australia’s most prestigious free public science event and is attended by secondary school students.

Convergence Science Symposium

The Convergence Science Network is an initiative that promotes an understanding of convergence science to the community, why it is important and how it is helping researchers and businesses realise their visions in delivering improved health and well-being.

Join our community

The Convergence Science Network is excited about its networking activities and is inviting organisations to join this unique science communication and engagement initiative.

Contact us to find out the exclusive benefits available to Network sponsors.  We also offer an  Individual Membership package of benefits.

We Engage with the community to share developments in convergence science and how these advances impact medicine and health care.

We Inspire the research community, start-ups, existing businesses,  government agencies and schools to take advantage of the opportunities offered by convergence science.

We Create the environment and opportunities for new ideas, knowledge and resources across different science disciplines to come together to improve health.

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