OCC conference to feature national ADHD experts

This year’s annual Michael Golds Memorial Conference on ADHD will feature an exciting gathering of ADHD experts including keynote speaker educator J. Russell Ramsay, an expert in the treatment of adults with ADHD.

Ramsay is co-founder and co-director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and an associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. A complete list of featured speakers and panelists is available here. OCC and the Eastern Oakland Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) Chapter are co-sponsors of the conference, now in its 14th year.
“The goal of this conference is to empower individuals with ADHD and their families, friends, employers, educators, medical and mental health treatment professionals with the most current researched-based information about Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder,” said organizer Tammy Schluchter.
“Attendees will be provided with information on ADHD including symptomology, diagnostic procedures, course of ADHD across the lifespan, treatment options, common comorbidities, impact of the disorder on learning, relationships, careers, and resources for treatment and support,” she added.
Conference registration is now available online at Eventbrite. The program goes from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, September 19, at the Orchard Ridge Campus of Oakland Community College, 27055 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills. Attendees should take the Orchard Lake Road exit off I-696 in Farmington Hills. Online registration is $75 and $30 for students with a student ID. Registration at the door is $85. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for educators, school psychologists and social workers.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a brain condition that makes it challenging to concentrate and has a number of other symptoms such as impulsivity and hyperactivity. About 9.5%, or 5.4 million children ages 4-17, have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The annual Michael Golds Conference was founded in 2000 to create awareness about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Michael Golds, an OCC and Eastern Michigan University graduate who excelled despite his ADHD diagnosis, died in an accident shortly before he was to enter graduate school. His parents created the conference in his honor. For more information, contact Tammy Schluchter at mgoldsconf@gmail.com or at (248) 731-6747.
About OCC
With five campuses throughout Oakland County, OCC is the largest community college in Michigan and the 25th largest in the nation. OCC is celebrating its 50th year and offers degrees and certificates in more than 160 career fields and university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. More than a million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965. To learn more about OCC, visit www.oaklandcc.edu.