Café Scientifique : Focus on ADHD: Answers through Research - Watch the discussion

Shedding light on a developmental disorder which has become a societal concern

More than one million Canadians are affected by Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and it is one of the most commonly diagnosed behavioural disorders in children.
Researchers are working to provide answers about this developmental disorder which has become a societal concern and affects children and adults.

What is the validity of the ADD/ADHD diagnosis? What role does genetics play? What treatment options are available? Are there risks related to medicating children with ADD/ADHD? Are medications overprescribed? What are the alternatives?

Enjoy the discussion with three experts in the field. Learn about the most current research and recent developments in treatment.

Watch the Q&A sessions and and get the most up-to-date information. 

On May 15th, over 100 people attended this Café scientifique at Café des beaux - arts of The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. It was an opportunity for parents of children with ADD/ADHD, adults diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, teachers, health care workers, psychosocial workers and the general public to share with three experts in the field about the most current research and recent developments in treatment.

Moderated by Bernard St-Laurent, Host of Radio Noon & C’est la vie CBC Radio One (88.5 FM)


1. Introduction: Bernard St-Laurent

Lily Hechtman M.D., F.R.C.P.
Director of Research,
Division of Child Psychiatry, Montreal Children's
Hospital, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics,
McGill University

3. Ridha Joober, M.D., Ph.D
Psychiatry, Montreal Children's
Associate Director, Prevention and Early Intervention Program
for Psychosis (PEPP) - Montreal,
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry,
McGill University

4. Philippe Robaey, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.
Professor of Psychiatry,
Université de Montréal
Researcher in Neurodevelopmental Diseases,
Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center


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