Established, 2004 in the UK
CPD accredited, online courses for doctors in all of the major specialties


for Consultant Paediatricians and Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists organised by Infomed Research and Training on Monday 10 December 2018, at the Park Plaza County Hall Hotel, 1 Addington Street, London SE1 7RY

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CPD approval being sought from RCPCH

Chief Course Advisor

Professor Peter Hill, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Course fee:

£50 (inc VAT)

Course fee includes web access to the lecture slides (pdf), lunch and refreshments and attendance certificate. Please note: no refunds for cancellations or non-attendance.

Course supported by an unrestricted educational grant from:

Full course programme

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About the course

Target audience

Course aim

To provide delegates with an up to date overview on the management of children and adolescents with ADHD who present to Paediatric and C&A Psychiatry services, with a clear focus on the more challenging issues faced by the front-line clinician.

Practical: clinical focus, evidence-based and relevant to the day-to-day practice of Paediatricians and C&A Psychiatrists. Comprehensive: covering a full range of ADHD-related topics.

Consultant Paediatricians, SAS Paediatricians, and senior STs in PaediatricsConsultants in C&A Psychiatry, and SAS doctors and senior STs working in C&A Psychiatry

The course focus

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the attendee will have:

A Faculty of leading ADHD experts:

[toggle title=”Professor Peter Hill” state=”close”][author title=”Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist ” image=””]Peter Hill is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist with extensive training and qualifications in general medicine, psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry and paediatrics. His main work nowadays is at a thriving private practice at 35 Great James Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3HB, focusing on neurodevelopmental disorders and mental illness in the young. He has previously headed departments at St George’s, University of London, (where he was foundation professor of child mental health in the University of London and is still visiting professor) and at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. Over the years he has advised government departments in the UK and overseas on child mental health issues, particularly service delivery. He has been a key opinion leader in ADHD for some twenty years and has written, lectured or advised on the management of ADHD nationally and internationally.



[toggle title=”Dr Val Harpin” state=”close”][author title=”Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician, Sheffield Children’s Hospital” image=””]Dr Val Harpin is a consultant neurodevelopmental paediatrician at the Ryegate Children’s Centre, part of the Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, where she has practiced for more than 18 years. Prior to joining the Ryegate Centre, Dr Harpin held the post of consultant community paediatrician at the Child Development Centre in Oxford. Her special interests include the care of children and young people with special needs and neurodisabilities, particularly Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD and learning disability. Dr Harpin’s main current research interests are in ADHD and Transition to Adult services. She is also Chair of the Steering Group leading the Sheffield Distance Learning MSc Course in Paediatric Neurodisability. Dr Harpin was Chair of the Royal College of Paediatrics Specialty Group for Paediatric Neurodisability (BACD) from 2004 to 2007 and is now a member of the BACD Strategic research group. She was also a member of the NICE Guidelines Development Group on ADHD.
Val is also the co-project lead on the Tracking Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Cohort – Sheffield (TrAC-S) project.


[toggle title=”Prof Susan Young” state=”close”][author title=”Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Reykjavik University and Bucks New University” image=””]Susan Young is the director of Psychology Services Limited ( and an Honorary Professor at Rekjavik University and Bucks New University. She is a clinical and forensic psychologist, and a practitioner neuropsychologist with over 20 years working in clinical academia, including prestigious employment at Imperial College London. She participated in the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) ADHD Clinical Guideline Development Group (2008;2013) and the British Association of Psychopharmacology ADHD Consensus Meetings (2007;2013). She is President of the UK ADHD Partnership (, Vice-President of the UK Adult ADHD Network (, Trustee of The ADHD Foundation ( and on the Professional Advisory Board of ADHD Europe. Professor Young has published over 100 articles in scientific journals. She is the author of five psychological intervention programmes, four books and the ADHD Child Evaluation [ACE]. Her work has been translated into many languages.


[toggle title=”Prof Amanda Kirby” state=”close”][author title=”Chair in Developmental Disorders in Education, University of South Wales, Newport” image=””]Professor Kirby has a chair in developmental disorders in education at the University of Wales, Newport. She founded and has run the Dyscovery Centre since 1997, an interdisciplinary centre providing assessment and intervention for children and adults with a range of developmental disorders including Dyspraxia (also known as DCD), ADHD, Dyslexia, Specific Language Impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Behavioural issues. Her background as a GP and also working in community paediatrics and psychiatry has provided a good understanding of developmental disorders in both child and adulthood. She is also the parent of an adult with developmental disorders so has personal as well as professional experience of living with the difficulties. She leads a research team at the centre and her PhD has focused on the stage of emerging adulthood in DCD. She has lectured internationally and spoken to over 30,000 teachers, health professionals and parents. She is currently patron of the Dyspraxia Association in New Zealand, Advisor to the Dyspraxia Association in Ireland and Medical Advisor to the Dyspraxia Foundation in the UK.


[toggle title=”Mrs Valerie Ivens” state=”close”][author title=”ADHD Coach” image=””]Val Ivens developed and runs the Richmond and Twickenham ADHD Support Groups. She trained as an ADHD Coach through the REACH training programme in Liverpool. She is on the Board of UKAP. Valerie writes articles and provides coaching strategies to families, children and young people managing ADHD. She works with schools, social services, mental health teams and local Education authorities to promote greater understanding, training and awareness of the condition.


[toggle title=”Dr Holan Liang” state=”close”][author title=”MA MB BChir MRCPsych, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Child Health, UCL” image=””]

Dr Liang jointly leads the Psychological Medicine Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Her special interest is neuropsychiatry including ADHD, Autism, Intellectual Disability and Tourette’s Syndrome. She has a background in commercial and non-commercial drug trials in children with neurodisabilty, as well as interests in genetics and improving access to child mental health services.

She has taught and led the module on critical appraisal for the Maudsley MRCPsych training course and has been a regular lecturer on the Child Mental Health module on this course for over a decade. She now also lectures regularly on ADHD on the UCL Masters in Child Mental Health course.

She has published several articles in peer reviewed international journals and is the author of the commercially targeted parenting book “Inside Out Parenting” which was awarded silver medal for best parenting book 2017.


[toggle title=”Prof Stephen Scott” state=”close”][author title=”Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist” image=””]Stephen Scott is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the CAMHS Adoption and Fostering Service and the Conduct Problems Service at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He is also a Professor of Child Health and Behaviour at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, and the Director of the National Academy for Parenting Research, London.
He studied at Cambridge University and the Royal London Hospital. He worked as a paediatrician for five years, including periods at the Brompton Hospital and Great Ormond Street, before training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Maudsley under Professor Sir Michael Rutter and Professor Eric Taylor.
As Director of the National Academy for Parenting Research, Professor Scott runs a team of 55 people investigating aspects of how best to improve parenting in order to enhance child outcomes.


[toggle title=”Mr Fintan O’Regan” state=”close”][author title=”SEN and Behaviour Consultant” image=””]Fin is one of the leading behaviour and learning specialists in the UK. He is currently an SEN and Behaviour Consultant for the Schools Network and an associate lecturer for Leicester University, the National Association of Special Needs, Tribal Education and the Institute of Education. He is also Vice Chairman of UKAP and a member of the European ADHD Alliance. He has been the chairperson of the European ADHD Taskforce, and is a current member of the Special Education Consortium and the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee.
Fintan trained as a secondary science and PE teacher after studying Zoology and Genetics at Sheffield University. He was Headmaster of the Centre Academy School, regarded as the first specialist school within the UK for children with ADHD/ODD from 1996-2002. Prior to that, he was a Deputy Head Teacher, the Head of the Science Department and a Science/PE teacher in London, Newcastle and Washington DC. Throughout this period, he worked with a range of students and parents. This experience helped to develop a balanced perspective of the issues facing schools, teachers and families regarding behaviour and learning differences.
He is an internationally acclaimed presenter and consultant in behaviour, learning and motivation working within education and health. He has published several books, including the TES award winning Educating Children with ADHD, and the recently published Successfully Managing ADHD.


[toggle title=”Prof Sam Cortese” state=”close”][author title=”Hon Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist” image=””]Samuele Cortese, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, is Associate Professor at the University of Southampton and Honorary Consultant Child Psychiatrist at the Solent NHS Trust. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of New York, USA. His main clinical and research interests focus on the epidemiology, neurobiology and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders (in particular on ADHD) and on evidence synthesis in child psychiatry. Dr Cortese is author/co-author of more than 150 papers in international peer-reviewed journals (H-index 45), including first-author papers in high impact journals such as The Lancet Psychiatry and the American Journal of Psychiatry. He is Deputy Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) and sits on the editorial board of 5 other international journals. Dr Cortese is a member of the European Network for Hyperkinetic Disorder (EUNETHYDIS), the European ADHD Guidelines Group (EAGG), the Child & Adolescent Neuropsychopharmacology Network of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), and the child and adolescent faculty of the British Association of Psychopharmacology (BAP).



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