Purpose, Mission and Goals

Purpose: The objective and mission of the World Federation of ADHD is to support and promote worldwide clinical and scientific study projects, including training activities in the field of ADHD (Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder) and related disorders. To also support the exchange of information between scientists, physicians, health experts, ADHD lay organisations, self-help groups, and the public; to collaborate with other related professional and lay organizations.

Mission and Goals: The World Federation of ADHD is an international professional association of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in ADHD and all psychiatric syndromes in which ADHD may be a feature.

For the purpose of achieving its purpose the association will endeavour to:

1.  Spread knowledge about ADHD by:

  • Organizing international congresses, symposia, seminars and workshops on ADHD. 
  • Publishing journals, scientific documentation and media presentations committed to a high scientific standard and peer review. 
  • Providing educational programmes for clinicians, scientists and the general public with specific topics in advancing science and clinical knowledge about all psychiatric syndromes in ADHD that may be present as a symptom. 
  • Collaborating with other international organizations and lay groups.


2.  Promoting research into causes, prevention and treatment of ADHD by:

  • Using the federation`s influence and resources to enhance support for research. 
  • Facilitating the dissemination of information about research.


3.  Formulate and promote public policy that will have a sympathetic affect on ADHD patient care by:

  • Playing a pro-active role in the development of policies that affect support of research and patient care. 
  • Working with regulatory bodies to assist them in the approval process of safe and effective therapeutic interventions. 
  • Developing training standards within specific specialty.  

Benefits of Membership

  • Being part of the only global federation focused on ADHD and allied disorders 
  • Taking part in the election procedures of board members 
  • Access to the Directory of the World Federation of ADHD which contains a listing of members 
  • Access to the members-only area on the website  
  • Regular electronic ADHD news update 
  • Substantially reduced registration fees for ADHD World congresses
    www.adhd-congress.org
    Access to the latest abstract reviews
  • – A selection of the latest and most important abstract issues in seven different categories will be prepared for all members. One of the most efficient ways to be updated!
    Access to the Springer Journal link of ADHD 
  • – Benefit from a free access to the online journal of the ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders and review latest results
    Networking with colleagues worldwide
  • Reasonable annual membership fee EUR 50 (Individual memberships fee)

Membership Fees

The General Assembly has decided the following annual membership fees on May 22nd 2009:

  • National Associations pay Euro 10 per member, at least Euro 1.000 
  • Individual members pay Euro 50 
  • Passive members pay Euro 2.000

The membership fees are due at the beginning of each year to the Head Office of the federation, free of bank charges – payable by 31 January.

Bank details

HSH Nordbank
BIC: HSH NDE HH
IBAN: DE79 2105 0000 1000 5175 45

Payment by credit card is appreciated.