ADHD World Federation – From Child to Adult Disorder
Congress History

Congress History

  • 8th World Congress on ADHD


    The 8th World Congress on ADHD was held as a virtual congress for the first time from the 6 - 9 May 2021.

    More than 1,100 delegates from 58 countries attended 45 scientific sessions, and 147 posters of various topics were displayed during the virtual poster exhibition..

    Top 10 countries in attendance were:
    People's Republic of China, Germany, Brazil, United Kingdom, USA, Switzerland, Portugal, Czech Republic, The Netherlands and Australia

    A few more facts about the 8th World Congress on ADHD

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  • 7th World Congress on ADHD


    The 7th World Congress on ADHD was held from 25 - 28 April 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal.

    With 1,600 delegates, the 7th World Congress on ADHD 2019 was a very successful congress. Participants from 64 countries attended 49 scientific sessions and the poster exhibition which displayed 295 posters of various topics and were presented in 28 guided poster tours.

    Take a look at the picture gallery 2019.

    View final programme 2019

  • 6th World Congress on ADHD


    The 6th World Congress on ADHD was held in Vancouver, Canada, from 20 - 23 April 2017. In was held outside of Europe for the first time ever.

    With nearly 1,000 delegates from more than 60 countries worldwide, the Vancouver meeting continues the successful development of the World Congress on ADHD.

    New formats like the Late Breaking Discussion Theatre as well as the Grand Round were well attended and received extremly positive responses by the audience.

    Take a look at the picture gallery 2017.

    View final programme 2017
  • 5th World Congress on ADHD


    The 5th World Congress on ADHD was held from 28 - 31 May 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland.

    It was a very well-attended meeting with outstanding sessions and more than 1,600 delegates from 64 countries.

    Special thanks to these 2 outstanding scientific sessions: 
    Keynote lecture in the opening ceremony
    That psychiatric genetics has taught us about the nature of psychiatric disorders and what there is left to learn
    Peter McGuffin, United Kingdom
    A role play clinical interview
    An ADHD evaluation of young John F. Kennedy
    Thomas E. Brown, USA

    Take a look at the picture gallery 2015.

    View final programme 2015
  • 4th World Congress on ADHD


    From 6 - 9 June 2013 the 4th World Congress on ADHD was held in Milan, Italy.

    More than 2,000 delegates from 87 countries joined the congress, making it a great success.

    View final programme 2013
  • 3rd World Congress on ADHD


    The 3rd International Congress on ADHD – From childhood to adult disease took place in Berlin, Germany, 26 - 29 May 2011. 

    The well-attended congress with 2,100 delegates in attendance, promoted an excellent collection of scientific sessions based upon suggestions made by members of the International Scientific Programme Committee.

    View final programme 2011
  • 2nd World Congress on 


    The 2nd International Congress on ADHD was held from 
    21 - 24 May 2009 in Vienna, Austria. 

    The combination of this charming city that is rich in history and culture, the famous “Viennese School of Medicine” and many extraordinary hot spots made the congress, which took place in the heart of the city, a spectacular event. This congress was a big success and a step forward in bringing together outstanding scientists in the field of ADHD from all five continents with more than 1,700 attendees from 70 countries.

    View final programme 2009
  • 1st International Congress on ADHD 2007
    and 39th International Danube Symposium


    The 39th International Danube Symposium and 1st International Congress on ADHD were combined into a congress, that took place in Würzburg, Germany. 

    It presented high-quality scientific sessions that started on 2 June 2007 with the Opening Lecture on the Asperger's Syndrome by Professor Helmut Remschmidt, Germany.  In the following days 14 Plenary Symposia, 25 Hot Topic Symposia, 26 Educational Seminars, 27 Guided Poster Tours and 3 Video Sessions were offered in an extremely attractive and stimulating scientific programme.