The Fourth World Congress - From Childhood to Adult Desease - was held
from 6-9 June 2013 in Milan, Italy.

More than 2,000 delegates from 87 countries joined the congress, this was a great success. Several delegates commented with us about their satisfaction with the
program. We are not afraid to say that it was the highlight of the congress.

ADHD Young Scientist Award

The Young Scientist Award aimed at encouraging young scientists to attend this interdisciplinary congress in the field of ADHD with an own session. The sessions were composed of 20 minutes lectures. The sessions were chaired by recognized experts for the featured topic. The winners received a young scientist award of EUR 300 each. 

We proudly present the Young Scientist awardees 2013:

  • Simon Baijot: Why an apparent distraction would help ADHD children?
  • Silje Elgen: Extremely preterm children + mild neurodevelopmental disability + ADHD-symptoms = true?
  • Joachim Fuchs: Expression study on the ADHD candidate latrophilin 3 in mononuclear blood cells
  • Sarah Kittel-Schneider: Methylphenidate-regulated genes in lymphoblastoid cell lines of adult ADHD patients
  • Lena Lim: Predictive classification of adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder using structural magnetic resonance imaging
  • Lu Liu: Association between GUC2C and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in Chinese Han subjects: Evidence from both categorical and quantitative traits
  • Guiseppe Pastura: Diffusion tensor imaging in a Brazilian sample of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder children: Preliminary data evidence reduced fractional anisotropy in tracts connecting anterior and posterior attentional systems
  • Thomas Villemonteix: Global and regional grey matter volumes in treatment-naïve vs. chronically treated children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A voxel-based morphometry study

ADHD Best Poster Awards

All posters have been evaluated on site and the best of each poster tour was displayed on separate poster walls after the tours. On Sunday, 9 June 2013, during the closing ceremony, the best six posters were selected out of all poster tours by the poster prize committee.

Congratulations! The Best Posters awardees 2013 were:

  • Annette Conzelmann, Germany: Normalization of ADHD symptoms by motivation-induced increase of arousal levels in children with ADHD
  • Rafael Gonzales, UK: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and violence: Findings from the adult psychiatric morbidity survey for England, 2007
  • Sigurd Ziegler, Norway: Mathematical modelling of CPT performance discriminates methylphenidate medication persisters from non-persisters in adult ADHD
  • John Fayyad, Lebanon: Can ADHD and externalizing disorders be helped in communities with no access to mental health care?
  • Stéphanie Bioulac, France: Sleepiness and driving performance in adults with ADHD
  • Serkan Süren, Turkey: Is ADHD restrictive sub-type, which is specified by DSM-V a valid diagnosis? Holistic assessment with executive functions, genetic and multimodal brain imaging methods

Members of the poster prize committee were:

  • E. Grünblatt, Switzerland
  • A. Kutzelnigg, Austria
  • G. Polanczk, Brazil
  • T. Renner, Germany
  • L. Salerno, Italy