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Evidence-Based Assessment and Management of ADHD in Primary Care

October 1 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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October 1, 8 and 15
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Evidence-based Assessment and Management of ADHD in Primary Care*

In this interactive online workshop spanning three consecutive Thursdays, participants will be introduced to the Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines (4.1 edition, 2020) and become acquainted with their user-friendly contents and screening tools. Using real life case scenarios and small group discussions, participants will be able to recognize ADHD and co-morbid disorders and apply evidence-based treatments to address the challenges faced by children, teens and adults. Key interventions to assist at school and in the workplace will also be introduced. An optimistic and hopeful approach will be encouraged as many with ADHD have the ability to be very successful when given the proper tools to manage. In addition, a follow-up post-workshop reflective exercise will help to consolidate learning. The reflective exercise must be completed in the two months post-workshop to obtain Mainpro+ certification.

Please note that this three-part workshop falls on consecutive Thursdays from 12-1 pm ET:

  • Thursday, October 1
  • Thursday, October 8
  • Thursday, October 15

Session 1: Didactic introduction to ADHD assessment, diagnosis, treatment & cormorbidities using the Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines (4.1 edition).

Session 2 & 3: Case-based, interactive application of Guidelines to the assessment, diagnosis & treatment of ADHD in childhood, adolescence, & adulthood.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Diagnose ADHD using clinical history and validated screening tools
  2. Use the Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines, 4th edition to support assessment and ongoing management
  3. Confidently manage ADHD in a primary care setting.

Participants will receive a free digital copy of the Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines and CADDRA ADHD Toolkit.

*This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 9 Mainpro+ credits.



Joan Flood BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP, is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Manitoba. After many years of practicing family medicine, she joined the Shoniker Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic at the Rouge Valley Hospital in 2004 and has a focused practice in youth mental health with particular expertise in ADHD, Autism and Learning Disorders. She was the Consultant Physician to the Pine River Institute from 2008 to 2015, a residential treatment center for teens with substance abuse and other co-morbid disorders. Dr. Flood is a CADDRA Board member and is particularly involved in CADDRA’s efforts in advocacy and education for ADHD issues in Canada. Dr. Flood frequently speaks to schools, public organizations and professional groups on ADHD and other mental health issues.

Matt Blackwood is a family physician with an interest in diagnosing and treating ADHD across the lifespan in primary care. He is a former CADDRA board member and has been involved in physician educational workshops and lectures regarding this interest. After 41 years of primary care in Mission BC, he relocated a couple of years ago to Bowen Island delivering primary care and participating in the BC Rural Locum Service.


Workshop Registration Costs:

  • $200 plus tax (non member)
  • $160 plus tax (CADDRA member)
  • $100 plus tax (Student, non member)
  • $80 plus tax (CADDRA student member)


CADDRA – Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance is a non-profit organization supporting healthcare professionals in the assessment and treatment of individuals with ADHD.


October 1
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


CADDRA – Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance