Education and Training

Education and Training

The provision of quality medical education is a primary goal of the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders. There is a significant unmet need among healthcare professionals for better education about ADHD. It is a complex disorder – a serious neurodevelopmental condition often accompanied by other learning, cognitive, and behavioral disorders. Untreated ADHD, especially in adolescence and adulthood, places a huge burden on patients and those close to them due to failed relationships, unemployment, substance abuse, personal injuries, and costing billions of dollars for governments, insurers, and taxpayers. APSARD is dedicated to filling these voids in education about ADHD. The Society will provide the kind of scientific discussion and exchange needed to answer questions about appropriate ADHD diagnosis and treatment across the lifespan by:
  • Providing a forum for presentation of free scientific communication on research and clinical practice
  • Providing educational symposia
  • Identifying and developing new educational initiatives
  • Supporting education programs directed to people with ADHD
  • Maintaining strict adherence to ACCME guidelines
  • Developing educational activities and tools that are designed, and then evaluated, for their role in improving the learners’ competence, performance, and the overall quality and safety of the care they give to individuals with ADHD.

Current Online CME Offerings

We offer evidence-based, unbiased, accredited CME course materials for primary care providers at three distinct levels, to meet your level of knowledge, interest, and time availability.
Level
Hours/CME Credits
Recommendation
Level 1: Introduction to Adult ADHD 2.5 Hours – 2.5 CME Credits Start with Level 1 if you are learning the basics of ADHD in Adults.
Level 2: ADHD in Practice 5 hours – 5 CME Credits Level 2 takes you deeper in to medication, safety, and adjunctive therapies.
Level 3: ADHD Update 1.5 Hours – 1.5 CME Credits per month Level 3 is best for continued updates on ADHD materials.
Level 1: Introduction to Adult ADHD – 2.5 Hours – 2.5 CME Credits
Course Title
Presenter
Description
Understanding ADHD in Adults, a Guide for the Primary Care Provider Russell A. Barkley, PhD - click Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC Duration: 30 minutes Credit: 0.5 Dr. Russell Barkley provides an overview of ADHD in adults. This is a good place to start to get a good understanding of the characteristics, etiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology of ADHD in adults along with how this disorder affects the lives of adults.
Assessment of Adult ADHD Kevin Murphy, PhD - click The Adult ADHD Clinic of Central Massachusetts Associate Research Professor at SUNY Upstate Medical Center Duration: 30 minutes Credit: 0.5 Dr. Kevin Murphy explains the procedures that primary care providers can use to efficiently and effectively evaluate whether their adult patients have ADHD. Watch this webcast to learn how to tell if your patient has ADHD.
Pharmacotherapy of Adult ADHD and Co-Morbid Conditions Lenard A. Adler, MD - click Director, Adult ADHD Program Professor of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry NYU School of Medicine Duration: 30 minutes Credit: 0.5 Dr. Lenard Adler reviews the FDA approved medications for adults with ADHD and provides an overview of research on safety and efficacy of medication options. This webcast is where you should to start to become familiar with medication treatment options.
Maintenance and Follow-up Care for Adults with ADHD Anthony L. Rostain, MD, MA - click Director, Adult ADHD Treatment & Research Program Penn Behavioral Health, Univ. Penn Health System Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Duration: 30 minutes Credit: 0.5 Dr. Anthony Rostain discusses essential components of follow-up care for adults with ADHD that will enhance patient compliance and adherence to medical and non-medical ADHD treatments.
ADHD in Adults – Making the Diagnosis and Optimizing Treatment Oren Mason, MD - click Attention MD Assistant Professor Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Duration: 30 minutes Credit: 0.5 Dr. Oren Mason guides primary care physicians in having a better understanding of the etiology of ADHD, subtypes of ADHD that can be present in adults, characteristics of different ADHD subtypes, and appropriate assessment tools to collect meaningful data (interview protocols, rating scales, symptom checklists, etc) for the evaluation of ADHD and co-morbid psychiatric conditions.
Level 2: ADHD in Practice – 5 hours – 5 CME Credits
Course Title
Presenter
Description
Managing ADHD Medications in Outpatient Settings: A Guide for Primary Care Providers Anthony L. Rostain, MD, MA - click Director, Adult ADHD Treatment & Research Program Penn Behavioral Health, Univ. Penn Health System Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Duration: 90 minutes Credit: 1.5 This 90 minute presentation with Anthony Rostain, MD provides a thorough review of medications available for ADHD treatment, and protocols for managing medication adherence and safe use. Viewers will understand the vital role Primary Care Physicians play in the treatment of ADHD.
Cardiovascular Safety of ADHD Medication Treatments Anthony L. Rostain, MD, MA - click Director, Adult ADHD Treatment & Research Program Penn Behavioral Health, Univ. Penn Health System Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Duration: 60 minutes Credit: 1.0 This presentation with Anthony Rostain, MD answers the questions of how safe stimulant medications are for use in ADHD patients. Viewers become familiar with the extensive research showing the overall safety and efficacy of stimulant medications, and the “at risk” factors which warrant a PCP’s attention and follow-through.
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Executive Function Deficits in Adults with ADHD Mary V. Solanto, PhD - click The Mount Sinai School of Medicine Associate Professor, Psychiatry Program Director Duration: 80 minutes Credit: 1.5 This presentation with Mary Solanto, PhD describes the benefits and efficacy of the non-pharmacologic treatment of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which assists patients with core deficits in executive functioning. The primary care practitioner who refers out to a trained therapist benefits his/her patients greatly.
Improving Executive Function in Adult ADHD Lenard A. Adler, MD - click Director, Adult ADHD Program Professor of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry NYU School of Medicine Duration: 30 minutes Credit: 0.5 This presentation with Lenard Adler, MD clarifies how the primary care practitioner can identify executive function deficits in ADHD patients which are separate from symptoms of ADHD. Both the symptoms and deficits can be ameliorated with effective and very different kinds of therapy.
Assessing Functional Outcomes in Adults with ADHD Lenard A. Adler, MD - click Director, Adult ADHD Program Professor of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry NYU School of Medicine Duration: 30 minutes Credit: 0.5 This presentation with Lenard Adler, MD explains the components of a complete diagnosis of ADHD in adults and how to distinguish the symptoms of ADHD from frequently comorbid executive function deficits.
Level 3: ADHD Update – 1.5 hours – 1.5 CME credits per month
Webinar Series Title
Hosts
Description
ADHD Update Subscription Series Stephen V. Faraone, PhD - click Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Professor of Neuroscience Graduate Program Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology Upstate Medical University State University of New York Jonathan B. Marx, MBA - click Senior Vice President InQuill Medical Communications, LLC Award Winner in medical communications CME and Adult Learning Expert Duration: 90 minutes per month Credit: 1.5 per month Receive monthly email notice and “when-you-want” access to a new webinar, article, case study, or exercise created by ADHD Experts from around the world. We’ll provide opportunity to ask the experts as well.Build your ADHD in Adults practice and provide significant aid to the 1 in 20 adults who come through your office with Adult ADHD. Click to find out more.
NACE - ADHD in AdultsThe National Association for Continuing Education (NACE)is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NACE designates this enduring material for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ indicated below. Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Psychiatrists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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