Rory Bremner joins a host of international experts to speak at ADHD Foundation Conference 2015

Impressionist and comedian, Rory Bremner, is to join internationally renowned experts in childhood and adolescence mental health at the ADHD Foundation annual conference, starting at ACC Liverpool today November 5th and 6th, 2015.

November 5th will see the UK’s leading clinicians and commissioners come together to explore ‘Innovation and Service Transformation in ADHD and ASD in Mental Health and Education’ as part of a two day conference curated by ADHD Foundation. Day two (November 6) is focused for school leaders, teachers, SENCOs and social care professionals.

As patron of the charity, Rory will welcome delegates on the second day of the event, and returns after successfully speaking at last year’s conference.

Rory Bremner, himself diagnosed with ADHD only recently, said:

“There are still many misconceptions surrounding ADHD – a condition which affects half a million school children in the UK alone. ADHD Foundation works to raise awareness of the disorder and its related mental health problems, supporting hundreds of families in the process. Their groundbreaking work is also imperative in breaking down barriers and educating people about ADHD.

“I am looking forward to returning to Liverpool for this year’s conference and helping to make a real difference for people living with ADHD.”

Dr Tony Lloyd, chief executive of ADHD Foundation and curator of the conference, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Rory back again this year. He speaks from a personal perspective which is relateable to those living with ADHD, and is passionate about the cause.”

Commenting about the conference, Dr Lloyd, added:

“Driving the agenda for a better provision for families coping with ADHD or ASD in children and adults is our main goal. The aim of the second day of the conference is to give education professionals the latest strategies for supporting families coping with neurodevelopmental disorders in young people and adults.”

On day one, leading experts from across Europe will explore how integrated pathways can lead to a better quality and more cost effective care for children and families dealing with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Guest speakers will include Dr Susan Ozer, neurodevelopmental paediatrician and clinical lead for ADHD at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, and Dr Peter Mason, consultant psychiatrist at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Day one will conclude with a gala conference delegate dinner at Hilton Liverpool, hosted by Rory Bremner.

Guest speakers on day two include Lesley Cox, HMI national lead for disability and SEND OFSTED, and David Bartram, director of SEND London Leadership Strategy.

ADHD Foundation was set up in 2007 to promote and improve the mental health outcomes, educational attainment, social inclusion and life chances of children, young people and adults affected by ADHD through early intervention with a range of training and therapies. Each year the charity supports over 500 families, many who have faced challenging behaviour by distressed children who struggle to communicate with their world or learn for some years before diagnosis is confirmed. The work that the foundation does can make the difference, allowing young people to self-manage the effect of their ADHD and develop resilience and coping strategies which allow them to live a full and active life.

For more information and to book a place at the conference, visit – email – or call 0151 237 2661.

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