As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Centre for ADHD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders across the lifespan (CANDAL), is holding its annual engagement conference for researchers, clinicians and service users.


A Centre of Excellence within the Institute of Mental Health, CANDAL brings together clinicians, service users and academics with an interest in neurodevelopmental disorders, including attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder and Tourette’s Syndrome. CANDAL is unique in its approach to studying these disorders in children and adults across the lifespan.

The annual CANDAL conference is an opportunity for researchers, clinicians and service users to come together to help inform and shape future research which aims to impact on the diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. 

The theme for this year's conference is "Accelerating research from campus to clinic" and the programme will include:

i) Exploring Neurodevelopmental disorders outside the clinic.

ii) Discussing alternatives to medication.

iii) Paying attention to ADHD.

iv) Focusing on current and future research plans.

To find out more about CANDAL and its work, please visit their information pages.