Connections, a service of Hattiesburg Clinic, will host the 14th Annual Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Related Concerns Conference on Oct. 19-20. The conference will be held at the Temple Baptist Church, 5220 Old Highway 11 in Hattiesburg, Miss. The event will take place Thursday and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This year’s keynote speakers will be Suzanne McKee-Waddell and Richard L. Davis. (Read more about them below.) The conference will include sessions on a variety of topics, such as ADHD and coexisting disorders; dyslexia; behavior management; autism and addiction.
During the event, we will provide Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for school administrators, counselors, health care providers, psychologists, social workers, speech language pathologists, regular educators and special educators. We also encourage attendance by parents and caregivers to learn more about how to help their child with ADHD manage his or her condition.
The opportunity to learn from experts in the field makes this conference an educational experience for its attendees. Couple this with the opportunity to network with professionals from a variety of specialties, attendees will find this to be a valuable resource.
To register, visit www.s-resa.org. For more information, please call 601-266-6777.
We look forward to learning and networking with you!
The following are some of the primary topics that will be covered at the conference:
Suzanne McKee-Waddell, MS, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a literacy, math, and gifted studies consultant for multiple school districts throughout Mississippi with more than 30 years of experience in various levels of education, including teaching roles in higher education. Throughout her career, Dr. McKee-Waddell has gained a great deal of insight in the applicability of classroom strategies in content area subjects and holds Mississippi licensure in K-8 Elementary Education, Gifted K-12 and Cooperative Education.
She has also served as director of the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies where she oversaw daily operations of the center’s activities. Dr. McKee-Waddell is the recipient of various awards and most recently was recognized for her work by the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Community Representative Award in regard to her STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math) community education initiatives. She currently resides in Hattiesburg, Miss., with her family and is the proud grandparent of two grandsons.
Richard L. Davis, MS, PhD, CCC-SLP, is president and CEO of the Arbor Scientia Group, a global medical communications company headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif. He is also an author, speaker, consultant and executive coach. Dr. Davis has developed a number of innovative education programs at Arbor Scientia, including “train-the-trainer” meetings organized as “speaker’s boot camps” with intensive instruction by a team of speaker coaches and highly sought-after programs on principles of adult education; the role of personality profiles in audience psychology and speaker effectiveness; and teaching how to teach.
As the result of his work in the fields of education design, medical education, speaker coaching and medical faculty development, he has coauthored numerous articles in the medical literature on many educational topics, including outcomes analyses, speaker presentation skills and how to design medical presentations. His work has most recently been published by Cambridge University Press as a book he coauthored with Stephen Stahl, “Best Practices in Medical Teaching.”
“I’ve learned some techniques for my classroom, but I also learned a few things about my own child as well… you are given a world of information here at the conference.”
– Heather Mathis
2016 Conference Attendee
“Really enjoying the sessions. As teachers, we always want to fix situations. It’s valuable to learn how to work on yourself.”
– Theresa Narom
2015 Conference Attendee
“I have put this new knowledge to use immediately upon returning to my classroom. I feel that my students with ADHD and autism will benefit tremendously from the skills that I have learned”
– Adam Deen
Special Education / Science Teacher
2015 Conference Attendee
“I think that the conference elevates the community standard of care by educating parents, providers and teachers about ADHD and other conditions that often travel with ADHD. Dr. Kent’s vision and dedication to this conference have brought nationally known speakers to Hattiesburg who are experts in the field. It is a fantastic opportunity.”
– Beverly Bryant, MD
“I am thrilled to see so many professionals, caregivers, and parents seeking to learn more about ADHD and related disorders. Our goal years ago was to provide an educational platform for the community, and we are excited by how it has grown.”
– Ronald S. Kent, MD
The ADHD Conference will be held at the Temple Baptist Church Student Center, located at 5220 Old Highway 11 in Hattiesburg, Miss. We recommend that you arrive early due to possible traffic congestion.
If you have a disability that qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act and you require accommodations, contact the S-RESA office by phone at 601-266-6777 or by fax at 601-266-6766 at least two weeks prior to the event.
To register, please visit www.s-resa.org. Follow the on-screen instructions to register and arrange for payment. If you need assistance, please call 601-266-6777.
Registrations are transferable but not refundable. Requests to transfer registration to another person must be made in writing prior to the conference or on site. Requests may be faxed to 601-266-6766 or mailed to S-RESA, P.O. Box 18859, Hattiesburg, MS 39404. To avoid disappointment and inconvenience, please register early.
Applications for CEUs, credit units, and contact hours will be available from the following organizations: The University of Southern Mississippi, American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers, Mississippi Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and National Board Certified Counselors. Applications will be made for SEMI credits for career-level administrators. No fee will be charged for any of these credits.