Save the Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
5:00 PM Education Hour • 6:00 PM Reception • 6:45 PM Dinner
Award winners to be announced!
RNBC is hosting its 17th annual Awards Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago in Chicago, Illinois on October 16, 2013. Each year, dinner attendees renew their commitment to improving the lives of children with social, emotional, and academic learning challenges, learn about the latest breakthroughs from experts in their fields, and honor members of the community who have made a difference in the lives of others.
This year, Steven P. Hinshaw, Ph.D. will present “Attention Problems, Clinical Realities, Public Policy, and Stigma: Where Can We Go?” during the dinner’s Education Hour. The presentation will cover ADHD from a variety of perspectives, including: information about the rising rates of diagnosis in children today, controversies involving ADHD, myths regarding the role of biology and culture in its definition, differences in diagnoses between boys and girls, diagnosis and treatment differences across the country, and a discussion of the success and failure of treatments.
Dr. Hinshaw is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as Department Chair from 2004–2011, and is Vice Chair of Psychiatry at UC San Francisco. His work focuses on developmental psychopathology: peer and family relationships, neuropsychological risk factors, pharmacologic and psychological interventions for children with ADHD, assessment and evaluation, conceptual and definitional issues, mental health problems in teenage girls, the stigmatization of mental illness, and international training efforts. He has directed summer research camps and conducted longitudinal studies for boys and (more recently) for girls with ADHD and related disorders, having received over $15 million in NIH funding. Dr. Hinshaw has authored over 250 articles, chapters, and reviews plus 9 books, including The Mark of Shame: Stigma of Mental Illness and an Agenda for Change (Oxford University Press, 2007), The Triple Bind: Saving our Teenage Girls from Today’s Pressures (Random House, 2009), and The ADHD Explosion and Today’s Press for Performance (Oxford, in press).
For more information, contact PJH & Associates at (312) 553‑2000 or email Dawn_Cibak@rush.edu.