Fact or Fiction: ADHD in America, September 16, 2010

I’m pleased to be invited to provide social media coverage of Fact or Fiction: ADHD in America, a Capitol Hill Forum, on Thursday, September 16th at 12pm to 2pm Eastern.

I will be joined in Washington, DC by Val Jones of Better Health and Rob Lamberts of Musings of Distractible Mind.

The event will be tweeted live on Twitter, and interviews with the panelists recorded.

This event is presented by Shire, in partnership with the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) and the Lab School of Washington. [Disclosure: I will receive a stipend for covering the event.]

From the press materials:

Though an estimated 4.5 million Americans suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), few understand the realities of the illness and the day-to-day challenges that it presents for those who live with it.

To coincide with ADD/ADHD Awareness Week, “Fact or Fiction: ADHD in America, a Capitol Hill Forum,” a panel discussion which will dispel myths and shed light on the diagnosis, treatment and management of ADD/ADHD in people’s everyday lives.

Actress Roxy Olin will be speaking at the event on behalf of Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) in conjunction with her advocacy work at EIC’s annual PRISM Awards Capitol Hill Showcase and SAMHSA’s addiction and mental health awareness event.

And here is who’s on the panel discussion:

  • Michele Novotni, Ph.D., ADHD Expert and Former Attention Deficit Disorder (ADDA) President
  • Roxy Olin, Actress, “The City” and “Brothers and Sisters”
  • Katherine Schantz, Head of the Lab School of Washington and Baltimore Lab
  • Frank Sesno, Former CNN Washington Bureau Chief (moderator)
  • Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, Psychologist and ADHD Expert
  • Judith Warner, Author and Former New York Times Journalist

I’m looking forward to covering this event, and hope you’ll join Val, Rob and myself on Thursday, September 16th.