Adult ADHD: Improving Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Across the Care Team

Adult ADHD: Improving Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Across the Care Team

On-Demand Webcast
Program Details

Presented live at the Elevate 2018.


Craig B.H. Surman, MD 
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry,
Harvard University Medical School
Scientific Coordinator, Adult ADHD Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH 
Clinical Professor,
Department of Psychiatry
Texas Tech Health Sciences
Center, School of Medicine
Midland, Texas

For full faculty bios, please call 609-371-1137.


Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Identify the barriers to the prompt diagnosis and initiation of effective adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment
  • Apply recent data, validated screening tools, and diagnostic criteria to differentially diagnose ADHD in the adult population
  • Evaluate the latest clinical data on novel, long-acting formulations to treat adult ADHD
  • Integrate new and novel long-acting therapies into individualized adult ADHD treatment plans
Activity Overview

In order to be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must attend the full webinar and complete the evaluation form. After successful completion of the evaluation form online at, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

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In support of improving patient care, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


NACCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This continuing nursing education activity awards 1.0 contact hour.

Nurse Planner: Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City, CA; Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Independent Clinical Reviewer: William C. Torrey, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, New Hampshire; Associate Psychiatry Service Line Leader, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, New Hampshire

Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Craig B.H. Surman, MD; Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH; Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC; William C. Torrey, MD; and Meaghan Benci, Raquel Gaerlan, Jennifer Ilcyn, Mary Johnson, Randy Robbin, Horacio Rodriguez, Kelly Sweeney, and Susan Yarborough.

Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

According to the disclosure policy of NACCME, faculty, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with relevant commercial companies related to this activity. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of NACCME to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict(s). The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation.

All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

The faculty reported the following:

Dr. Jain: Advisory Board—Addrenex, Alkermes, Avanir, Forum, Janssen, Lilly, Lundbeck, Merck, Neos Therapeutics, Neurocrine Biosciences, Otsuka, Pamlab, Pfizer, Shionogi, Shire, Sunovion, Supernus, Takeda, and Teva; Consultant—Addrenex, Allergan, Avanir, Janssen, Lilly, Lundbeck, Merck, Neos Therapeutics, Neurocrine Biosciences, Otsuka, Pamlab, Pfizer, Shionogi, Shire, Sunovion, Supernus, Takeda, Teva; Consultant (spouse)—Lilly, Otsuka, Pamlab, Sunovion; Grant/Research Support—AstraZeneca, Allergan, Lilly, Lundbeck, Otsuka, Pfizer, Shire, Takeda; Speakers’ Bureau—Addrenez, Alkermes, Allergan, Lilly, Lundbeck, Merck, Neos Therapeutics, Otsuka, Pamlab, Pfizer, Rhodes, Shionogi, Shire, Sunovion, Takeda, and Tris Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Surman:  Speaking/Education—McNeil, Janssen, Janssen-Ortho, Novartis, Shire, Reed/MGH Academy (funded by multiple companies); Consulting—McNeil, NLS, Nutricia, Takeda, Shire, Somaxon, Ironshore, Rhodes, Sunovion, Supernus; Research Support, MGH Adult ADHD Program—National Institutes of Health; Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation; Abbott, Cephalon, Eli Lilly, Magceutics, J&J/McNeil, Merck, Nordic Naturals, Nutricia, Pamlab, Pfizer, Organon, Shire, Takeda; Royalties—ADHD in Adults: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Management; Fast Minds: How to Thrive If You Have ADHD (Or Think You Might).

Mr. Penn and Dr. Torrey has disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Ms. Benci Ms. Gaerlan, Ms. Ghiretti, Ms. Ilcyn, Mr. Robbin, Mr. Rodriguez, Ms. Sweeney and Ms. Yarborough have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

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The faculty have disclosed that no off-label/unapproved use(s) of drugs and/or devices will be discussed.

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Grant Support

This activity has been supported through an independent educational grant from Shire.