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April Virtual Roundtable
One Size Doesn’t Fit All  
Medication Treatment of AD/HD

According to several long term, multi-institute, large population research studies, the most effective management of AD/HD remains combined intensive behavioural management and medications.

While medications can be very useful in alleviating inattentiveness and impulsivity in school and at home, as well as providing a window to allow children and teens to work on his or her areas of weakness, parents are often concerned about the side effects and frustrated by the confusing information about the choice of medications.

In this roundtable talk, Dr. Lam will explain the indications for recommending medication, potential side effects, and effective management.  She will also discuss the possible choices of medication in an evidence-based approach, based on the child’s educational needs and potential comorbidities.

This Roundtable is appropriate for parents of school children, teenagers, and adolescents. Educators, other professionals, and doctors are welcome.

This is a great chance to hear from a respected professional, share your own experiences with other parents and/or professionals, talk about support strategies, and explore your personal questions in greater depth.

Event Details

Date:     April 28, 2020 (Tue) 

Time:     6:30 - 8:00 pm

Venue:   Live video call using Zoom  
(a free app that allows participants 
                   to watch the presentation and ask questions)

Cost:     Member (free); Non-member (HK$200)
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Dr. Fanny Wai-fan Lam 

Dr. Fanny Wai-fan Lam, Specialist in Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics, received her hospital-based paediatrics training in Hong Kong before pursuing further academic positions in Australia and Canada.

Over the years, Dr. Lam authored and co-authored a number of medical literature in the field of genetics and child development in peer-reviewed medical journals.  In recognition of her endeavors in research and teaching, Dr. Lam was awarded Tutor by the Association for Research in Infant and Child Development, United Kingdom, and Honorary Assistant Clinical Professor by the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Hong Kong. Currently,

Dr. Lam serves as the Developmental Paediatrician in Hong Kong Developmental Paediatrics Centre, Matilda International Hospital, and Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong.  Dr. Lam is also actively involved in nonprofit boards and public and professional education, as well as serving as an expert witness in litigation and medical council inquiries. She is committed to enabling children to achieve their potential through parenting, coaching, as well as early identification and intervention of their developmental needs.

Upcoming Event

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
(details to follow)
Survey of Medical and Mental Health Professional Services 
Share Your Experience!
We receive calls every week from parents and educators asking for referrals to qualified professionals for educational evaluations, mental health support or management of medications.  Often parents don’t want to explore this topic publicly and find it very stressful and confusing to identify the qualified support resources they need. 

We want to do more to help parents seeking to support a child, or themselves with learning or attentional issues by pooling our collective experiences and helping to identify qualified medical and mental health practitioners.  If you have used the services of a medical or mental health professional within the past three years, please take three minutes to respond to our questionnaire. 

All individual responses will be kept confidential.  Survey results will not be shared publicly but anyone seeking a referral may contact FOCUS and benefit from our collective efforts. 

We encourage you to share this survey link to others you may know who have sought the help of medical or mental health professionals to support a child, adolescent or adult with main stream learning differences and related mental health issues.
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