16th IACAPAP Lunch & Learn Webinar

Wednesday, March 20, 2024   
12:00 PM Rio | 4:00 PM CET (Central European Time) | 11:00 AM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) | 3:00 PM UTC 

Note: This webinar has been scheduled to accommodate the time zone of the South America region.

Topic: ADHD in the first years of life

ADHD usually emerges in the first years of life, but diagnosis is more frequently established in early-mid school years. The understanding of the first manifestations of the disorder, possible developmental pathways of these manifestations, and early recognition, can have significant impact over the lives of individuals. Moreover, diagnosis and treatment as early as possible in the preschool years, as well as identification of other concurrent neurodevelopmental problems, can alleviate the cumulative impairments that characterize the trajectories of individuals with ADHD. This presentation will focus on recent findings on early manifestation, concurrent and sequential comorbid problems, diagnosis and treatment during preschool years.


Dr Guilherme V. Polanczyk 


Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of São Paulo Medical School, Brazil

Guilherme V. Polanczyk is an Associated Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry at the University of São Paulo Medical School, Brazil. He is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit and of the Early Diagnosis and Interventions Program of the Institute of Psychiatry, Hospital das Clinicas at University of São Paulo. He is also the Director of the Research Center on Neurodevelopment and Mental Health at University of São Paulo, the Research Director of the Department of Psychiatry and the Deputy Director of the PhD Program at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of São Paulo Medical School. 

Dr Polanczyk has teaching activities with undergraduate and graduate students, and is a clinical supervisor to residents in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has 20 years of clinical activities assessing and treating children and adolescents with mental disorders, particularly ADHD. His research interests include epidemiology, early manifestations and interventions of ADHD, and have contributed with highly cited articles sin the field. His work has been funded by NARSAD, CNPq, FAPESP, Grand Challenges Canada, Bill & Mellinda Gates Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal, Lemann Brazil Research Fund, Wellcome Leap and was recognized by awards from the Brazilian Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has occupied editorial roles or has been part of the editorial board of the main journals in the field. He has approximately 180 papers published in peer-reviewed journals, 28.000 citations and h-index 42. He was listed in 2018 as a highly cited researcher by Clarivate Analytics. 

Important note

1. The IACAPAP webinar will be held at different times to accommodate attendees and members from various regions. The 16th IACAPAP Lunch & Learn Webinar is scheduled to cater to the South American region's time zone. 

2. The webinar is open to the public. 

3. This webinar will be conducted virtually via Zoom. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required in advance. Seats are limited, and it's based on a first-come-first-served basis.