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1. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: An overview 2. Overview of sleep in children 3. Epidemiology and etiology of behavioral insomnias, circadian rhythm disorders and parasomnias in ADHD 4. Epidemiology and etiology of medical sleep problems in ADHD 5. Healthy sleep practices (sleep hygiene) in children with ADHD 6. ADHD medications and sleep 7. Child and family impacts of sleep problems in children and adolescents with ADHD 8. Assessing sleep problems in ADHD 9. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of insomnias, parasomnias, and circadian rhythm disorders associated with ADHD 10. Treatment of medical (sleep breathing disorders, restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, and narcolepsy) sleep problems in ADHD 11. The triple threat of sleep, adolescence, and ADHD 12. Sleep in adults with ADHD - etiology, impact and treatments 13. New frontiers: Neurobiology of sleep in ADHD 14. Future research directions in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and sleep

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Professor Hiscock is a clinician researcher with 18 years of research and clinical experience, based at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children's Hospital, and the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne. In her clinical practice she manages sleep problems in infants, typically developing children and children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and autism. She has led 8 randomized controlled trials of sleep interventions in children including the first trial of a behavioural sleep intervention in children with ADHD, published in the highly prestigious British Medical Journal (2015). She is a member of the Australasian Sleep Association, the Sleep Health Foundation GP Education sub-committee, and is an expert content adviser on sleep and management of sleep problems for the Australian government's evidence-based website Raising Children Network (> 2.5 million hits/year). Associate Professor Sciberras is a clinical psychologist and researcher based in the School of Psychology at Deakin University and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. She is funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council to grow a research program focused on improving outcomes for young people with ADHD. Associate Professor Sciberras coordinated the ADHD Assessment Clinic at The Royal Children's Hospital, Victoria for over 10 years. In her clinical practice she manages sleep problems in in children and adolescence, both in typically developing children and children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD. She has contributed to and led 5 randomised controlled trials of sleep interventions in children and of her ~80 publications the majority focus on ADHD and/or sleep. She is an expert content adviser for the Australasian Sleep Health Foundation and the Raising Children Network.

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