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ADHD world congres 2023 in Amsterdam

May 2023: The world federation of ADHD hosted the ADHD world congres 2023 in Amsterdam this year. The theme of the congres was ‘Modernizing the concept of ADHD’. There were contributions from our group: Lessa Schippers presented at the ERC meeting prior to the congres, Martine presented her work on strengths in ADHD on Friday in the first plenary session of the day and Lessa again presented in the young scientist session (where she won the Young Scientist Award!) on Saturday. It was also great catching up with former PhD-student Zhaomin Wu, who continued investigating ADHD back home in China and displayed her work in Amsterdam. New PhD-student Han was also attending the conference (with the help of the KNAW early career award of Martine) and got overwhelmed with all the ADHD research that is out there. Good inspirations for her and her work on creativity and well-being in the context of ADHD. Hopefully her work will be part of the next meeting, in 2 years in Prague.

The meeting attracted >1400 attendees, among which many colleagues from Nijmegen, collaborators from our (inter)national collaborations such as MocA, IMpACT and ENIGMA-ADHD, and also our your researchers from ADHDplaza. You can imagine how much fun we had, seeing all these familiar faces in one place.

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Group meeting: introductions with emojis

April 2023: Now that we are really of substantial group size, we are formalizing our interactions with a Hoogman-lab-meeting. In this meeting we share our ideas and our research output and offer support to each other. Our group currently consists of 4 PhD students, 2 master students and 1 research assistant. We started with introducing our projects through emojis. This was the result:

Really interesting to see how we all found different ways to put the concept of ADHD into emojis.

April 2023: Nu onze groep een echte groep begint te worden, hebben we besloten om een formele groeps-meeting te organiseren waarin we ons werk delen, feedback geven en support bieden. Als start hebben we geprobeerd om ons eigen onderzoeksproject/onderwerp in emojis uit te drukken. Dat bleek nog best lastig! We hadden allemaal andere emojies voor ADHD bedacht, van kangoeroes tot veel emoties en pijlen op en neer. Creativiteit en brein waren dan weer wat makkelijker.

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We welcome Han Fang as a new PhD student in our group

June 2022: Han Fang is joining our lab from September 2022 onwards, for a 4 year PhD project. She was successful in obtaining a Chinese Scholarship Counsel Fellowship and will work on a project that continues where the NWO veni project on ADHD and creativity ended. This project is entitled’ ADHD and creativity: a deeper understanding of one of ADHD’s strengths. Warm welcome Han!

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Students Nam, Feline and Rowen are starting their projects in our lab

June 2022:

Nam Phuong Le is a first year master student Medical Biology, Radboud University. She will join our lab to write a review article on the topic of strengths in ADHD and ASD.

Feline van Agten is a Cognitive Neuroscience master student from the Radboud University. She will join our lab from September 2022 until Juli 2023 and will work on a project that is looking into neuroimaging, creativity and ADHD.

Rowen Riezenbos is a student Medicine. For her bachelor internship she will join our lab for 3 months, starting in September 2022. This internship is about learning the basics of scientific research. Her project is on ADHD, creativity and schoolperformance in adolescents (picture will be added).

Nam, Feline and Rowen, we hope you will have a good time with us, and learn a lot!