Conference Program

When: Conference Date: July 6th, 2011 8:30am to 4:30pm
Where: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Robbins Auditorium
1855 Eastchester Rd
Bronx, NY 10461

Program Outline*: Click here to download PDF

List of Speakers:

Welcoming Remarks: Joshua Weinstein, Ph.D., M.B.A.ICare4Autism Founder & CEO, USA, Israel

Eric Hollander, M.D. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Director of OCD and Autism Spectrum Program, Montefiore Medical Center and Einstein, Chairman of the Advisory Committee for ICare4Autism
Presenting: Neuropsychopharmacology of Oxytocin and Inflammation in Autism

John Foxe, Ph.D. Research Director of the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) and Professor of Pediatrics and of Neuroscience at Einstein
Presenting: Electrophysiology and Endophenotyping of Autism

Dominick P. Purpura, M.D. Dean Emeritus, Professor of Neuroscience, Einstein
Presenting: The Locus Coeruleus/Noradrenergic Hypothesis of Autism

Shlomo Shinnar, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Hyman Climenko Professor of Neuroscience Research, and Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Management Center at Montefiore Medical Center and Einstein
Presenting: Epilepsy and Autism

Robert W. Marion, M.D. Director of the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) and Professor of Genetics, Einstein
Presenting: Genetics of Autism

Brett S. Abrahams, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Departments of Genetics & Neuroscience at Einstein
Presenting: Autism Genetics – from Molecules to Pathways Mark LeverChief Executive, The National Autistic Society (NAS), UK
Presenting: Leading a Campaign for a Better World for People with Autism

Rebecca J. Landa, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Founding Director of Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Presenting: Intervention Targeting
Development of Socially Synchronous Engagement in Toddlers with ASD: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Stefano Pallanti, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry University of Florence and at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Director of the Residency Program at University of Florence Chair of the Consultation Psychiatry Unit
Presenting: The Ecological Assessment of Executive Function in Autism; the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function – Adult Version

Arthur L. Beaudet, M.D. Henry and Emma Meyer Professor and Chair Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
Presenting: A Novel and Common Inborn Error of Metabolism Discovered in Autism Patients

Hugh Morgan, MMedSc OBE FRSA CEO Autism Wales & Expert Advisor for ASD to the Welsh Assembly Government, Cardiff, Wales
Presenting: The Welsh Government’s National ASD Strategy (2008): What Can We Learn from the World’s First Government Strategy for Autism?

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