Dr. Dov Inbar will be speaking on autism research at the upcoming International Autism Conference Autism: A Global Perspective in Jerusalem, Israel in August. Dr. Inbar is Clinical Senior Lecturer of Pediatrics at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and head of the Child Development and Rehabilitation Institute at Schneider Children’s Medical Center of ISRAEL and currently the Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Pediatrics in New York at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University and at the R.F Kennedy Center in the Bronx. N.Y. He is visiting from Israel where he is a pediatrician and a pediatric neurology specialist of neuro-developmental disabilities.
Dr. Dov Inbar is an internationally recognized expert in developmental disabilities including: mental retardation, autism, learning disabilities and intellectual problems, cerebral palsy, premature children at risk of developmental disabilities, spina bifida and other congenital CNS anomalies, genetic disorders like fragile x, williams, VCFS, neurofibromatosis, rett, tuberous sclerosis.
Dr. Inbar’s presentation will address early detection by pediatricians and their essential role because they usually are the first point of contact for parents. Parents themselves have increased awareness of the early signs of autism spectrum disorders because of frequent coverage in the media. Many times it is the parents that raise concerns to their child’s pediatrician.
Dr. Inbar will address autism signs and recognition of symptoms of autism spectrum disorders. He will present strategies for assessing them systematically. Included will be tools to help pediatricians become aware of local resources that can assist in making a definitive diagnosis. By educating the medical community, Dr. Inbar helps children on the autistic spectrum personally.
Dr. Inbar is a graduate of two USA fellowship programs: 1985-86 in child development at Einstein, CERC, R.F. Kennedy Center, New York. 1996-97 in chronic illness rehabilitation at CMH, Chicago, Illinois. Head of the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center of the Schneider Children’s Hospital, Israel, affiliated to Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and to CERC, Einstein, since 1987. Dr. Inbar is training medical and allied professionals in the care of children with special needs. During 2010-2012 he is on a sabbatical at CERC, working on genetic research projects and a clinical work at the CERC rehabilitation unit.
Journal of Child Neurology reports on Dr. Inbar’s study Prevalence of Epilepsy and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD) Disorder: A Population-Based Study. Epilepsy and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were reported to co-occur at rates higher than expected for coincidental findings. This study investigated the prevalence of both disorders in community-based primary care practice. The central database of the second-largest health maintenance organization in Israel was searched for all children aged 6 to 13 years (n = 284 419; 51.5% males) diagnosed as having ADHD according to the physicians’ records and/or the filling of at least 10 prescriptions for antiepileptic medications according to pharmacy records.
We look forward to hearing about Dr. Inbar’s finding on both this topic and other research conducted regarding Pediatrics.