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2010 International Autism Conference

2010 International Autism Conference in Jerusalem, Israel

Autism: A Global Issue, Finding the Causes and Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders
July 5th – 6th, 2010
Jerusalem, Israel
Medical Research and Practice

Neuropsychopharmacology of Autism Symptom Domains
Eric Hollander, M.D. – USA
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Director of OCD and Autism Spectrum Program Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Chairman of the Advisory Committee for ICare4Autism.

Modern Approaches to the Study of the Genetics of Autism
Eli Hatchwell, M.D., Ph.D. – USA
Chair of Genetics for ICare4Autism 2010 Conference, Director of the Genomics Core Facility and Associate Professor, SUNY at Stony Brook

Integration of Behavioral Practices with Medical Care for People on the Autism Spectrum
Beth Diviney, Ph.D, BCBA   -USA

Animal Models of Autism
Yoav Kohn, M.D. – Israel
Israel Advisory Committee ICare4Autism 2010 Conference Director, the Donald Cohen Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department Jerusalem Mental Health Center, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Medicine Medical Advisor

Treatment of Self Stimulatory Behavior in Children with Autism through Non-Contingent Reinforcement and Sensory Extinction
Sigal Tidhar-Paz, MA, BCBA
Israel Advisory Committee ICare4Autism 2010 Conference Haifa University, Intern at Lovaas Israel Site, Behavioral Analysis Advisor

Intersubjectivity, Affective Neuroscience, and the Neurobiology of Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Kenneth J. Aitken, Ph.D. – Scotland

Detection and Treatment of Infants with Very Early Signs of Autism
Hanna Alonim, Ph.D. – Israel
Director of Mifne Center in Rosh Pinna, Israel

Genetics: Inverted Dup 15/idic(15)
Agatino Battaglia, M.D., DPed, DNeurol – Italy
Contract Professor of Child Neuropsychiatry, Post-Graduate Medical School in Child Neuropsychiatry, University of Pisa

Model of the Implementation of the Integral Social Intervention within School Settings for HFSAD
Prof. Nirit Bauminger, Ph.D.
School of Education, Deputy Head, Al Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Children with ASD with and without Special Abilities: A comparative study
Esther Ben Itzchak Ph.D. -Israel
Head of Communication Disorders Department Ariel University Center of Samaria

The Integrative Basic Emotional State Specifier in ASD
Dorit Ben Shalom, Ph.D. -Israel
Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience, Ben Gurion University

Mono-channel Processing and Hyper Perception in Cases of Severe Autism
Yoram Bonneh, Ph.D. – Israel
The Center for Brain and Behavior Research, University of Haifa

Genetics: Fragile X
W. Ted Brown, M.D., Ph.D. – USA
Director, NYS Institute for Basic Research in DD

Advanced MR Imaging in Young Children with Autism
Dafna Ben Bashat, PhD -Israel
The Functional Brain Imaging Center, The Wohl Institute for Advanced Imaging, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel

An Integrative Model for Including Children with ASD in General Education Settings – A Practical Lesson in Israel 
Bringing ABA to China- The Wucailu Center for People with ASD

Eitan Eldar, Ph.D., BCBA – Israel
The ABA Center, Zinman College, Israel, President of Israel Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Behavioral Variability with the ASD Clinical Phenotype
Kenneth D. Gadow, Ph.D. – USA
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, SUNY at Stony Brook

Novel Technologies Being Explored to Enhance Interaction in Children with ASD
Eynat Gal, Ph.D. and Tamar (Patrice) L. Weiss, Ph.D. - Israel
Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa

Curriculum for People with ASDs/ An International Model of Service Delivery for People with ASDs
Doreen Granpeesheh, Ph.D. – USA
Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

Animal Models of Autism
Lior Greenbaum, M.D. – Israel
Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center

CNVs and Genome-Wide Association Studies
Hakon Hakonarson, M.D., Ph.D. – USA
Director of the Center for Applied Genomics

Sensory Processing Abnormalities and Autism
Tal Kenet, Ph.D. – USA
Instructor at Harvard Medical School and a Principal Investigator in the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurology

Autism in the Developing World
Dhavendra Kumar, MD FRCP FRCPCH FACMG. – UK

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Southern Israel: Prevalence, Comorbidity and Age of Diagnosis among Jewish and Bedouin Population 
Gal Meiri, M.D. – Israel
Child Psychiatrist, Soroka Hospital in Beerr Sheva

Diagnostic Clarity – The Key to Effective Care in Autism
Kevin O’Shea, M.D., FRCPsych, DCH – UK
Consultant Psychiatrist – Learning Disability

Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices School and Center for Children with ASD: Applied Behavior Analysis in USA
Gili Rechany, MA,SBL, BCBA -USA

Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing
Amos Rolidor, Ph.D., BCBA – Israel
Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Emek Yezreel Academic College

Development of Individualized Treatment for Children with Autism/ Translation of a Naturalistic Behavorial Intervention: Adapting PRT for the Classroom 
Laura Schreibman Ph.D. – USA
Professor, University of California, San Diego; Principle Investigator USCD Autism Research Program

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention
Stephen von Tetzchner, Ph.D.– Norway
Professor, Psychology Department, University of Oslo

Risk Factors for Autism: The Role of Prenatal and Birth Complications and Parental Measures
Ditza Zachor, M.D. – Israel
Pediatric Neurology and Child Development, Director of The Autism Center, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel


Multiple Complex Developmental Disorders (MCDD): A valid diagnosis?
Gil Zalsman, M.D. – Israel
Child Psychiatry Resident, Geha Psychiatric Hospital, Petach Tikva, Israel

The State of Treatment Services for Kids with PDD in Israel
Ofer Zeevy -Israel
Parent of Child with PDD

Early Development in High Risk Siblings
Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, M.D. – Canada
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta

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