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Autism Research Team's Annual Parent Conference 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
MaRS Centre Main Auditorium, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario

8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome
  • Dr. Wendy Roberts, MD FRCPC, Dr. Steve Scherer, PhD. (Chair)
  • Dr. Peter Szatmari, MD FRCPC
  Morning Program:
9.00 Extended Pedigrees
Dr. Peter Szatmari, MD FRCPC
9:30 NeuroDevNet
Dr. Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, MD FRCPC
9:45 Autism Research in the News: For better or worse?
  • Dr. Steve Scherer, PhD
Panel of Discussants:
  • Parent Representative, Media Representative, Dr. Wendy Roberts, MD FRCPC, and
  • Dr. Melissa Carter, MD FRCPC
10:45 Coffee Break
11:00 Autism Treatment Network: From Gut to Sleep to Brain Inflammation?
  • Dr. Peggy Marcon, MD FRCPC
  • Lesley Barreira, BA (Hons), MADS
  • Dr. Alvin Loh, MD FRCPC and
  • Dr. Wendy Roberts
11:45 Finding Myself by Kaitrin Beechey
12:00 Lunch and Poster Displays
  Afternoon Program:
1:00 Musical Guest: Samantha Mutis
1:15 Quick Hits on Intervention
  • Dr. Jessica Brian, PhD., C. Psych. (Early intervention)
  • Dr. Jonathan Weiss, PhD., C. Psych. (Group CBT)
  • Dr. Kassia Johnson, MD FRCPC and Dr. Thomas Cheetham, MD, CCFP (The Medical Care Community for the Transition of Youth and Young Adults with ASD)
2:30 Updates on Clinical Trials
  • Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou , MD FRCPC
3:00 Question Panel, Closing (Optional tour of lab)