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ADVANCEMENTS IN THE TREATMENT OF AUTISM

Mailman Center for Child Development

Friday, April 12, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Miami, FL

ADVANCEMENTS IN THE TREATMENT OF AUTISM

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MEDICAL ISSUES AND GROWING CHILD CONFERENCE 

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ADVANCEMENTS IN THE TREATMENT OF AUTISM

This conference will review advancements in the treatment of autism. We will discuss the important link between fragile x syndrome and autism, and the development of new medical treatments for both conditions.  Implications for early diagnosis and treatment of autism will be discussed in the context of recent advances in newborn screening and early predictors of autism spectrum disorders in high-risk infants.

We will hear directly from parents of children with autism to understand what they believe is important for professionals to know when working with their families.  The credibility of various dietary interventions to treat behavioral symptoms of autism will be explored.  We will examine how to select and use mobile devices and communication apps to build communication skills for individuals with complex language impairments.  Medication and treatment for depression, anxiety, attention problems and other psychiatric disorders that often accompany autism will be reviewed. 

Agenda

 

9:00 AM        Welcome and Introductions                                Jeffrey Brosco, UM Pediatrics                                                                                            

9:15 AM        Medical Breakthroughs in FXS/ASD                    Randi Hagerman, MIND Institute

10:15 AM       Break

10:30 AM       Advancements in Genetics                                 Michael Cuccaro, Hussman Institute

11:15 AM       Early Predictors of ASD                                     Daniel Messinger, UM Psychology

12:00 PM       Lunch

12:30 PM       Parent Perspectives            Julie Jacobs, Alice Coutinho, Mark Jacobs, Parent Panel                                                  

1:15 PM        Tablets, Apps, and Communication Skills             Robin Parker, UM-NSU CARD

2:30 PM        Break

2:45 PM        Dietary Interventions                                            Sheah Rarback, UM Pediatrics

 3:30 PM       Medication for Co-Morbid Psychiatric Disorders      Susan Folstein, UM Psychiatry

 4:30 PM       Adjourn


Dr. Hagerman has financial relationships with Novartis, Roche, Caremark, and Seaside Therapeutics.  All other presenters have no relevant financial or nonfinancial conflicts to disclose. 

 

This course is offered for 6.5 ASHA CEUs. (Intermediate level; Professional area)

Continuing Education Units: CEUs are also offered for Psychology and Social Work 

 

Refreshments, Lunch, and Parking Vouchers will be provided.



For more information, visit the Mailman Center website at


http://pediatrics.med.miami.edu/mailman-center/professional-development/medical-issues


or call Carmel Bronzetti at 305-243-6801

 

 ASHA CEU Statement

Have questions about ADVANCEMENTS IN THE TREATMENT OF AUTISM? Contact Mailman Center for Child Development

When & Where


Mailman Center for Child Development-8th Floor Auditorium
1601 NW 12th Ave
Miami, FL 33136

Friday, April 12, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)


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