56th Annual Meeting
Tentative Program Schedule
Please note that this schedule is subject to change. The Program Book distributed at the Annual Meeting will have final information on dates, times, and speakers for each presentation.

Institute 4 (ticket)
New Perspectives on the Developmental Neuropsychiatry of Intellectual Disability and Autism

The last decade has brought advances in understanding psychosocial, genetic, neurobiological, and behavioral issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of intellectual disability (ID) and autism. Such advances are pertinent not only to those with severe development disorders, but also to a broader range of children and adolescents by bringing a greater appreciation of the developmental perspective. Moreover, advances in genetics have clarified genetic mechanisms linked to many intellectual disability syndromes. New comprehensive treatment models have evolved that include psychosocial, behavioral, and pharmacological interventions. This Institute provides a comprehensive update for child and adolescent psychiatrists interested in developmental issues related to diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with intellectual disability and mental disorders. It reviews the classification of intellectual disability, discusses medical evaluation, considers the interface of intellectual disability and autism, provides an in-depth discussion of behavioral phenotypes, describes the adaptation of DSM IV-TR to ID, and explains data collection for psychopharmacology and consensus guidelines for treatment and forensic issues.
Thursday, October 30, 2008: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Sheraton IV
Level 4
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
James C. Harris, M.D.
8:00 AM  
Intellectual Disability and Autism: Changing Concepts and Terminology
James C. Harris, M.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
8:30 AM  
Medical Assessment of Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Including Autism Spectrum Disorders
Sandra L. Friedman, M.D., M.P.H. Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
9:30 AM  
Autism and Intellectual Disability Revised: New Insights from Research
Fred R. Volkmar, M.D. Yale University Child Study Center, New Haven, CT
10:30 AM  
10:45 AM  
Neurobiology of Behavioral Phenotypes and Their Relevance for Psychiatric Disorders
James C. Harris, M.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
11:45 AM  
Dual Diagnosis: Recognizing Psychiatric Disorders in Persons with Intellectual Disability
Steven Reiss, Ph.D. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
12:45 PM  
Panel Discussion
1:00 PM  
Lunch (on your own)
2:00 PM  
A Comprehensive Approach to Pharmacological Treatments in Intellectual Disability
Bryan King, M.D. University of Washington School of Medicine; Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA
3:00 PM  
Forensic Psychiatry and Legal Issues in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Ludwik Szymanski, M.D. Children's Hospital Boston, Newton, MA
4:00 PM  
Panel Discussion

Sponsored by the AACAP Autism and Intellectual Disability Committee

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