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 8 (ticket)
Reaching Autism: From Basic Science to Clinical Intervention

Child and adolescent psychiatrists in outpatient clinical practice are frequently asked to evaluate children with developmental delays and “odd” social behaviors. Psychiatric evaluation may confirm symptoms that are consistent with diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD's); however, due to lack of experience or training clinicians are often uncertain about how to proceed with the evaluation. Most are practicing in solo or group practices rather than multidisciplinary settings where the child with autism spectrum could be evaluated more comprehensively. In addition, the rapid expansion of basic science research in autism has provided additional information that may have clinical or diagnostic implications. This Institute provides practicing child and adolescent psychiatrists and other clinicians with working knowledge of basic science research advances and fundamental information on how to help parents and other caregivers immediately after their child is diagnosed or suspected to have an ASD. Plan to attend this Institute to learn how to develop an appropriate multi-modal treatment plan encompassing emotional and educational support for the parents, siblings, and other caregivers appropriate work up to clarify the diagnosis, and clinical implications of recent research advances in ASD.
Sunday, November 2, 2008: 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
Sheraton IV
Level 4
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
Alice R. Mao, M.D.
Peter E. Tanguay, M.D.
8:00 AM  
Parental Barriers to Obtaining Appropriate Treatments for Children with Autism
Alice R. Mao, M.D. Baylor College of Medicineand Behavioral Sciences, Houston, TX
8:45 AM  
Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Diane E. Treadwell-Deering, M.D. Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
9:30 AM  
9:45 AM  
The Neurobiology of Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Evidence for Disturbances across Multiple Learning and Memory Systems
Bradley S. Peterson, M.D. Columbia University & New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY
10:30 AM  
Review of Genetic Research in Autism and Clinical Implications
Edwin H. Cook Jr., M.D. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
11:15 AM  
Impact and Challenges for Siblings of Autism Spectrum Disorder Children: A Review
Robbie J. Wright, M.D. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
12:00 PM  
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 PM  
Sleep in Children with Autism, Developmental Delay without Autism, and Typically Developing Children
Thomas F. Anders, M.D. University of California at Davis, M.I.N.D. Institute, Davis, CA
1:45 PM  
Behavioral and Educational Approaches for Increasing Adaptive Functioning Skills
Jolie S. Brams, Ph.D. Brams & Associates, Inc., Columbus, OH
2:30 PM  
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