American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 59th Annual Meeting Program Schedule
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Institute 7 (ticket)
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Integrating Research and Clinical Treatment
This Institute provides the practicing child and adolescent psychiatrist with working knowledge of basic science research advances and fundamental information on how to help parents immediately after their child is diagnosed or suspected to have an autism spectrum disorder. It also provides information about considerations for educational and residential planning for the future as the child matures into adulthood. Participants learn to develop an appropriate multi-modal treatment plan encompassing emotional and educational support for the parents and caregivers, appropriate diagnosis, and implications of recent research. Review of basic science research and integrated approaches to treatment have significant implications for early intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Saturday, October 27, 2012: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
8:00 AM  
Opening Remarks
8:10 AM  
Differential Diagnosis of Autism and Related Disorders
Fred Volkmar, M.D. Yale University, New Haven, CT
9:00 AM  
The Neurodevelopmental Defects That Cause Autism
Eric Courchesne, Ph.D. University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA
9:55 AM  
10:10 AM  
Pharmacotherapy of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Matthew Brams, MD Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Kimberly Stigler, MD Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
11:00 AM  
An Unexpected Life: Helping Families to Transition Their Child with Autism Into Adulthood
Alice Mao, M.D. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
11:50 AM  
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 PM  
Genetic Disorders to Consider in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Clinical Evaluation and Testing
Stephanie Hamarman, M.D. , New York, NY
1:50 PM  
Behavioral and Educational Approaches for Autism Interventions
Jolie S. Brams, Ph.D. Brams & Associates, Inc., Columbus, OH
2:40 PM  
2:50 PM  
Evidence Update for Biomedical/Complementary and Alternative Medicine Assessments and Treatments for Autism
Robert L. Hendren, D.O. University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
3:40 PM  
Discussion and Question and Answer Session

Sponsored by the AACAP Autism and Intellectual Disability Committee

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