3D Tissue Models
5th National Conference: Autism Today
Royal College of Physicians
9 Queen Street
Edinburgh, UK
5th National Conference: Autism Today
Institute of Physics

Schedule of Presentations:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
08:15:00 Registration and refreshments
08:55:00 Welcome and introduction by Chair
08:55:00 Chair: Jeremy Turk
09:00:00 An integrative approach to assessment and diagnosis of ASD: making diagnosis meaningful Janine Robinson
09:40:00 Imaging the brain in individuals with autism spectrum disorder
10:20:00 Neural and hormonal influences on cognition in autistic patients David Skuse
11:00:00 Discussion
11:10:00 Refreshments and exhibition viewing
11:30:00 Co-morbidities: ASD and other neurodevelopment disorders Jeremy Turk
12:00:00 Depression and mood Mary Stewart
12:30:00 Auditory and language abnormalities Jose Ignacio Alcantara
13:00:00 Discussion
13:10:00 Lunch
14:00:00 Chair: Paramala Santosh
14:00:00 Effectiveness of sensory integration therapy Dimitrios Mylonadis
14:50:00 Current and emerging pharmacotherapies Paramala Santosh
15:20:00 Discussion
15:30:00 Refreshments and exhibition viewing
15:50:00 Management of sleep disorders in the autistic patient Luci Wiggs
16:20:00 Perspective on current autism treatments Michael Fitzpatrick
16:50:00 Discussion
17:00:00 Close of day one
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
08:30:00 Registration and refreshments
08:55:00 Chair: Andrew Powell
08:55:00 Welcome and introduction by Chair
09:00:00 Asperger’s syndrome and education P J Hughes
09:20:00 Assessment and therapeutic intervention Susan Derham
10:00:00 The way from A to B: using wise choices to manage challenging behaviour Mike Stanton
10:50:00 Discussion
11:00:00 Refreshments and exhibition viewing
11:30:00 Help! Programme - messages from 10,000 parents Andrew Powell
12:00:00 Sensory issues in autism Michael McCreadie
12:30:00 Real services to assist students with Asperger’s Syndrome Nicola Martin
13:00:00 Discussion
13:10:00 Lunch
14:00:00 Adult outcome for children with autism Patricia Howlin
14:30:00 WORKSHOPS – please select one of the following three
15:00:00 B: Applied behaviour analysis: early intensive behavioural intervention Lynsey Herdman, Risca Solomon
15:15:00 C: Using the ADOS and ADI-R in the diagnosis of ASD
15:40:00 Refreshments and exhibition viewing
16:00:00 A: Positive interaction through play and creativity
16:00:00 WORKSHOPS – please select one of the following three
16:15:00 B: The effectiveness of PECS Sue Baker
16:30:00 A: TEACCH Barbara Blyth
16:30:00 C: Strategies for teaching children functional skills for life Liz Shew
17:00:00 Close of conference
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