UCLA CART 5th Annual Autism Symposium


This full-day symposium is for physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, other health professionals, teachers, autism service providers, parents, and any others interested in learning about the latest breakthroughs in research and treatment in autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

New this year are: 1) invited speakers for a keynote address (Drs. Robert and Lynn Koegel, UCSB); and 2) a panel format to encourage more interactive discussion among expert speakers and attendees. Nationally-renowned CART faculty (including Drs. Geschwind, Bookheimer, and McCracken) will participate as key speakers and discussants to provide an overview of the latest scientific findings about etiological factors, core deficits, biomarkers, early diagnosis, and innovative treatment models for infants to young adults with ASD. The complex role of genetics and the use of brain imaging and electrophysiology as state-of-the-art methods for understanding and developing effective treatments for ASD will be presented. An expert clinical panel will present best practice issues for evaluation and treatment planning for children with ASD.

This continuing education symposium is designed to equip community practitioners so that they can apply the most effective “best practices” for assessment and treatment to families, children and young adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Location

UCLA Neuroscience Research Bldg (NRB) Auditorium
635 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095