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?Autism 2011?
Autism Spectrum Disorders:
Research Update and Evidence-Based Treatment Models

Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium at UCLA
Los Angeles, California
February 04, 2011 to February 04, 2011

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Course Description

Nationally-renowned CART faculty (including Drs. Geschwind, Bookheimer, McCracken and Kasari) will provide an overview of the latest scientific findings about etiological factors, core deficits, early screening and diagnosis, and innovative treatment models for children with autism and autism spectrum disorders. The complex role of genetics, and the use of brain imaging, electrophysiology and eye-tracking as state-of-the-art methods for understanding and developing treatments for autism, also will be presented. In addition, a conceptual framework, highlighted by various case scenarios and consideration of community resources, will be presented on how to make a thorough assessment and individual treatment plan. This full-day symposium is for physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, other health professionals, teachers, autism service providers, and any others interested in learning about the latest breakthroughs in research and treatment in autism spectrum disorders.

Registration Information


Enrollment in this seminar is limited, so we suggest you enroll early.


To enroll click here

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
"Autism 2011"
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512


Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620

Registration Fee

Registration fee includes course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments at breaks.

  • $160 - MD, PhD, PsyD, JD (doctorates)
  • $125 - All others, including RNs
Physicians, Psychologists and Registered Nurses can receive CME certificates for their continuing education credit. All registrants will receive certificates of attendance.

Cancellations must be received in writing by February 1, 2011 and will be subject to a $50.00 processing fee. No refunds will be given after February 1, 2011. A full refund will be provided if for any reason the course must be canceled or rescheduled.

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Symposium Co-Chairs

Susan Bookheimer, PhD
UCLA Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Joaquin Fuster Professor of Cognitive Neurosciences
Program Director and Principal Investigator
NIH Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) grant to the UCLA Center for Autism Research & Treatment (CART)

Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD
UCLA Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics
Director and Principal Investigator
UCLA Center for Autism Research & Treatment (CART)


Ted Hutman, PhD
UCLA Postdoctoral Fellow
CART Research Scientist Infants at Risk Study

Shafali Jeste, MD
UCLA Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
CART Principal Investigator and Director of Electrophysiology Core

Connie Kasari, PhD
UCLA Professor of Education and Psychiatry
Psychological Studies in Education
CART Principal Investigator

James McCracken, MD
UCLA Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Joseph Campbell Professor of Child Psychiatry
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
CART Principal Investigator

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Program Agenda

Friday, February 4, 2011

8:00 - 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast in NRB Lobby
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome and Introductory Remarks - by Symposium Co-Chairs
Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D.
Dan Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D.
8:45 - 9:50 Early Warning Signs of Autism: Evaluating Infants and Toddlers at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Ted Hutman, Ph.D.
Shafali Jeste, M.D.
9:50 - 10:40 Making the Connection: Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders at School with Their Peers
Connie Kasari, Ph.D.
10:40 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Panel Discussion with Vignette-Based Case Analysis: Assessment and Treatment Planning for Various Case Scenarios in Autism Spectrum Disorders
[& pre/post case vignette activity evaluations]
Expert Clinicians
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 New Findings on Drug Therapy in Autism Spectrum Disorders
James McCracken, M.D.
1:50 - 2:40 Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Genetics: From Genes to Brain to Behavior
Dan Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D.
2:40 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:50 Functional Brain Imaging in Autism
Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D.
3:50 - 4:30 Panel Discussion: "Ask the Experts"
All Speakers
4:30 - 5:00 Post Activity Evaluations and Closing Comments

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The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
635 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, California 90095

Parking Information at UCLA

Please stop at Parking Kiosk on Westwood Plaza to obtain a parking permit.

  • Parking in Lots 8 and 9 is $10.
  • Parking in the Jules Stein lot is $11.
For more information

Contact: Dr. Candace J. Wilkinson; Director of Operations & Outreach, CART
Phone: 310-825-9041
Email: cwilkinson@mednet.ucla.edu
CART website:www.autism.ucla.edu

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