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"Autism 2013"
Research Update and Evidence-Based Treatment Models for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium at UCLA
Los Angeles, California
February 01, 2013 to February 01, 2013

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Course Description

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 (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.

Target Audience

This full-day symposium is targeted for physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, speech and language pathologists, other health professionals, teachers, autism service providers, and other professionals who come in contact with patients with autism and who wish to learn of the latest breakthroughs in research and treatment in autism spectrum disorders. In particular, it’s intended to attract health care practitioners and other autism service providers involved with autism screening, diagnosis and treatment, in the greater Los Angeles and surrounding communities.


Registration Information

Enrollment

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

Online

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 2013"
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By FAX

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.

  • $175 - MD, PhD, PsyD, JD (doctorates)
  • $135 - All others, including RNs
Fee includes course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments at breaks and an attendance certificate for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.

Refund

Cancellations must be received in writing by January 29, 2013 and will be subject to a $50.00 processing fee. No refunds will be given after January 30, 2013. A full refund will be provided if for any reason the course must be canceled or rescheduled. In the event of illness or other emergency, registered attendees may request permission for a substitute attendee to take their place, but only if the written request is received by January 29th.



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Faculty

Symposium Co-Chair

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

Symposium Co-Chair

Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D.
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)

Invited Guest Faculty

Lynn K. Koegel, Ph.D.
Clinical Director, Koegel Autism Research Center
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
University of California, Santa Barbara

Robert L. Koegel, Ph.D.
Director, Koegel Autism Research Center
Professor of Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
University of California, Santa Barbara

UCLA Faculty

Stephanny Freeman, Ph.D.
Associate Clinical Professor, Child Psychiatry
Co-Director, UCLA Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program (ECPHP)
CART Co-Investigator

Amanda Gulsrud, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Clinical Psychologist, UCLA Autism Evaluation Clinic
CART Co-Investigator

Shafali Jeste, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
CART Principal Investigator
Director, CART Electrophysiology Core Laboratory

James McCracken, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Joseph Campbell Professor of Child Psychiatry
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
CART Principal Investigator & Medical Director, UCLA Autism Clinic

Tanya Paparella, Ph.D
Associate Clinical Professor, Child Psychiatry
Co-Director, UCLA Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program (ECPHP)
CART Co-Investigator

Jeffrey Wood, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Human Development and Psychology
and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
CART Principal Investigator and prior CART Pilot Grant PI



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Program Agenda

February 1, 2013

8:00 - 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast in NRB Lobby
9:00 - 10:30 PANEL I: ASD TREATMENT RESEARCH & CLINIC UPDATE

An Electronic Dialogue: What Do We Really Need in ASD Treatment?
(Interactive attendee responses & UCLA autism clinic update)
James McCracken, M.D. (panel chair)

Progress in Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Youth with ASD
Jeffrey Wood, Ph.D.

Developmental Trajectories of Children in Early Intervention for ASD: What We Know Now
Amanda Gulsrud, Ph.D.

Audience Questions & Discussion
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:45 KEYNOTE LECTURE:

Pivotal Response Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Robert Koegel, Ph.D. and Lynn Koegel, Ph.D.
11:45 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 PANEL II: ASD NEUROBIOLOGY RESEARCH UPDATE

Advances in the Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D. (panel chair)

Understanding Connectivity in Autism: Linking Genetics and Brain Imaging
Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D.

EEG in ASD: Can Brain Waves Help Us Predict Treatment Response and Outcomes?
Shafali Jeste, M.D.

Audience Questions & Discussion
2:30 - 2:45 PANEL III: ASD CLINICAL BEST PRACTICES UPDATE

"Think Outside the Box…Clinical Approaches to Autism"

Diagnostic Updates
Shafali Jeste, M.D. (panel chair)

Approaching Social Communication
Tanya Paparella, Ph.D.

Approaching Behavior
Stephanny Freeman, Ph.D.

Audience Questions & Discussion
4:15 - 4:45 Panel Discussion: "Ask the Experts"
All Speakers as Available
4:45 - 5:00 Post-Activity Evaluations and Closing Comments



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Objectives

At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Update practitioners in psychiatry, psychology, primary care, and other health professions, as well as teachers and autism service providers, on the state-of-the-art scientific findings for understanding, identifying, evaluating and treating autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Understand the latest developments about etiological factors, biomarkers of core deficits and developmental trajectories, early diagnosis and innovative treatment models that can benefit infants, children and young adults with ASD
  • Review best practices for clinical care of individuals with ASD at various developmental stages, specifically in terms of early identification, diagnostic evaluation and treatment planning
  • Review recent research findings from genetics, brain imaging and electrophysiological studies for understanding and developing treatments regarding specific brain systems disrupted in ASD



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Accreditation

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 live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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Disclosures

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy now mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.



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Miscellaneous

Location

Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
635 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, California 90095
http://www.semel.ucla.edu/maps

Parking Information at UCLA

Please stop at parking kiosk on Westwood Plaza (just north of Charles E. Young Drive South) to obtain a parking permit. Parking is $11. The attendant will direct you to the nearest parking structure.

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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