Course Information
Advances in Autism 2020

Tamkin Auditorium
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
COURSE IS CANCELLED
April 01, 2020


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Course Description

This full-day annual symposium is designed for all those interested in learning about the latest breakthroughs in clinical care, research and treatment in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including health care providers, teachers, autism service providers, and families. Nationally renowned UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) faculty will present the most up-to-date information about ASD across the lifespan. The presentations will include updates in the latest scientific and clinical findings in genetics, neuroimaging, psychopharmacology, neurobiology, neurology, behavioral health, and overall clinical practice for ASD. Opportunities to ask questions will be provided through the program. This continuing education symposium is designed to equip community practitioners to apply the most effective, evidence-based practices for assessment, management and treatment of individuals with ASD.

Target Audience

This full-day annual symposium is designed for all those interested in learning about the latest breakthroughs in research and treatment in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including health care providers, teachers, autism service providers, and families.

Registration Information

Enrollment

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 Symposium
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 American Express, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620

Course Fees

  • Physicians: $195
  • Nurses and Allied Health Professionals: $165
  • Non-Healthcare: $90

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, October 9, 2020 and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. If, for any reason, the course must be cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.

Faculty

Symposium Chairs

Daniel H. Geschwind, MD, PhD
Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor in Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry and Human Genetics*
Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor, Precision Health
Director, Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART)

Susan Bookheimer, PhD
Joaquin Fuster Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience*
Director, Staglin IMHRO MRI Laboratory
Director, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Co-Director, Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART)

UCLA Course Faculty

Mirella Dapretto, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences*
Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART)

Stephanny Freeman, PhD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences*
Co-Director, KidsConnect
Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART)

Michael Gandal, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences*
Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART)

Shulamite Green, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences*
Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART)

Amanda Gulsrud, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences*
Clinical Director, Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental (CAN) Clinic
Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART)

Shafali Spurling Jeste, MD
Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Neurology and Pediatrics*
Director, Care and Research in Neurogenetics (CARING) Clinic
Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART)

Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD
Associate Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences*
Founder and Director, UCLA PEERS Clinic
Training Director, UCLA Tarjan Center UCEDD
Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART)

Catherine Lord, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Psychiatry and Education*
Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART)

James T. McCracken, MD
Joseph Campbell Professor of Child Psychiatry*
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Director, Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental (CAN) Clinic
Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART)

Derek Ott, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences*
Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental (CAN) Clinic

Benjamin Schneider, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences*
Associate Director, Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental (CAN) Clinic
Medical Director, UCLA ABC Partial Hospitalization Program

*David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Program Agenda

Friday, October 23, 2020

9:15 Registration and Breakfast
9:45 Welcome and Introduction
Daniel H. Geschwind, MD, PhD
Genetics
10:00 Genetic Findings in ASD – What They Might Mean for Diagnosis and Treatment
Daniel H. Geschwind, MD, PhD
10:25 Advances in Autism Genetics: Finding Convergence
Michael Gandal, MD, PhD
10:50 Discussion
Shafali Spurling Jeste, MD
11:10 Break
Infancy and Early Childhood
11:25 Studying Autism in Early Infancy
Shafali Spurling Jeste, MD
11:50 Neuroimaging Biomarkers of ASD Risk in the First Year of Life: Theoretical and Clinical Implications
Mirella Dapretto, PhD
12:15 Discussion
Amanda Gulsrud, PhD
12:35 Lunch and Resource Fair
School Age
1:35 Transitions during School Age for Children with Autism: Changing Systems, Recognizing Limits and Potentials and Prioritizing Goals
Catherine Lord, PhD
2:00 Development of Sensory Processing from School Age to Adolescence: Insights from Neuroimaging
Shulamite Green, PhD
2:25 Discussion
Stephanny Freeman, PhD
Adolescence and Adulthood
2:45 Defining “Outcomes” for Adults with Autism – Integrating Different Kinds of Goals
Catherine Lord, PhD
3:10 Increasing Support for Transition Aged Youth with ASD
Amanda Gulsrud, PhD and Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD
3:35 Discussion
Amanda Gulsrud, PhD
3:55 Break
Comorbidities
4:10 Common Medical Considerations in Autism
James McCracken, MD
4:35 Psychiatric Comorbidity in Adolescents and Adults with Autism
Derek Ott, MD
5:00 Discussion
Benjamin Schneider, MD
5:20 Adjourn
Susan Bookheimer, PhD

Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe contributions of genetic factors to ASD and what they mean for diagnosis and treatment
  • Understand implications of studies of early behavior and brain development in infants at risk for ASD
  • Advise families on supporting youth through the transition to adulthood
  • Inform providers and caregivers about psychiatric comorbidities associated with ASD, both with regard to diagnosis and treatment
  • Become familiar with research and clinical considerations in ASD across a lifespan, from infancy to school age and adulthood

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

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the AMA for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.

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 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.

Miscellaneous

Program Location

Tamkin Auditorium
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Parking and Directions

From the 405 freeway, exit Wilshire Blvd., east toward Westwood. Turn left on Westwood Blvd., travel past Charles E. Young Dr. South and turn left on Structure 8 driveway. Drive up the ramp to the rooftop level to park. Pay per license plate at the kiosk and display the parking permit on your dash. All day self-parking is $13.00.