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Current Clinical and Medical Research

on Autism Spectrum Disorders

Monday September 22, 2008

Jointly Hosted by

Location: Maimonides Medical Center

Administration Bldg. - Schreiber Auditorium - 2nd Floor
4802 10th Ave Between 48th & 49th St
Brooklyn, NY

Autism 2008 Conference Agenda

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Pamela S. Brier, MPH
President and Chief Executive Officer of Maimonides Medical Center
Steven P. Shelov, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P.
Chairman of Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center; Lutheran Medical Center, Vice President,
Infants' and Childrens' Hospital of Brooklyn, and Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of
Joshua Weinstein, MA. Ed., M.B.A.
President, International Center for Autism Education and Research (iCARE4autism)

Barbara L. Trommer, M.D.
Medical Director, Developmental Center, Maimonides Medical Center

Speakers and Topics

Diagnosis and Treatment of ASD across the Lifespan
Lynda Geller, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Clinical Director, Asperger
Institute, NYU Child Study Center.

Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for Toddlers with ASD: What We Know Now
and New Research Directions
Catherine Lord, Ph.D.
Director, University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center (UMACC),
Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Pediatrics

New Neurobiology of Autism
Diane Williams, Ph.D.,CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor, Duquesne University, PA

Language, Music and Neural Transcription of Sound
Nina Kraus, Ph.D.
Hugh Knowles Professor, Northwestern University, IL
Electrophysiology and Epilepsy in Autism
Kent Kelley, M.D.
Epileptologist, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Center, IL

Genetics of Autism
Eli Hatchwell, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of the Genomics Core Facility, Cold Spring Harbour Labs, Associate Professor,
Pathology Stony Brook University Medical Center, NY

Ethics of Mandatory Vaccination
Ruth Nass, M.D.
Professor Departments of Neurology and Child Psychiatry, New York University Medical Center,

A diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to be an unresolved issue. As a

result, there has been an increase in research into the causes of autism as well as the
development of effective programs for the early detection and treatment of ASD.

This conference is designed to dispel myths by strengthening the knowledge and collaborative
efforts of people with an ASD, their parents, families, researchers, and service providers
-including primary care physicians, pediatricians, nurses, educators, therapists and

Sponsored by

Register online at: www.shemakolainu.org/conference.html

Group and Family Rates Available
call 718-686-9600 for more information

Early Registration will end September 18, 2008.

On-site registration will increase by $20.

To register by mail with a check:

Make payable to: icare4autism
Mail to: 4302 New Utrecht Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11219

Conference fees are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law

CME Accreditation Statement
Maimonides Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York to
sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
Maimonides Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA
Category 1 Credit (s) ™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.
Disclosure Statement
Policies and standards of the Medical Society of the State of New York and the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education require that speakers and planners for continuing
medical education activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with
commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a
CME activity.