- Biederman, Joseph, MD;
- Joshi, Gagan, MD
Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Life span
This innovative, multidisciplinary conference delivers a comprehensive overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), from genetics to assessment to clinical care. The comprehensive agenda is organized into topic-specific modules, each involving short lectures, expert debate, and audience interactivity - and every module includes close-knit, interactive roundtable discussions that engage attendees and faculty in dialogue about treatment complexities and challenging clinical scenarios.
The faculty experts leading every session and discussion top clinician-researchers in the field of ASD - Joseph Biederman, MD, Joquin Fuentes, MD, Christopher Gillberg, MD, Christopher McDougle, MD, Ellen Braatan, PhD, and many more. They highlight and examine critical topics such as psychiatric comorbidities, assessment measures, evidence-based psychopharmacology, neuroimaging, genetics, legal issues, and much more.
Misdiagnosis and underdiagnosis of ASD have serious implications for developing children, transitional age youth, and adults. Use this innovative conference to find the guidance you need to overcome clinical challenges and provide optimal care to your often complex patients with ASD.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Assess for autism in clinically referred populations.
- Analyze the significant presence of various psychiatric disorders in individuals with autism and corresponding treatments.
- Discuss the clinical applicability of the latest advances in neuroimaging, genetics, and treatment research in autism.
Content and faculty subject to change._
SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2015
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Introduction and Overview
Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Intellectually Capable Populations
DSM-5 Diagnostic Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Plus versus Autism Pure
Tools for Assessing ASD in Clinic and Research Setting
Diagnostic Role of Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) and Observation Schedule (ADOS) in Clinic Settings: Strengths and Limitations
Lunch (On Your Own)
Role of Molecular Genetic Assessment for Autism in Clinical Setting
Heterogeneity of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Neuropsychological Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Assessing Work & Driving Needs in High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
Are Autistic Traits Clinically Meaningful?
Legal Issues in Treating Individuals with Autism
|5:05-6:30 pm||Dinner (on your own)|
|6:30-7:30 pm||Evening Seminars|
(Participants may choose only one seminar presentation to attend)
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Parent and Caregiver's Perspective
Hosted by: Georgia Pearson & Constance Sullivan
Department of Mental Health: Services for Individuals with ASD & Psychopathology
Hosted by: Kathy Sanders, MD, Cynthia Berkowitz, MD
SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015
|Promise of Neuroimaging for Clinical Practice|
Spectroscopic Neuroimaging in Autism
Functional Neuroimaging in Autism
Role of MEG in examining neural basis of ASD & Psychopathologies
Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Distinguishing Emotional Regulation from Mood Disorders
Lunch (On Your Own)
Targeted treatments for core deficits in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Social Skills Training for Youth with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
Coordinated multiagency community programs for ASD
|3:00-3:20 pm||Coffee Break|
Recent RUPP studies on the psychopharmacology for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Pharmacologic Treatment of Social Cognition in Autism
New Drug Targets in Autism
Ask the Experts Round Table
Chief, Clinical and Research Programs in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD
Director, Bressler Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Director, Learning and Emotional Assessment Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
Track Director, Child Psychology Training Program, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Section Chief, Child Development Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Chief, Developmental/ Behavioral Pediatrics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Program Director, Developmental/ Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Director of Neuropsychology in the Clinical and Research Programs in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Chief of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, Policlínica Gipuzkoa
Research Consultant, Gautena Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain
Grover Hermann Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Cognitive Neuroscience
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Director, Pediatric OCD and Tic Disorder Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Co-Director, Child Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, Autism Spectrum Disorders Program
Clinical & Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Psychological Studies in Education and Psychiatry, University of California Los Angeles
Director, Rett Syndrome Program, Boston Children's Hospital
Co-Director, Fragile X Syndrome Program, Boston Children's Hospital
Co-Director, Down Syndrome Program, Boston Children's Hospital
Director, STAR (Service, Training, Advocacy & Research) Center for ASD and NDDs
Director, Psychiatric Genetic Epidemiology Program
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of California Los Angeles
Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior, University of California Los Angeles
Director, Lurie Center for Autism, Massachusetts General Hospital
Nancy Lurie Marks Professor in the Field of Autism, Harvard Medical School
Executive Director, Aspire, Massachusetts General Hospital
Clinical Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Instructor in Medicine, Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital/Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Assistant Professor Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Director, Law & Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Research Scientist, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chair, Quality and Safety Department of Psychiatry
Director, Child and Adolescent Outpatient Service
Director, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Clinical and Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
This program is intended for psychiatrists, pediatricians, primary care physicians, nurses, school mental health counselors, social workers, and other mental health providers.
A $100.00 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellations made prior to Monday, June 22, 2015. Cancellation requests must be received in writing no later than June 22, 2015. No refunds or credits will be made thereafter.
A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Boston Marriott Copley Place at a discounted rate of $229.00 per night (plus state and local taxes, single or double room only) and are available on a first-come, first-served basis until June 24, 2015.
To reserve by phone, please call 877-513-6305 (toll-free) or 1-617-236-5800 (international) and specify that you are attending the "MGH Autism Program."
Printed Conference Syllabus: $30.00
In an effort to support environmentally friendly practices and to keep costs lower for attendees, we are only providing printed conference program books for participants who request them. All attendees will receive a link to a PDF of all slides prior to the conference and free wi-fi will be available throughout the conference.
Download the conference brochure here:
Live Event Date:July 11-12, 2015
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meeting the criteria for 15.75 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.
Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 15.75 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit.
Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities that meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
This program has been approved for 15.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 70924.
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number ofAMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMassociated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in whichAMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMmay or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
Faculty Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of McLean Hospital that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. McLean Hospital has established policies in place that identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.
Resolution of Conflicts of Interest (COI)
McLean Hospital has implemented a process to resolve COI for each CME activity. In order to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance and ensure that the content is aligned with the interest of the public, McLean Hospital has resolved the conflict by External Content Review.
The following planners and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest.
Tristan L. Gorrindo, MD, Course Director
Jane Pimental, MPH
David Rubin, MD, Reviewer
The following planners and/or their spouse/partner have reported a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest.
Joseph Biederman, MD, Course Director
Research support: AACAP, Alcobra, Forest Research Institute, Department of Defense, Food Drug Administration, Ironshore, Lundbeck, Magceutics Inc., Merck, PamLab, Pfizer, Shire Pharmaceuticals Inc., SPRITES, Sunovion, Vaya Pharma/Enzymotec and NIH.
Honoraria: MGH Psychiatry Academy (for tuition-funded CME courses)
Royalties (paid to the MGH Department of Psychiatry): Ingenix Prophase Shire Bracket Global Sunovion and Theravance (for copyrighted ADHD rating scale used for ADHD diagnoses)
Gagan Joshi, MD, Course Director
Research support: National Institute of Mental Health NIMH of the National Institutes of Health NIH, Duke University, Sunovion pharmaceuticals, Forest Research Laboratories, Pfizer, Simons Center for the Social Brain
Honoraria: Governor's Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism in New Jersey, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy, Medical Society of Delaware, Simons Foundation
Co-investigator for clinical trials: U.S. Department of Defense, Pamlab LLC.
Co-investigator for research: Shire, Merck, Schering-Plough Corporation, ElMindA, Pamlab LLC.
Live Event Date: July 11-12, 2015