Description

Attend this conference on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to hear the latest research and enhance the way you care for patients of all ages with ASD and related conditions.

The conference offers a broad review of advances in ASD research, genetics, diagnostic tools, and treatments. This includes assessment measures, neuroimaging, psychological interventions, and pharmacologic options. This is important content for clinicians in mental health, primary care, school health, pediatrics, psychology and nursing.

In every session, our faculty focus on insights that help you assess, treat and manage your patients in the best way possible. They answer questions during panel discussions and discuss complex topics face-to-face with you after their sessions. There are also Curbside Consultation hours when psychiatry experts are available to address specific questions and clinical challenges.

Our Course Directors design this conference not only to share knowledge on ASD, but to help you translate what you learn into enhanced mental health practice.

Learning Objectives

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

Agenda

Content and faculty subject to change._

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017

7:00-8:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:15 am

Welcome
Joseph Biederman, MD

8:15-8:35 am

Introduction and Overview
Gagan Joshi, MD

Module Topics: Diagnostic Dilemmas
8:35-8:55 am

DSM-5: Diagnostic Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bennett Leventhal, MD

8:55-9:15 am

Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Intellectually Capable Populations
Young-Shin Kim, MD, MS, MPH, PhD

9:15-9:35am

Low Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
Walter Kaufmann, MD

9:35-10:05am

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Gagan Joshi, MD
Panelists: Walter Kaufmann, MD;Young-Shin Kim,MD, MS, MPH, PhD; Bennett Leventhal, MD

10:05-10:20 am

Coffee Break

Module Topic: ASD Assessment Measures for Psychiatrically Referred Populations
10:20-10:40am

Tools for Assessing ASD in Clinic and Research Setting
Gagan Joshi, MD

10:40-11:00am

Screening and Assessment of ASD in the Primary Care Setting
Roula N. Choueiri, MD

11:00-11:20 am

Diagnostic Role of Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) & Observation Schedule (ADOS) in Clinic Settings: Strengths and Limitations
Karmen Koester, PsyD

11:20-11:50 am

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Gagan Joshi, MD
Panelists: Karmen Koester, PsyD; Roula N. Choueiri, MD

11:50-12:50 pm

Lunch (On Your Own)

Module Topic: Genetics of Autism: Clinical Implications
12:50-1:10 pm

Role of Molecular Genetic Assessment for Autism in Clinical Setting
Young-Shin Kim, MD, MS, MPH, PhD

1:10-1:30 pm

Heterogeneity of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Elise B. Robinson, ScD

1:30-2:00 pm

Panel Discussion
Moderator:Joseph Biederman, MD
Panelists: Young-Shin Kim, MD, MS, MPH, PhD; Elise B. Robinson, ScD

2:00-2:15 pm

Coffee Break

2:15-2:35 pm

Neurologoical Comorbidity
Ann M. Neumeyer, MD

2:35-2:55 pm

Assessing Work & Driving Needs in High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
Ronna Fried, EdD

2:55-3:15 pm

Are Autistic Traits Clinically Meaningful?
Joseph Biederman, MD

3:15-3:35 pm

Legal Issues in Treating Individuals with Autism**
Ronald Schouten, MD, JD
(**Session is eligible for risk management credit)

3:35-4:05 pm

Panel Discussion**
Moderator: Joseph Biederman, MD
Panelists: Ann M. Neumeyer, MD; Ronna Fried, EdD; Ronald Schouten, MD, JD
(**Session is eligible for risk management credit)

4:05-5:15 pmDinner (on your own)
5:15-6:15 pmEvening Seminars
(Participants may choose only one seminar presentation to attend)

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Parent and Caregiver's Perspective
Hosted by: Jim Braude, Kris Rondeau, Constance Sullivan, Kathleen Yazbak

Department of Mental Health: Services for Individuals with ASD & Psychopathology
Hosted by: Kathy M. Sanders, MD, Cynthia Berkowitz, MD

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2017

7:00-8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

Module Topic: Promise of Neuroimaging for Clinical Practice
8:00-8:20 am

Spectroscopic Neuroimaging in Autism
Gagan Joshi, MD

8:20-8:40 am

Functional Neuroimaging in Autism
Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli

8:40-9:00am

Role of MEG in Examining Neural Basis of ASD & Psychopathologies
Tal Kenet, PhD

9:00-9:30am

Panel Discussion
Moderator: James McCracken, MD;
Panelists: Tal Kenet, PhD; Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli; Gagan Joshi, MD

9:30-9:45 am

Coffee Break

Module Topic: Psychiatric Comorbidity
9:45-10:05am

ADHD
Gagan Joshi, MD

10:05-10:25am

Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Lawrence Scahill, PhD

10:25-10:45am

Bipolar Disorder
Janet Wozniak, MD

10:45-11:05 am

Distinguishing Emotional Regulation from Mood Disorders
Joseph Biederman, MD

11:05-11:25 am

Differential Diagnosis in Psychosis and Autism
Abigail Donovan, MD

11:25-11:55 am

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Joseph Biederman, MD
Panelists: Gagan Joshi, MD; Lawrence Scahill, PhD; Abigail Donovan, MD; Janet Wozniak, MD

11:55-12:55 pm

Lunch (On Your Own)

Module Topic: Psychological Interventions
12:55-1:15 pm

Targeted Treatments for Core Deficits in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Connie Kasari, PhD

1:15-1:35 pm

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Aude Henin, PhD

1:35-1:55 pm

Social Skills Training for Youth with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
Scott McLeod, PhD

1:55-2:15 pm

Neuropsychological Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Ronna Fried, EdD

2:15-2:45 pm

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Connie Kasari, PhD
Panelists: Aude Henin, PhD; Scott McLeod, PhD; Ronna Fried, EdD

2:45-3:00 pmCoffee Break
Module Topic: Psychopharmacologic Interventions
3:00-3:20 pm

State of the Art Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Intellectually Disabled Populations
Lawrence Scahill, PhD

3:20-3:40 pm

Pharmacologic Treatment of Social Cognition in Autism
Gagan Joshi, MD

3:40-4:00 pm

New Drug Targets for High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
James McCracken, MD

4:00-4:30 pm

Panel Discussion
Moderator: James McCracken, MD
Panelists: Gagan Joshi, MD; Lawrence Scahill, PhD

4:30-5:00 pm

Ask the Experts Round Table
Joseph Biederman, MD; Gagan Joshi, MD; James McCracken, MD

5:00 pm

Adjourn

Faculty

  • 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
  • Chief, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
    UMass Memorial Medical Center

    Assistant Professor
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Director, First Episode and Early Psychosis Program
    Associate Director, Acute Psychiatry Service
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 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
  • 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
  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry
    Deputy Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    Director of Training, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
  • 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
  • Executive Director, Aspire, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Clinical Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
  • Medical Director
    Lurie Center for Autism
    Assistant Professor of Neurology
    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 of Clinical Trials
    Marcus Autism Center
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Emory University
  • 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

Target Audience

This program is intended for:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Primary Care and Family Practice Physicians
  • Pediatricians
  • Psychologists
  • Nursing Professionals
  • Social Workers
  • School Mental Health Counselors
  • Other Mental Health, Primary Care, and Pediatric Clinicians

Pricing

MDs/Doctoral-Level Professionals
Early Bird Registration (on or before November 11, 2016): $645.00
Regular Registration (after November 11, 2016): $745.00

Other Professionals or Trainees
Early Bird Registration (on or before November 11, 2016): $545.00
Regular Registration (after November 11, 2016): $645.00

Cancellation Policy

A refund minus a $100.00 administrative fee will be issued for refund requests received by January 6, 2017. No refunds will be issued for refund requests made after January 6, 2017. Payments made may not be applied to future conferences or other educational activities. There are no exceptions to these policies.

***The deeply discounted Super Early Bird Registration rate is NON-REFUNDABLE and will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Accommodations

The Westin Copley Place, Boston:

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Westin Copley Place hotel. The rate is $229 plus 14.45% tax per night. Attendees have until January 16, 2017 to register to receive this discounted rate.

To reserve online, please visit the dedicated booking website for the event.

Additional Live Conferences

We offer other live conferences on various facets of mental health in addition to the conference you are currently viewing.

View a full list of our mental health conferences

CME Information

Live Event Date: January 21- 22, 2017

CREDIT

TYPE

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

DESIGNATION STATEMENT

15.00

AMA PRACategory
1 Credit
TM

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

McLean Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

15.00

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 15.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists.

15.00

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 15.00 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.

15.00

Social Workers

The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

This program has been approved for 15.00 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 D72495.

15.00

self-claim

Other Professions

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 of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.


Planners

David Rubin, MD,reviewer
Jane Pimental, MPH

Disclosure Information

In accord with the disclosure policy of McLean Hospital as well as guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, all people in control of educational content, including speakers, course directors, planners, and reviewers, have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests of both themselves and their spouses/partners over the past 12 months, as defined below:

Commercial Interest

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Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.


Live Event Date: January 21-22, 2017

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Location

The Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, USA