- Biederman, Joseph, MD;
- Joshi, Gagan, MD;
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.
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, JANUARY 21, 2017
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Introduction and Overview
|Module Topics: Diagnostic Dilemmas|
DSM-5: Diagnostic Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Intellectually Capable Populations
Low Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
|Module Topic: ASD Assessment Measures for Psychiatrically Referred Populations|
Tools for Assessing ASD in Clinic and Research Setting
Screening and Assessment of ASD in the Primary Care Setting
Diagnostic Role of Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) & Observation Schedule (ADOS) in Clinic Settings: Strengths and Limitations
Lunch (On Your Own)
|Module Topic: Genetics of Autism: Clinical Implications|
Role of Molecular Genetic Assessment for Autism in Clinical Setting
Heterogeneity of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Assessing Work & Driving Needs in High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
Are Autistic Traits Clinically Meaningful?
Legal Issues in Treating Individuals with Autism**
|4:05-5:15 pm||Dinner (on your own)|
|5:15-6:15 pm||Evening 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
|Module Topic: Promise of Neuroimaging for Clinical Practice|
Spectroscopic Neuroimaging in Autism
Functional Neuroimaging in Autism
Role of MEG in Examining Neural Basis of ASD & Psychopathologies
|Module Topic: Psychiatric Comorbidity|
Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Distinguishing Emotional Regulation from Mood Disorders
Differential Diagnosis in Psychosis and Autism
Lunch (On Your Own)
|Module Topic: Psychological Interventions|
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
Neuropsychological Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder
|2:45-3:00 pm||Coffee Break|
|Module Topic: Psychopharmacologic Interventions|
State of the Art Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Intellectually Disabled Populations
Pharmacologic Treatment of Social Cognition in Autism
New Drug Targets for High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
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
Chief, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
UMass Memorial Medical Center
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
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
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:
- Primary Care and Family Practice Physicians
- Nursing Professionals
- Social Workers
- School Mental Health Counselors
- Other Mental Health, Primary Care, and Pediatric Clinicians
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
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.
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.
We offer other live conferences on various facets of mental health in addition to the conference you are currently viewing.
Live Event Date: January 21- 22, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David Rubin, MD,reviewer
Jane Pimental, MPH
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Conflict of Interest
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Live Event Date: January 21-22, 2017