AACAP+CACAP Joint Annual Meeting
Program Schedule
Please note that this schedule is subject to change. The Program Book distributed at the Annual Meeting will have final information on dates, times, and speakers for each presentation.

Institute 5 (ticket)
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research and Treatment Review for Clinicians

Those providing treatment and care for individuals with autism spectrum disorders need practical answers to clinical care questions; and clinicians who may be able to recognize diagnostic symptoms of autism are not always certain about how to proceed with the diagnostic evaluation and development of a treatment plan. This Institute reviews the advances in research, behavioral/educational interventions, and pharmacological interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders. Participants learn about developing a realistic plan to help the patient achieve optimum function and life skills. It also provides the practicing child and adolescent psychiatrist, pediatrician, family practitioner, and other mental health professionals with fundamental information on how to help parents immediately after their child is diagnosed or suspected to have an autism spectrum disorder. Information about consideration of educational and residential planning as the child matures into adulthood is discussed. Come learn about the significant implications of early intervention and how to maximize potential for adaptive function in children with autism spectrum disorders.
Friday, October 21, 2011: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
8:00 AM  
Differential Diagnosis of Autism and Related Disorders
Fred Robert Volkmar, M.D. Yale University, Branford, CT
8:50 AM  
The Neural Basis of Social Awareness in Children with Autism
Bradley Peterson, M.D. Columbia University, New York, NY
9:45 AM  
10:00 AM  
Pharmacotherapy of Autism and Related Pervasive Development Disorders
Robert L. Findling, M.D. University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
10:50 AM  
An Unexpected Life: Family Adjustments to Raising a Child with Autism Through Adulthood
Alice R. Mao, M.D. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
11:40 AM  
Question and Answer
12:00 PM  
Lunch (on your own)
1:10 PM  
Genetics and Autism for the Practicing Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Diane E. Treadwell-Deering, M.D. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
2:00 PM  
Novel Mechanisms and Models for Understanding and Treating Autism: Complementary and Alternative Medicine/Biomedical Approaches
Robert L. Hendren, D.O. University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2:50 PM  
3:05 PM  
Behavioral and Educational Approaches for Increasing Adaptive Functioning Skills
Jolie S. Brams, Ph.D. Brams & Associates, Inc., Columbus, OH
4:00 PM  
4:30 PM  
Question and Answer

Sponsored by the AACAP Autism and Intellectual Disability Committee

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