Institute 8 (ticket)
Assessment and Management of Autism and Associated Psychopathology

Clinicians are frequently asked to evaluate children with social interaction and communication problems, odd behaviors, or emotional and behavioral difficulties. Although they may be able to recognize diagnostic symptoms of autism, many are uncertain about how to screen out comorbid psychiatric or medical disorders. In this Institute, experts in the field of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) provide a practical synthesis of the most recent research on the assessment and management of ASD and associated psychopathology. Attendees receive updates on diagnostic nomenclature, methods of identifying comorbid medical and psychiatric disorders, and psychological and psychopharmacology research; and a review of educational, psychotherapeutic, behavioral, and psychopharmacological interventions. In addition to addressing the management of behavioral challenges through ambulatory psychiatric services, the Institute includes a presentation addressing inpatient treatment for serious behavioral disturbances requiring out-of-home placement.
Friday, October 30, 2015: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
8:00 AM  
8:15 AM  
Diagnostic Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bryan H. King, MD, MBA Seattle Children's Hospital and University of Washington, Seattle, WA
9:00 AM  
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Associated Psychopathology: Prevalence and Presentation in Psychiatrically Referred Youth
Gagan Joshi, MD Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
9:45 AM  
10:00 AM  
Medical Comorbidity in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Daniel Coury, MD Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
10:45 AM  
Anxiety in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Roma Vasa, MD Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD
11:30 AM  
Lunch (on your own)
12:45 PM  
Transitioning Adolescents With Autism Into Adulthood
Alice R. Mao, MD Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
1:30 PM  
Behavioral Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder: An In-Depth View of the Evidence
M. Frampton Gwynette, MD Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
2:15 PM  
2:30 PM  
Review of Evidence and Practice Pathways for Medication Treatment in Autism Spectrum Disorder for Outpatient Providers
Jeremy M. Veenstra-VanderWeele, MD Columbia University, New York, NY
3:15 PM  
Inpatient Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Challenging Behaviors
Matthew Siegel, MD Maine Behavioral Healthcare, Westbrook, ME
4:00 PM  
Question and Answer

Sponsored by the AACAP Autism and Intellectual Disability Committee

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