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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Workshop on Autism Spectrum Disorders

Posted on Mar 29, 2013 9:03:00 AM

Workshop on Autism Spectrum Disorders

Workshop - Cold Spring Harbour, NY, United States

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are developmental disorders with complex phenotypes defined by a triad of symptoms that include disrupted social abilities, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, and restricted interests with repetitive behaviors. Co-occurring neurological and medical conditions often occur in the disorder. The underlying etiology remains a mystery, but ASD is one of the most highly heritable of neuropsychiatric disorders. This Workshop will examine dimensions of ASD on various levels, including sessions on characteristics of the Clinical Syndrome, the neuropathology, imaging, and cognitive neuroscience studies that implicate Circuits and Systems involved in ASD, the current state of findings from Human Genetics, concepts regarding the Developmental Neurobiological basis, the use of Experimental Models, and current Etiological Theories & Hypotheses of ASD.

In addition to hearing about the most recent research in these areas, we will explore and debate controversial topics and challenges to basic assumptions in the field. An exceptional faculty with diverse interests will bring the most up-to-date results and theories to the students, making this Workshop a valuable resource for young researchers starting out in this fast-moving and expansive field. Not only will it help them build the foundation for their future research, it will also introduce them to many potential collaborators working to understand ASD from different disciplines. The workshop will have hands-on exercises to complement the featured intense lecture sessions. Importantly, students also will have free-time for reading, informal discussions and recreation on the beautiful campus of the Banbury Center, which includes a beach, a pool and tennis courts.

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Workshop on Autism Spectrum Disorders

June 5 - 11, 2013

CSHL Campus, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory, NY, United States

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