Last week (May 10-13, 2017), the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) held its annual scientific meeting – the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). Now in its 16th year, IMFAR is the oldest and largest autism research meeting in the world and only grows larger every year. More than 2,200 researchers, clinicians, and other participants from 50 countries gathered in San Francisco to learn about the latest scientific discoveries with over 1,500 panels, posters, and oral sessions. This included excellent representation from numerous MacART members!
MacART members took part in the following sessions. Click on the title to read the abstracts.
- Trajectories of Reported Challenging Behaviours Derived from the Aberrant Behaviour Checklist in a Cohort of Canadian Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders – including Terry Bennett, Peter Szatmari, Eric Duku, and Stelios Georgiades
- A Randomized Controlled Trial of Riluzole in Autism Spectrum Disorder – including Terry Bennett and Olaf Kraus de Camargo
- Imitation, Joint Attention and Language Development in Autism Spectrum Disorder – including Eric Duku, Stelios Georgiades, Terry Bennett and Peter Szatmari
- Parent and Clinician Agreement in Early Behaviour Signs in 12-Month-Old Infants at-Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A High-Risk Sibling Cohort – including Peter Szatmari and Caroline Roncadin
- Profiles of Parental Personal/Social Coping Resources during Children’s Early School Years: Implication for Psychological Distress – including Peter Szatmari, Terry Bennett, Eric Duku, and Stelios Georgiades
- Defining Stress and Crisis as Experienced by Parents of Children with Autism Navigating Intervention: Sub-Analysis of a Qualitative Study – including Steve Gentles and Peter Szatmari
- The Job-Train Program: A Community-University Employment Preparation Initiative for Youth with ASD – including Briano Di Rezze, Terry Bennett, Geoff Hall, and Stelios Georgiades
- Early Detection for Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder Using the Infant-Toddler Social and Emotional Assessment (ITSEA): A Prospective High-Risk Cohort Study – including Peter Szatmari and Caroline Roncadin
- Building Employer Capacity to Support Meaningful Vocation for People with ASD: A Grounded Theory Study of Multi-Stakeholder Perspectives – including Briano Di Rezze
- Preliminary Seizure Susceptibility and Threshold Characterization in Mouse Models Relevant to Angelman Syndrome and Chromosome 15q11.2-13 Duplications – including Jane Foster
- Understanding Prevalence and Kindergarten Behavioural Profiles of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder – including Magdalena Janus, Ayesha Siddiqua, and Eric Duku
- Discordance Across Time in Caregiver Report during the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R): Findings from a Canadian Inception Cohort of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – including Peter Szatmari, Terry Bennett, Eric Duku, and Stelios Georgiades
- A TrkB Partial Agonist Rescues Autistic-like Behaviors in Adult Mice Prenatally Exposed to Valproic Acid – including Margaret Fahnestock and Jane Foster
- Promoting Partnerships Between Patient Advocacy Groups and Researchers to Improve Autism Research – with Stelios Georgiades as a panel discussant
Dr. Terry Bennett presenting on autism trajectories.
Dr. Stelios Georgiades preparing for his panel discussion with Alycia Halladay, Special Interest Group leader.