On Wednesday October 9th 2019, the McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART) was pleased to take part in the 3rd annual Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre Research Symposium – an event to highlight some of the exciting research being done by clinicians and researchers to help bridge the research-to-practice gap.
MacART and Offord Centre team members.
Staff from MacART and the Offord Centre for Child Studies were present with a resource table full of reports and informational brochures highlighting the various projects and research studies being conducted by our teams. MacART was also well represented in terms of the event’s speakers, with both co-Directors taking part. Dr. Stelios Georgiades was the keynote speaker, presenting on “A Learning Health System for Neurodevelopmental Disorders”, while Dr. Terry Bennett presented on “Ecological Interventions: Addressing the Real World of Children’s Lives in Mental and Developmental Healthcare”.
Dr. Stelios Georgiades with the keynote presentation.
This event is an excellent opportunity to highlight the benefits of having clinicians and researchers in child health and neurodevelopment working together, and learning how to make meaningful differences for children and youth. We look forward to participating again next year!