Biomedical Advances of Autism in 2011


Date and Time: August 21st, 2011, Sunday, 11:00am – 7:00pm
Location:    Mclean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478   (Free Parking)
(Room 132, FRANCIS de MARNEFFE cafeteria)
Attendance: Healthcare care professionals and parents
Free for ACMES and CAMMH members, others $25 (cover lunch and dinner)

11:00 am:    Registration and lunch (Sushi)

12:00-12:45pm:        “Genetic Advance in Autism” Bailin Wu, PhD, Director of Genetic lab, Children Hospital
                               of Boston, Assistant Professor of Harvard Medical School;
                               Yiping Shen, PhD, Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Children's Hospital Boston,
                               Instructor, Harvard Medical School

12:45 -1:30pm:    “Laboratory testing used in the Autism Spectrum Disorders” William Shaw, PhD, Director
                                   of Great Plain Laboratory, Lenexa, KS
1:30-2:15pm:          “Functional Neuroimaging of Language in Autism" Maria Mody, PhD, MGH/MIT/HMS Athinoula A.  Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Assistant Professor of          Radiology, Harvard Medical School

2:15-2:30pm:     “Synaptic Dysfunction Attributes to Autism” Yougen Zhan M.D., Ph.D , Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

2:30-2:45pm:    Panel Discussion: Drs. Wu, Shaw, Mody and Zhan

2:45-3:00pm:    Break

3:00-3:40pm:    “Effective Treatment of Auditory Hypersensitivity in Autism” Karen Chenansky, MS, CCC-SLP, Boston University, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Science
3:40-4:20pm:    “Overlap in Schizophrenia and autistic spectrum disorders” William Stone, PhD, Department of  Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Assistant Professor,   Harvard Medical School

4:20-4:50pm:     “A Review of the Neurolobiological Basis of Autism” Michelle Hartley-McAndrew, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Child Neurology State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Medical Director, Children’s Guild Autism Spectrum Disorder Center Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

 4:50-5:05pm:         “Advances in Alternative Treatment of Autism” Jing Liu, MD, PhD, Lis Ac, Mass General Hospital and Marino Center for Progressive Health

5:05-5:15pm:         “Prospect of Stem Cell Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders” June Kong, MD, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Instructor, Harvard Medical School

5:15-5:30pm:      Panel discussion: Drs. Chenansky, Stone, Michelle Hartley-McAndrew, Liu, Kong and Peng-Wilford
5:30-7:00pm:    Dinner and networks Publication Ceremony of “Autism Special Issue” of NAJMS

Host:    American Chinese Medical Exchange Society (ACMES)


Co-organizer:    Center for Alternative Medicine McLean Hospital (CAMMH)
Moderators:    June Kong, MD and Shirley Shi, PhD, RPh