The 'Autisms': Important Perspectives on Autism

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The 'autisms': important perspectives on autism: The significance of medical and other co-occuring conditions in autism: Implications for diagnosis, intervention and services

Date: Thursday 19th May 2011 | Venue: Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, London | Chairs: Dr Lorna Wing and Professor Chris Cullen.

Presentations from the conference are now available to Friends of Research Autism


08 30 Registration opens

09.30 Introduction of Chairs

Richard Mills, Research Director, Research Autism and Director of Research, National Autistic Society

09.40 Chair's opening: An overview of the topic and the day

Dr Lorna Wing, National Autistic Society, Founding Trustee Research Autism
Professor Chris Cullen, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, Chair of Scientific and Advisory Committee, Research Autism

10.00 Neurodevelopmental Disorders - complexities and dilemmas

Professor Jeremy Turk, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Professor Developmental Psychiatry, South London & Maudsley Foundation Trust

10.30 The nature of self injurious behaviours in autism and other conditions- lessons from research and pointers for the future

Professor Chris Oliver, Director The Cerebra Centre for Neurodeveloopmental Disorders and Dr Caroline Richards, University of Birmingham

11. 00 Break

11.30 Underlying medical conditions in autism: Di George syndrome (q22 deletion) and autism - what is the connection and what can we do to help?

Dr Clodagh Murphy, Clinical Researcher, Institute of Psychiatry, South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust

12.00 Co occurring psychiatric problems in autism. Anxiety and depression- how psychiatry can help or hinder effective treatment. Part 1 the clinician's view

Dr Juli Crocombe, Consultant Psychiatrist, South Staffs NHS Trust, Research Autism

12.30 Lunch

13.45 Co occurring psychiatric problems in autism. Anxiety and depression - how psychiatry can help or hinder effective treatment. Part 2 the consumer's view

Mr Joe Powell, Advisor to Research Autism

14.15 Tourette Syndrome and autism -what are the implications?

Dr Tammy Hedderly, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Guys and St Thomas's Hospital

14.45 Current perspectives in diagnosis of autism

Professor Hilary Cass, Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician, Guys and St Thomas' Hospital

15-15 Plenary - Chairs closing remarks and close of conference

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