WED. MAY 1, 2019, 8:30 AM – 4 PM
Local Pre-INSAR Community Conference

About the Conference

This local community conference will highlight some of the international speakers from the main meeting, along with scientists/clinicians from the local community.The conference will also feature interactive workshops led by researchers and professionals on topics selected in consultation with community stakeholders.

For: Professionals, community and public
Location: Palais des congrès de Montréal
Montreal Convention Centre

1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5

Tickets

$100 for physicians/researchers
$50 for other professionals
$25 for families

Register

https://preinsar.eventbrite.com

For questions about registration or ticket prices, please contact Genevieve Ferguson at gferguson@hollandbloorview.ca

Preliminary Schedule

8:30-9:00am
Refreshments

9:00-9:15am
Welcome and Introductions: Drs. Evdokia Anagnostou, MD (Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, Canada) and Mayada Elsabbagh, PhD (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

9:15-10:00am
Genes involved in Autism: Prof. Stephen Scherer, (University of Toronto and Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada)

10:00-10:45am
How many Autisms?: Dr. Jason Lerch, PhD (Oxford University, Oxford, England and Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada)

10:45-11:00am
Break

11:00-11:45am
Translation of targeted treatments in Fragile X Syndrome: Dr. Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, MD, PhD (Rush University, Chicago, USA)

11:45-12:30pm
Keynote Speaker – To be announced soon

12:30-1:30pm
Lunch

1:30-3:30pm
Workshop sessions

  • Growing up bilingual with autism: benefits and challenges, and how to make evidence-informed choices – Dr. Aparna Nadig, PhD (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
  • Towards inclusive education: Cognition, learning and autistic youth’s perspective – Dr. Isabelle Soulières, PhD (Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Canada)
  • Improving Mental Health in Autistic Persons – Dr. Baudouin Forgeot-d’Arc, MD, PhD (Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada)
  • Effects of music on social, cognitive, and brain functioning of people with ASD – Dr. Eve-Marie Quintin, PhD (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
  • Inclusive identities beyond ability vs. disability – Drs. Tara Flanagan, PhD (Université McGill, Montréal, Canada) and Meng-Chuan Lai, MD, PhD (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada)

3:30-4:00pm
Closing presentation – To be announced soon