News & Events

October 27, 2020
Navigating & Interacting with EEG Data

A QART Trainee-led workshop introducing participants to EEG signals, fundamentals in collecting and working with EEG data, and some of the tools available for EEG analysis offered by Dr. Stefon van Noordt.

November 11th, 2020
EEG Markers of Neurodevelopmental Disorders: What Can We Learn from Intellectual Disability Syndromes?

Our Research Forums feature new results, ideas, and projects from our members’ labs.

November 30th, 2020
Novel MRI techniques to map the microstructure of cerebral white matter in autism spectrum disorders.

Our Research Forums feature new results, ideas, and projects from our members’ labs.

Past Events

August 24th, 2020
QART fellows honoured with Trainee Engagement and Leadership Award

The QART office recently honoured 3 QART fellows with the Trainee Engagement and Leadership Award for their involvement within the various QART activities throughout the year.

August 24th, 2020
The QART Welcome Reception at the Annual Summer School Brings Stakeholders Together

On August 24th, to close the first day of our Annual Summer School, QART directors held a Welcome Reception ceremony for fellows, speakers, and TACC supporters, to facilitate introductions between stakeholders of the QART Program.

August 24th-27th, 2020
QART 3rd Annual Summer School

The QART Third Annual Summer School was held online from August 24th to 27th. Our four-day program included over 30 local and international speakers and nearly 40 trainees in attendance. The programme spanned fundamental, clinical and translational research, as well as career development, covered through didactic lectures and interactive activities.

October 5th, 2020
TACC at CASDA’s 6th Canadian Autism Leadership Summit on October 5th, 2020

On October 5th, TACC will be presenting at the 6th Canadian Autism Leadership Summit for the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA). Dr. Mayada Elsabbagh, Anna Katalifos, Dr. Fabienne Samson, and Dr. Mira Puri will speak on the network’s successes as a leader in Quebec autism research.

September 14th, 2020
Large-Scale Brain Networks in Cognitive Development and Psychopathology

Our Research Forums feature new results, ideas, and projects from our members’ labs.

July 31, 2020
Extended support for four QART fellows impacted by COVID-19

The QART Committee awarded four trainees an additional year of funding for their research, as a result of the repercussions of COVID-19 on their research. Congratulations to Kirsty Ainsworth, Karen Lee, Véronique D. Thérien, and Mehdi Hooshmandi.

July 23rd, 2020
Animal Models of Autism: Less than Perfect, but Still Invaluable

On July 23rd, the TACC had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Arkady Khoutorsky, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at McGill University for an introduction on animal models in ASD.

August 24-27, 2020
QART Summer School 2020

QART will welcome its 3rd group of trainees at the Annual Summer School, which will be run remotely this year. The programme spans fundamental, clinical and translational research, and brings a focus on career development through didactic lectures and interactive activities.

June 29, 2020
Introducing our 2020 QART Fellows

We are happy to introduce and congratulate our 3rd cohort of QART fellows. Each of our fellows has demonstrated diligence, adaptability, and insight and are a testament to diversity in autism research.

July 16th, 2020
Autism & Related Disorders in the Context of Humanitarian Emergencies

The Autism and Related Disorders in the Context of Humanitarian Emergencies is an INSAR special interest group created as a platform for communication and collaboration between autism researchers, clinicians, advocates and key stakeholders in humanitarian settings. Its goal is to promote the health and well-being of children with ASD and their caregivers during humanitarian emergencies.

June 25th, 2020
QART trainees lead successful workshop on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

On June 25th, the TACC welcomed Dr. Lisa Willis, biological researcher from the University of Alberta, to speak on how to best implement Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in STEM research.

June 16th, 2020
QART Trainee-led Workshop on Structural Equation Modeling was a Great Success!

Our interactive virtual QART trainee-led workshop brought together TACC students and researchers for an introduction to longitudinal data analysis using structural equation modeling with Dr. Nicola Wright from Kings College in London.

February 7th, 2020
QART Trainee-led Workshop on Scientific Communication

On Friday, February 7th, four Quebec Autism Research Training (QART) Program trainees successfully led a workshop on scientific communication with expert Dr. Diane Dechief, Faculty Lecturer at the McGill University Writing Centre.

May 22, 2020
The TACC and its partners praised by Senator Leo Housakos for their efforts at the Senators at Home Webinar

On May 22nd, the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) held a webinar titled Senators at Home: Honing in on a National Autism Strategy. The goal was to discuss what a potential federal autism strategy would look like from the point of view of four Senators.

July 23, 2020
Animal Models in ASD

A QART trainee-led workshop on the various animal models that are currently being used in autism research by Dr. Arkady Khoutorsky.

June 16, 2020
Introduction to Longitudinal Data Analysis Using Structural Equation Modeling

A QART trainee-led workshop featuring Dr. Nicky Wright providing an introduction to longitudinal data analysis using structural equation modelling (SEM).

June 25, 2020
Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) in Science

A QART trainee-led workshop given by Dr. Lisa Willis on the negative impact on productivity caused by the profound lack of diversity in science labs and classrooms.

March 6th, 2020
Supporting Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Their Families

Our workshop brings together key professionals who will teach participants strategies and give them tips that can be used by caregivers to improve a child’s social engagement and language skills, as well as diminish challenging behaviours.

February 6th, 2020
Empowering Inclusion

Our Research Forums feature new results, ideas, and projects from our members’ labs. Following the presentation by our guest speaker, attendees are invited to join us for an informal wine and cheese reception.

November 12, 2019
Unveiling of the TACC’s Flagship Project: The Quebec 1000 Families Project (Q1K)

The announcement of the generous donation made by the Fondation Marcelle et Jean Coutu to promote autism research was made on Tuesday, the 12th of November 2019 at the CHU Sainte-Justine. The 9.845-million-dollar donation will allow for the launch of our research network’s flagship project: the Quebec 1000 Families Project (Q1K).

September 17, 2019
The TACC visits the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke

Dr Guy Rouleau and the TACC team had the distinct pleasure of visiting the CRCHUS to present the network to the Center’s researchers, professionals and students.

November 14, 2018
Family Navigator Workshop 2018

Our workshop brings together key professionals from various community organizations across sectors (health, social services, education) who take on the role of Family Navigators.

February 25-26, 2020
TACC Annual Conference 2020

Our 3rd TACC Annual Conference “The Next Generation” is an opportunity to meet world-renowned experts in the field of autism. Join us as we learn about the next generation of autism care, investigate new directions in fundamental and clinical autism research, and get updated on current research networks and cohorts.

May 1-5, 2019
Autism Festival 2019

The first of its kind, the Autism Festival brings together autism communities by showcasing local success stories in advancing autism science and an inclusive society. TACC is pleased to work with our different partners to promote a series of events designed to engage the community, alongside the INSAR conference.

November 20, 2019
Research Forums 2019

Our Research Forums feature new results, ideas, and projects from our members’ labs. Following the presentation by our guest speaker, attendees are invited to join us for an informal wine and cheese reception.

October 3, 2018
QART Grant Writing Workshop 2018

Our interactive grant writing workshop was an opportunity for QART trainees to strengthen their applications to various provincial and federal granting agencies, and learn how to communicate their research ideas clearly and concisely.

August 20-24, 2018
QART Summer School 2018

QART welcomed its first group of trainees at the inaugural Annual Summer School. The training curriculum included an introduction to autism research at the fundamental, clinical and translational levels. More than 20 experts contributed to training activities.

May 31, 2018
Federal Health Minister Visits TACC

TACC hosted The Honorable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health. Members of the TACC community including researchers, trainees, professionals, and families presented our network to the Minister during her visit to Montreal.

October 23-24, 2017
TACC Annual Conference 2017

Our 1st Annual Scientific Conference “Future Perspectives on Autism Research” is an opportunity to join world-renowned experts in examining the current state of autism science and its future directions. This was also the occasion where proudly launched TACC.