TACC Connections

Transforming Autism Care Consortium
Second Annual Scientific Conference
October 23-24, 2018

The Transforming Autism Care Consortium (TACC) aims to connect and mobilize Quebec’s strengths in autism research to improve quality of life of autistic individuals and their family as well as to integrate knowledge in practice and policy.

Our second annual scientific conference – TACC Connections – is an opportunity to hear and interact with the network’s members and partners and to learn about underlying connections between individuals, fields of research, sectors and institutions.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance; and Continuing Medical Education (CME) accreditation is under process. The registration fee is $100 for researchers and physicians; $50 for students and professionals.

New Residence Hall – McGill University
(3625 Parc Avenue, Montreal, QC, H2X 3P8)

For attendees needing hotel accommodation in Montreal, please follow this link. When making your reservation, it is recommended to mention that you are attending a McGill event, so you can be offered the McGill University preferred rate.

For further information: rtsa-tacc@mcgill.ca.

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Conference Poster

Conference Program

Photo Gallery

Tuesday, October 23
12:30 Registration
1:15 Welcome & TACC Updates
1:30 Research Networks
CHILD-BRIGHT Network – Annette Majnemer, PhD, Scientific Director
ACCESS Open Mind Network – TBD
2:30 Public Health and Autism
Manon Noiseux, MSc, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de la Montérégie
Danielle St-Laurent, Scientific Director, INSPQ
Mary Lou Decou, Public Health Agency of Canada, National ASD Surveillance System
3:30 Poster Session & Cocktail reception
5:30 Closing
Wednesday, October 24
9:00 TACC Research Axis
Laurent Mottron, MD, PhD, U de Montréal/Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies
Sébastien Jacquemont, MD, PhD, U de Montréal/CHU Ste-Justine
Carl Ernst, PhD, McGill Univ./Douglas Mental Health University Institute
10:15 Refreshment break/Networking Opportunity
10:45 “Quebec 1000 families”: The need for the next generation cohort
Forum/Q & A
11:15 Quebec Autism Research Training (QART) Program trainees presentations
12:00 Lunch
1:00 New approaches from neuroscience
Jean François Cloutier, PhD, McGill University/MNI
Graziella Di Cristo, PhD, Université de Montréal/CHU Ste-Justine
Philippe Seguela, PhD, McGill University/MNI
Boris Bernhardt, PhD, McGill University/MNI
2:45 Refreshment break/Networking Opportunity
3:15  Gene-environment interactions
Yang Zhou, PhD, McGill University/MNI
Roger Godbout, PhD, Université de Montréal/Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies
Brian Lee, PhD, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, UK
4:30 Closing Word
5:00 TACC Researcher Members General Assembly
5:15 Closing