Current Trends in Autism Conference in Burlington, Massachusetts

The Autism Research Foundation is sponsoring the 2012 Current Trends in Autism Conference (CTIA) in Burlington, Massachusetts. The 16th annual event will be held on November 9 and 10, 2012 at the Burlington Marriott Hotel.

Conference Speakers:

  • David Amaral, PhD – Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director of Research, UC Davis MIND Institute
  • Sarah Barnett, MD, MPH – Department of Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Lurie Center for Autism
  • Margaret Bauman, MD – Director, TARF and LFAC/LADDERS/MGH; Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
  • Dorry Brown, MEd -Director, Group Language Therapy Program at Emerson College
  • Timothy Buie, MD – Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Lurie Center for Autism
  • Susan Connors, MD – Adult Neurodevelopmental Medicine, Lurie Center for Autism
  • Christoph Correll, MD – Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Patricia Ann Davis, MD – Developmental Pediatrician, Lurie Center for Autism
  • Michelle Garcia-Winner, MA, CCC-SLP – Director, The Social Thinking Center
  • Peter Gerhardt, EdD – Director of Education, Upper School, The McCarton School – Founding Chair, Scientific Council, OAR
  • Charles Henry, MD – Child Psychiatrist, Lurie Center for Autism
  • Jennifer A. Leighton, MA, CCC-SLP – Advanced Clinician, Speech Language Pathologist, Lurie Center for Autism
  • Pat Levitt, PhD – Director, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute – Provost Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry Psychology & Pharmacy & Chair, Department of Cell and Neurobiology, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Paul Malette, PhD – Director, CBI Consultants, Ltd.
  • Katherine Martien, MD – Assistant Pediatrician, Department of Pediatrics, Lurie Center for Autism
  • Christopher McDougle, MD – Director, Lurie Center for Autism
  • Scott McLeod, PhD – Executive Director, YouthCare
  • Marvin Natowicz, MD, PhD – The Cleveland Clinic, Autism and Metabolic Disorders
  • Julie O’Brien, MEd, LMHC – Resource Coordinator, Lurie Center for Autism
  • Carlos Pardo, MD – Associate Professor of Neurology and Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Neurology
  • Stephen Shore, PhD – Assistant Professor of Education, Adelphi University and ASA Board of Directors; Author
  • Patricia Stewart, PhD, RD – Senior Instructor, Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Kristine Strand, EdD, CCC-SLP – Senior SLP Consultant, Children’s Hospital Boston – Boston University Academic Speech and Language Center
  • Ronald L. Thibert, DO – Department of Neurology, Co-director, Angelman Syndrome Clinic, Lurie Center for Autism
  • Judy Van de Water, PhD – Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, UC Davis MIND Institute
  • Sheldon Wagner, PhD – Director, Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Timothy Yu, MD – Department of Neurology, Lurie Center for Autism
  • Andy Zimmerman, MD – Pediatric Neurologist, Lurie Center for Autism

Conference Topics:

  • Neurobiology
  • Behavioral intervention
  • Gasteroenterology (GI) concerns
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Life transitions
  • Communication technology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Clinical research reviews
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Education
  • Question-and-Answer panel of young adults with autism

For more information or to register for CTIA 2012 please call (617) 414-7012 or email

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    Thanking you with regards,
    Dr.Gaurav Sharma


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