CART "Autism 2012" Symposium

On February 3, 2012, the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) presented its 4th Annual Symposium - "Autism 2012" at UCLA.  This continuing education symposium was attended by nearly 200 people, including many community practitioners, who heard CART faculty present the latest breakthroughs in research and treatment in autism spectrum disorders (ASD).   Speakers included Drs. Dan Geschwind (genetics), Connie Kasari (behavioral treatments), Shafali Jeste (pediatric neurology and electrophysiology), Liz Laugeson (social skills training for teens and young adults), Mirella Dapretto (neuroimaging) and Ted Hutman (infants at risk).  A clinical panel, led by Bhavik Shah, M.D. and also including Jeffrey Wood, Ph.D. and Pegeen Cronin, Ph.D., presented case studies, and an "Ask the Experts" panel concluded the day.  Videos of each speaker's presentation along with the two panel sessions are available below. A brief introduction to the symposium and co-chair Dr. Susan Bookheimer's introduction appears at the beginning of the video of Dr. Hutman's talk.  We hope that you can join us for the next annual symposium on February 1st, 2013 (1st Friday in Feb).