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2013 AUTISM SPEAKS TODDLER TREATMENT NETWORK CONFERENCE ON MEASURING SUCCESS IN TODDLER TREATMENTS

INVITATION AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

   

The Autism Speaks Toddler Treatment Network Conference will bring a small, focused group of investigators together to present preliminary work and discuss challenges in the field of intervention research for toddlers with or at-risk for ASD. The conference is appropriate for individuals at research sites studying behavioral interventions for children younger than 36 months. 

Maria Christina Hotel
San Sebastian, Spain
May 1, 2013  
8:00am – 5:00pm: Presentations and Poster Session
www.hotel-mariacristina.com

Topics of interests include: Preliminary results on new intervention strategies in international contexts, unique challenges in working with toddlers at risk for ASD, prevention of ASD symptoms and measurement issues in early intervention. These may include, but are not limited to promixmal and distal outcomes, comorbid conditions and long term follow up.

Abstract Submission and Registration:

Anyone planning to attend the conference needs to register. Please fill out a registration form (click here to download). Registration will be made on a first come, first available basis with preference given to those who have submitted an abstract for presentation. Abstracts will be reviewed and assigned as either an oral or poster presentation. The deadline for abstract registration is Feb. 15. The deadline for final registration is April 1. Limited support for lodging is available for oral presenters and two authors per poster. There is no registration fee. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Please submit this form by attaching this completed document to an email to: asttn2013@gmail.comPlease note:  following the conference, all presenters will be required to make a copy of their presentation or poster available on the Autism Speaks website.  (Photos, videos or confidential information may be removed from the public version.)

Young Investigator Awards
The committee is eager to support new researchers in this field and the meeting can support up to five awards of $1,000 each to cover lodging, travel and meals in conjunction with attendance to this conference. Investigators in a Ph.D. program, postdoctoral position or in the first three years of their career are eligible if they have submitted an abstract for presentation at the meeting. To apply, please send:

  • Your abstract for the meeting

  • A CV
  • One letter of recommendation on your behalf.

Conference Chairs:

Lauren Turner-Brown, University of North Carolina
Lindee Morgan, Florida State University

Conference Organizer:
Alycia Halladay, Autism Speaks, NY, NY

ASTTN Executive Committee:
Aubyn Stahmer, UCSD

Brooke Ingersoll, Michigan State University
Michael Siller, Hunter College
Lindee Morgan, Florida State University
Lauren Turner-Brown, University of North Carolina

Meeting hosted by Autism Speaks with a generous contribution from the Royal Arch Masons.