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Mexico City Autism Conference

November 20, 2007

Autism Speaks to the World: Mexico Congreso

Autism Speaks to the World, the inaugural International Congress for Autism Research in Mexico City took place July 5 through July 7, 2007.


July 5: First Lady Margarita Zavala Opens Conference; Researchers Present Findings on Autism Prevalence, Behaviors and Causes

July 6: Second Day Presentations Focus on Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment of Autism

July 7: Conference Concludes with Presentations on Treatments, Genetics, Brain Development, Epidemiology and Screening Methods

For video archives of individual presentations, click here.

To read a press release about the event, click here.

Day One

Dr. Carlos Marcin
Clínica Mexicana de Autismo (Mexico)
From Ignorance to Scientific Understanding: The Long Road to Defeat Autism in a Developing Country
English | Spanish

Eric Fombonne, Ph.D.
McGill University (Canada)
The Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Recent Evidence and Future Challenges
English | Spanish

Catherine Lord, Ph.D.
University of Michigan (USA)
Autism Spectrum Disorders from 2 to 14
English | Spanish

Margaret Pericak Vance, Ph.D.
University of Miami (USA)
The Genetics of Autism: What's Real, What's Not and What's Hot
English | Spanish

Helen Tager, Ph.D.
Boston University (USA)
Language and Communicative Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Developmental, Behavioral and Neuroimaging Investigations
English | Spanish

Issac Pessah, Ph.D.
University of California (Davis, USA)
Environmental Modifiers of Autism Risk - The Genes Know
English | Spanish

Ami Klin, Ph.D.
Yale University (USA)
Eye-Tracking Studies of Social Engagement in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Babyhood to Adulthood

Day Two

Dr. Humberto Nicolini
Universidad Nacional Autonoma of México (México)
A Proposal for Genetic Research in Autism in Latino America; A Search for Endophenotypes
English | Spanish

Dr. Geraldine Dawson
University of Washington (USA)
Early Detection, Brain Plasticity, and Intervention in Autism
English | Spanish

Peter Szatamari, Ph.D.
McMaster University (Canada)
Infant Siblings and Genetic Studies; What it all means
English | Spanish

Joe Piven, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina (USA)
Imaging the Developing Brain in Autism
English | Spanish

Dr. Victor Ruggieri
Hospital de Pediatría (Argentina)
Clinical and Neurological Aspects in 100 Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Prospective Study in Argentina
English | Spanish

Sam Odom, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, USA)
Focused Interventions and Comprehensive Treatment Programs for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
English | Spanish

Day Three

Clara M. Lajonchere, Ph.D.
Autism Speaks (USA)
Accelerating the Pace of Autism Research: Clinical Programs and Research Resources to Support International Collaborations
English | Spanish

Eric Courchesne, Ph.D.
University of California (San Diego, USA)
Abnormal Brain Growth in Autism: New Imaging and Neuropathology Studies
English | Spanish

Dr. Cecilia Montiel
Universidad del Zulia (Venezuela)
Autism and Clinical Characteristics: Epidemiological Findings in Venezuelan Children
Part 1 English | Spanish
Part 2 English | Spanish

Andy Shih, Ph.D.
Autism Speaks (USA)
International Collaboration in Autism Research: Mexico and Beyond
English | Spanish