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Breakthroughs in Autism Symposium

March 19, 2013

Autism Speaks invites researchers and the public to attend April 26 symposium in New York City; also accessible online following the event

As part of World Autism Awareness Month, the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, along with Autism Speaks, invite researchers and the public to attend "Breakthroughs in Autism and Related Disorders: New Findings from Lifecourse, Genetic and Environmental Research," April 26, at the Columbia Medical Center, in New York City.

The symposium, co-sponsored by Autism Speaks, will bring together leaders in the international field of autism research for a full day of presentations and discussion on breakthroughs and emerging topics in genetics, environmental sciences and epidemiology.

“With its reported prevalence continuing to rise, autism has become an urgent public health challenge that requires an urgent public health response,” says Autism Speaks Associate Director for Public Health Research Michael Rosanoff, M.P.H.  This event will bring together international experts dedicated to exploring cutting-edge research in epidemiology and population health, with the goal of advancing the autism research agenda.

“Breakthroughs in Autism and Related Disorders” is part of an ongoing series of Columbia University Epidemiology Scientific Symposia. Attendance is free, but requires pre-registration. In addition, the event will be recorded and freely accessible online.  For details and registration, please visit