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Online Summer Institute for Autism Research free and open to public

Weekly speakers and discussions delve into key topics in autism research; video replays available for past sessions
June 30, 2015


The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) and SFARI.org (the independent news site of the Simons Foundation for Autism Research) invites the Autism Speaks community to participate in a free series of weekly interactive presentations on key topics in autism research.

The “Summer Institute for Autism Research” is designed for college students and early-career scientists interested in autism, though all are welcome to participate.

The lineup of speakers includes: Kevin Pelphrey (brain function and structure), Lynn Koegel (early intervention), Cathy Lord (diagnosis and identification), Matthew State (genetics), Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele (pharmacological pipelines) and Joseph Buxbaum (animal models).

A new session will be broadcast every Thursday through July 23. Each two-hour session will feature approximately 90 minutes of presentation that includes background, emerging data and next steps for the field. This will be followed by 30 minutes of discussion moderated by members of the INSAR Student and Trainee Committee along with other junior researchers in the field.

Advance registration is free, and participants can download course materials, including suggestions for further reading, a glossary of terms, learning objectives and discussion questions. Video replays and materials from past sessions are likewise available to all.

Learn more and register here.