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Developmental Disabilities Research Day
Thursday, May 5, 2016
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Garden (Room 3320), Somerville House, Western University

Developmental Disabilities Research Day

Join Drs. Julio Martinez and Rob Nicolson in the inagural Developmental Disabilities Research Day as a diverse group of researchers are brought together to discuss the foundation and goals of the Developmental Disabilities Research Network. 

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Michael Strong, Dean, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry formally welcoming everyone at 11:00 a.m. The day will be filled with presentations by several Western faculty members highlighting the groundbreaking research underway at the university. Lunch is provided.

The day closes with Dr. Caroline Robertson presenting the keynote lecture, “Vision in Autism: A Window into the Brain”. Dr. Robertson is a neuroscientist in the Harvard Society of Fellows, where she uses neuroimaging techniques to research visual perception in the human brain.  Her research has shed light on psychiatric conditions, such as Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), in which different patterns of higher-order cognition are mirrored in how people visually engage with the world.  She has recently discovered a link between a specific neurotransmitter in the human brain and symptoms people with autism experience in vision.

Date: Thursday, May 05, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  (lunch is provided)
Location: The Garden (Room 3320), Somerville House, Western University MAP 

All are welcome to attend this event, but registration is limited. R.S.V.P. by Thursday, April 28, 2016 to reserve your seat.

 

Program Agenda:

Time Agenda Item
10:30 a.m.    
Registration Opens - Meet and Greet
11:00 a.m. Dr. Michael Strong, Dean, Schulich Medicine and Dentistry
Background on Developmental Disabilities Program at Western
Dr. Rob Nicolson, Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Julio Martinez, Department of Psychiatry
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Dr. Nathalie Bérubé, Department of Biochemistry
Dr. Bekim Sadikovic, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Dr. Susanne Schmid, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
2:00 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. Dr. Rhodri Cusack, Department of Psychology
Dr. Jamie Kramer, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Dr. Janis Cardy, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Discussion of Developmental Disabilities Research Network at Western
3:45 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker - Dr. Caroline E. Robertson “Vision in Autism: A Window into the Brain”
Closing Remarks

We are sorry, the deadline for registering for this event online has passed. Please email comms@schulich.uwo.ca or call 519-661-2111, ext. 88919 if you are still interested in attending. Please leave your name, email, phone number, the name of your guest and specify which event you will be attending.

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