IACC Town Hall Meeting Agenda
Saturday, May 3, 2008
10:00 a.m. to 4:25 p.m. Eastern
Cancer Center, University of California Davis
|10:00 a.m.||Welcome–Isaac Pessah, Director, Center for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention, UC Davis|
|10:05||Opening Remarks–Samuel Wilson, Acting Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)|
|10:15||Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Strategic Planning Process to Date–Cindy Lawler, NIEHS IACC representative|
|10:30||Introductory Remarks from Panel I Moderator—Michael Chez, Director, Pediatric Neurology, Sutter Neuroscience Institute, Sacramento CA
Panel I (morning session): ASD Treatment: Research Priorities for Evidence-based Practices
Goal: Stimulate discussion about the range of treatments being used; develop recommendations about research priorities including issues of efficacy and safety.
Description: A range of conventional and alternative/complementary approaches are being used by parents and clinicians to treat children with ASD, yet many have not been studied in controlled clinical trials. How can a stronger evidence base be established to inform the treatment of individuals with ASD?
|10:40||Perspectives from Panel Members (5 members, 5-10 minutes each)
|11:20||50 Minutes for Open Dialogue with Attendees|
|12:10 p.m.||Lunch (on your own)|
|1:10||Introductory Remarks from Panel II Moderator–Isaac Pessah, Director, UC Davis Center for Children’s Environmental Health
Panel II (early afternoon session): ASD Interventions: Beyond the Young Child
Goal: Stimulate discussion about the differing needs of older children and adults with ASD and review the current state of science in this area; develop research recommendations for interventions that target this underserved population.
Description: To date, autism treatment research has been focused primarily on young children, with little attention directed at treatment/interventions for older children, adolescents and adults with ASD. Community views about treatments and intervention across the lifespan are needed to develop appropriate research questions.
|1:20||Perspectives from Panel Members (4 members – 5-10 minutes each)
|2:00||50 Minutes for Open Dialogue with Attendees|
|3:10||Summary of Panel I & II Recommendations–Michael Chez, Isaac Pessah|
|3:25||Open Dialog with IACC and Public
|4:25||Closing Remarks–Samuel Wilson, Acting Director, NIEHS|