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IMFAR 2017: The International Meeting for Autism Research

The International Meeting for Autism Research is the annual meeting of the International Society for Autism Research, a professional organization for autism researchers that provides scientific collaboration, mentorship, and education to better the lives of the individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). IMFAR convenes each spring, to exchange and disseminate the latest scientific findings among ASD scientists and their trainees from around the world. The 2017 IMFAR was held in San Francisco, California from May 10-13, 2017.
IACC Speakers IACC Member Presentations
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Keynote Address and INSAR Awards Ceremony, Lifetime Achievement Awardee

Advocate Awardee Address
Thursday, May 11, 4:30 p.m., Yerba Buena 8-9
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Interventions to Improve Transition Outcomes By Strengthening Environmental Supports

Session Chair
Friday, May 12, 10:30 a.m., Yerba Buena 8
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Autism Research Author Workshop

Friday, May 12, 3:30 p.m., Yerba Buena 10-14
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Altered Sensory Processing and Social Functioning in ASD: Examining Associations and Mechanisms through Multiple Methods and Populations

Saturday, May 13, 10:30 a.m., Yerba Buena 9

OARC Speakers OARC Presentations
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An Update on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee and the National Institutes of Health
Thursday, May 11, 2:40 p.m., Yerba Buena 10-14

Science Image Spectrum News: IMFAR Science Highlights

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IACC Speakers OARC Booth
The Office of Autism Research Coordination OARC and many Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) members will be attending the International Meeting for Autism Research 2017 in San Francisco, CA from May 10-13, 2017. Conference attendees are welcome to stop by Booth #11 to learn more about OARC and the IACC. At the booth, attendees will have the opportunity to meet OARC staff, sign up for the IACC email list, and learn about how scientists and the public can get involved with IACC activities. Feel free to pick up copies of the IACC’s recently released publications and other informational materials that will be available, including:
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ASD Research Portfolio Analysis Report

  • The Portfolio Analysis Report provides a comprehensive analysis of the ASD research portfolios of major U.S. Federal agencies and private organizations
  • Includes alignment analysis of funded research with IACC Strategic Plan question areas and objectives, multi-year funding trends, funder information, and more
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IACC Summary of Advances in ASD Research

  • Includes short, plain language summaries of annual top 20 research articles selected by the IACC to highlight research advances from the previous year
  • Research articles are grouped according to the seven Strategic Plan question topics

meeting announcement Event Information
Topic Topic Description
Dates: May 10-13
Agenda: The International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) is an annual scientific meeting, convened each spring, to exchange and disseminate new scientific progress among ASD scientists and their trainees from around the world. The aims of the meeting are:
  1. Promote exchange and dissemination of the latest scientific findings and to stimulate research progress in understanding the nature, causes, interventions, and many other topics relevant to ASD research.
  2. Foster dialogue among ASD scientists across disciplines.
  3. Advance the training and development of new ASD scientists.
  4. Cultivate diversity among ASD scientists by encouraging attendance and supporting access to the meeting for scientists and trainees from members of traditionally underrepresented groups, including those from ethnic minority groups, and those with disabilities.
Place: Marriott Marquis Hotel
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94103 USA
Program Book: Download as PDF | Online Program
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