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INSAR 2019 Annual Meeting

INSAR, the International Society for Autism Research, provides scientific collaboration, mentorship, and education to better the lives of the individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The INSAR annual scientific meeting convenes each spring, to exchange and disseminate the latest scientific findings among ASD scientists and their trainees from around the world.

IACC Speakers IACC Member Presentations
photo of Geraldine Dawson

The Use of Computer Vision Analysis for Early Autism Symptom Detection and Monitoring

Thursday, May 2, 10:30 a.m., Room: 517A
photo of Julie Lounds Taylor

Sex Differences in Health Outcomes Among Adults with ASD

Friday, May 3, 10:55 a.m., Room: 517C

Meeting Materials Presentations Featuring Work of IACC Members
photo of David Mandell

Partners in School: A Parent-Teacher Consultation Model to Improve Consistency of Evidenced-Based Interventions across Home and School

Thursday, May 2, 10:30 a.m., Room: 517B
photo of Kevin Pelphrey

The Genetics of Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

Thursday, May 2, 1:30 p.m., Room: 516ABC
photo of Julie Lounds Taylor

Does Adding Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to Early Intervention Improve Caregiver Functioning?

Friday, May 3, 2:30 p.m., Room: 516ABC
photo of Kevin Pelphrey

Social Strengths of Autistic Girls: Sex Differences in Clinician-Rated and Parent-Reported Autistic Traits

Saturday, May 4, 1:55 p.m., Room: 517B

IACC Speakers OARC Booth
Conference attendees are welcome to stop by Booth #401 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:
Report to Congress Cover

Report to Congress On Activities Related to Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities

  • Describes the efforts of 21 Federal departments and agencies involved in ASD research, services and supports between fiscal years 2014 and 2018.
  • The information presented in this Report as well as documents prepared by the IACC summarize the state of federal efforts and may be used to inform planning of future federal ASD activities.
IACC Summary of Advances Cover

IACC Summary of Advances in ASD Research

  • Provides short, plain language summaries of the top 20 research articles selected by the IACC.
  • The 20 selected articles address topics that span all 7 question areas of the 2016-2017 IACC Strategic Plan for ASD. Advances provided new insight into potential screening tools for ASD, the development of brain regions implicated in ASD symptomatology, and the prevalence of ASD in children.
meeting announcement Event Information
Topic Topic Description
Dates: May 1-4
Agenda: The INSAR Annual Meeting (formerly 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, and treatments for ASD. Research on ASD involves sophisticated behavioral and biological approaches. ASD affects people’s functioning in virtually every domain, requiring interdisciplinary research collaboration to gain comprehensive knowledge of the disorder.
  2. Foster dialogue among ASD scientists across disciplines and across methods.
  3. Advance the training and development of new ASD scientists by supporting the inclusion of postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees as well as junior faculty who are already working in ASD research. The opportunity for trainees and junior faculty to interact with established ASD scientists will foster the creativity and productivity of those at all levels.
  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: Palais des congres de Montreal
Montreal, Canada
Program Book: Online Program

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  • Attendees walking into INSAR
  • A presentation during INSAR 2019
  • OARC Staff at INSAR 2019
  • Attendees near display booths at INSAR 2018
  • Geraldine Dawson presenting at INSAR 2018
  • Two women looking at poster and robot at INSAR 2019
  • Three women looking at poster and robot at INSAR 2019
  • Julianna Rava, Oni Celestine, and Susan Daniels at INSAR 2019

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