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Conference Call #2 of the IACC’s Strategic Plan Update - Working Group 3

Question 3: What Caused This To Happen and Can It Be Prevented?

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Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016              
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Conference Call Access: Phone: 888-790-1717
Access code: 4208062
Cost: The meeting is free and open to the public.
Members Working Group 3 Biographies

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2:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

Susan Daniels, Ph.D., Director, Office of Autism Research Coordination, NIMH and Executive Secretary, IACC

David Amaral, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science; Research Director, M.I.N.D. Institute, University of California - Davis; and Co-Chair IACC Strategic Plan Question 3 Working Group

Cindy Lawler, Ph.D., Chief, Genes, Environment and Health Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Co-Chair IACC Strategic Plan Question 3 Working Group
2:10 Follow up from Call #1
2:15 Discussion of Public Comments Received Through Request for Public Comment
2:30 Discussion of Research Progress and Policy Issues

Review of List of Topics for Question 3

Discussion Questions:
  1. What are the most notable areas of recent progress in research on risk factors for ASD?
  2. What new opportunities have emerged?
  3. What are the most significant barriers to progress in this field?
  4. What are the most pressing needs or evidence gaps that can be addressed through research?
  5. Is there new knowledge about risk factors that is ready to be translated to clinical practice?
  6. Is there any new research evidence that should be influencing policy?
  7. Have there been any recent changes with regard to how risk is communicated to members of the autism community, and are any changes needed?
  8. What are the research workforce needs in this area?
  9. What are the provider workforce needs in this area?
3:30 Discussion of Aspirational Goal and Title

Based on the state of the field, is the Question 3 Aspirational Goal still appropriate?

Causes of ASD will be discovered that inform prognosis and treatments and lead to prevention/preemption of the challenges and disabilities of ASD.

Is the title of the chapter still appropriate?

"What Caused This to Happen and Can It Be Prevented?"
3:45 Wrap up and preview of next call
4:00 Adjourn

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