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Conference Call #2 of the IACC’s Strategic Plan Update - Working Group 7

Question 7: What Other Infrastructure and Surveillance Needs Must Be Met?

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Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016              
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Conference Call Access: Phone: 888-324-8197
Access code: 9594109
Cost: The meeting is free and open to the public.
Members Working Group 7 Biographies

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10:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

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

Ms. Alison Tepper Singer, M.B.A., President, Autism Science Foundation and Chair IACC Strategic Plan Question 7 Working Group

10:35 Follow up from Call #1
10:40 Discussion of Public Comments Received Through Request for Public Comment
11:00 Discussion of Progress, Needs, Gaps, and Opportunities

Discussion Questions:
  1. What are the most notable areas of recent progress in with regard to research infrastructure? What new opportunities have emerged?
  2. Are there any innovative programs or recent policy changes that have advanced the field?
  3. What are the most pressing needs or evidence gaps that can be addressed through creation and support of research infrastructure? Opportunities to build onto existing infrastructure?
  4. What are the most significant barriers to progress, and can we address them?
  5. What progress has been made in ASD surveillance?
  6. What are the most pressing surveillance needs and opportunities, and how can we address them?
  7. How can we support increased dissemination of research/evidence-based practices?
  8. How can we better support US and international collaboration?
12:00 p.m. Discussion of Aspirational Goal

Based on the state of the field, is the Question 7 Aspirational Goal still appropriate?

Develop and support infrastructure and surveillance systems that advance the speed, efficacy and dissemination of ASD research.

Is the title of the chapter still appropriate?

“What Other Infrastructure and Surveillance Needs Must Be Met?”
12:30 Wrap up and preview of next call

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