ACMES Biomedical Advances of Autism 2013 conference

You are cordially invited by American Chinese Medical Exchange Society to attend

The third annual conference on biomedical advances of autism

Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Harvard Medical School, DFCI, Jimmy Fund Auditorium
35 Binney Street
Boston, MA 02115


Featured Speakers: Christopher J McDougle, MD, Martha Hebert, MD, PhD, Valerie Hu, PhD,David Lee, PhD, Louisa M.T. Silva, MD, MPH, Noel Chen, Ph. D, William Stone and more…


Preliminary Program

8:00: Registration ($20 online, $25 onsite, lunch and coffee included)

8:45-9:45 Pharmacological Management of Behavioral Symptoms in Autism Spectrum DisorderChristopher J McDougle, MD,.Director of Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Nancy Lurie Marks Professor at Harvard Medical School.

9:45-10:45 An integrated genomics approach towards understanding”What causes autism?”Valarie Hu, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

10:45-11:00: Coffee break

11:00-12:15: Panel Discussion: Research and Renovation

Important biomarkers in autism Helen Ratajczak, PhD, Autism Research/CT

Genetic advances in autism Bailin Wu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School/Director of Genetics, Children Hospital of Boston

Autism Genome 10K Project Noel Chen, Ph. D, the director of scientific collaboration for BGI Americas

A modern trending in current therapeutic strategy on autism from multicenter clinical trialsMing Tong, MD, MBE, Senior Medical Consultant & Director, Beijing Biopharma International

12:15-1:00 Lunch (served) Autism Story by Autism Individual, Autism books and autism Art exhibition

1:00-2:00 A Whole-Body Approach to Brain Health in Autism Martha Herbert, MD, PhD. Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Neurologist and director of the TRANSCEND Research Program

2:00-3:15 Panel Discussion: Alternative Treatment for Autism

Chinese herbs and its applications in autism David Lee, PhD, Associate Professor, Harvard medical School

QiGong, Massage therapy for Autism Louisa M.T. Silva, MD, MPH, Visiting Professor,Teaching Research Institute Western Oregon University

Acupuncture therapy and autism John Zhang, LisAc, PhD, Professor of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Research scientist at MGH

3:15-3:30 Coffee Break

3:30-4:45 Panel Discussion: Evidence Based Treatment

Advances of cognitive psychotherapy for autism William Stone, PhD, Associate Professor/Harvard medical School, Department of Psychiatry/BIDMC

Evidence based drug therapy for autism Hon Ho, MD, MPH, Pediatric Psychiatrist. Attending Child, Adolescent, Adult and ECT Psychiatrist and Instructor at Harvard Medical School

Gut and brain connection, a new look Williams Wilson, MD, Attending physician, Beverly Hospital

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