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Sunday, September 17 • 9:15am - 10:30am
Advances in Understanding and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Major advances in our understanding of autism spectrum disorders and their treatments have occurred in the last several years. This session will provide an overview of autism and related disorders, including new developments in diagnosis, treatment, and changes in outcome with earlier intervention. Common comorbid conditions will be discussed and treatment strategies summarized. Our increased understanding of the neural and genetic mechanisms underlying autism will be reviewed. 


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Fred R. Volkmar, MD

Irving B. Harris Professor, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut | | Fred R. Volkmar, MD, is the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology at the Yale University Child Study Center, School of Medicine. Four years after completing his residency at Stanford, Dr. Volkmar received a Fellowship in Child Psychiatry at Yale... Read More →


Sunday September 17, 2017 9:15am - 10:30am
Hall E-1 The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70130