Annual Distinguished Guest Lecture Series

Join the University at Albany's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities along with a medical expert in the field of autism for a lecture in Albany, NY. There will be two sessions: one for medical professionals and another for parents/non-medical professionals. We welcome parents, school personnel, and community professionals to attend. For more information on the lecture, registration information, and presenter information please see below.

Annually, CARD Albany invites distinguished autism experts to present on the latest cutting-edge research in the field, in areas such as genetics and brain imaging.

2020 Guest Lecturer: Christopher McDougle, MD
Director, Lurie Center for Autism
Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

The seminars will no longer be held in-person, they will now be available via live stream.

Seminar for parents and non-medical professionals:

Taking the Mystery Out of Medication in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Live Stream                                                                                                                         

Thursday June 4, 2020 1:00-3:00 pm (log-in available at 12:45pm)

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Seminar for medical professionals:

Psychopharmacology of Autism Spectrum Disorder - Live Stream 

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are provided for medical professionals through joint sponsorship with New York Medical College.         

Thursday June 4, 2020 6:00-8:00 pm (log-in available at 5:45pm)

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    Past Lecturers and Topics

      2019 Guest Lecturer: Lawrence Scahill, MSN, Ph.D.
    Professor of Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine
    Director of Clinical Trials, Marcus Autism Center
    Lecture Topic: Autism and Anxiety
    Katarzyna Chawarska, Ph.D.

    2018 Guest Lecturer: Katarzyna Chawarska, Ph.D.
    Yale University School of Medicine

    Lecture Topic:  Advances in Early Screening and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

      2017 Guest Lecturer: Matthew Siegel, M.D.
    Spring Harbor Hospital and Maine Medical Center, and Tufts University School of Medicine
    Lecture Topic: Medication Management for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
      2016 Guest Lecturer: Kevin Pelphrey, Ph.D.
    Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, George Washington University
    Lecture Topic: Searching for Neuroimaging Targets for Interventions in ASD
      2015 Guest Lecturer: Michael Cuccaro, Ph.D.
    Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
    Lecture Topic: The Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder
    David Amaral, Ph.D.
      2014 Guest Lecturer: David Amaral, Ph.D.
    UC Davis MIND Institute
    Lecture Topic: What Neuroimaging has Taught Us About the Brain in Autism and Progress in Understanding the Neurobiology of Autism

    2013 Guest Lecturer: Warren R. Jones, Ph.D.
    Emory University School of Medicine, and Marcus Autism Center
    Lecture Topic: Understanding How Children with ASDs Experience the Visual World

      2012 Guest Lecturer: Ami Klin, Ph.D.
    Emory University School of Medicine, and Marcus Autism Center
    Lecture Topics: New Research on Social Engagement Deficits in Young Children with Autism: Implications for Clinical Practice; DSM-V, Definitions, Realities, and Real Science We Need.
      2011 Guest Lecturer: Robert T. Schultz, Ph.D.
    Center for Autism Research, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Lecture Topic: Progress in Identifying the Biological Foundations of the Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence from Genetics and Brain Imaging
        2010 Guest Lecturer: Stephen J. Sheinkopf, Ph.D.
    Brown Alpert Medical School
    Lecture Topic: Autism in Infants and Toddlers: Implications for Families and Policy
        2008 Guest Lecturer: Anthony Malone, M.D
    Department of Pediatrics, Albany Medical Center
    Lecture Topic: Identification and Evaluation of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Loisa Bennetto
      2007 Guest Lecturer: Loisa Bennetto, Ph.D.
    University of Rochester
    Lecture Topic: Communication in Autism: A Neuropsychological Perspective
    Luke Y. Tsai, M.D.
      2006 Guest Lecturer: Loisa Bennetto, M.D.
    University of Michigan Medical School
    Lecture Topic: Rational Use of Medications in Autism Spectrum Disorder
        2005 Guest Lecturer: Michael Cuccaro, Ph.D.
    Duke University and Medical Center
    Lecture Topic: Autism: Risks & Etiology, The Integration of Clinical and Genetic Heterogeneity