Autism Speaks Panel and Lecture at BPL

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 7:00pm

On Wednesday evening, March 14, the New England Area of Autism Speaks will host the first ever Autism Science Panel Lecture at the Rabb Lecture Hall in the Boston Public Library. This event is free and open to the public and will give parents and caretakers direct access to some of the brightest minds in autism research and treatment.

The Lecture will include scientists in the fields of genetics, treatment, translational research, and alternative interventions. One in 110 children (one in 70 boys) are annually diagnosed with autism. As science continues to make great strides in autism research and development, parents are often left to navigate this disorder largely on there own. Greater Boston parents will have a chance to hear and learn from scientists and experts in the autism field.What: Autism Panel for Parents, Caretakers and General Public
When: Wednesday, March 14 -- 7pm to 9pm
Where: Boston Public LibrarySponsored by: Autism Speaks
The panel will consist of the
following researchers who are all leaders in their field:Dr. Randy Carpenter – Seaside Therapeutics speaking on Translational ResearchDr. Guoping Feng – MIT speaking on GeneticsDr. Chris McDougle – Lurie Center for Autism speaking on treatment in autismOur moderator will be Dr. Martha Herbert of MGH who also sits on the Autism Speaks Scientific Advisory Council.