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IACC meeting next Tuesday (July 9)

Posted Jul 07 2013 11:33am

The U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) will meet next week (Tuesday, July 9).

The agenda looks quite interesting. Dr. James Perrin, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and a clinical director of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) will speak. Dr. Tim Buie will speak on GI issues and autism. And there will be discussions of comorbid conditions, wandering and more.

The meeting will be videocast and be available via c onference call (Dial: 800-369-3170 , Access code: 9936478)

9:00 a.m. Welcome, Roll Call and Approval of Minutes

Thomas Insel, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Mental Health
Chair, IACC

Susan Daniels, Ph.D.
Acting Director, Office of Autism Research Coordination, NIMH
Executive Secretary, IACC
9:05 Racial and Ethnic Differences in Subspecialty Service Use by Children With Autism

James Perrin, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy
Massachusetts General Hospital
9:20 Commentary on Parent-Physician Efforts to Address Wandering

James Perrin, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy
Massachusetts General Hospital
9:30 Panel on Comorbid Conditions in People with Autism
9:30-9:45 Comorbidities Among Patients Served by the AutismTreatment Network

James Perrin, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy
Massachusetts General Hospital
9:45-10:00 Gastrointestinal Disorders in Patients with Autism
Timothy Buie, M.D.
Associate, Department of Pediatrics
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
10:00-10:15 Catatonia in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Lee Wachtel, M.D.
Medical Director, Neurobehavioral Unit
Kennedy Krieger Institute
10:15-10:30 Immune and Metabolic Conditions in Patients with Autism Population

Richard Frye, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Autism Research
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
College of Medicine
10:30-11:00 Committee and Panel Discussion
11:00 Meeting Report: Environmental Epigenetics Symposium
Held: March 22-23, 2013, UC Davis MIND Institute, Sacramento, California
Sponsors: Autism Speaks, Escher Fund for Autism and UC Davis MIND Institute

Jill Escher
Escher Fund for Autism

Alycia Halladay, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Environmental and Clinical Sciences
Autism Speaks
11:30 Rethinking Nonverbal Autism

Portia Iversen
Parent and Advocate
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 Oral Public Comments Session
1:50 IACC Discussion of Public Comments
2:15 Break
2:30 Panel on Wandering
2:30-2:40 Wandering and Autism: What We Know, What We Need

Wendy Fournier
President and Founding Board Member
National Autism Association
2:40-2:50 IACC Activities to Address Wandering

Alison Tepper Singer, M.B.A.
President
Autism Science Foundation
Member, IACC
2:50-3:10 The Amber Alert Program

Robert Lowery
Executive Director, Missing Children Division
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Jeff Slowikowski
Associate Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
U.S. Department of Justice
3:10-3:30 Committee and Panel Discussion
3:30 Tips for Early Care and Education Providers

Shantel Meek, M.S.
Policy Advisor, Early Childhood Development
Administration for Children and Families
3:40 Science Update

Thomas Insel, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Mental Health
Chair, IACC
4:00 IACC Business
Thomas Insel, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Mental Health
Chair, IACC

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

4:00-4:15 DSM-5 Planning Group Update

Geraldine Dawson Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University
Chair, IACC DSM-5 Planning Group
4:15-5:00 OARC and IACC Business Update and Discussion
Susan Daniels, Ph.D.
Acting Director, Office of Autism Research Coordination, NIMH
Executive Secretary, IACC
5:00-5:30 Round Robin and Open Committee Discussion
5:30 Adjournment


By Matt Carey

note: I serve as a public member to the IACC but all comments and opinions expressed here and elsewhere are my own.


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