MitoAction Teleconference on Autism and Mitochondrial Disease
Posted Feb 05 2009 12:00am
Each month, MitoAction holds a toll-free, international teleconference to address topics important to the Mito community.
Join us, Friday February 6, 2009 at noon eastern time to discuss "AUTISM & MITOCHONDRIAL DISORDERS: HOW MUCH DO WE REALLY KNOW?" with guest speaker David Holtzman, M.D., Ph.D., Child Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital.
MitoAction Meeting Details: Friday, February 6th Noon eastern US time (find your time zone) Toll-free 1-866-414-2828, participant code 017921
The possible relationship between metabolic disorders, elevated lactic acid levels, and features of autism spectrum disorder have been described in the medical literature since the early 90's. In fact, much research exploring the correlation between autism or ASD (autism spectrum disorder) and mitochondrial dysfunction has been published throughout the last decade, long before the Hannah Poling case (March 2008) brought the association to the public's attention.