NIEHS Workshop on Autism and the Environment: New Ideas for Advancing the Science
Posted Sep 07 2010 12:00am
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern View live webcast HERE .
The goal of this workshop is to identify novel opportunities and mechanisms to accelerate research on environmental factors and autism, guided by (1) recent advances in autism research; (2) emerging tools and technologies in environmental health sciences and (3) analogy to successful approaches in other environmentally-mediated diseases. This workshop represents a joint effort between the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and Autism Speaks.
The products of this workshop will include recommendations for (1) highest priority areas of research that address the contribution of environmental factors for risk and phenotypic expression of autism; (2) possible solutions for any barriers to progress identified in these areas; and (3) other resources needed for increasing the pace of this research. The workshop products will be shared with the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) and may be considered in the ongoing process for evaluating and refining the IACC Strategic Plan.