Day 1 – 4th February

Professor Helen Tager-Flusberg, Developmental Science Program Director, Boston University

“Investigating early behavioral and neurobiological markers of risk for autism spectrum disorder”



Dr Judith Piggott
“Why Think SMARTS in Autism?”




Day 2 – 5th February

Professor Fred R. Volkmar, M.D., Irving B. Harris Professor

Director – Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine

Chief of Child Psychiatry Yale New Haven Hospital

“Understanding the social nature of autism : From clinical research to intervention”



This presentation was followed by a discussion:



Professor Christopher Gillberg

Chair Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow

Head of the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University

“Autism Plus” vs “Pure Autism”



Scottish Researchers:
Dr Helen Minnis



Dr Andrew Stanfield
“Misunderstanding social situations: always autism?”



Chair and Key Speakers – Plenary