Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Eric Fombonne MD Speaking At The Center For Autism Research

Eric Fombonne MD is speaking at The Abramson Research Center, Room 123ABC, 2615 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia PA at The Center For Autism Research on November 17, 2011, 7-10PM.  The topic under discussion is "Current Issues in Autism Research: Epidemiology, Trends in Rates, Environmental Causes and Other Studies."   

Fombonne is a professor of psychiatry and a leading authority on the epidemiology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD.)  He has played a key role in developing assessment tools for clinical and research purposes.

 Dr. Fombonne will discuss the most recent epidemiological surveys from around the world as well as a  world-wide picture of where epidemiological research on ASD is focused today.  He will discuss the proposed hypothesis that ASD has reached epidemic status.  Other topics will be a summary of the current information about the possible environmental causes of ASD and the controversy on autism and vaccines. 

This lecture is for families of individuals on the autism spectrum, professionals supporting individuals on the autism spectrum, and anyone interested in learning more about ASD.

You MUST RSVP to attend. 
Sohee Kim

(CHOP is accredited to provide CME credits by  (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians. CHOP has designated this lecture for a maximum 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.)

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