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.
(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.)