Join Us June 26th, 2014
1st International Symposium on the Microbiome in Health and Disease with a Special Focus on Autism
To Register, visit http://www.microbiome-autism.com/
We invite you to join us for the 1st International Symposium on the Microbiome in Health and Disease with a Special Focus on Autism. This event, which will take place on the campus of Arkansas Children's Hospital, is co-sponsored by the Arkansas Autism Alliance and the N of One: Autism Research Foundation focusing on mechanisms of action in Autism Research.
The microbiome is the next frontier in medicine and research groups are investigating its contribution to certain diseases, along with its role in maintaining health. This unique cutting-edge conference will review the evidence for the role of the microbiome in health and disease with a special focus on how alterations in the microbiome may influence behavioral manifestations of autism.
Invited Speakers include:
- Dr. Susan Swedo, National Institute of Health
- Dr. William Parker, Duke University
- Dr. Tore Midtvedt, Karolinska Institute
- Dr. Jim Adams, Arizona State
- Dr. Carl Cerniglia, NCTR
- Dr. Derrick MacFabe, University of Western Ontario
- Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, Arizona State
- Dr. Richard Frye, UAMS
- Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe, University of Guelph
When: June 26, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Where: Chairman's Hall
Arkansas Children's Hospital Sturgis Building
3 Children's Way
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
Admission is free. Lunch will be provided to first 50 registered.
Each year, children are diagnosed with autism, a complex developmental disability characterized by impairment in social interaction and language accompanied by social withdrawal and repetitive hyper-focused behaviors. Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism. The disorder appears to have increased tenfold over the last 15 years. Although both genetic and environmental factors are believed to contribute to the development of autism, no firm causal evidence exists.
The Arkansas Autism Alliance (AAA) is a unique multidisciplinary group that tackles the many different behavioural, medical, social, and educational challenges that children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder experience. This group is aimed at creating a collaborative and integrated approach to understanding the causal complexities associated with an ASD, treatment interventions to promote symptomatic recovery, and dissemination of what is learned treating these disorders to the medical community at large. The AAA has developed a mission to create an autism center of excellence to not only better serve the state of Arkansas, but to also be a model of excellence in translating research findings into meaningful clinical care for families of loved ones affected by an ASD for not only the state of Arkansas, but also facilities across the world to model their management of these children and how to promote hope and healing to those that are afflicted.