Who: James C. McPartland, PhD
Where: University Club, 800 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
When: Tuseday, May 9, 2017 (6:30pm doors open, 7:30pm seminar)
Ticket Prices: $25 (includes appetizers and beverages)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is understood to be a neurodevelopmental disorder with a biological basis. Yet, decisions about diagnosis and treatment are reliant upon subjective observation of behavior and parent report. There is an urgent need for cost-effective, accessible objective measures of social-communication to guide clinical practice. This presentation will review the state of the science in social-communicative biomarkers for ASD, characterizing key objectives for the field and the challenges that hinder progress. The lector will describe strategies for approaching biomarker development and will highlight particularly promising biomarkers for social communication in ASD. In conclusion, potential methods for developing more powerful biomarkers and more informative scientific studies will be presented.
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We thank the Yale School of Medicine Alumni Office for generous support that made this event possible.
Questions? Contact Ken Yamaguchi (ken [at] knowledgesynthesis.com).