Future Webinars and Talks


Translational Research on Biomedical Interventions for Autism

Autism Research Institute Webinar

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 1:00 PM 2:00 PM EST

Dr. Robert L. Hendren, D.O., is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral health and in this webinar, he will talk discuss evidence-based treatment for autism comorbidities. Additional information about webinar and registration can be found here





The Genetic Influences on Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk 

Simons Foundation Lectures  

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm (EST)  

New York, United States 

Dr. Elise Robinson is an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan school of public health. Her work focuses on the genetic influence between different neuropsychiatric disorders and its impact on neurodevelopmental variation. During this lecture she will discuss the rare and common genetic variants that increase autism susceptibly. Additional information on registration can be found here.





Christine Wu Nordahl reveals new autism brain-imaging strategies

Christine Wu Nordahl, PhD

January 30, 2019, 3 PM EST

Christine Wu Nordahl is an associate professor at the University of California, Davis and is a member of the MIND institute. In this webinar, Dr. Nordahl will discuss ways to expand participation of individuals with autism in neuroimaging studies. Registration for this webinar here.




Recordings from Past Webinar


Stem Cell Models of Autism 

Patricia Braga, Ph.D.

December 12, 2018, 12 p.m.  

Dr. Patricia Braga is a professor of genetics and embryology at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. She will be discussing the different stem cell models used to study autism. Please register for the webinar on the Spectrum Website.



Neuroimaging Inflammation in Clinical Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. 

Jeffrey Meyer, M.D., Ph.D. 

December 4, 2018

Dr. Jeffery Meyer is a scientist and head of the Neurochemical Imaging Program in Mood and Anxiety Disorder Research Imaging Centre in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute. In this webinar, he is going to describe how the positron emission tomography (PET) is currently able to detect neuroinflammation. This technology can be used to better understand the pathophysiology of diseases such as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Register for the webinar on the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation website.




Pathways to New Treatments in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Jeremy Veenstra-Vanderweele, M.D.

In this webinar, Dr. Jeremy Veenstra-Vanderweele describes areas of autism treatment including behavioral and medicinal intervention. He describes some of the treatments as well as the challenges associated with drug development in the treatment of ASD. Webinar recording can be found on the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation website.