Autism Research lectures bring together scientists and scholars to discuss diverse and important topics related to autism.
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On September 26, 2018, Evdokia Anagnostou discussed the challenge of rethinking classification systems and diagnostic labels for autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders in light of recent findings from research and clinical studies.
Her talk was part of the Simons Foundation Autism Research lecture series.
About the Lecture
There has been an explosion of discoveries furthering our understanding of the biology and the various presentations of autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental differences. The excitement from the new understandings is matched by the challenge to rethink our classification systems and diagnostic labels and translate that into meaningful treatments.
In this lecture, Evdokia Anagnostou used evidence from genetics, brain imaging and behavior as well as treatment studies to illustrate this emerging rethinking of neurodevelopmental conditions.
About the Speaker
Evdokia Anagnostou is a child neurologist and senior clinician scientist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital; associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto; assistant director of the Bloorview Research Institute and co-lead of the Autism Research Centre. She holds a Canada Research Chair in translational therapeutics in autism spectrum disorder and the Dr. Stuart D. Sims Chair in Autism at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
Anagnostou’s research focuses on translating genomic and systems biology findings into novel treatments for autism spectrum disorder.