SOURCE: Icare4autism


April 19, 2012 10:50 ET

ICare4Autism Conference Call for Posters From Students in Autism Research

Researchers, Educators and Policymakers Meet in Jerusalem to Combat Escalating Crisis

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2012) - On August 1-2, 2012, more than 1,500 leaders in autism research, education and policy from every continent will gather in Jerusalem, Israel for ICare4Autism's 2012 International Conference, "Autism: A Global Perspective."

Dr. Joshua Weinstein, CEO & Founder, indicated that the, "Conference will highlight groundbreaking research into the causes and treatments of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and serve as a catalyst for powerful new collaborations to tackle the global autism crisis."

Students from around the world are invited to present their autism research at a poster session. One poster will be selected by the review committee to receive a scholarship to attend the Conference. The scholarship will cover travel, hotel accommodations and conference registration fee. The scholarship winner will also be invited to participate on one of the Conference panels. The Poster Session consists of physical displays (aka posters) of information shown during a 60-90 minute session, with presenters standing by their poster reporting empirical research and pilot projects for future research. Attendees have the opportunity to speak with the presenters about their work.

Dame Stephanie Shirley, the British Government's Founding Ambassador for Philanthropy and Chairman of the Shirley Foundation, will deliver the Keynote Address and the First Lady of Panama Mrs. Marta Linares de Martinelli will give opening remarks.

They will be joined by distinguished researchers and practitioners from more than 20 countries who will unveil their latest biomedical discoveries and educational innovations.

Groundbreaking biomedical research will be presented; notably Henry Markram, Ph.D., the Director of Blue Brain Project, Coordinator of the Human Brain Project and Professor at Swiss Federal Institute for Technology (EPFL), will present "Prospects of using detailed brain simulations to explore possible causes and treatments of Autism."

Innovative educational practices will be featured in presentations by Dr. S. Mariam Aljunied (Senior Autism Specialist, Singapore Ministry of Education); Dr. Carlos Marcin Salazar (Director of the National Autism Clinic of Mexico); and Dr. Pamela Wolfberg (Director, Autism Spectrum Program, University of California San Francisco). Attendees will tour the campus where ICare4Autism will open the world's first Global Autism Research and Education Center in 2015.

ICare4Autism (International Center for Autism Research & Education) is a charitable organization, founded in 2004 to catalyze breakthrough innovations in autism research, diagnosis and treatment.

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