SOURCE: Icare4autism


May 23, 2013 15:32 ET

The International Center for Autism Research and Education Announces Their June Conference, 'Autism: Cutting Edge Research and Promising Treatment Approaches'

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 23, 2013) - The International Center for Autism Research and Education (ICare4Autism) has finalized their roster of speakers for the June 5, 2013 conference, 'Autism: Cutting Edge Research and Promising Treatment Approaches,' to be held at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in conjunction with the Montefiore Medical Center.

The diverse set of speakers represent various avenues of autism research and treatment strategies. Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital, will be presenting her research in the seminar, "Taking a Fresh Look at Autism: Chronic Dynamic State, not Fixed Trait." Dr. Herbert is the Director of the TRANSCEND Research Program -- Treatment Research and Neuroscience Evaluation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders -- and recently published the book "The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be." Stephen Shore, Ed.D., of Adelphi University, will be presenting "Special Ways and Techniques for Achieving Meaningful Inclusion." Diagnosed with autism himself and non-verbal until the age of 4, Dr. Shore promotes early intervention and education strategies that embrace difference and access learned knowledge through unconventional, creative means. Carlos A. Pardo, M.D., of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will be presenting on "Exploring the Immune-Brain Interactions in Autism: A Look at Cytokines-Chemokines Networks." Theoharis C. Theoharides, M.S., Ph.D., M.D., of Tufts University School of Medicine, will present "Activated Mast Cells Secrete Innate Pathogens Causing Focal Brain Inflammation Reversed by Methoxyluteolin." Dr. Joshua Weinstein, Founder & CEO of ICare4Autism will be reporting on ICare4Autism Global Autism Initiatives including the Global Autism Center that will be opening in Jerusalem in 2015.

ICare4Autism is a New York City based non-profit organization that works to facilitate communication and collaboration between medical and educational specialist worldwide with the aim to alleviate autism spectrum disorder. Attendance and participation by concerned academic faculty and students alike is integral for successful collaboration. Together we can uncover the etiology of autism, design successful intervention strategies, and innovate sustainable inclusion practices for persons with autism.

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