the brain foundation, a 501c3 non-profit presents
International Symposium on Translational Research in Autism
Nov.8-10 Pleasanton, California
attend live or streaming
Public Day, November 10
Listen to presentations on promising interventions that are on the path to FDA approval. Also hear about the state of the art in evidence-based diagnostics and care in ASD. To attend, register below.
Brain Plasticity in ASD
Biochemistry and Genetics
Functional Genomics and Proteomics
Sunday, November 10 – Public Day
8:00 – 8:30
BREAKFAST Whether its eggs and yoghurt, or a warm bowl of Steel Cut Oatmeal topped with fresh fruit, there are a lot of great-tasting reasons to come join us for breakfast!
8:30 – 8:40
Welcome Remarks, Pramila Srinivasan, PhD, President, The BRAIN Foundation
THEME: NEW DIRECTIONS AND CLINICAL TRIALS FOCUSED ON BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE IN ASD
8:40 – 9:10
Opening Presentation: Precision Medicine and its applicability to Autism
Michael Snyder, PhD, Chair of Genomics, Stanford University
9:10 – 9:40
Sarkis Mazmanian, PhD, Luis & Nelly Soux Professor of Microbiology in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, CalTech – Gut-brain axis in ASD and Axial Biotherapeutics’ gut-focused therapeutics
9:40 – 10:10
KEYNOTE: Michael Merzenich, PhD, Professor Emeritus in Neuroscience, UCSF & Winner of the 2016 Kavli Prize presents “Brain Plasticity in ASD”
10:10 – 10:15
10:15 – 10:45
Lynn Durham, MSc, CEO, Stalicla – Precision medicine-based therapeutics and a new candidate drug to decrease core disabilities for a subset of ASD individuals
10:45 – 11:15
Robert Naviaux, MD, PhD, UCSD – Antipurinergic therapy to address core disabilities of ASD
11:15 – 11:20
11:20 – 11:50
Jim Adams, PhD – MTT, ASU
THEME: EVIDENCE-BASED DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF MEDICAL COMORBIDITIES IN ASD
11:50 – 12:20
David Bick, MD – Clinical Genomics in ASD
12:20 – 12:50
KEYNOTE: Ron Davis, PhD – How we’re approaching translational research in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME)
12:50 – 1:50
LUNCH: Mediterranean fare with fresh organic vegetables and garden herbs BREAK
1:50 – 2:20
Dennis Dixon, PhD – Improving therapy outcomes by addressing medical comorbidities
2:20 – 2:50
Daniel Rossignol, MD, FAAFP– Review of evidence-based interventions, efficacy ratings and quality of evidence
2:50 – 3:50
Richard Frye, MD, PhD, Edward Quadros, PhD, Richard Boles, MD and Madeline Cunningham, PhD – Seizures, Mitochondrial, Metabolic and immunological Comorbidities in ASD, and Improving Speech with folinic acid
TURNING SCIENTISTS INTO ENTREPRENEURS
Talk to Sean O’ Sullivan of SOSV Ventures about how his accelerator programs help transform scientists into entrepreneurs with $250k in seed funding and a 4-month design driven program to build groundbreaking biotech companies!
Sign ups between 12-1:30 PM at the registration desk.
Space is limited.
3:50 – 3:55
MEET THE EXPERT! First 50 signups between 12-2 PM at the registration desk can meet the experts from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM for 1:1 discussions. Space is strictly limited – absolutely NO exceptions!
3:50 – 4:30
Arthur Krigsman, MD, and Stephen Walker, PhD
Gastrointestinal Comorbidities in ASD
5:10 – 5:30
BRAIN FUNDED RESEARCH UPDATES – Frye, Krigsman, Ashwood and Closing Remarks
5:30 – 6:00
Raffles, prizes and volunteer recognition/plaques
Starting 6 PM, there will be refreshments for sale.
MEET THE EXPERT 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Meet a curated list of physicians, researchers and therapy experts in a small group experience brought to you by BRAIN Foundation.