Blogging about IMFAR

12 Apr

INSAR‘s annual International Meeting For Autism Research (IMFAR) is convening in Philadelphia this May (May 20-22).

Thanks in part to a generous travel grant from the Autism Science Foundation, I’ll have the opportunity to attend – and of course I’ll be blogging about it here at LBRB.

For the most part, I plan to write about research, projects, researchers themselves, or talks that I find interesting and attain sufficient understanding, but I’ll also be sharing a little with LBRB readers, about the overall IMFAR experience upon my return. I’m also looking forward to attending the Autism Science Foundation’s “Science and Sandwiches” where plans for this IMFAR lunchtime edition include presentations “from six ASF-funded pre-doctoral students who will describe their new research projects”.

I’ve always been pleasantly surprised by, and appreciative of scientists in general. I’ve had the opportunity to exchange ideas with many over the last few years while writing articles at both LBRB, and Autism Street, and even had the benefit of informal peer review (for some of the more scientifically involved articles) prior to publishing.

If the opportunity arises to meet and talk with individual researchers, I also hope to write some brief “Meet the Researchers” type pieces for those who might be able to take 10 minutes for a few questions. Hopefully this can bring a certain aspect of personal conversation with some of the scientists who’ll attend this year to readers at LBRB.

As more details about the planned presentations (and even posters) become available, be sure to let me know about any you (dear readers) think look particulary interesting. Simply leave a comment, or drop me a note at:

autism blogger at gmail (remove the spaces, and use the symbol for at).

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3 Responses to “Blogging about IMFAR”

  1. Mike Stanton April 12, 2010 at 18:12 #

    Best of Luck Do’C.

    I am really jealous but don’t let tha stop you from having a marvellous time.

  2. Adelaide April 13, 2010 at 03:17 #

    Have a great time!

    I will try to look at interesting presentations and e-mail you accordingly.

  3. Regan April 13, 2010 at 10:45 #

    Congratulations. Since I can’t be there myself, I will look forward to your reports on the conference.

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