Kathleen Sebelius and Francis Collins to speak at next IACC meeting

21 Apr

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) will hold its next meeting on Friday, April 30. I checked the agenda for this meeting and found that Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Francis Collins, Director of the NIH will be speaking.

The meeting will be videocast and available via telephone.

Here is the agenda for the next IACC meeting:

IACC Full Committee Meeting Agenda

Friday, April 30, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Rotunda Room
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004

Time Event
9:00 a.m. Registration

10:00 Call to Order and Opening Remarks

Thomas Insel, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Mental Health and Chair, IACC
10:05 Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services

10:20 Welcome and Introductions of IACC Members

10:55 Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Institutes of Health

11:10 Break

11:25 Research Update: Autism Treatment Network
Geraldine Dawson, M.D.
Chief Science Officer, Autism Speaks

11:50 Research Update: Autism in the DSM-V
Susan E. Swedo, M.D.
Senior Investigator, Behavioral Pediatrics Section
Pediatrics and Developmental Neurospsychiatry Branch, NIMH

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Public Comments

2:00 Research Update: Stem Cell Talk

James Battey, M.D.
Director, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

2:25 Research Update: NIH Nonverbal ASD Workshop
Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D.
Director, Laboratory of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston University

Ann Wagner, Ph.D.
Chief, Neurobehavioral Mechanisms and Mental Disorders Branch, NIMH

2:50 Research Update: Building the Infrastructure for Comparative Effectiveness Research on Disability Issues
Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo, M.D., MSc, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Office on Disability, Office of the Secretary

3:15 Approval of January 19, 2010 IACC Committee Minutes

3:20 Update: Planning Subcommittee
Thomas Insel, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Mental Health and Chair, IACC

3:50 Break

4:00 OARC Update

* 2009 Summary of Advances
* IMFAR Update

4:20 Public Comments Discussion Period
4:50 Closing Comments
5:00 Adjournment

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