IACC meeting tomorrow

20 Oct

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) is holding a regular meeting tomorrow. The announcement is below.

The IACC creates the “Strategic Plan” which guides autism research efforts in the United States. Primarily, the Plan is for use by U.S. governmental groups, but there is input from major private sources of autism research funding as well.

The meeting will be webcast at http://videocast.nih.gov/, and a coference call listen-only line will be available at:

USA/Canada Phone Number: 888-577-8995
Access code: 1991506

The IACC had a “Request for Input” (RFI), a call for public comments. Those comments are online here.

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Full Committee Meeting

Please join us for an IACC Full Committee meeting that will take place on Friday, October 22, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET in Bethesda, MD. Onsite registration will begin at 9:00a.m.

Agenda: Invited speakers will give presentations on various aspects of autism spectrum disorder research and services and the IACC will discuss plans for the annual update of the IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder Research. Speakers include: Dr. Alexa Posny, Dr. Richard Frank, Ms. Wendy Fournier, Ms. Lori McIlwain and Dr. Kevin Pelphrey. The full agenda is available online at: http://iacc.hhs.gov/events/.

Meeting location:
The National Institutes of NIH, Main Campus – Google map imageMap and Directions

The William H. Natcher Conference Center

45 Center Drive

Conference Rooms E1/E2
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

The meeting will be open to the public and pre-registration is recommended. Seating will be limited to the room capacity and seats will be on a first come, first served basis, with expedited check-in for those who are pre-registered.

The meeting will be remotely accessible by videocast (http://videocast.nih.gov/) and conference call. Members of the public who participate using the conference call phone number will be able to listen to the meeting, but will not be heard.

Conference Call Access
USA/Canada Phone Number: 888-577-8995
Access code: 1991506

Individuals who participate using this service and who need special assistance, such as captioning of the conference call or other reasonable accommodations, should submit a request to the contact person listed above at least seven days prior to the meeting. If you experience any technical problems with the conference call, please-mail IACCTechSupport@acclaroresearch.com.

Please visit the IACC Events page for the latest information about the meeting, including registration, remote access information, the agenda, public comment instructions and information about other upcoming IACC events.

Contact Person for this meeting is:

Ms. Lina Perez
Office of Autism Research Coordination
National Institute of Mental Health, NIH
6001 Executive Boulevard, NSC
Room 8185a
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-443-6040
E-mail: IACCpublicinquiries@mail.nih.gov

The agenda is online, and below.

Time Event
9:00 a.m. Onsite Registration Desk Opens
10:00 Call to Order and Opening Remarks

Thomas Insel, M.D.
National Institute of Mental Health and Chair, IACC
10:10 Review and Approval of July 16, 2010 Minutes
10:15 Alexa Posny, Ph.D.
Assistant Secretary of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
U.S. Department of Education
10:45 Wandering and Autism: The Need for Data and Resources

Wendy Fournier
National Autism Association

Lori McIIwain
Board Chair
National Autism Association
11:15 The CLASS Act

Richard Frank, Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Evaluation
Department of Health and Human Services
11:45 Neural Signatures of Autism

Kevin Pelphrey, Ph.D.
Harris Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry
Child Study Center and Child Neuroscience Lab, Yale University
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 Public Comments
1:30 Meeting Update: NICHD Workshop “Disparities in the Identification of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders,” August 19, 2010

Alice Kau, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Regina Smith James, M.D.
Division of Special Populations, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
1:40 Meeting Update: NIEHS Workshop “Autism and the Environment: New Ideas for Advancing the Science,” September 8, 2010

David Armstrong, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Chief of the Laboratory of Neurobiology
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
1:50 Meeting Update: “Genetic Risk Factors for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Translating Genetic Discoveries into Diagnostics” Symposium, September 1-2, 2010

Stephen Scherer, Ph.D.
The Centre for Applied Genomics, The Hospital for Sick Children
McLaughlin Centre for Molecular Medicine, University of Toronto
2:00 Meeting Update: Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Annual Meeting, September 12-14, 2010

Gerald Fischbach, M.D.
Scientific Director
Simon’s Foundation Autism Research Initiative
2:10 Research Update: Study of Health Outcomes in Autistic Children and Their Families

Ann Wagner, Ph.D.
Neurobehavioral Mechanisms of Mental Disorders Branch, National Institute of Mental Health
2:20 Data Sharing Update: National Database for Autism Research (NDAR)

Michael Huerta, Ph.D.
National Database for Autism Research, National Institute of Mental Health
2:25 Committee Business

* Workshop Update – Services Subcommittee

2:30 Break
2:45 Committee Business

* RFI update
* Portfolio Analysis update
* Discussion: Updating the Strategic Plan

5:00 Public Comments Discussion Period
5:30 Closing Comments and Adjournment

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