Friday, July 28th, 2017

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University of California, Davis, Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

University of California, Davis, Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

I would like to invite you to the twelfth annual Summer Institute on Friday, July 28th, 2017.

This year’s conference is intended for a wide range of professionals, including educators, psychologists, behavior therapists, physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech and language pathologists, as well as for families, caregivers and students.  Presenters address the latest advances in neurodevelopmental research, policy and evidence based practices in prevention, assessment, treatment and support services across the lifespan.  The conference will be held at the UC Davis Conference Center on the Davis campus (8:00-4:30).

As Chair of the Summer Institute Planning Committee, I am eager to share with you some of the conference highlights.  The day begins with a keynote session featuring Leonard Abbeduto, PhD, Randi J. Hagerman, MD, Julie B. Schweitzer, PhD, and Christine Wu Nordahl, PhD This panel of experts from the UC Davis MIND Institute who will provide an update on some of the most current research in neurodevelopmental disabilities taking place at the UC Davis MIND Institute, including: using technology and parent partnerships to deliver language therapies into the homes of individuals affected by neurodevelopmental disorders, targeted treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders using fragile X syndrome as a model, developmental changes associated with ADHD and relevance to treatment and comorbid issues, as well as sex differences in the neurobiology of autism spectrum disorder.

Following the opening address, workshops will be offered in the following strands: Research, Policy and Evidence Based Practices. Presentations will cover Early Intervention, School Aged and Transition/Adult age groups.

The conference will include valuable information for everyone who touches the lives of people with neurodevelopmental disabilities, and we hope to see you there!

Robin Hansen M.D.
Director, Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) Director of Clinical Programs, UC Davis MIND Institute

Past conference presentations are available in video format on our website », and most of them are also available on UCTV »