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2006 Environmental Toxicology Conference

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2006 Environmental Toxicology Conference

 

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Robert Hendren, D.O.

Panel: Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D., John Green, M.D., Susan Swedo, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 44:42

Synopsis: An open question and answer session with the conference audience pertaining to each of the panel member's presentations.

 

Research Priorities Panel Discussion

Moderator: Mady Hornig, M.D., M.A.

Panel: Judy Van de Water, Ph.D., S. Jill James, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 26:50

Synopsis: A short panel discussion where each of the panel members offer their thoughts on what exactly clinicians, scientists, and researchers should be investigating when it comes to environmental toxicology in children.

 

The Environment and the Immune System: What is the Relationship?

Presenter: Judy Van de Water, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 43:35

Synopsis: An overview of both the nervous and immune systems and how environmental factors influence these systems.

 

 

Clinical Clues to Environmental Triggers: Lessons from the PANDAS Subgroup

Presenter: Susan Swedo, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 49:41

Synopsis: Dr. Swedo discusses the PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections) subgroup on the spectrum to discuss possible environmental triggers to autism.

 

Implications of a Redox Imbalance and Oxidative Stress in Autism

Presenter: S. Jill James, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 47:21

Synopsis: An overview of some biochemical research reviewing three interdependent pathways of folate, methionine, and glutathione metabolism that was found to be abnormal in many children on the autistic spectrum.

 

The "Three Strikes" Hypothesis: How Genes, Environment and Bad Timing May Converge to Disrupt Neural Development and Function

Presenter: Mady Hornig, M.D., M.A.

Affiliation: Columbia University

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 54:56

Synopsis: Dr. Hornig discusses a hypothesis that certain genetic factors create a susceptibility to other environmental and temporal factors that could possibly lead to abnormalities in neural development.

 

Understanding Immunological and Neurobiological Susceptibilities Contributing to Autism Risk

Presenter: Isaac Pessah, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 47:45

Synopsis: Dr. Pessah lectures on how environmental factors are affecting neurobiological and immunological mechanisms in children with autism.

 

Could the Brain Be Downstream? A Whole-Body Systems Approach to Autism

Presenter: Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 48:30

Synopsis: A presentation that discusses how autism may less be a disorder that affects the brain, but one that affects the body that affects the brain and how researchers may want to take a step back and consider the whole body when researching what might be causing autism.

 

Breaking Self Perpetuating Cycles of Disruption in Autism: Assessing and Addressing Toxic Load Issues

Presenter: John Green, M.D.

Affiliation: Clinician

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 53:06

Synopsis: Dr. Green provides an in-depth look at the many toxins found in the environment and how a build-up of these in a body could be a primary factor in the pathogenesis of autism in children.

 

Priming for Prevention: The Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative

Presenter: Elise Miller, M.Ed.

Affiliation: Institute for Children's Environmental Health

Date: November 3, 2006

Length: 18:48

Synopsis: An overview of environmental toxicants and how the Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative is advocating for the prevention of these toxicants.

 

Welcome and Introduction

Presenter: Robert Hendren, D.O.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: November 2, 2006

Length: 08:45

Synopsis: Dr. Bob Hendren welcoming everyone to the UC Davis MIND Institute for the "Clinical Implications of Environmental Toxicology for Children's Neurodevelopment in Autism" conference.