Uncovering New Comorbidities That Complicate Autism
J. Michael Uszler, MD To Announce Findings at USAAA World Conference in Denver
DENVER, Colorado - August 30, 2012 - A worldwide breakthrough in the clinical evaluation of autism will be announced at a news conference in Denver, Friday, September 7th. The announcement will reveal surprising results of brain scans on over 1200 individuals with autism. The news conference will be held in conjunction with the US Autism & Asperger Association (www.usautism.org/conferences) World Conference at the Crowne Plaza Denver Hotel and Convention Center.
J. Michael Uszler, MD, Medical Director of the Nuclear Medicine Department at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California and Assistant Clinical Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA, has identified brain region over-activity compatible with co-occurring conditions (co-morbidities) that can complicate the management of this devastating disorder. This new information can provide significant help to practitioners for optimizing treatment strategies. Dr. Uszler will be presenting his findings from pediatric and adolescent autism brain SPECT scans for the first time worldwide.
The four-day conference, September 6-9, will also highlight Keynote address speaker Dr. Martha Herbert, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and a Pediatric Neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and Dr. Temple Grandin one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world and a Professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University.
The USAAA Conference will include more than forty of the world's leading autism and Asperger experts who will discuss evidence-based therapies as well as experiences, perspectives, and challenges, many of them never before presented to the public. Twelve of the 35 conference sessions will be world premiere presentations including "New Discoveries in the Underlying Pathobiology of Autism" and "An Exclusive Special 'One on One' with Temple Grandin".
Rachel Wrangham of Louisville, Colorado will participate on the "Advocacy and Combating Bullying Panel". Rachel’s parents were told of Rachel’s autism diagnosis at age six and their pediatrician said that Rachel may never read, have friends, talk, or go to college. Rachel is a student at Front Range Community College in Denver.
Parents, Students, Family Members and Professionals (continuing education is offered) can register for the conference online at www.usautism.org/conferences or call 1-866-208-0207 or 1-888-9AUTSIM (1-888-928-8476).
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About USAAA: US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) is a leading non-profit organization for Autism and Asperger education, support, research, and solutions. The goal of USAAA is to "Provide the Opportunity" for individuals with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders to achieve their fullest potential. In 2010, USAAA produced the first ever live stream of an autism/Asperger conference in its entirety. It was the most viewed autism/Asperger conference in the world. For more information, please visit www.usautism.org or call 1-888-9AUTISM.
Online registration for attending the conference ends Tuesday, September 4th at 5 pm ET. On site registration begins Thursday, September 6th at 4 pm MT at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Hotel and Convention Center. Be sure to register early to avoid the lines at registration and save 15% by registering online.
While you can always gain the most by experiencing the USAAA conference firsthand, if you cannot attend in person, this year we will be providing a unique online viewing opportunity. Learn more...