ADHD, ASD and Intellectual Disabilities – Recent research and its effect on interventions
Build your understanding of the recent research conducted in the areas of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disabilities (ID); and how the research affects interventions and supports for children and youth with these disorders.
Friday, March 29, 2019
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Registration opens at 8:30 am
Beth Torah Congregation, 47 Glenbrook Avenue, Toronto ON M6B 2L7
Dr. Russell Schachar, MD, Psychiatrist
Dr. Schachar is a Psychiatrist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) where he initiated an acclaimed clinical-research program in Neuropsychiatry and set up a productive research laboratory. During an active career spanning 30 years, his contributions towards ADHD and Autism have had significant and far-reaching international impact. He remains a leader in the field of child psychopathology, advancing our understanding of brain structure and brain function in mental disorders, traumatic brain injury and individuals treated for cancer.
Dr. Schachar is a leader in cognitive and genetic studies of child psychopathology in particular ADHD. His widely cited research in response inhibition stimulated the development of new models of inhibitory control of ADHD, and of the mechanism by which genetic and neural risk factors, such as brain injury, lead to behavioural disorders such as ADHD. These discoveries carry wide and significant implications for normal and atypical development, gene discovery, diagnosis and, ultimately, therapeutic breakthroughs.
Dr. Yona Lunsky, Ph.D., Psychologist
Dr. Lunsky, Psychologist, is Director of the Azrieli Centre for Adult Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Mental Health, a Senior Scientist and Director of the Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (H-CARDD) Program at CAMH. She is Professor and Developmental Disabilities Lead in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluation Sciences (ICES).
Dr. Lunsky has focused her research on the mental health needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. She studies psychosocial risk factors for psychiatric disorders, and health service-utilization patterns in this population. Dr. Lunsky is the principal investigator of several studies examining clinical and systems issues related to health services. She is also involved in a number of projects focused on improving primary, emergency and mental health care. She has recently become director of the new Azrieli Centre and will speak about the research that is happening there.
Dr. Stephanie Ameis, MD, Psychiatrist
Dr. Ameis, Psychiatrist, is a Clinician Scientist in the Research Imaging Centre in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute and in the McCain Centre for Child, Youth & Family Mental Health at CAMH, and is appointed to the Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative at CAMH, University of Toronto, and SickKids. She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Ameis’ research focuses on children, youth and young adults with ASD, on using imaging research to learn more about the brain in ASD, on executive functioning in ASD and how executive functioning relates to outcome, as well as on developing interventions for executive functioning.
$165 – early registration until February 15, 2019
$140 – group registration for 5 or more until February 15, 2019
$190 – starting February 16, 2019
$100 – student rate with a valid student identification