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Saturday, April 5, 2014

NIH Virtual Forum on Autism and the Environment

From Autism Speaks

April 4, 2014

A panel of experts will discuss research and take questions from online viewers; register now.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is hosting a virtual forum on autism spectrum disorders and the environment on Tuesday, April 22 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern. The live webcast will be open to the public, and feature a panel of autism research experts who will take questions.

Registration is required and is now open HERE.

Questions for the panelists can be submitted beforehand as well as during the webcast via the website or the @NIEHS Twitter account, using the hashtag #autismforum2014. The panel will answer and discuss as many questions as possible during the live event.

The panel will include NIEHS Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. and four autism research experts:

* Alan Brown, M.D., M.P.H., Columbia University

*
Irva Hertz-Picciotto, UC Davis MIND Institute

*
Avi Reichenberg, Ph.D., Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

*
Heather Volk, Ph.D., M.P.H.,
Keck School of Medicine and Saban Research Institute,
   Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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