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8th Annual

Exploring Autism, Sex Differences and Neurodiversity in Autism

Friday, February 2, 2018

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Brickhouse Auditorium
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters
601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk

Earn up to 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Earn up to 6.25 Psychology Credits
Earn up to 6.5 Contact Hours for nurses
Earn up to 6.5 Contact Hours for social workers

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Register online at CHKD.org/CMEregistration

Issues within specific populations with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will be discussed with
recognized national experts including sex differences and neurodiversity in patients with ASD. 7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, Patient Care, Interpersonal Communication Skills, 8:00 Welcome and Introduction
Systems-based Practice. – John Harrington, MD
TARGET AUDIENCE 8:15 Understanding the Female Protective Effect
This conference is designed for pediatricians, neurologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, and the Role of Sex-Differential Biology in
speech therapists, art therapists, special education teachers, other interested allied health
Risk for Autism
professionals, social workers and anyone who wishes to improve care to patients and families
diagnosed with ASD. - Donna M. Werling, PhD
Explain the female protective effect model and
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDIT the predictions that can be made and tested from
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters is accredited by the Medical Society of Virginia to this model. Describe the result from genetic end
provide continuing medical education for physicians. epidemiological studies that support, or fail to support,
the female protective effect model. Describe what is
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters designates this live activity for a maximum of currently known about potential sex - differential risk
6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the factors for ASD.
extent of their participation in the activity.
9:30 Living in Color - Alix Generous
Redefine the linguistics surrounding neurodiversity.
6.25 hours of continuing education credit will be awarded for psychologists. The Eastern
Recognize the intersection of developmental and mood
Virginia Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is approved by the disorders in a patient. Review the redefined rule of self-
American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The advocacy and cultural competency in healthcare.
Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences maintains
responsibility for this program and its content. 10:45 Break
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters is approved as a provider of continuing nursing 11:00 Towards Precision Treatments for
education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Autism Spectrum Disorders
Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. - Kevin Archer Pelphrey, PhD
Discuss state-of-the-art brain imaging research to
identify the differences in brain development that
CHKD is sensitive to the needs of participants. Please indicate any special dietary needs or
characterize autism spectrum disorders. Explain
physical challenges on your registration form. important sex differences in the behavioral expression
and neural basis of autism spectrum disorders.
COURSE FACULTY Identify the ways in which brain imaging research is
COURSE DIRECTORS FACULTY PROGRAM MANAGER being utilized to predict treatment response and to
John W. Harrington, MD Rochanya Alexandra (Alix) Generous Rosalind W. Jenkins, BA refine existing evidence-based treatments for autism
Professor of Pediatrics, Behavioral Analyst & Business Owner Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters spectrum disorders.
Eastern Virginia Medical School; Generous & Co, LLC 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507
Division Director of General Academic Los Angeles, California (757) 668-8942 (office) 12:15 Lunch and Interaction with our Vendors and
Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of The (757) 668-7420 (fax)
King’s Daughters Kevin Archer Pelphrey, PhD Supporters
Carbonell Family Professor & Director CHKD.org/cme
Kathrin Hartmann, PhD Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders 1:15 Phenotype Expression Differences in
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Institute, George Washington University & PLANNING COMMITTEE
Sciences, Co-Director Autism Spectrum Autistic Males and Females
Children’s National Health System Lisa Fore-Arcand, EdD
Disorders Program, Eastern Virginia - Alyssa Verbalis, PhD
Alyssa Verbalis, PhD John Harrington, MD
Medical School Review the differences in phenotype and diagnostic
Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Clinical Kathrin Hartmann, PhD
Janice Keener, PsyD Rosalind W. Jenkins, BA presentation between males and females on the
Research Program Lead, Center for Autism Autism Spectrum. Recall the common co-morbid
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Kimberley Mercer, PhD, LCSW
Spectrum Disorders, Division of Pediatric diagnosis and possible misdiagnoses for males and
Developmental Pediatrics, Janice Keener, PsyD
Neuropsychology, Children’s National females on the Autism Spectrum. Discuss the research
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Maria Urbano, MD
Health System
Maria R. Urbano, MD Keshia Williams, PhD efforts being employed to correct this information gap.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Donna M. Werling, PhD
Sciences, Co-Director Autism Spectrum Postdoctoral Scholar 2:30 Panel: The Role of Gender in ASD
Department of Psychiatry Herbert Bevan, MD
Disorders Program, Eastern Virginia
Lindsey Eilers, MD - Alix Generous, Facilitator
Medical School University of California, San Francisco
Wilson File, MD State caregiver and personal perspectives about gender
Keshia Williams, PhD C.W. Gowen, Jr., MD (chairman) differences in the expression of autism symptoms
Licensed Clinical Psychologist John Harrington, MD throughout development.
Assistant Professor, EVMS Department of Rosalind W. Jenkins, BA
Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of The King’s (program manager) 3:45 Questions & Answers
Daughters, Child and Family Guidance and Jamil Khan, MD
Consultation Alexandra Leader, MD
Windy Mason-Leslie, MD 4:00 Closing Remarks and Wrap-up
Kimberley Mercer, PhD, LCSW
Natasha Sriraman, MD
How to Register
Mail Registration/Cancellation Policy
Registrations must be received by January 24, 2018. Cancellations
Attn: Sylvette Houston-Lockhart, CHKD, must be received by 5 p.m. EST, January 29, 2018, to receive a tuition
601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507 refund; however, an administrative fee of $20 will be retained on all
cancellations. Refunds will not be given for cancellations received after
Online this date or for no shows. Cancellations must be submitted in writing
and may be emailed to Sylvette.Houston-Lockhart@chkd.org.

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Vegetarian meal(s) requested