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CCTST Grand Rounds/UC Neuroscience Research Day April 17

Please join us for a special edition of CCTST Grand Rounds in conjunction with UC Neuroscience Research Day, Tuesday April 17 from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in 5051 MSB.

Craig Newschaffer, PhD, founding director of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University, will present Environmental Exposures and Autism Risk: Narrowing the Knowledge Gaps.

Autism spectrum disorders are highly heritable and, consequently, there has been much focus on the genetic underpinnings of autism over the past two decades at the dawn of the “genomics” era. However, it is also likely that there are environmental aspects to autism’s etiology as well. Discovering and confirming environmental risk factors is quite challenging. This presentation will review why we are not further along in revealing environmental autism risk factors and will present some of the more novel approaches that have been launched to address these challenges.

UC Neuroscience Research Day also includes a poster session which begins at 8:30 am in the CARE/Crawley atrium. Awards will be presented at 12:30 p.m. in 5051 MSB following the lecture. For more information, contact Kristy Espay, UC Dept. of Neurology.

Dr. Newschaffer will also present Pediatric Grand Rounds on A Public Health Science Approach to Autism at 8:00 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Sabin Auditorium.

Target audience: physicians, healthcare practitioners, researchers, community health advocates.

The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CRPs, NPs, PAs and RNs can count approved activities certified for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for professional credit reporting purposes. Other healthcare professionals should inquire with their certifying or licensing boards.