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Translational Approaches to Studying Repetitive Behavior and Resistance to Change in Autism » Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda
Washington, D.C.

Thursday, September 6, 2007
TimeEvent
8:30 - 8:50Continental breakfast
8:50 - 9:00Welcome and introductions
Molly Oliveri, Ph.D., Director, Division of Developmental Translational Research
9:00 - 9:10Introduction to the workshop
Lisa Gilotty, Ph.D., Division of Developmental Translational Research
Catherine Lord, Ph.D., University of Michigan
9:10 - 9:30Overview of autism and clinical significance of repetitive behavior
Catherine Lord, Ph.D., University of Michigan
9:40 - 10:00Searching for a process that may underlie the various repetitive behavior symptoms in autism and trying to apply this to treatment development research
James Bodfish, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
10:10 - 10:20Special welcome and appreciation from NIMH
Richard Nakamura, Ph.D., Deputy Director, NIMH
10:20 - 10:30Break
10:30 - 10:50Continuities in normative and pathological repetitive behaviors: Expanding the behavioral phenotype
David Evans, Ph.D., Bucknell University
11:00 - 11:20Phenomenology, neurobiology, and treatment of the repetitive behavior domain in autism spectrum disorders
Eric Hollander, M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine
11:30 - 12:00Discussion
James Winslow, Ph.D., NIMH Intramural Research Program
12:00 - 1:10Lunch on own
1:10 - 1:30Overlap of autism and OCD: Phenomenological, pharmacological and genetic perspectives
Edwin Cook, M.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
1:40 - 2:00Stereotypic behavior in captive animals: An overview and an introduction to the Mason Mouse Lab
Georgia Mason, Ph.D., University of Guelph
2:10 - 2:30A biological taxonomy of abnormal repetitive behavior - crossing disorders and species
Joseph Garner, Ph.D., Purdue University
2:40 - 3:10Discussion
James Winslow, Ph.D., NIMH Intramural Research Program
3:10 - 3:30Break
3:30 - 3:50Nonhuman primate models of repetitive behavior
Melissa Bauman, Ph.D., University of California at Davis
4:00 - 4:20Repetitive self-grooming in socially deficient BTBR T+ tf/J Mice
Jacqueline Crawley, Ph.D., NIMH Intramural Research Program
4:30 - 4:50Neurobiology of aberrant repetitive behavior in a mouse model
Mark Lewis, Ph.D., University of Florida
5:00 - 5:30Discussion
James Winslow, Ph.D., NIMH Intramural Research Program
6:30Dinner (at neighborhood restaurant)

Friday, September 7, 2007
TimeEvent
8:30 - 8:50Continental breakfast
8:50 - 9:10The striatal signaling molecules CalDAG-GEF1 and CalDAG-GEF2 modulate repetitive and locomotor behaviors induced by psychostimulants
Jill Crittenden, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
9:20 - 9:40Synaptic and circuitry mechanisms of compulsive behavior in mice
Guoping Feng, Ph.D., Duke University
9:50 - 10:10Discussion
James Winslow, Ph.D., NIMH Intramural Research Program
10:10 - 10:30Break
10:30 - 11:50General discussion
11:50 - 12:00Wrap up and adjourn