Friday, April 8th from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Turnbull Center, 555 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JILL ESCHER, J.D.
Out of the Past: Old Exposures, Heritable Effects, and Emerging Concepts for Autism Research
Jill Escher is an autism research philanthropist at the Escher Fund for Autism, focusing on epigenetics and germline errors in the etiology of autism. She is also president of Autism Society, San Francisco Bay Area, a housing provider to adults with developmental disabilities, former lawyer, and mother to two children with nonverbal autism. More information is available at: http://www.germlineexposures.org/jill-escher-qa.html
Loranne Ausley, J.D.
Loranne Ausley is an attorney and served as an elected Member of the Florida House of Representatives for 8 years (2000-2008). She is active in a number of local, state and national organizations. She was instrumental in creating Whole Child Leon, a community based initiative.
Amy Wetherby, Ph.D.
Amy Wetherby is a Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences and Director of the Autism Institute in the College of Medicine and the Laurel Schendel Professor of Communication Disorders at Florida State University. She is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Executive Director of the FSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.
Pradeep Bhide, Ph.D.
Pradeep Bhide is the Jim and Betty Anne Rogers Eminent Scholar Chair of Developmental Neuroscience at the Florida State University College of Medicine and Director of the FSU Center for Brain Repair. He is a developmental neurobiologist with special interests in neuro-psychiatric disorders affecting children and adults. He is also the Director of the Brian Jackson Dystonia Research and Discovery Program at FSU.
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED – FREE PARKING AVAILABLE
A G E N D A
11:30 Registration and lunch
12:15 Gregg Stanwood, Associate Director of the FSU Center for Brain Repair and Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences
12:20 Gary Ostrander, Vice President for Research for Florida State University – Welcome on behalf of FSU
12:25 Loranne Ausley, Founding and Current Chair of Whole Child Leon
12:35 Amy Wetherby, Director of the FSU Autism Institute, Distinguished Research Professor of Clinical Sciences, and Laurel Schendel Professor of Communication Disorders
12:45 Pradeep Bhide, Director of the Center for Brain Repair at FSU and Jim and Betty Ann Rodgers Eminent Scholar Chair of Developmental Neuroscience
1:00 Keynote: Out of the Past: Old Exposures, Heritable Effects, and Emerging Concepts for Autism Research, Jill Escher, Founder of the Escher Fund for Autism and President of the Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area
1:45 Panel Discussion (moderated by Dr. Stanwood)
2:00 John Fogarty, Dean of FSU College of Medicine, closing remarks