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Save the Date: November AARC Webinar


Join us Monday, November 24th, 2014 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET for the latest Advances in Autism Research and Care (AARC) Webinar!

During this month’s webinar David Beversdorf, MD and Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, MD will be presenting on the findings of their completed AIR-P GI Stress study.

Dr. Beversdorf will discuss the relationship between gastrointestinal disorders and psychophysical markers of stress reactivity in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He will present data on the relationship between several indices of sympathetic and parasympathetic activity, as determined by heart rate variability and Galvanic skin response, and measures of gastrointestinal sypmtomatology. Dr. Beversdorf is a Cognitive and Behavioral Neurologist specializing in ASD. He is an Associate Professor of Radiology, Neurology, and Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri and at the Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders and is the William and Nancy Thompson Chair in Radiology.

Dr. Veenstra-VanderWeele will discuss elevated blood serotonin levels, or hyperserotonemia, the most well-replicated and most heritable biomarker in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He will describe the background, hypotheses, and preliminary results of a recent project to evaluate the relationship between this biomarker, gastrointestinal symptoms, and restricted and repetitive behavior in children with ASD. Dr. Veenstra-VanderWeele is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and molecular neuroscientist. He is the Mortimer D. Sackler Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

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CME credit is available. The Nationwide Children's Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. In order to receive CME credit, please complete an evaluation at the end of the webinar.