Conference Agenda

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto up to a maximum of 6.5 hours.

This program meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, for up to 6.5 Mainpro-M1 credits.

This program has been approved by the Ontario Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists and psychological associates and meets the criteria for 6 continuing education credits.

 

8:00 to 8:45 am

REGISTRATION PERIOD

8:45 to 9:00 am

Opening Remarks: 

Dr. Doug Weir and Dr. Kevin Stoddart

9:00 to 10:30 am

Opening Keynote: Autism in Adulthood - What we do and don't know
Speaker - Dr. Fred R. Volkmar
Introduction - Dr. Kevin Stoddart

10:30 to 10:45 am

REFRESHMENT BREAK

10:45 am to 12:15 pm

Pharmacotherapy of Behavioral Symptoms and Psychiatric Comorbidities in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Basic
 

Speaker - Dr. Christopher McDougle Introduction - Dr. Pushpal Desarkar

Panel Presentation: Living with ASD—Family and Individual Experiences

Moderator – Dr. Mary Broga
Mr. Michael McCreary
Ms. Alana Shields Barker
Ms. Debora Manni
Ms. Susan Fentie-Pearce

Panel Presentation: Adults with ASD and Mental Health Challenges—An Interprofessional Approach

Moderator  - M. Janet Kasperski
Dr. David Ng (Psychiatrist)
Dr. Susan Farrell (Psychologist)
Ms. Erin Lymer (OT)
Ms. Noela McFarlane(SW)
Ms. Olivia Shaw (BT)
Ms. Leora Palace (SLP)
Ms. Fern Quint (RN)

12:15 to 1:15 pm

LUNCH (Provided)
Luncheon Speaker - Christine Elliott

1:15 to 2:45 pm

Resiliency and Risk in ASD: Findings from Recent Research

Speaker - Dr. Peter Szatmari
Introduction – Dr. Doug Weir

2:45 to 3:00 pm

REFRESHMENT BREAK

3:00 to 4:30 pm

Pharmacotherapy of Behavioral Symptoms and Psychiatric Comorbidities in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Advanced

Speaker - Dr. Christopher McDougle
Introduction  - Dr. Pushpal Desarkar

Panel Presentation: Primary Care Medical Homes for Adults with ASD— Ensuring Access, Managing Common Physical Conditions, Supporting through Transitions

Moderator - Dr. Liz Grier
Dr. Ullanda Niel
Dr. Samantha Sacks

Panel Presentation: Health systems policy and Adults with ASD

Moderator- Dr. Kevin Stoddart,
Dr. Ian Dawe
Ms. Margaret Whelan
Dr. Susan Farrell
Ms. Margaret Spoelstra
Ms. Jane Cousens