June 23 – 24, 2014 | Toronto, Ontario
Autism Canada, the Autism Research Institute and NeuroDevNet co-hosted the Scientific Symposium 2014, Examining a Multi-Systems Approach to Autism and the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Research. This two day workshop brought several leading autism researchers and clinicians together to gain a greater understanding of the scope of disciplines that relate to the study of autism, to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations for current and future autism research and to identify the research pathways with the greatest potential for significant discoveries.
We are pleased to bring you presentations from the Scientific Symposium 2014 Examining a Multi-Systems Approach to Autism and the Environment.
Stephen Scherer, PhD
Autism Spectrum Disorders: So many genes involved
Judy Van de Water, PhD
Immune dysfunction in ASD: Thinking outside the brain
Richard Frye, MD, PhD
Adaptive Changes in Mitochondrial Function Associated with Autism
Alessio Fasano, MD
ASD and Gut Permeability: A serendipitous association or a planned design?
Bruce Lanphear, MD
Excavating Environmental Risk Factors for Autism: Suspects and Strategies
Emma Allen-Vercoe, PhD
The gut microbiota and why it is important in ASD
August 7, 2012 | Toronto, Ontario
Autism Canada and the Autism Research Institute co-hosted the Scientific Symposium 2012, Exploring the Gut Brain Connection in Autism, in Toronto to explore the potential role of infectious agents in autism phenotypes. Experts from several diverse disciplines met to discuss the growing evidence for microbiological etiology in certain forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. If infectious agents can be shown to play an important role in the etiology of autism, this offers an exciting and tangible opportunity for development of novel diagnostics, therapies, and preventive measures.
We are pleased to bring you the presentations from the Scientific Symposium 2012 Exploring the Gut Brain Connection in Autism.
Sydney M. Finegold, M.D.
Microbiology of Regressive Autism
Emma Allen-Vercoe, Ph.D.
A New Paradigm in Medicine: Microbial Ecosystems Therapeutics
We are encouraged by the recent studies in this field and continue to promote further research into the gut brain connection in autism. Our belief is autism is a whole body disorder not just a brain disorder. Recognition of this notion addresses many factors ignored and dismissed through other philosophies and provides not only better outcomes, but hope though better understanding and support.
We recommend you download and read the following papers:
Finegold et al, 2012 – Microbiology of Autism
MacFabe 2012 Review – Enteric Short Chain Fatty Acids in Autism
Rossignol and Frye, 2011- Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Autism
MacFabe, Frye & Melnyk, 2013- Acylcarnitine abnormalities in Autism
Petrof , Claud, Gloor & Allen-Vercoe, 2013- Microbial Systems Therapeutics