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Johns Hopkins: Autism Scientific Symposium Marking 75 Years Since Leo Kanner First Identified Autism

On September 25, the Johns Hopkins Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division and collaborating institutions, including the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is hosting an afternoon of scientific inquiry in exploring the advances in research and understanding of autism 75 years after Dr. Leo Kanner first described the syndrome.

This event is free and open to professionals and the public.

Autism Scientific Symposium

Tuesday, Sept. 25 — 2:30pm – 5:00p.m. Eastern

The Johns Hopkins Hospital — Hurd Hall

1800 Orleans Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21287

  • Welcome Remarks | Robert Findling, M.D., M.B.A.
  • “Leo Kanner and Autism: A 75th Anniversary Tribute” | James Harris, M.D.
  • “A 75 Year Follow-up of Kanner’s Observation of Macrocephaly in Autism: The Role of Atypical Brain Development in Infancy” | Joseph Piven, M.D.
  • “The Genetic Architecture of Autism” | Joseph Buxbaum, Ph.D.

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