IBBMH Research Seminar Series | Professor Jonathan Green
|Dates:||11 May 2015|
|Times:||12:45 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Current University students, University staff|
|Speaker:||Professor Jonathan Green|
Host: Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health
About the event:
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new series of monthly research seminars for the Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health, more details for these events will be announced soon.
Professor Jonathan Green
- The impact of developmental intervention for autism – infancy prodrome to middle childhood
This presentation will summarise my programme of work with colleagues to progress a translational intervention science for autism – outlining achievements to date and future prospects.
I will be pleased to report on a number of 'firsts' within this programme. The first infancy prevention trial in the autism prodrome, showing impact on risk markers. The first post-diagnostic intervention of any kind to show improvement in autism symptoms, sustained over several years. The identification of treatment mechanism, suggesting new treatment approaches. The first evidenced implementation in a low or medium income country, which replicated the effects of the UK trial. The first statin intervention trial in autism associated with a single gene model of the disorder (Neurofibromatosis Type 1).
I will reflect on how far we have progressed as a field to develop effective responses to autism, and what we have learned from this work about the developmental science of the disorder itself. Also on our future Manchester work which will include a recently funded next-generation trial to further generalise treatment effects; and translational work on the most promising single gene model for autism – neurofibromatosis type 1 – designed to answer basic questions about its neural system pathology and treatment discovery.
Please note that all PhD students registered in the Institute of BBMH are expected to attend, and that a register of attendance will be taken at each seminar event.
We need to know the number of people to cater for. Therefore, could everyone who wishes to come to the lunch before the seminar, please email Pearl Mok by end of Friday 1st May to confirm your attendance and provide details of any special dietary requirements.
Professor Jonathan Green
Role: Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Organisation: Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health
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