Program is based on a minimum of 25% of time allowed for questions and answers.

Friday, November 22

8:00am-8:30am Breakfast & Registration
8:30am-8:45am Welcome & Opening Remarks
Dr. Golda Milo-Manson
8:45am-9:45am Hawke Family Lecture/Keynote
Developmental Dyslexia and Reading impairments: Neurobiology, heredity, early identification and screening strategies
Dr. Nadine Gaab
9:45am-10:15am Networking break
10:15am-11:00am Update on ASD clinical trials
Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou
11:00am-11:45am Rett syndrome, SMA and DMD updates
Dr. Laura McAdam
11:45am-12:30pm CP & Genetics Update
Dr. Darcy Fehlings
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch at conference
1:30pm-3:00pm Workshops:

  1. #Tweetiatricians! Social media for docs and families
    Dr. Melanie Penner
  2. CPS GDD guidelines workup
    Dr. Stacey Belanger and Dr. Carolyn Hunt
  3. Language-based Learning disabilities; neurobiology, screening and clinical implications
    Dr. Nadine Gaab
  4. Transitions
    Dr. Dara Abels, Dr. Liz Grier, Megan Henze, Dr. Alvin Loh & Dr. Shawn Kao
3:00pm-3:15pm Nutrition Break
3:15pm-4:45pm Workshops repeat

Saturday, November 23

8:00am-8:45am Breakfast & Registration
8:45am-9:45am Keynote
Cannabis in children and youth. Update on CPS guidelines
Dr. Michael Rieder
9:45am-10:15am Networking break
10:15am-11:00am Panel on inclusive education
Hayley Avruskin & Phil Richmond, moderated by Dr. Milo-Manson
11:00am-11:45am Neurosurgeon: What’s new in spasticity management (ITB, SDR & DBS)
Dr. George Ibrahim
11:45pm-1:15pm Lunch (on your own) – Lawrence Market
1:15pm-2:45pm Workshops:

  1. FASD:What is new and how to manage?
    Sabrina Agnihotri, PhD & Dr. Claire Mitchell
  2. ASD Challenging Cases
    Dr. Sharon Smile & Jessica Brian, PhD
  3. Genetic workup in children with genetic neurodevelopmental disorders
    Dr. Melissa Carter
  4. Update on Children with medical and developmental complexity: the evidence
    Dr. Eyal Cohen
2:45pm-3:00pm Nutrition Break
3:00pm-4:30pm Workshops Repeat