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

Friday, November 22

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 Talk #1
Update on ASD clinical trials
Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou
11:00am-11:45am Talk #2
New Care Guidelines in Retts, SMA and DMD
Dr. Laura McAdam
11:45am-12:30pm Talk #3 Dr. Darcy Fehlings CP & Genetics Update
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch at conference
1:30pm-3:00pm Workshops:

  1. Social media: navigating ASD (fake news & safety)
    Dr. Melanie Penner
  2. CPS GDD guidelines workup
    Dr. Stacey Belanger and Dr. Carolyn Hunt
  3. Case studies cognitive science and LD
    Dr. Nadine Gaab
  4. Transitions
    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

8:45am-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 Talk #1
Panel on inclusive education
Hayley Avruskin, Phil Richmond & Wendy Howes + Physician moderator
11:00am-11:45am Talk #2
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