LSI Public Talks: Autism Gets Personal




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Published on Oct 21, 2014

Learn about a University of British Columbia Life Sciences Institute (LSI) initiative that brings together research on genes, behaviour, brain function and gut microbes, with the aim of providing early diagnosis and individualized treatments for children with Autism. The Life Sciences Institute hosts the LSI Public Talks, a series of informal talks and networking that aim to help the public understand how our research has an impact on their lives. The 2014-2015 series focuses on personalized medicine and how the LSI faculty, staff and students are working to change clinical practice, improve health outcomes, and reduce health costs. The LSI Public Talks are delivered in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library and UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Speakers include:

Dr. Suzanne Lewis, MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia; Director, Autism Spectrum Interdisciplinary Research (ASPIRE) Program, BC Child & Family Research Institute

Dr. Shernaz Bamji, Associate Professor & Group Leader, Neuroscience Research Group, Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia

Dr. Derrick MacFabe, MD, Director & Assistant Professor, Kilee Patchell-Evans Autism Research Group, University of Western Ontario

Sergio Cocchia, President & CEO, Pacific Autism Family Centre

Dr. Jane Roskams, Professor, Neuroscience Research Group, Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia


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