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Location: Washington, DC
The 2015 Healthy Aging Summit will specifically highlight the science of healthy aging and preventive services and identify policy gaps that can be pursued to improve the quality of life for older adults. A greater understanding of the social, environmental and emotional factors that influence health in the later years of life can improve quality of life and reduce healthcare costs.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m ET
March's AARC Webinar will feature Julie Lounds Taylor, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Special Education at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Investigator, discussing transition. CME credit is available for all AARC Webinars.
The Spectrum of Developmental DisabilitiesXXXVII: The Intersection of Chronic Disease and Neurodevelopmental DisabilitiesMonday, March 23, 2015 - Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Location: Baltimore, MD
A century of medical advances and public health improvements have dramatically altered the epidemiology of child health. Mortality rates for many pediatric conditions such as acute infectious diseases, prematurity, congenital heart disease, and cystic fibrosis have significantly declined. At the same time, the number of children with developmental, behavioral, and mental health conditions has increased. Chronic medical disease in children is often associated with neurodevelopmental disorders but the developmental aspects are overshadowed by the chronic disease diagnosis. There is a dearth of research about the co-occurrence of chronic disease and developmental disabilities. Despite this lack of evidence, questions about the etiology, mechanism and management
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m ET
February's AARC Webinar will feature three Network researchers currently conducting secondary data analyses utilizing existing AS ATN Registry data as part of AIR-P Network RFA ATN-AIR-14-06 activities. Each individual will present an update on their research activities including proposed analyses and early findings."Effectiveness of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders" by Nalin Payakachat, PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences ; "Communication Deficits and the Motor System in ASD: Dissecting Patters on Association and Dissociation Between Them" by Maria Mody, PhD, MGHfC Lurie Center for Autism ; "Relationship Between Subtypes of Restricted and Repetitive Behaviors and Sleep Disturbance in Autism Spectrum Disorder" by Rachel Hundley, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center CME credit is available.