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|Welcome and Opening Remarks
• Tiffany Woynaroski, Ph.D., Science Day Chair
• Jeff Neul, M.D., Ph.D., Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Director
|Keynote Address from Brian Boyd, Ph.D.: Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research
The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racism have served as stark reminders of longstanding inequities in our society. These pandemics have exacerbated disparities for more vulnerable and marginalized groups, including those occupying the intersection of race and disability. This is also true for the ongoing disparities in autism that we must reckon with and that have contributed to differential access to a timely diagnosis, experiences with services, and ultimately worse outcomes for children and families who are racially and linguistically diverse. This presentation will address how structural racism and implicit bias have likely contributed to these disparities as well as pose potential solutions and next steps for the field to address these vexing issues.
|Data Blitz presentations with Q/A:
• Mary Chalkey: Non-canonical functions of TSC2 protein in Mitotic Division
|Presentation Breakout Rooms
• Session 1: 2:00-2:30 p.m.
• Session 2: 2:30-3:00 p.m.
• Session 3: 3:00-3:30 p.m.
• Session 4: 3:30-4:00 p.m.
|Notification of Award Winners and Closing Remarks