NORMAN, Okla., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's Bridge presents Autism Research Institute's Defeat Autism Now!(R) Regional Conference June 13-14, 2009, at The Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center at 2501 Conference Drive in Norman. The conference will feature seminars devoted to educating doctors, parents and professionals. Presenters including Elizabeth Mumper, MD; Bryan Jepson, MD; Dan Rossignol, MD; and Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, will discuss topics such as behavioral and biomedical strategies, dietary interventions, what parents can do now and hands-on workshops for implementing treatment strategies.
On June 14, a Clinician Introductory Workshop with CME Credits will cover topics such as case histories, medical treatment strategies for gut disease and autism, integration of science and biomedical interventions for autism. A complimentary lunch will be provided by Aaron's Bridge.
"Autism is a challenge for pediatricians, their patients and families. By working together, we stand the best chance of helping these children to realize their full potential," American Academy of Pediatrics President Renee R. Jenkins, MD, FAAP said this past April. "The Academy is committed to working with researchers and treatment groups like Defeat Autism Now!(R) to get closer to finding answers to the multiple causes of autism and determining effective therapies."
Defeat Autism Now!(R) is distinguished by its commitment to invite only the most credible, accredited and forward-thinking researchers and clinicians as speakers.
The conference is sponsored by Aaron's Bridge. Keith and Joni Geary established Aaron's Bridge foundation because of their personal experience with autism. Their son, Aaron, was diagnosed with autism at age 3, and the family began to see promising improvements in his condition when he began biomedical treatments with Dr. Bryan Jepson at The Thoughtful House Center for Children in Austin, Texas.
Aaron's Bridge was created to facilitate access to more treatment options in Oklahoma for children with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder.
"We formed the foundation to build a bridge of hope, connecting Oklahoma families to effective solutions and treatment options, such as biomedical interventions," Joni Geary said. "This conference will provide families, particularly Oklahoma families, with up-to-date information regarding effective treatments for autism and most importantly, hope."
For a complete schedule and to register, go to www.regonline.com/ari-oklahoma.
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