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UAMS Medical Center

International Experts on Autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome to Discuss Latest Research and Treatments

Little Rock, AR--International specialists on autism, mercury poisoning and fetal alcohol syndrome will present the latest research and treatments next week at the 23rd International Neurotoxicology Conference hosted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Sessions include:
· Sunday 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Autism workshop - “Why are so many children sick and what can be done to help them?”
§ Steve Kahler, M.D., UAMS professor and director of Clinical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics
· Tuesday, 4:15-4:35 p.m.
Smoking During Pregnancy: Affects on Arousal and Attentional Brain Systems
§ Edgar Garcia-Rill, Ph.D., UAMS professor of neurobiology and developmental sciences and director of the UAMS Center for Translational Neuroscience
· Wednesday 7-8:30 p.m.
The Fetal Brain on Alcohol
§ Cindy Kane, Ph.D., UAMS associate professor of neurobiology and developmental sciences
· Thursday, 9:25- 9:50 a.m.
Alzheimer’s disease
§ Sue Griffin, Ph.D., UAMS professor and Director of Research at the UAMS Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center

The conference will be held Sunday, Sept. 17-Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006 at the Double Tree Hotel in Little Rock.

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