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                                              Welcome
                                              you to the 8th
                                              International
                                              Congress
                                              Autism – Europe
                                              Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, 2007
                                              Oslo, Norway

                                                    Autism Europe invites you
                                          to share your knowledge with us at its 8th International Congress
                                          and open up a “A World of Possibilities” in the lives of persons with
                                          ASD.
                                          The scientific programme will focus on the practical outcomes,
                                          values and implications of research in terms of its contribution to
                                          the quality of life and development of persons with ASD. As well as
                                          keynote symposia leading into general discussions, poster
                                          presentations will be linked in with the topics of the main sessions.
                                          We see posters as a special opportunity for new generation
                                          researchers and operators in the field of Autism to present their
                                          work.
                                          The Congress is also an opportunity to visit Oslo, the Viking capital
                                          and home of the Nobel Peace Prize, experience Scandinavian
A world of possibilities                  culture and the charming scenery of the fjords.
                                          Autism Europe and the Congress hosts, Autism Society Norway,
                                          look forward to welcoming you to the 8th International Congress.


                                          SPONSORED BY




      With the collaboration of



     IACAPAP                      ESCAP
                                              Norway Congress Centre
                                              Oslo, Norway

                                              Congress                                                                                 Thomas Heftyes gt. 2
                                                                                                                                       P.O BOX 2694 Solli


                                              Programme
                                                                                                                                       N- 0204 Oslo
                                                                                                                                       Phone: +47 22561900
                                                                                                                                       Fax: +47 22560541
                                                                                                                                       E-mail: Autism2007@congrex.no
                                              www.autismcongressoslo.org                                                               Web site: www.congrex.no



Keynote Speakers include:                     Congress Programme                         Congress Themes

• Eric Fombonne, Professor of Child and       Our theme “A World of Possibilities”       • Updating Knowledge, Raising Awareness
  Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of        will explore the practical outcomes,
  Psychiatry, Montreal Children's Hospital,   values and implications of research        • Ensuring Equal Opportunities through Proper Treatment and Education
  Montreal, Canada                            in terms of its contribution to the        • Rights-oriented Provision and Services
                                              quality of life and development of
• Uta Frith, Professor, Developmental         persons with ASD.                          • The Autistic Brain - The Autistic Mind
  Psychology, Institute of Cognitive          The 8   th  International Congress         • State of the Art Lecture - Research into Autism: Accomplishments,
  Neuroscience and Dept. Psychology,          Autism Europe will again bring               Puzzles and Challenges, Prof. Michael Rutter, Psy.D., P.H.D
  University College, London, UK              together the perspectives of
                                              professionals and researchers,             • .A Tribute to Eric Schopler by Margareth Lansing Schopler
• Francesca Happé, Reader in Cognitive        operators, parents and carers, and         • Evidence-based Treatments: Position Paper on a rights-based
  Neuroscience, SGDP Research Centre,         persons with autism themselves.              approach to care for people with ASD
  Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College,
  London, UK                                  State-of-the art research, presented          This Position Paper represents an approach to ASD based on the principles
                                              by keynote speakers, will be followed         of rights, quality and participation in the areas of healthcare, social care and
                                              by general discussion in order to             education. It reflects the joint contributions of Autism Europe, representing
• Ami Klin, Harris Associate Professor of     explore the “World of Possibilities”
  Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Yale                                                     persons with ASD and their families, and IACAPAP and ESCAP, on behalf
                                              available to persons with ASD.                of the scientific community.
  Child Study Center, Yale University
  School of Medicine, New Haven, USA          We see posters as a special                   Autism Europe, IACAPAP and ESCAP will discuss and officially approve the
                                              opportunity for new generation                Position Paper during the Congress.
• Catherine Lord, Director, Autism and        researchers and operators in the field      We wish to thank the Keynote Speakers and Scientific Committee for
  Communicative Disorders Center              of autism to present their work.            their valuable contribution and support. We also express our
  (UMACC), University of Michigan, USA        Posters will therefore be organised to      appreciation to those people from all over the world who will be
                                              link in with the main sessions and          presenting over 220 papers and posters at the Congress, and to
                                              participants will have the opportunity      everyone participating for their interest.
• Michael Rutter, Professor of                to highlight the features of their
  Developmental Psychopathology,              posters.
  Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
                                              With its long tradition of inclusion and
                                              integration, the Scandinavian model
                                                                                                                         “Dialogues in Colour”
• Hermann van Engeland, Head of
  Department of Child and Adolescent          of education and support services will                                     4th International Art Exhibition
  Psychiatry, UMC Utrecht, the                be a special feature of the Scientific
                                              Programme.                                                                 of Persons with Autism
  Netherlands
                                              The 8th International Congress is                                        is a special feature of the 8th International
• Michele Zappella, Director Child and        applying for European Accreditation                                      Congress Autism Europe and is organised by
  Adolescent Psychiatry, University           for Continuing Medical Education.                                        Autismo Burgos, Spain. Autismo Burgos has
  Hospital of Siena, Italy                                                                                             organized the International Art Exhibitions of
                                                                                         People with Autism since 1997 with the aim of stimulating creativity and artistic
                                                                                         expression among people with autism



Scientific Programme Committee                OSLO – the Viking Capital, home to the Nobel Peace Prize
Ernesto Caffo, Roberto Canitano, Joaquin      Oslo is Edvard Munch, Gustav Vigeland, Henrik Ibsen, Thor Heyerdahl, Vikings, and Philharmonic music. Oslo offers a
Fuentes, Patricia Howlin, Harald Martinsen,   small town atmosphere with the pulsating life of an international metropolis.
Richard Nilsen, Per-Anders Rydelius,          The proximity of the Oslofjord with charming islands, hills and surrounding forests adds a scenic experience and multiple
Synnve Schjølberg, Kari Steindal, Rutger      recreational opportunities all year round.
Jan van der Gaag, Donata Vivanti Pagetti      The Norway Congress Centre is located within quick and easy reach of the city centre and airport.


Local Organising Committee                         For more
Contact: post@autismcongressoslo.org          information about
                                                 Oslo and the
Scientific Programme                           nearby Oslofjord
Coordinator                                         view:
Contact: president@autismeurope.org           www.visitoslo.com