Autism Europe & Autism Society Norway
you to the 8th
Autism – Europe
Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, 2007
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
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
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.
With the collaboration of
Norway Congress Centre
Congress Thomas Heftyes gt. 2
P.O BOX 2694 Solli
N- 0204 Oslo
Phone: +47 22561900
Fax: +47 22560541
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
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
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