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INSAR 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting
03/05/2021 @ 8 h 00 min - 07/05/2021 @ 17 h 00 min
The INSAR Annual Meeting (formerly IMFAR) is an annual scientific meeting, convened each spring, to exchange and disseminate new scientific progress among autism scientists and their trainees from around the world.
The aims of the meeting are:
- Promote exchange and dissemination of the latest scientific findings and to stimulate research progress in understanding the nature, causes, and treatments for autism. Research on autism involves sophisticated behavioral and biological approaches. Autism affects people’s functioning in virtually every domain, requiring interdisciplinary research collaboration to gain comprehensive knowledge of the disorder.
- Foster dialogue among autism scientists across disciplines and across methods.
- Advance the training and development of new autism scientists by supporting the inclusion of postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees as well as junior faculty who are already working in autism research. The opportunity for trainees and junior faculty to interact with established autism scientists will foster the creativity and productivity of those at all levels.
- Cultivate diversity among autism scientists by encouraging attendance and supporting access to the meeting for scientists and trainees from members of traditionally underrepresented groups, including those from ethnic minority groups, and those with disabilities.
Given the complex biological and behavioral nature of autism, interdisciplinary training and ongoing mentoring of new scientists and promising graduate students is necessary to recruit talented young people in autism research.
INSAR seeks to provide them with the motivation and mentoring needed to focus a career on autism and related developmental disorders.
Having an annual interdisciplinary meeting focused on scientific progress in understanding and treating autism provides an unparalleled opportunity for recognizing, supporting, and motivating talented graduate students and postdoctoral fellows into a career in autism research.
Full content that was planned for the hybrid event will be offered virtually. Keynote presenters have been confirmed and will be announced in upcoming weeks. The program will include Invited Panels again this year and abstract notifications for Panel, Oral and Poster presentations will be sent out in March 2021.