Autism and Fragile X-Associated Disorders

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Venue: Hotel Majestic, Belgrade, Serbia

September 23, 2019

Venue: The Institute for Mother and Child Health Care of Serbia “Dr. Vukan Cupic”

September 24, 2019


08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:30 Introduction and welcome

KEY NOTE SPEAKERS (moderator: Dejan Budimirovic)
09:30 - 10:15 Randi Hagerman: An introduction to the phenotype, medical and developmental characteristics and supportive therapy of fragile X syndrome
10:15 - 11:00 Robert Findling: The psychopharmacological treatment of autism and intellectual disabilities
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break

Session I

(Chair: Randi Hagerman, Co-chairs: Elizabeth Berry Kravis, Dejan Budimirovic)

11:15 - 11:45 David Hessl: Fragile X Assessment for the Clinic and Research: Overcoming Challenges and Barriers
11:45 - 12:15 Dejan BudimirovicAutism in fragile X syndrome: An FMR1-FMRP molecular-behavioral study
12:15 - 12:45 Elizabeth Berry Kravis: Clinical trials of targeted treatments in fragile X syndrome
12:45 - 13:15 Len Abbeduto Language Intervention: A Family-focused model
13:15 - 13:25 Roche-Sponsored presentation
13:25 - 13:40 Discussion (moderators: Randi Hagerman, Elizabeth Berry Kravis, Dejan Budimirovic)
13:40 - 14:40 Lunch break

KEY NOTE SPEAKERS (moderator: Ivana Novakovic)
14:40 - 15:25 Flora Tassone: Lab aspects of diagnosis, carrier screening and Prenatal diagnosis (include Molecular biomarkers in Fragile X syndrome & associated disorders & Autism)
15:25 - 16:10 Paul Hagerman: Fragile X-associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS)
16:10 - 16:25 Coffee break

Session II

(Chair: Paul Hagerman, co-chairs: Flora Tassone, Stephanie Sherman)

16:25 - 16:55 Ivana Novakovic: Genetic basis of fragile X chromosome: from phenotype to genotype and backward
16:55 - 17:25 Biomedica/Asuragen-General sponsor presentation, Stela Filipovic-Sadic: Fragile X testing: A decade of progress
17:25 - 17:55 Stephanie Sherman: Women’s health and the premutation
17:55 - 18:25 Robert Miller: Patient Advocacy: Bridging the gaps between services provided and services desired
18:25 - 18:40 Radoslav Cvijetic, father of child with FXS from Serbia: My experience

18:40 - 19:00 Round table-panel discussion (all speakers)


Workshop: Medical Professionals with children and their families

(chair: Dejan Budimirovic, co-chairs: Ruzica Kravljanac, Robert Miller)


9:30 - 9:50 Introduction
9:50 - 10:05 Ruzica Kravljanac, Sanja Cirovic:Fragile X syndrome patients and their families in Serbia
10:05 - 10:20 Natasa Dragasevic Miskovic: Carriers of premutation of FMR1 gene in Serbia
10:20 - 12:00 Interactive discussion
- recommendations: US lecturers
- experience from other countries (Croatia, Georgia, etc.)
- panel discussion (medical professionals and familis)