Center for Children's Environmental Health

Presentations

CURRENT PROJECT PERIOD, MAY 2005 TO PRESENT

If you would like to schedule a presentation by a Center investigator, please contact the Program Manager at mbrose@ucdavis.edu

2012 Presentations

Cell and Molecular Mechanisms of PCB Developmental Neurotoxicity
Departmental seminar series, Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, University of California
Santa Cruz, CA
01/12
 
Autism and the Environment: State of the Science
UCLA Neurodevelopment Workshop: Environmental Influences on Neurodevelopment: Translating the Emerging Science into Public Health Policy, University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
01/12/12
 
Tipping the balance of neural networks in autism  
OEHHA (CA EPA) Symposium on neurodevelopment disorders 
Sacramento CA 
01/12/12
 
Tipping the balance of neural networks: Environmental Chemicals and Autism Risk  
AAAS Plenary Symposium on Autism  (Chair)  
Vancouver, BC Canada
02/12/12
 
California State Senate Hearing on Telehealth and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Sacramento, CA
02/22/12
 
Immunology and Inflammation
MAPS (Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs)
Las Vegas, NV
03/02/12
 
Maternal Vitamin Intake and Autism
NIEHS and EPA Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers: Strengthening the Network
Bethesda, MD
03/06/12
 
Autism Research: Current and Future Status 
UCSF Developmental Disabilities Conference
San Francisco, CA
03/09/12
 
Discovery Of Rare Copy Number Variants In The CHildhood Autism Risk From Genes And Environment (CHARGE) Study    
7th International Meeting on CNVs and Genes in Intellectual Disability and Autism
Troina, Italy
04/12
 
Immune Function in Autism
ARI (Autism Research Institute) Spring parent and provider conference
Newark, NJ
04/26/12
 
Preeclampsia and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Oral Presentation - IMFAR
Toronto, Canada
05/12
 
Gestational and Postnatal Exposure Assessment for Autism Studies
Environmental Epidemiology of Autism Research Network, NIEHS and Autism Speaks
Toronto, Canada
05/12
 
PCBs modulate neuronal connectivity via ryanodine receptor-mediated mechanisms
7th PCB Workshop
Arcachon, France
05/12
 
Molecular and cellular mechanisms promoting MH susceptibility: Missing environment!   
International European MH Consortium, University of  Leeds, GB  
Leeds, Great Britain 
05/09/12
 
Community Influenza Level and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Int'l Soc Autism Res
Toronto, Canada
05/17-20/12
 
Residential Proximity to Agricultural Pesticides and Cognitive and Behavioral Scores in the CHARGE Study
Int'l Soc Autism Res
Toronto, Canada
05/17-20/12
 
Thyroid Hormones in Pregnancies at Elevated Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Int'l Soc Autism Res
Toronto, Canada
05/17-20/12
 
Maternal immune-mediated conditions in association with child immune-related outcomes and autism spectrum disorders
Int'l Soc Autism Res
Toronto, Canada
05/17-20/12
 
Autism: Facts, Causes, and the Role of the Environment
Autism Awareness Association
University of California, Davis, CA
05/22/12
 
Strategic models for understanding gene X environment interactions concerning PCB susceptibility
7th PCB Workshop  (Organizing Committee; session chair)  
University of Bordeaux, Arcachon,  FR 
05/27/12
 
Epilepsy in Autism
NIH Workshop
Washington, DC
05/28/12
 
In vitro approaches for developmental neurotoxicity testing
10th International Conference on Early Toxicity Screening
Seattle, WA
06/12
 
Irreversible alterations of type 1 ryanodine receptor channel by reactive lipid peroxidation 
Gordon Research COnference on excitation-contraction coupling    
Les Diablerets, Switzerland  
06/03/12
 
NEUROINFLAMMATION AND NEUROIMMUNE ABNORMALITIES IN CHILDREN WITH ASD
IBNS (International Behavioral Neuroscience Society) annual meeting
Kona, HI
06/06/12
 
Immune Function in Autism
Doctors of Osteopathy Society Meeting
Atlanta, GA
06/20/12
 
A cohort study of immune cells in children with perinatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
Society for Pediatric & Perinatal Research
Minneapolis, MN
06/25-27/12
 
Immune Dysfunction in Autism
Autism Speaks/National Children’s parent provider meeting
Columbus, OH
08/03/12
 
Nutrition and Neurodevelopment: Importance and Potential Mechanisms
MIND Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Sacramento, CA
08/03/12
 
Tipping the balance of neural networks: Environmental Chemicals and Autism Risk  
Children’s Environmental Health Centers Webinar Series
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and NIEHS Webcast 
08/08/12
 
Autism and the Environment: An Epidemiologist’s Perspective
Children’s Environmental Health Centers Webinar Series
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and NIEHS Webcast
http://www.epa.gov/ncer/childrenscenters/multimedia/index.html
08/08/12
 
Tipping the balance of neural networks: Environmental Chemicals and Autism Risk  
Invited Presentation, Autism Translational Seminar Series, University of Texas Medical Center, San Antonio
San Antonio, TX 
08/09/12
 
The end is near for triclosan: Muscle impairments, neurotoxicity and immunotoxicity   
MIND Institute Seminar 
Sacramento CA 
08/09/12
 
Immune Dysfunction in Autism
Invited speaker, University of Missouri, Columbia
Columbia, MO
09/13/12
 
Organophosphorus pesticides: Environmental risk factors for autism?
Autism Research Institute (ARI) Conference
Garden Grove, CA
10/12
 
Environmental Risk Factors for Autism Spectrum Disorders
The HELP Group Summit 2012
Los Angeles, CA
10/12
 
Insights into molecular aspects of chronic neurotoxicity
Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine and Molecular Toxicology
Dusseldorf, Germany
10/12
 
Autism Spectrum Disorders: The search for biomarkers
Recipient of the McGovern Award Presentation, Ball State University
Muncie, IN
10/03/12
 
Gestational Immune Profiling: Defining Risks for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Invited Speaker, Luminex XMAP meeting
Monaco
10/11/12
 
Effects of environmental toxicants on immune function in autism
ARI Fall symposium
Anaheim, CA
10/14/12
 
Identification of Maternal Antibody Targets in Autism
AAP (American Association of Pediatrics) annual meeting
New Orleans, LA
10/20/12
 
Environmental Issues and Autism
Geneva Centre Autism International Symposium
Toronto, Canada
10/25/12
 
The Immunobiology of Autism: What we know now
HELP Group
Los Angeles, CA
10/26/12
 
Environment and Autism: State of the Science
University of New Mexico CTSC (Clinical and Translational Sciences Center) Seminar Series
Albuquerque, NM
11/09/12
 
The Immunobiology of Autism: What we know now
CTIA (Current Trends in Autism)
Boston, MA
11/10/12
 
Selection and development of analytical method for PBDE congeners detection in Plasma
MIND Institute Seminar
Sacramento CA 
11/30/2012

2011 Presentations

Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Autism, Autism Research Institute, Dallas, TX, January 21-22, 2011

Environment and Autism: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, Grandparents Autism Network. Irvine, CA, January 29, 2011

Workshop on U.S. Data to Evaluate Changes in the Prevalence of the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC and Autism Speaks, Atlanta, GA, February 1, 2011

Update on Autism Research at the MIND, Presentation to Folsom/Cordova Community Advisory Committee, Spring 2011

Enantioselective effects of PCB136 on dendritic growth are ryanodine receptor-dependent, Society of Toxicology, Washington, DC, March 6-10, 2011

Non-dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) enhance dendritic growth in cultured hippocampal neurons via ryanodine receptor (RyR)-dependent activation of calcium-dependent signaling pathways, Society of Toxicology, Washington, DC, March 6-10, 2011

Chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos oxon alter ryanodine receptor function, Society of Toxicology, Washington, DC, March 6-10, 2011

Plenary Chair and Speaker:  Autism: Genetic, Epigenetic, and Environmental Factors Influencing, Society of Toxicology, Washington, DC, March 7-10, 2011

Early Signs of Autism and Early Interventions, Yolo County Community Library, West Sacramento, CA, April 19, 2011

Minding the Calcium Store: Ca2+ Signaling Dysfunction as a Convergent Mechanism Contributing to  Environmentally Triggered Disorders, Autism Research Institute National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, April 30-May 2, 2011

Assessment of Gestational Factors for Autism, Environmental Epidemiology of Autism Research Network, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Autism Speaks, San Diego, CA, May 2011

Autoantibodies to Cerebellum in Children with Autism Associate with Behavior, Autism Research, International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). San Diego, CA, May 12-14, 2011

Cesarean Birth and Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism Research, International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). San Diego, CA, May 12-14, 2011

Selected Vitamin D Metabolic Gene Variants and Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders in the CHARGE study, International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), San Diego, CA, May 12-14, 2011

Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities in Uganda: Household screening and Pediatric Assessment, International Meeting for Autism, Research (IMFAR). San Diego, CA, May 12-14, 2011

Parental Beliefs about Etiology of Autism in a Population-Based Study, International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). San Diego, CA, May 12-14, 2011

Prenatal Influenza or Fever and Risk of Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorders, International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). San Diego, CA, May 12-14, 2011

The Role of Maternal Diabetes and Related Conditions In Autism and Other Developmental Delays, International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). San Diego, CA, May 12-14, 2011

SSRI Use During Pregnancy and Risk of ASD or Developmental Delay in Children, International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), San Diego, CA, May 12-14, 2011

In vitro endpoints of relevance to organophosphorus pesticide-induced neurobehavioral deficits, International Neurotoxicology Association (INA-13), Xian, China, June 5-10, 2011

Autism and Chemicals, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition Media Educational Advisory teleconference, June 6, 2011

Tipping the Balance of Neural Networks: Environmental Chemicals and Autism Risk, Environmental Toxicity and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Pittsburgh, PA, June 24, 2011

Bioaccumulation of 2,2’,4,4’-Tetrabromodiphenyl Ether (BDE47) in Perinatally Exposed C57BL/6 Mice, Neurobehavioral Teratology Society Meeting, Coronodo, CA, June 25-29, 2011

Elsevier Distinguished Lectureship: Tipping the Balance of Neural Networks: Environmental Chemicals and Autism Risk, Neurobehavioral Toxicology Society, San Diego, CA, June 27, 2011

Gene by Environment Interaction: Best Strategies. Spotlight Session: Design and Analysis Approaches for Gene-Environment Interaction Studies, 3rd North American Congress of Epidemiology, Montreal, Canada, June 22, 2011

Prenatal Exposures and Consequences for Development: Timing, Pathways and Mechanisms. Symposium:  The Fetal Origins of Health and Disease: Concept, Methods, and Challenges, 3rd North American Congress of Epidemiology, Montreal, Canada, June 22, 2011

Prenatal Vitamins, Functional One-Carbon Metabolism Gene Variants and Risk for Autism, 3rd North American Congress of Epidemiology, Montreal, Canada, June 22, 2011

Tipping the Balance of Neural Networks: Environmental Chemicals and Autism Risk, Environmental Toxicity and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Morgantown, WV, July 15, 2011

Environmental Contributors to Autism Spectrum Disorders, UC Davis MIND Institute Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Sacramento, CA, August 5, 2011

First Signs of Autism:  Rethinking Onset, UC Davis MIND Institute Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Sacramento, CA, August 5, 2011

Gene X Environment Interaction: Do We Fail to Identify Influential Environmental Determinants of Health by Ignoring Genes?, ISEE, Barcelona, Spain, September 13-16, 2011

Validating a Pharmacokinetic Model of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Using Blood Levels in Children From Birth Up To 22 Months of Age, ISEE, Barcelona, Spain, September 13-16, 2011

The Association Between Agricultural Organophosphate Pesticide Exposure and Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Charge Study, ISEE, Barcelona, Spain, September 13-16, 2011

Combining Newborn Blood Concentrations and Questionnaire Data to Estimate Individual Cumulative Prenatal Methylmercury Exposure Among Children with Autism, Developmental Delay, and Typical Development., ISEE, Barcelona, Spain, September 13-16, 2011

Environmental Exposure of Children to Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Deficits in Cochlear Status, ISEE, Barcelona, Spain, September 13-16, 2011

Phthalates in Relation to Autism and Developmental Delay: Exploratory Analyses from the Charge Study, ISEE, Barcelona, Spain, September 13-16, 2011

Newborn Blood Mercury Concentration And Autism Risk, ISEE, Barcelona, Spain, September 13-16, 2011

Traffic Related Air Pollution and Regional Air Quality Are Associated with Autism, ISEE, Barcelona, Spain, September 13-16, 2011

Immunology and Autism, ARI Research Meeting, October 2011

Gestational Pathways and Autism Spectrum Disorders, MIND Institute, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, October 2011

Evidence based interventions for ASD, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics annual meeting, Boston, MA, October 16, 2011

Autism and the Environment: Early life risk factors as etiologic clues, Duke University Symposium on Earli life exposures and later life consequences: mechanisms underlying vulnerability, Durham, NC, November 4, 2011

Update on Autism Research, Minds Behind the MIND lecture series, MIND Institute, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, November 17, 2011

Endocrine Dysfunction in Autism: What is Known, Meeting Organizer and Session Chair, 27th International Neurotoxicology Conference, Research Triangle Park, NC, October 30-November 2, 2011

Influence of the immune system on neurodevelopment, 27th International Neurotoxicology Conference, Research Triangle Park, NC, October 30-November 2, 2011        

2010 Presentations

Acyclic Graphs, Mt Sinai School of Medicine Institute for Public Health, New York, NY, February 4, 2010

Autism and Environment: What do we know? What don’t we know? Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, February 17, 2010

CCEH Update - Environmental modifiers of autism risk, ARI/DAN Think Tank, Dallas, TX, January 8-9, 2010

Environmental risk factors influencing autism risk: What we know, what we need to know, Foothill Autism Alliance, Pasadena, CA , January 13, 2010

Post-Vaccine Encephalopathy, Developmental Regression and ASD, UC Davis MIND Institute, Sacramento, January 15, 2010

Genes, Environment and Health Initiative Workshop, Gene-Environment Interplay in Common Complex Diseases:  Forging an Integrative Model, NIH, Bethesda, MD, January 24-25, 2010

Fostering Community Partnerships, UCD MIND Institute, January 27, 2010 Best Practices for Developmental Screening and Referral: Early Identification Makes a Difference, UC Davis MIND Institute, Sacramento, CA, January 28, 2010

MARBLES Update, Regional Center of the East Bay, Oakland and Concord, CA, February 2010

Non-coplanar PCBs increase spontaneous synchronized Ca2+ oscillations in primary hippocampal neurons, Society of Toxicology, Salt Lake City, UT, March 7-11, 2010

Chlorpyrifos disrupts neuroligin-mediated synapse formation, Society of Toxicology, Salt Lake City, UT, March 7-11, 2010

Ryanodine receptors: From discovery to molecular and cellular targets for non-coplanar PCBs and related compounds of concern to environmental health, ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 23, 2010

Immunology of Autism: What’s the Connection, Developmental Disabilities Conference, University of California, San Francisco, CA, March 11, 2010 Immunology of Autism: Linking Behavior and Biology, Guadalajara Conference, Guadalajara, MX, April 27, 2010

Medication Issues for Families, Guadalajara Conference, Guadalajara, MX, April 27, 2010

Causes of Autism: Myth, Reality, and the Future, Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, April 2010 

Autism Hotspots in Los Angeles, and Update on the CHARGE Study, Early Identification and Intervention Collaborative, Los Angeles CA, April 2010

Recent Paradigm Shifts in Neuroimmunology:  Leading To a Better Understanding of Disorders Such as Autism and Schizophrenia, Integrated Neurosciences Seminar, Davis, CA, April 2010

The Gestational Maternal Immune Profile in Autism, International Meeting for Autism Research, Philadelphia, PA, May 2010

Perinatal Exposure to PBDE47 Alters Motor Behaviors and Spatial Learning in C57BL/6J Mice, International Meeting for Autism Research, Philadelphia, PA, May 2010

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers, Autism, Developmental Delay, and Immune Markers, International Meeting for Autism Research, Philadelphia, PA, May 2010

The Role of Maternal Diabetes and Related Conditions in Autism and Other Developmental Delays International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Philadelphia, PA, May 2010

Moderating Effect of Temperament on the Relation between Symptom Severity and Age of First Parental Concern: A Retrospective Study International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Philadelphia, PA, May 2010

Ryanodine Receptor Channelopathies are Triggered by Environmental Cues 26th International Neurotoxiciology Symposium, Portland, OR, June 6-10, 2010

Non-coplanar PCBs increase spontaneous synchronized Ca2+ oscillations in primary hippocampal neurons, 26th International Neurotoxiciology Symposium, Portland, OR, June 6-10, 2010

Para-substitution is a key determinant of brominated diphenyl ether activity towards ryanodine receptors, 26th International Neurotoxiciology Symposium, Portland, OR, June 6-10, 2010

Chlorpyrifos disrupts neuroligin-mediated synapse formation 26th International Neurotoxiciology Symposium, Portland, OR, June 6-10, 2010 A Bayesian Approach to Nonlinear Mixed Effects Model, WNAR/IMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, June 20-23, 2010   

A Comparison of Multiple Imputation and Fully Augmented Weighted Estimators for Cox regression with Missing Covariates, First Joint Biostatistics Symposium, Beijing, China, July 2010  

UC Davis Center for Children's Health: Deliverables and Challenges, Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, Bethesda, MD, July 16, 2010

Early Visual Processing Deficits in fragile X and Autism, Summer Institute, UC Davis MIND Institute, Sacramento, CA, August 6, 2010 Children’s Environmental Health, Korea University College of Health Science, Seoul Korea, September 1, 2010

Autism and the Environment, Autism Brainstorming Session, Organizing Committee - session leader, NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, NC, September 8, 2010

Environmental Factors and Early Child Development PARCA Parenting Network, Millbrae, CA, September 21, 2010

Environmental Exposures as Causative Factors in Autism, The HELP Group Summit 2010, Los Angeles, CA, October 1, 2010

CEDD Collaboration and Public Input, Supported Life Institute Conference, Sacramento, CA, October 6-8, 2010

Autism and Environment: The CHARGE Study Conference: Autism From Research to Policy, Sponsored by: Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience and Interdepartmental Autism Group, Rome, Italy, October 11-12, 2010

Research approaches for identification and mitigation of environmental risk factors, Autism Speaks Scientific Advisory Meeting, Washington, DC, October 28, 2010 Invited Speaker, Ladders Think Tank, Boston, MA, October 30-31, 2010 T

he Association Analysis of COMT, GABA, and SCL6A4 Genes With Autism Spectrum Disorders in the CHARGE Study 60th Annual American Society of Human Genetic Meeting, Washington, DC, November 2-6, 2010

Environmental Factors Linked to Autism, Geneva Center for Autism International Conference, Toronto, CN, November 4, 2010

Environmental Impact on Children’s Health and Neurodevelopment, Child Welfare Symposium, UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain, Davis, CA, November 5, 2010

Environment and Autism: State of the Science and How Rigorous Epidemiologic Methodology Can Change It, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, November 28, 2010

Early Identification and Intervention: Developmental Screening and Referral Strategies, UC Davis Pediatric Grand Rounds, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, December 2010 

Keystone Science Lecture Series: An Update on Environment and Autism: Findings from the CHARGE Study, NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Science), Research Triangle Park, NC, December 6, 2010

Environment and Autism: State of the Science and The CHARGE Study, Scientific Workshop Exploring the Environmental Causes of Autism and Learning Disabilities. Mt Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, December 8, 2010

2009 Presentations

January 26, Pessah, Isaac N. International Symposium Univ Padova, Italy, PHYSIOLOGY AND PHYSIOPATHOLOGY OF EXCITATION-CONTRACTION COUPLING, Title: Homer is a multifunctional protein: lessons learned from bilayer to skeletal muscle, Invited participant/speaker

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Perinatal Exposures from Oral Treatments for Caries-Potential Health Effects of Amalgams and Composite Resins.  Perinatal Oral Health Conference, California Dental Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  Feb 2009 Sacramento, CA

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Perinatal Exposures from Oral Treatments for Caries-Potential Health Effects of Amalgams and Composite Resins.  Perinatal Oral Health Conference, California Dental Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  Feb 20-21, 2009 Sacramento, CA

March 10-11, Pessah, Isaac N. American Soc Neurochemistry Meeting, Charleston, NC, Non-Coplanar Environmental Chemicals: Implications for Autism Risk, Invited speaker

March 18, Pessah, Isaac N. Gatlinburg Conference in New Orleans, LA, Convergence of Genetic and Environmental Mechanisms Conferring Autism Risk, Keynote speaker

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, The Rise in Autism in California-Real or Artifactual?  The Heinz Endowments.  April 7, 2009 Pittsburgh, PA 

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Autism-Current Understanding of Trends and Causes.  Café Scientifique.  April 14, 2009 Menlo Park, CA

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Autism in California.  Monterey County Health Education Consortium.  April 16, 2009 Monterey, CA

May 2-5, Pessah, Isaac N. Pediatrics Academies Society National Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Contribution of Chemical Exposures to Autism Risk, Invited speaker

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Environmental Factors in Autism Spectrum Disorders-Findings from the CHARGE Study. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies. May 4, 2009 Baltimore, MD

Schmidt RJ, Hansen RL, Hertz-Picciotto I. Maternal Periconceptional Folic Acid Intake and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the CHARGE Study. International Meeting for Autism Research, May 7-9, 2009 Chicago, IL

Shelton JF, Tancredi DJ, Hertz-Picciotto I. A Clarification of the Association Between Parental Age and the Risk of Autism. International Meeting for Autism Research, May 7-9, 2009 Chicago, IL 

Tassone F, Qi L, Zhang W, Hansen RL, Hertz-Picciotto I, Pessah IN. MAOA , D H and 5-HTT Variants and Autism Spectrum Disorders in the CHARGE Samples. International Meeting for Autism Research, May 7-9, 2009 Chicago, IL

Hertz-Picciotto I, Pessah IN. Mercury and Autism: What Do We Know? What Don’t We Know? International Meeting for Autism Research, May 7-9, 2009 Chicago, IL

June 13-17, Pessah, Isaac N. Gordon Research Conference, Waterville Valley, NH, Skeletal Muscle Excitation-Contraction Coupling, Discussion Leader/presenter

A Comparison of Multiple Imputation and Weighted Estimators for Survival Analysis with Missing Covariates, Joint Statistical Meeting, Washington DC, August, 2009

The Many Faces of Autism: From Behavior to Biology, Keynote address, Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders and UCDavis Pediatric conference, Sacramento, CA, August 7, 2009

Best Practices for Developmental Screening & Referral: Early Identification Makes a Difference, The Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorder and UCD Pediatrics Conference, August 7, 2009

Healthcare Provider Evaluation of Autism, California State University Sacramento Nursing Students, September 19, 2009

Interagency Autism Coordinating Council Scientific Workshop, Bethesda, MD, September 30-October 1, 2009

MARBLES Update and Tour of the MIND Institute, Golden Gate Regional Center staff, October 2009

September 30-October 1, Pessah, Isaac N. Collaborative on Health and the Environment, NW Children's Environmental Health Forum, Seattle, WA, Autism and Possible Environmental Links: What Does the Science Say? Invited Speaker

Autoimmune Considerations in Autism, SFN minisymposium, Chicago, IL, October 2009

Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: Integrating Clinical and Research Experience, Pre-meeting interdisciplinary workshop presented to the 2009 Annual meeting of the Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, October 3, 2009

Responsibilities of and Challenges Faced by Researchers in Communicating Preliminary Research Findings on Autism Risk Factors. Ethics of Communicating Scientific Findings of Autism Risk, Philadelphia, PA, October 6-7, 2009

Environmental Factors in Autism: Separating Evidence from Conjecture, Autism Research Institute, Dallas, TX, October 9-10, 2009

October 9-11, Pessah, Isaac N. Autism Research Institute - Defeat Autism Now! Conferences, Dallas, TX, Environmental Factors Contributing to Autism Risk: The Role of Calcium Dysregulation, Invited Speaker

October 29-30, Pessah, Isaac N. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Waisman Center Seminar Series, Gene x Environment Interactions Contributing to Autism: Lessons Learned from the UC Davis Center for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention, Invited Speaker

November 3, Pessah, Isaac N. Superfund Basic Research Program Annual Meeting, New York, NY, Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neurotoxicity of Non-Coplanar PCBs and related Compounds, Invited Speaker

November 6, Pessah, Isaac N. The Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation, How Environmental Chemicals Mediate Developmental Neurotoxicity - Relevance to Autism Risk, Invited Speaker

November 7, Pessah, Isaac N. Current Trends in Autism 2009, Boston MA, How Environmental Chemicals Mediate Developmental Neurotoxicity - Relevance to Autism Risk, Invited Speaker

Immunologic Abnormalities in Autism, Current Trends in Autism Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2009

The Role of Maternal Antibodies to Fetal Brain in Autism, BioConference Live, Webcast presentation, November 2009

Gene Correlates of Heavy Metal Levels in the Blood of Children with Autism Compared to Typically Developing Controls, Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington, DC, November 2009

Maternal Periconceptional Intake of Prenatal Vitamins and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, November 1, 2009

Autism and Environment: What do we know? What don’t we know? American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Nationwide Teleconference, December 15, 2009

2008 Presentations

January 18, Pessah, Isaac N. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Workshop, Arlington, VA, Invited participant

February 8, Pessah, Isaac N. NPART Symposium Medical Approaches in Autism, UCSF, San Francisco CA, Environmental Risks Factors in ASD: What We Know / What We Need to Know, Invited speaker

February 11-12, Pessah, Isaac N. Commonweal Workshop on Autism, Bolinas, CA, Invited participant

Autism Speaks Workshop. Mouse models of ASD. Washington DC February 15 2008; R.F. Berman invited speaker

Developmental Screening for the Physician and Extended Practitioner - Developmental Screening and Autism Seminar, First 5 California; March 22, 2008 Ventura, CA

April 11-12, Pessah, Isaac N. Current Trends in Autism, Boston, MA, Environmental Risks Factors in ASD: What We Know / What We Need to Know, Invited Speaker

April 22, Pessah, Isaac N. MARI Symposium on Environment and Autism Etiology, Vanderbilt Univ. Nashville, TN, Environmental Risks Factors in ASD: What We Know / What We Need to Know, Invited Speaker

Immune-mediated Diseases in Families with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Kathleen Angkustsiri, MD, Paula Krakowiak, MS, Lisa A Croen, PhD, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD and Robin L Hansen, MD Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting; May 6, 2008; Honolulu, HI

Utilization of Conventional and Alternative Services and Treatment in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Children with Developmental Delays
Roger Akins, Paula Krakowiak, Lisa Croen, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Robin Hansen,
Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting; May 6, 2008; Honolulu, HI

Immune-mediated Diseases in Families with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Kathleen Angkustsiri, MD, Paula Krakowiak, MS, Lisa A Croen, PhD, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD and Robin L Hansen, MD Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting; May 6, 2008; Honolulu, HI

Utilization of Conventional and Alternative Services and Treatment in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Children with Developmental Delays
Roger Akins, Paula Krakowiak, Lisa Croen, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Robin Hansen,
Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting; May 6, 2008; Honolulu, HI

Presentations at IMFAR (May 15-17, 2008):

Autism Subgroup BioMarkers: RNA Expression Studies. L. Lit, S. Ozonoff, I. Hertz-Picciotto, J. A. VanDeWater, R. Hansen, P. Ashwood, J. P. Gregg, R. R. Davis, A. Enstrom, I. N. Pessah and F. R. Sharp, University of California at Davis and UC Davis, Center for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention, and UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Physical Examinations of children in the CHARGE Study. K. Angkustsiri, R. S. Akins, L. Plumer, P. Krakowiak, I. Hertz-Picciotto and R. L. Hansen, University of California at Davis, Center for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention, and UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Household Pesticide Use in Relation to Autism. I. Hertz-Picciotto, I. N. Pessah, R. Hansen and P. Krakowiak, University of California at Davis, Center for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention, and UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Induction and Augmentation of Labor and Autism. C. K.Walker, P. Krakowiak, R. L. Hansen and I. Hertz-Picciotto, University of California at Davis, Center for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention, and UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Pre- and Post-natal SSRI use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding and Risk of ASD in Children. R. A. Harrington,L. C. Lee, C. K. Walker, R. L. Hansen and I. Hertz-Picciotto, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, University of California at Davis, Center for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention, and UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Altered Function of Peripheral Blood Natural Killer Cells in Children with Autism. A. Enstrom, C. Onore, L. Lit, I. Hertz-Picciotto, R. Hansen, J. P. Gregg, I. N. Pessah, F. Sharp, J. Van deWater and P. Ashwood, University of California at Davis, Center for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention, and UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

Immuno Profile in Fragile X and Autism. P. Ashwood, D. Nguyen, R. J. Hagerman and F. Tassone. University of California at Davis, Center for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention, and UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute

May 18-22, Pessah, Isaac N. University of Iowa, 5th PCB Workshop,  IA, New Knowledge Gained from Old Pollutants

May 27, Pessah, Isaac N. University of Rochester, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Rochester NY, Homers: Multifunctional Signaling proteins, Invited speaker

May 28, Pessah, Isaac N. University of Rochester, Department of Environmental Medicine, Rochester NY. Environmental Modifiers of Autism Risk: Lessons Learned by The UC Davis Center for Children’s Environmental Health and M.I.N.D. Institute, Keynote speaker

Session Chair/SpeakerEarly Identification of Autism:  How Early is Early? UCSF Primary Care Provider annual conference, May 29, 2008, San Francisco, CA

Autism Spectrum Disorders:Physicians Role in Assessment and Treatment - UCSF Primary Care Provider annual conference, May 30, 2008, San Francisco, CA

Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Collaborating with Families; UCSF Primary Care Provider annual conference, May 31, 2008, San Francisco, CA

TramAnh N. Ta,  Pavel Aronov,  Mari S. Golub, Isaac N. Pessah, Robert F. Berman. Perinatal Exposure to 2,2’,4,4’-tetrabromoDiphenyl Ether (PBDE-47) Retards Growth and Delays Neurodevelopment of C57BL6/J Mice. Neurobehavioral Teratology Society Meeting, June 2008

Mari S. Golub, Isaac N. Pessah, and Robert F. Berman. Neurobehavioral consequences of developmental PCB95 exposure in mice. Neurobehavioral Teratology Society Meeting, June 2008

June 18-22, Pessah, Isaac N. Autism Symposium at Ratna Ling, Cazadero, CA, Environmental Chemicals and Autism Susceptibility, Invited participant/speaker

Irva Hertz-Picciotto. Role of Metal Exposures in Autism.  Neurobehavioral Teratology Society.  June 30, 2008, Monterey, CA

July 7-8, Pessah, Isaac N. California Institute for Regenerative Medicine - Stem Cells and Predictive Toxicology, Invited participant/Speaker

July 23, Pessah, Isaac N. Abnormal Growth and Synaptic Architecture in Hippocampal Neurons Cultured from Fragile X Premutation Mouse International fragile X meeting, St. Louis, MO, Presentation

October 11, Pessah, Isaac N. Chair Session and Present a plenary talk, Rochester, NY, International Neurotoxicology Conference

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Introduction to Environmental influence on Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents. ISEE 20th Annual Conference, October 2008, Pasadena, CA.

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, A Case Control Investigation of PBDEs and Autism in Children. ISEE 20th Annual Conference, October 2008, Pasadena, CA

November 3-4, Pessah, Isaac N. Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania

November 14, Pessah, Isaac N. Growing up in a non-coplanar world, MIND Institute’s Research Seminar Series, Mind Institute, 1st Floor Auditorium, Sacramento, CA

Schmidt RJ, Hertz-Picciotto I, Hansen R.  Maternal periconceptional intake of prenatal vitamins and risk of autism spectrum disorders.  Society for Neuroscience, Nov 18, 2008, Washington, DC

2007 Presentations

IOM (Institute of Medicine) Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders Workshop on Autism and the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Research (2007)

February 15, Pessah, Isaac N. University of Iowa Global Environmental Health Course, Internet based presentation: Environmental Contributions to Neurodevelopmental Disorders

“The clinical utility Array CGH in diagnostics”, Annual Meeting, Pacific Southwest Regional Genetics Group, Sacramento, California. March 17, 2007

Society of Toxicology National Meeting, Charlotte, NC; March 26, 2007 I.N. Pessah Workshop Co-Chair: Environmental Risk Factors for Autism I.N. Pessah Presentation: Identifying Environmental Contributors to Autism Risk; Insights from Neurobiology and Immunology

Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC; April 18-19 2007 Autism and the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Research. I.N. Pessah Invited Participant/Presentation

“Clinical Development and Application of Array CGH”, National Jewish Medical and Research Center Omics Facility Open House, National Jewish Medical and Research Center,  Denver, Colorado. May 30th, 2007

International Neurotoxicology Association Biennial Meeting, Pacific Grove, CA; June 10-15 2007 Developmental Neurotoxicity in Autism Susceptibility. I.N. Pessah Invited lecture/session chair; Local Organizing Committee

Cold Spring Harbor Course on Autism, CSH, N.Y.; June 18-20 2007 Environmental Factors in Autism Risk I.N. Pessah Invited Lecturer

Johns Hopkins/Kennedy Kreiger Institute, Baltimore MD; June 21 2007 Workshop on Autism I.N. Pessah Invited Speaker

International Autism Meeting, Autism Speaks to the World, Mexico City, MX; July 4-7 2007 Environmetnal Risk factors of Autism; The Genes Know. I.N. Pessah Invited speaker

Endophenotypes and Gene-Environment Interactions in Autism - Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics, Brown University; Sept 2007 Providence, RI

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Early Identification and Diagnostic Differentiation - California Infant Development Association; Oct 5, 2007 , Sacramento, CA

Lessons from CHARGE: Ideas for translational research in autism - Society for the Study of Behavioral Phenotype international meeting, Oct 10, 2007; Sacramento, CA

“CGH Microarrays: Practical Advice for Clinical Application and Interpretation”, 26th NSGC Annual Education Conference.  October 15, 2007

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Early Identification - CHORI annual meeting, Nov 10, 2007; Monterey, CA

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Physicians Role in Assessment and Treatment - CHORI annual meeting, Nov 10, 2007; Monterey, CA

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Health Professionals' Role in Assessment and Treatment - December 9, 2007 CSUS

2006 Presentations

January 11, Pessah, Isaac N. Alameda Developmental Disabilities Council, Oakland, CA, Toxic Exposure and developmental disabilities

Janurary 12, , Pessah, Isaac N. UC Davis Cancer Center, Excitation-coupled calcium entry; A new form of conformational coupling

January 19, Pessah, Isaac N. Parents Helping Parents, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Autism Society of America, Santa Clara, CA, Understanding Susceptibility Factors in Autism and the Impact of Environmental Triggers

January 21, , Pessah, Isaac N. University of Minnesota,  International Agricultural and Trade Policy/LDDI Annual Meeting, Preventing Harm to Growing Brains, Multidisciplinary Approaches to Understand Autism

April 11, Pessah, Isaac N. University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana, Program in Neurosciences, Excitation-coupled calcium entry; A new form of conformational coupling

April 12, , Pessah, Isaac N. University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana, Toxicology Program, Genetic and Environmental Factors in the Etiology of Autism

April 14, Pessah, Isaac N. UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, Research Presentation, Do Calcium Channel Dysfunctions Contribute to Autism Risk?

April 28, Pessah, Isaac N. NIEHS Center for Children’s Environmental Health Directors’ Meeting, UC Davis Center Update

May 5, Pessah, Isaac N. Autism Society of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Genetic and Environmental Factors in Autism Risk

June 7, Pessah, Isaac N. Gordon Research Conference, New London, MH, Discussion Leader, Other Contributors to the Regulation of Intracellular Calcium Homeostasis

June 28, Pessah, Isaac N. National Teratology Society and Neurobehavioral Toxicology Society, Tucson, AZ, Symposium: Recent Advances in Research on the Safety of Thimerosal in Vaccines, Nanomolar Thimerosal Dysregulates Dendritic Cell Functions: Mechanisms and Ramifications

June 30, Pessah, Isaac N. Department of Medical Pharmacology & Toxicology, Frontiers In Pharmacology Series, Ryanodine Receptors, Chief Integrators of Cellular Calcium Signals at the Cutting Edge of Health and Disease

August 22, Pessah, Isaac N. Dioxin 2006, Oslo, Norway, Structural requirement for non-coplanar PCBs for sensitizing ryanodine receptors

September 8, Pessah, Isaac N. Fourth International PCB Workshop,  Zakopane, Poland, Structure-Activity and Stereospecificity of Non-Coplanar PCBs at Ryanodine-Sensitive Calcium Channels; Basic and Clinical Implications

September  18, Pessah, Isaac N. 23rd International Neurotoxicology Conference- Neurotoxicity in Development & Aging, Little Rock, AR, Plenary Session: ENVIRONMENT AND NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS: CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES & TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH, Toward Understanding Autism’s Complexities

September 18, Pessah, Isaac N. 23rd International Neurotoxicology Conference- Neurotoxicity in Development & Aging, Little Rock, AR, Platform Session (session co-chair): ADVANCING THE SCIENCE OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS, Critical Mechanisms, Moving Targets: Understanding Immune System Modulation in Autism Risk

September 20, Pessah, Isaac N. 4th Annual U.S. EPA Regional Children's Environmental Health Summit, Vail, CO, Environmental Factors in the Etiology of Autism

October 12, Pessah, Isaac N. Integrative Cardio-Pulmonary Biology Workshop From Oxygen Sensing to Heart Failure, Washington, DC, Ryanodine Receptors: A Multiprotein Redox-Sensor 

November 03, Pessah, Isaac N. Duke University Integrated Program in Toxicology, Raleigh, NC, Environmental Modifiers of Autism Risk: Understanding Gene Exposure Interactions

November 05, Pessah, Isaac N. Autism Research Consortium, Boston, MA, Research Update

November 11, Pessah, Isaac N. The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders (ICDL) 10th Anniversary Conference: Raising the Ceiling for Children with Autism and Disorders of Relating and Communicating, Gene-Environment interactions in Autism Risk

2005 Presentations

May 07, Pessah, Isaac N. International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Boston MA, Molecular Mechanism of Environmental Agents: From Molecules to Childhood Dysfunction

May 16, Pessah, Isaac N. NIH Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, Bethesda, Update- UC Davis Center for Children’s Environmental Health

August 24, Pessah, Isaac N. California Department of Developmental Services, Oakland CA, UC Davis Center for Children’s Environmental Health; Where we’ve been, where we’re going

September 09, Pessah, Isaac N. M.I.N.D. Institute, Sacramento CA, Environmental Research at MIND

September 12, Pessah, Isaac N. 22nd International Neurotoxicology Conference, Research Triangle Park, NC, Symposium organizer/chair- From Molecules to (Wo)Man, Gene-Environment Interactions in Autism

September 19, Pessah, Isaac N. Department of Physiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Excitation-Coupled Ca2+ Entry, A new Form of Conformational Coupling

September 30, Pessah, Isaac N. The HELP Group Summit, Los Angeles, CA, Environmental Factors in the Etiology of Autism

October 28, Pessah, Isaac N. Learning Disabilities Association of California, Concord CA, Gene-Environment Interactions in Autism

November 30, Pessah, Isaac N. Department of Physiology, Stricht School of Medicine, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, Excitation-Coupled Ca2+ Entry, A new Form of Conformational Coupling