Scientific Workshop

On Wednesday, December 8, 2010, CEHC held a scientific workshop, Exploring the Environmental Causes of Autism and Learning Disabilities, at the New York Academy of Medicine. This one-day scientific workshop brought together experts in causation of autism and learning disabilities, marking the first stage of the Center’s novel, interdisciplinary Autism and Learning Disabilities Discovery and Prevention Project, launched in May 2010. See our program agenda.


We are excited to provide you with summaries, video coverage, and presentation slides from the workshop:

Click here for full video coverage of our workshop.

Click here read a summary of our workshop, written by Cristina Farrell, MD.

Click here to listen to workshop speaker Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD and Autism Speaks' Peter Bell on Green Street Radio.


The following presentation slides are also available:

What Causes Autism and Learning Disabilities? The Case for an Environmental Contribution
Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc
Icahn School of Medicine

What Research is NIEHS Supporting Into Environmental Causes of Autism and Learning Disabilities?
Linda S. Birnbaum, PhD, DABT, ATS
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Environment and Autism: State of the Science and the CHARGE Study
Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD
University of California, Davis

The EARLI Network
Craig J. Newschaffer, PhD
Drexel University School of Public Health

The National Children's Study
Marion J. Balsam, MD
The National Children's Study

The Korea Autism Study
Young-Shin Kim, MD, MPH, PhD
Yale School of Medicine

Neurobiology Research
Patrick R. Hof, MD
Icahn School of Medicine

Prenatal Phthalate Exposure and Neurodevelopmental Impairment
Stephanie M. Engel, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine

The Mount Sinai Pregnancy Biobank
Luca Lambertini, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine