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The What's Next in Autism Genomics took place on 26th February 2019 in the Institute of Population Health, Russell Building, Tallaght. This event provided a forum to enhance public engagement where a number of highly regarded speakers outlined the latest advancements in Autism Research with a specific focus on Genomics. The meeting was aimed at anyone interested in autism, and was structured to encourage open discussion on research and how the public can become more involved in driving the research agenda. Registration was free and lunch was provided.


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What's Next in Autism Genomics? The Progress, The Potential & The Opportunities for Public Involvement

26th February 2019 (9.30am -2pm), Institute of Population Health, Russell Building, Tallaght

09.30 REGISTRATION (with Tea & Coffee)  
10.00 WELCOME - Prof. Louise Gallagher (TCD)  
  The Progress  


Prof. Louise Gallagher (TCD)

What do we know about Autism Genomics?

10.30 Asst. Prof. Lorna Lopez (TCD) What is Autism Genomics?
  The Potential  


Dr. Amber Ruigrok (Cambridge)

Autism Biomarkers

11.10 Dr. Eva Forman (Temple St) Can genomics help? A life-saving example
  The Opportunities for Public Involvement  

Mr. Jamie Reilly (NUIG)

Autism Research; a Personal Perspective



Prof. Louise Gallagher (TCD)

The Irish Autism Registry

12.10 Mr. Michael Foley (TCD) Join the Conversation Today
12.30 World Cafe Lunch Chat with researchers about opportunities to get involved


Harvest & Roundup  
14.00 Close of meeting



General Information

The event will be held on 26th February 2019. Registration is from 9.30am, and the event will start at 10am. The event will finish by 2pm. Lunch and refreshments throughout the day will be provided. The event will be held at Trinity Institute of Population Health. Information on how to access the venue is available here. The venue is easily accessible by public transport including the LUAS. There is plenty of car parking at €1.50 an hour in adjacent car parks.

Conference organisers: Prof Louise Gallagher, Dr Lorna Lopez, Ms Sarah Bowman, Dr Nadia Bolshakova and Dr Niamh Ryan.