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Poster submission deadline: September 15, 2022

Call for poster presentation at the 1st Pan American Congress of Autism, Fragile X Syndrome and Neurodevelopmental Disorders:

Within the framework of the activities of the 1st Pan American Congress of Autism, Fragile X Syndrome and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, the call to participate in the presentation of scientific posters is open

1. About the presentation of posters:

The Congress will take place in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, October 27th & 28th, 2022.

The purpose of the Congress is to update professionals on basic concepts of neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as comorbidities, diagnosis, treatments and new pharmacological, therapeutic, technological, genetic and clinical advances. With the presentation of the poster format, the aim is to enhance scientific communication and dissemination of research projects.

The presentation of posters shall have only the in-person modality:

Posters will be exhibited from the morning of the first day of the Congress to the afternoon of the last day. At least one of the authors must be registered and ready to present the poster, answer questions and enter into dialogue with the participants, in a period of two hours that will be communicated to the authors.

Proposals will have to go through an evaluation process, which will be based on a summary/abstract. The evaluation will be carried out by a Scientific Evaluation Committee. Under no circumstances a poster proposal may be accepted if it cannot be presented in person by the authors themselves during the Congress.

2. Selection process:

The summary/abstract of the poster (up to 300 words) must be accompanied by the following information:

1. Poster title

2. Full name of the author(s).

3. The name of the author submitting must be underlined

4. Institution or entity to which the authors are affiliated to

5. Email and contact phone number

6. Keywords (4-6)

7. Specify the area: scientific or clinical

The deadline for submission of poster summaries is still TBD. Abstracts must be sent via email to copa.axt@gmail.com

The Scientific Committee will evaluate the proposals and communicate to the authors, by e-mail, their acceptance or rejection decision.

The criteria to be evaluated are: Consistency and relevance with the contents of the Congress

Once the poster summary is accepted, the authors can proceed to print the poster. The printed version must have the following dimensions: 122 cm (high) by 92 (wide), and will be mounted in the exhibition space defined on Thursday, October 27th (before the official opening).

3. Recognition and awards:

The posters will be evaluated by the scientific evaluation committee during the two-hour period assigned for presentation. Once the poster presentation session is completed, the 3 most outstanding works will be announced. The winners will receive a certificate of recognition and the reimbursement of the total registration cost.

Extended versions of the presented work will be published by Revista de Neurología – Spain

Scientific Evaluation Committee:

1. Bibiana M Restrepo, MD (USA)

2. Rosa D Rodriguez, MD (USA)

3. Denise Medici, PhD (Spain)

4. Leticia Boada, PhD (Spain)

5. César Payán, MD, PhD (Colombia)

Brett Dufour, PhD

Dr. Dufour is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Davis in the laboratory of Dr. Veronica Martinez-Cerdeno.  He earned his PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and his MS in Animal Sciences from Purdue University. The focus of his research is to characterize the neuropathological mechanisms that underlie […]

Ángel E. Tovar y Romo, PhD

Dr. Angel Eugenio Tovar y Romo is an associate professor at the Department of Psychology at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) and belongs to Mexico’s National System of Researchers. He obtained his doctorate in psychology at UNAM and later completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Lancaster University, United Kingdom in Dr. Gert Westermann’s Laboratory […]

Bibiana M Restrepo, MD

Doctor Restrepo is a specialist in neurodevelopmental disorders. She graduated from Tufts University in Boston. She obtained her pediatrician degree from the University of Texas and graduated as a physician at the Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira, Colombia. She is currently an associate clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California Davis […]

César Payán, MD, PhD

Geneticist and Doctor of Biomedical Sciences. He is a professor of molecular biology and embryology at the Universidad Nacional, Sede de La Paz, Colombia. His research focuses on understanding the causal molecular pathways of the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease and some phenotypes of the fragile X syndrome. In a broader way […]

Flora Tassone, PhD

Dr. Tassone received her diploma as a Bachelor in Biology from the University of Rome and a PhD in molecular biology from the Catholic University of Rome (Italy) in 1992 for her studies on Down syndrome. During her postdoctoral fellowship, first at the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute in Denver, Colorado, and then at the University of […]

Jenniffer Villarreal, child neuropsychologist

Dr. Villarreal is a psychologist. She has a master’s in child neuropsychology. She has dedicated her career to the care of neurodevelopmental disorders. She is the founder and director of Neurodesarrollo Quito, a private institution dedicated to offer continuing education in the area of neurodevelopment to professionals in Ecuador and to offer interventions to patients […]

Julián Ramírez-Cheyne, MD, PhD

Dr. Ramírez-Cheyne is an assistant professor at the Universidad del Valle in the subjects of genetics, embryology and congenital malformations. Geneticist and scientific director of the Center for Orphan Diseases of the Hospital Universitario del Valle; active member of MACOS research group; and academic advisor to the orphan diseases team of the Public Health Office […]

Lina M Rosa, clinical psychopathologist

Psychologist graduated from Corporacion Universitaria del Caribe (CECAR) Sincelejo, Colombia and the University of Zaragoza (Spain). She holds a master’s degree in clinical psychopathology (UAB – Barcelona) and a postgraduate degree in clinical neuropsychology (ISEP – Barcelona). She is the founder and director of FARFALLA, a diagnostic and intervention unit specializing in clinical neuropsychology and […]