Advances on Developmental Disorders: From Research to Policy to Practice

Location: Acton, Australian Capital Territory
Venue: to Bob Douglas Lecture Theatre (ANU Building 62A), 62 Eggleston Rd.
Date: 03 September 2018 9:00am to 03 September 2018 01:00pm

What are the policy and practice implications of the advances of research in developmental disorders?

Over 3% of Australians have a developmental disorder. These conditions are associated with significant problems in physical and mental health and have a major impact on carers and society.

Major chagnes and improvements have happened during recent years including the release of new classification of developmental disorders in the WHO international classification of diseases (ICD-11); the advances in the genomics of autistic spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities; or the progress in new interventions and policies.

This international workshop will provide an update on several of these developments and revise their implications for Australia.


9:00am - 9:15am Opening
9:15am - 9:45am

The new classification of mental disorders ICD-11

Professor Jose Luis Ayuso Mateos
Chairman and Director of the Dep. of Psychiatry
Universidad Autonoma De Madrid, Spain

9:45am - 10:15am

Borderline Intellectual Functioning

Professor Angela Hassiotis 
Division of Psychiatry, Faculty of Brain Sciences
University College London, UK

10:15am - 10:45am

Disentangling the Genetic Causes of Autism

Professor Charles Claudianos
Centre for Mental Health Research
Australian National University, Australia

10:45am - 11:10am Coffee Break
11:10am - 11:40m

Population approaches to mental health care for young people with intellectual disabilities

Professor Stewart Einfeld
Chair of Mental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences
The University of Sydney, Australia 

11:40am - 12:10pm

Safeguarding issues for workforce with developmental disorders

Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn
Director, Centre for Disability Research and Policy | Head, WHO Collaborating Centre in Health Workforce Development in Rehabilitation and Long Term Care | NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health, The University of Sydney, Australia

12:10pm - 1:00pm Round Table "Translating Research into Policy and Practice: Practical Experiences"

Download the detailed agenda here.