Discovery Talks are the research community's international seminar series. Featuring influential research leaders from around the globe, the series promotes knowledge exchange, fosters international collaborations and showcases the latest innovations in research. 

The Brain, Behaviour & Development Theme at BC Children's Hospital presents:

Infant Brain Development in Autism 

Dr. Joseph Piven

Dr. Joseph Piven, MD
Thomas E. Castelloe Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics,
University of North Carolina
Director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities

Learning Objectives:

  • To appreciate the dynamic nature of early brain development in autism 
  • To appreicate the potential clinical application of early brain imaging for clinical care of autism


The seminar is scheduled for Thursday, June 13, 2019, 10 - 11 a.m. at the Chan Centre for Family Health Education, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute (Map). Refreshments will follow in the Chieng Family Atrium. 


Discovery Talks is accredited as a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. CME credits are available for all participants.

About the Speaker

Dr. Piven is currently the Thomas E. Castelloe Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, a comprehensive institute for services, research and training in neurodevelopmental disorders. 

Video Library

Video recordings of previous lectures are available online: Video Library. These may be useful for classes, or of interest to those who are unable to attend events. 

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