Webinar on autism diagnosis and DSM-5 from the Olga Tennison Autism Centre

In October 2012, The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) held a successful forum on the Changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to a full house.

The fifth edition of the DSM to be published in 2013, introduces significant changes to current diagnostic definitions of Autism and related conditions.

Many people are wondering:

  • Will changes to the DSM mean some people’s condition will be missed?
  • Do these changes improve future diagnoses?
  • What are experts concerned about?

Due to popular demand we will be holding a free webinar on this same topic. The DSM-5 webinar is open to all interested people, including professionals and families.

Date and Time: Wednesday, 13th February, 10.00AM to 11.30.00AM

The webinar will:

  • be introduced and moderated by Associate Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, Director of OTARC.
  • feature a presentation by Dr Giacomo Vivanti from OTARC outlining the changes.
  • answer audience questions for the remainder of the time.

Register here to attend: Bookings are essential to receive webinar login details.

Based on our experience of the forum, we expect this to be a popular event with lively discussion. We hope you can attend and take part.

Yours sincerely,

Associate Professor Cheryl Dissanayake

Director, Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre