First Canada-Israel Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Research Symposium at IMRIC - News and Media

Autism happy faceHebrew University is now actively involved in supporting groundbreaking research in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In support of this initiative, CFHU, through Hebrew U's Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRC) is helping to develop key collaborative research partnerships in ASD between Canada and Israel.

ASD are pervasive and affect the lives of many people and their families. But as research and treatments advance, children diagnosed with ASD are discovering that the diagnosis does not have to be disabling.  The more support that this field attracts, the more understanding about ASD, and the more opportunities for advances that will impact people’s lives.

We at CFHU believe that advances in autism research will occur in Israel though collaborations, including collaborations with Canada's best and brightest in this field.  To this end, CFHU has facilitated, together with our Israeli counterparts, the First Canada-Israel Autism (ASD) Research Symposium targeting leading scientists, clinicians, and families that took place in Jerusalem, at the Hebrew University from March 1-4, 2014.


Click here to support Canada-Israel Collaboration in Autism Research at IMRIC.


To view media clippings click the following links:

For CFHU News Release click here - "Collaboration Is Key In ASD Research" CFHU News Release
For ASD Symposium Radio Interview with Connie Putterman - on IBA World Service click here IBA World Service
For Ynet News click here - "Israelis, Canadians Cooperate On Autism" Ynet News header
For CJN click here - "Canadian, Israel Autism Specialists Join Hebrew U Symposium" CJN
For Start-Up Israel click here - "Autism Experts Join TLV Marathon" Start-Up Israel
For The Mid-East News Source click here - "Israelis And Canadians Cooperate On Autism" Mid-East News

For Autism Daily Newscast click here - "Israel Takes A Leadership Role In Autism Research"

Autism Daily Newscast

For Times of Israel click here - "Low Prevalence Of Autism Seen Among Israel's Minorities"

The Times of Israel
For the official event page click here ASD Symposium

Research Topic

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Every year, more and more children get diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. With an onset prior to 3 years of age, these children spend the majority of their lives dealing with the academic and social implications that are associated with this brain disorder.