Los Angeles, CA-A meeting of the world's foremost experts on neurodevelopmental disorders and vaccine science, moderated by autism authority and former co-host of MTV's Singled Out Jenny McCarthy, will be held today at UCLA's Schoenberg Auditorium.
"For years now, the scientific community has lagged behind the overwhelming anecdotal evidence that has been collected and compiled in places like Google and YouTube," Dr. McCarthy explained. "This meeting is the perfect opportunity to bring together research scientists, physicians and lay people treating disorders such as autism, and the speakers we have lined up are just amazing."
Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge, was very impressed with the scheduled presenters. "Where else are you going to hear Oprah discuss her work on mapping autism risk loci using genetic linkage and chromosomal rearrangements or Holly Robinson Peete expounding on studies of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from children with autism spectrum disorder."
The highlight of the symposium will very likely be the expert panel discussion on the role of environmental toxins, in particular mercury and childhood vaccinations, in autism. Panelists will include Montel Williams, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, and the Phillie Phanatic.