Register for the 2024 PARC Community Event

Register for the 2024 PARC Conference

PARC 2024 Poster Submission

The PARC Annual Conference provides an opportunity for our community to celebrate the scientific advances being made by our PARC faculty and students. Events typically include symposia, social activities, and an engaging student poster showcase (with prizes!).

As part of this celebration, PARC invites leading visionaries in the field of autism to provide both a scientific and community-focused keynote speeches.

The 2024 PARC Community Engagement Event will be held on Thursday April 4th, from 6:30-7:30pm at the First United Methodist Church (1700 Mitch Daniels Blvd, West Lafayette, IN 47906). Register for the event here.

The 2024 Purdue Autism Research Conference will be held on Friday April 5th, from 8am-6pm at the Convergence Center. Register for the conference here. Poster submissions can be submitted here.

This day-long conference will feature keynote addresses from Sandy Magaña (University Texas, Austin) and Dr Yong-Hui Jiang (Yale School of Medicine), three faculty research symposia, a trainee luncheon, poster session, and reception. This exciting event will feature cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research from leading scholars in the field on autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Students & Trainees: Please joins us for the roundtable luncheon, which is a chance to meet with our invited speakers in a small-group format. Be sure to sign up for the luncheon when registering for the conference!

The conference schedule is listed below:

  • 8am: Registration & Breakfast
  • 8:30: Welcoming Remarks
  • 8:45am: Keynote address by Dr. Sandy Magaña (Texas Center for Disability Studies)
  • 10am: Symposium #1: Understanding autism with animal models, cell villages, and microbiota
    • Michelle Antoine (NIH), Matt Tegtmeyer (Purdue University), Brittany Needham (Indiana University)
  • 11:15am: Roundtable Luncheon for Trainees.
  • 12:15pm: Keynote address by Dr. Yong-Hui Jiang (Yale University)
  • 1:30pm: Symposium #2: Towards a better understanding of monogenic autism
    • Yang Yang (Purdue University), Alicia Guemez-Gamboa (Northwestern University), Nien-Pei Tsai (UIUC)
  • 3pm: Symposium #3: Interventions for autistic children from culturally/linguistically diverse communities locally and globally
    • Jenni Thang (Purdue University), Rebecca McNally Keehn (IUSM), Yovia (Yue) Xu (University of Illinois), Jessica Lee (Indiana University)
  • 4pm: Poster Session & Reception

Parking is adjacent to the Convergence Center at the corner of Mitch Daniels Blvd and Foundry Dr. The parking fee is $7.50 (all day), payable at the front desk of the Convergence Center.  Limited 2-hour metered street parking is also available around the Convergence Center. 

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