Distinguished Lecture Series

Children’s Specialized Hospital Research Center is proud to provide our Distinguished Lecture Series, a free research education program for healthcare professionals. World-renowned researcher scientists present on various topics affecting healthcare today.

Upcoming Lectures

Join Us for ‘To Independence and Beyond: Facilitating the Transition to Adulthood for Autistic Youth’ on Thursday, September 22 from 12pm – 1:30 pm presented by Nancy Cheak-Zamora, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Health Science, University of Missouri. Click here to register.

Previous Lectures

Patricia L. Scheets, PT, MHS, DPT, NCS: “Making a Movement Diagnosis: Can It Add Value to Our Care?” Held April 28, 2022.

Dr. Rhonda C. Boyd: “Child and Adolescent Mental Health Before and In the Time of COVID-19.” Held December 2, 2021.

Dr. Angela Lumba-Brown: “Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Among Children: From Evidence-Based Guidelines to Emerging Research” Held July 22, 2021.

Dr. Michael Kruer: “Genomic Discoveries Prompt New Questions and New Opportunities in Cerebral Palsy Held March 29, 2021.

Dr. Bob Atkins: “Closing the Health Equity Gap in Three Acts” Held November 17, 2020

Dr. Eve-Lynn Nelson: “Telehealth Pedal to the Metal: Advancing Pediatric Best Practices During COVID and Beyond” Held August 20, 2020

Dr. Pam Feliciano: "How to SPARK Answers for Autism: Engaging the National ASD Community in Research" Held December 12, 2019

Dr. Alice Chu: " Destination MACS 4 and 5! Optimizing assessment tools and treatment goals for children with cerebral palsy and severe upper extremity dysfunction " Held October 1, 2019

Dr. Diane Damiano: "What’s New in the World of Pediatric Neurorehabilitation?" Held February 26, 2019

Dr. Alex Fiks: "What Health Information Technology Can (and Can't) Do For Pediatric Care." Held October 25, 2018

Dr. Roy Wade: "Childhood Stress and Urban Poverty: The impact of adverse childhood experiences on health." Held September 25, 2018

Dr. Connie Kasari: "Engaging Autism: Interventions for improving social communication in ASD." Held April 4, 2018

Dr. Ami Klin: “Developmental Social Neuroscience Meets Public Health Challenge: A new system of healthcare delivery for infants and toddlers with autism spectrum disorder.” Held November 16, 2017

Dr. Victoria Miller: “Involving Children and Adolescents with a Chronic Illness in Decision Making.” Held October 17, 2017

Dr. Gerard A. Gioia: "Community-Based Concussion Care for Children: A Macro Perspective." Held March 29, 2017

Dr. Albert “Skip” Rizzo: "Advances in Virtual Reality and New Technologies for Childhood Health Conditions." Held January 17, 2017

Dr. Wise Young: "Update on Trials of Umbilical Cord Blood and Lithium Treatments of Spinal Cord Injury." Held November 1, 2016

Dr. Craig Newschaffer: "Environmental Exposure and Autism Risk: Narrowing Knowledge Gaps." Held April 28, 2016

Dr. David D. Sherry: “Amplified Pain - when it hurts too much, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes.” Held January 15, 2016

Dr. David S. Mandell: "Policy is not enough: what we need to do to make autism interventions work in the community." Held December 11, 2015

Dr. James C. (Cole) Galloway:“Go Baby Global: Technology for everywhere you play and walk.” Held October 30, 2015

Dr. Keith Yeates: "Social Outcomes in Children with Traumatic Brain Injury." Held April 22, 2015

Dr. Flora Vaccarino: “Autism Spectrum Disorders and Macrocephaly: Defining abnormalities using iPSC models.” Held March 9, 2015

Dr. Erin Bigler: “Networks, Connectivity and Neuropsychology: The Latest in Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).” Held October 2, 2014

Dr. Joseph Buxbaum: “Gene Discovery in Autism and the Impact on Improved Patient Care.” Held June 26, 2014

Dr. Cathy Lord: “Longitudinal Studies of Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Held April 24, 2014