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CIFAR is a Canadian-based, global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions.

By supporting long-term interdisciplinary collaboration, CIFAR provides researchers with an unparalleled environment of trust, transparency and knowledge sharing. Our time-tested model inspires new directions of inquiry, accelerates discovery and yields breakthroughs across borders and academic disciplines. Through knowledge mobilization, we are catalysts for change in industry, government and society. CIFAR’s community of fellows includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 researchers from 22 countries. In 2017, the Government of Canada appointed CIFAR to develop and lead the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, the world's first national AI strategy.

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CIFAR/OBI Public Lecture on Autism, Presented by Autism Speaks

by CIFAR
Mar 12 / 13
Dr. Donald T. Stuss, President and Scientific Director of the Ontario Brain Institute, provides opening remarks at the Neuroscience Accelerator Workshop: Autism.



Dr. Stephen Scherer, Director of the Centre for Applied Genomics at the Hospital for Sick Children, presents his Public Lecture on autism at the Neuroscience Accelerator Workshop.






Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou, Lead of the OBI-funded Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders program, presents at the Neuroscience Accelerator Workshop: Autism.



Dr. Marla Sokolowski, Co-Director, Child and Brain Development Program for the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), presents at the Neuroscience Accelerator Workshop: Autism.



Dr. Donald T. Stuss moderates a question and answer period during the Neuroscience Accelerator Workshop: Autism.



Dr. Pekka Sinervo, Senior Vice-President of Research for the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), provides closing remarks at the Neuroscience Accelerator Workshop: Autism.