The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

November 14-16 | Columbus, OH

November 14-16 | Columbus, OH

The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

Wednesday Keynote


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Christopher Gillberg

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 9:45-11:15 am | Main Stage

Christopher Gillberg is a professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, since the mid-1980s. He heads the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre. He is also a chief physician at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital and one of the world’s most experienced, clinically active, child and adolescent psychiatrists – with over 40 years of extensive clinical work in treatment of patients and families with complex psychiatric/neurodevelopmental problems. Gillberg has published more than 650 peer-reviewed scientific papers on autism, Asperger syndrome, and many other related topics. His research ranges from genetics and basic neuroscience through epidemiology and clinical phenomenology to treatments/interventions and outcomes. He is the recipient of many national and international awards including the Fernström Prize for young researchers (1991), the Royal Medal of the Seraphim Order from the Swedish King (2009), and the Söderberg Prize in Medicine (2012). Gillberg is the most productive autism researcher in the world, and is on Thomson Reuter´s 2014 list of the world´s most influential researchers (all fields). In 2016, he was presented with the prestigious INSAR Lifetime Achievement Award for his research in autism.


Watch Christopher Gillberg talk about early symptomatic syndromes eliciting neurodevelopmental clinical examinations (ESSENCE) (YouTube)

Watch Christopher's 2012 interview with Lorna Wing (YouTube)