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The MICHELANGELO Scientific Advisory Board Meeting & the plenary meeting in the Aeolian Islands

Hosted by the Italian National Research Council (CNR), a Partner of the Project, MICHELANGELO will organize its 1st Scientific Advisory Board Meeting and its 3rd Project Plenary Meeting in the fascinating environment of the Aeolian Islands and more precisely at the Hotel Carasco in Lipari.








Lipari is listed by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites and is the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the north coast of Sicily.

The program is as below indicated:

Tuesday 19th September 2012 ; Time: 14:30-18:00 : SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
Wednesday 20th September 2012 – Thursday 21st September 2012 : MICHELANGELO PLENARY MEETING

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) consists of independent and prestigious experts from all over the world with different backgrounds and areas of expertise; it has been set up to ensure that the project is constantly in line with its objectives and with the current scientific and medical developments. The experts participating in the SAB will perform an annual review of the activity of the MICHELANGELO Project and will provide essential inputs to the Project Steering Committee in terms of assessing the quality and relevance of the project.

The members of the MICHELANGELO Scientific Advisory Board are:

  • Prof. Catherine Barthélémy: Professor at the University of Tours, France and President of the Association for the Research on Autism and for the Prevention of non-adaptation (ARAPI);
  • Prof. Tony Charman: Chair in Autism Education, Centre for Research in Autism and Education, Department of Psychology and Human Development, Institute of Education of the University of London;
  • Dr. Jacqueline Nadel, PhD, CNRS Research director, Emotion center, USR3246, Université Pierre & Marie Curie- Pitié-Salpêtrière - Interdisciplinary Network Autisme-Science.
  • Prof. Sally Rogers: Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences UC Davis MIND Institute - Sacramento, CA.

The MICHELANGELO Project will complete its first year of activity in October 2012; the Plenary Meeting will give the opportunity to the eight Partners of the project to discuss and assess the status of the research work, to identify risks and eventually to implement corrective actions and to plan the activities of the second year of the project with the needed detail.

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