Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Event Details

My Health Chat Takes on Autism, Other Developmental Disabilities

Date: February 14, 2012

Time: 3:30PM to 4:00PM

Location: Streamed live on Facebook and at


Experts from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will discuss and take questions about discovery and innovations in autism and other developmental disabilities during the next “My Health Chat” on Feb. 14.

Hosted monthly by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, these 30-minute interactive video chats offer the chance to hear from and ask questions of scientists and physicians on the leading edge of advances in medicine.

Panelists will be Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., Annette Schaffer Eskind Chair and Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; Co-Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities; Professor of Psychology & Human Development, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics, and neurologist Beth Malow, M.D., Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development; Professor of Neurology; Professor of Pediatrics; Medical Director, Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center. Dr. Dykens is a specialist in genetic syndromes that cause intellectual disabilities. Dr. Malow’s work focuses on the relationship of sleep and sleep disorders on developmental disabilities including autism and Down syndrome.

The event will be streamed live from 3:30 p.m.-4 p.m. CST, Feb. 14, on Facebook and at

Visit to register. You may also view the chat schedule and register for future chats at the same time.

Questions may be submitted live during the chat or in advance by:

  • Posting them on Vanderbilt Health’s Facebook page (
  • Sending them on Twitter to @VUMCHealth or with #MyHealthChat
  • Emailing them to

The chats are archived at for future viewing. Past topics have included advances in heart disease, cancer and pediatrics. Future chats will cover the genome and the future of medicine, cancer drug discovery, neuroscience and diabetes.