BASIS Annual Conference 2020

Conference Schedule

(Time zone: British Summer Time)

10:00am – 10:15am: Opening remarks


Session 1: Sleep

Recording for Session 1 can be found here.

10:15am - 10:30am

Dr Samuel Forbes: School of Psychology, University of East Anglia , UK

“Examining sleep and neural development in early infancy”

10:30am - 10:45am

Louisa Gossé: CBCD, Birkbeck University, UK

“Subjective vs. objective sleep measures for assessing habitual sleep patterns in the first year of life”

10:45am - 11:00am

Dr Dagmara Dimitriou: IOE, University College London , UK

“A good night’s sleep: Mixed method approach to examine sleep patterns in autistic children"

11:00am – 11:30am (20min talk +10min Q&A)

Prof. Ilan Dinstein: National Autism Research Centre, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

“From parent report to polysomnography: sleep difficulties in 2-8 year old children with autism at the National Autism Research Centre of Israel”


11:30am -11:45am: General discussion sleep


BREAK -11:45am - 12:30am


Session 2: Sensory processing

12:30am - 12:45am

Laurel Fish: SGDP, King’s College London , UK

Recording for Laurel Fish can be found here.

“Association between pupillary light reflex and sensory behaviours in the early development of autism”

12.45am – 13.00am

Dr Jannath Begum Ali: CBCD, Birkbeck University, UK

Recording for Jannath Begum Ali can be found here.

“Early differences in neural auditory processing in infants with Neurofibromatosis Type 1”

13.00am – 13.15am

Elena Piccardi: CBCD, Birkbeck University, UK

Recording for Elena Piccardi can be found here.

“Neural markers of visual perception in the early development of ASD and/or ADHD - investigating the balance between feedback and feedforward processing”

13.15am - 13.30am

Ayesha Javed: IOPPN, King’s College London, UK

“Sensory Differences in Infants with an Elevated Likelihood of Autism Spectrum Conditions”


BREAK -13:30am - 13:45am


Session 3: Updates from BASIS and affiliated projects

13.45am – 14.05am

Prof. Terje Falck-Ytter: Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden

“Sensitivity to auditory stimulation in infants with later ASD – a pupillometric study”

14.05am – 14.25am

Prof. Mayada Elsabbagh: The Neuro, McGill University, Montreal

Recording for Mayada Elsabbagh can be found here.

“Scaling up EEG research in infant siblings: Lesson learned and future directions”

14.25am -14.45am

Dr Greg Pasco: IOPPN, King’s College London, UK “BASIS comes of age: What is our 13-year-old study telling us?”

Recording for Greg Pasco can be found here.

14.45am – 15.15am: Final discussion and closing remarks