As a part of INSAR's Strategic Plan, to represent a diverse and global community, INSAR began co-hosting Regional INSAR Meetings in 2015. The INSAR Regional Meetings are held outside North America and Europe in locations where our members may be less able to attend INSAR annual meetings, and/or where local organizers are interested in building a stronger autism research community. INSAR Regional Meetings are held in partnership with local research, clinical, and stakeholder groups.
INSAR Regional Meeting 2019 , October 17-19, 2019, Puerto Varas, Chile
The third INSAR Regional Meeting took place in Puerto Varas, Chile in October 2019. The meeting was organized by Dr. Andres Roman Urrestarazu, Dr. Alejandra Mendez Fadol, Dr. Monica Troncoso Schifferlli, and Dr. Gabriel Gatica Bahamonde.
The INSAR Chile 2019 Regional Meeting included:
'Autism and Public Policy Symposium' pre-conference meeting, which was attended by 500 professional from various disciplines;
'Meeting of Young Professionals' pre-conference events, which were attended by over 150 researchers and professionals networking with experienced researchers on successful research and career development;
'Meeting for Parents' pre-conference event, attended by over 200 parents locally and thousands via streaming;
The Scientific Program included topics from: biological sciences, medical sciences, public health, education, neurosciences, and psychology.
INSAR Africa Regional Meeting 2017, Stellenbosch, South Africa, September 7-9, 2017
The second regional meeting of INSAR took place in Stellenbosch, South Africa in September 2017. INSAR and Autism Speaks teamed up with the South African Association for Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists and Allied Professions (SA-ACAPAP) and the African Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health (AACAMH) to bring together over 300 professionals from more than 25 countries for this event.
Session Recordings: Below are links to view the Master Course presentation videos from Regional INSAR Meeting 2015.
INSAR Regional Meetings
Aim: INSAR wishes to broaden its global reach by co-hosting Regional INSAR Meetings in locations where our members may be less able to attend INSAR annual meetings, and/or where local organizers are interested in building a stronger autism research community. Periodically the Board will issue a Call for Proposals for Regional INSAR Meetings outside North America and Europe.
Scope: INSAR Regional Meetings are held in partnership with local research, clinical, and stakeholder groups.
Timing: We held the first Regional INSAR Meeting in 2015 (in Shanghai). The second Regional INSAR Meeting was held in September 2017 (in South Africa). The third Regional INSAR Meeting took place in October 2019 in Chile. The frequency of such meetings is to be decided, but INSAR will not hold a Regional INSAR Meeting in the same year that the main INSAR meeting takes place outside North America.
How to Make a Proposal: Current INSAR Members will receive email announcements when the next Call for Proposals opens. If you know of an ideal location outside North America/Europe, where there are local groups eager to partner with INSAR to hold a Regional INSAR Meeting, we would be pleased to have you participate in the next proposal process.