Association for Behavior Analysis International

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49th Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2023

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Invited Paper Session #371A
CE Offered: BACB
Doreen Granpeesheh Speaker Series for the Interdisciplinary Approach to the Treatment of Autism: Considering the Medical Factors Contributing to Behaviors in Autism
Monday, May 29, 2023
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
Convention Center Four Seasons Ballroom 2/3
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Doreen Granpeesheh (Autism Media Network)
CE Instructor: Timothy Buie, M.D.
Presenting Author: TIMOTHY BUIE (Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital)
Abstract: TBD
Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

All care givers for individuals with autism.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) Recognize behavioral presentations that may be coming from underlying medical conditions; (2) Consider processes to test for medical contribution to behaviors; (3) Demonstrate the impact of data coming from behavioral care for the medical provider.
TIMOTHY BUIE (Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital)
Timothy M. Buie, M.D. is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Autism medical specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital. Prior to that position, he worked in the pediatric gastroenterology department for18 years at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children based in Boston, MA. He also served as the Director of Gastrointestinal and Nutrition at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Lurie Center for Autism. Dr. Buie is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He completed his training in Pediatric Gastroenterology at Yale University School of Medicine. In addition to managing a large patient population, Dr. Buie has published a variety of papers and book chapters characterizing gastrointestinal problems in children with autism and developmental disorders including clinical presentation and medical findings. His work includes translational research of the intestinal microbiome and the metabolic effects of the microbiome in a variety of conditions in pediatrics including autism and inflammatory disease. Dr. Buie has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal on PBS NewsHour, the BBC and media worldwide talking about gastrointestinal symptoms, diet and nutrition, and the microbiome differences seen in individuals with autism. He is currently featured on and YouTube in an online medical video series he developed and co-produced with Autism Speaks and has been a contributor to the advice column “Food for Thought” on the Autism Speaks Web site. Dr. Buie’s lecture on “Autism and the Impact of the Intestinal Microbiome; Exploring the Relationship of the Intestinal Micro Flora to Diet, Digestion and Disease” can be viewed in an online video produced by Quantum University and available on YouTube. Dr. Buie has been honored for his efforts in medicine and has been selected as one of Boston’s “Top Docs,” by his peers. He most recently received the Margaret Bauman Award for Autism Care presented in May 2017, which he also received in 2010. He has received the Professional of the Year by the Autism Society of America in 2010 and the Partners in Excellence Award 2014. In 2015, Dr. Buie received the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine’s Take Wing Award honoring his career achievements and professional excellence. He received the Boston Children’s Hospital GI Teaching Attending of the Year 2020, awarded by the GI Fellowship. For more information, please view Dr. Buie’s online profile on the Boston Children’s website:



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