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Mary Coleman Lectures

A biennial lecture series on autism named after world authority Dr Mary Coleman

On September 25, 2015, a new series of lectures was introduced at the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre. The Mary Coleman Lecture will be given every two years and will focus specifically on autism and related disorders. Only outstanding clinical and basic science researchers who have contributed important new knowledge to the field of autism will be invited to give this lecture.

Who is Mary Coleman?

Mary Coleman is a paediatric neurologist specialising in neurodevelopmental disorders and currently president of the Foundation for Autism Research, Inc. She was educated at the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University with neurology training at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. She has published more than 100 scientific papers and 11 books, most of which are on or related to autism. She is one of the great pioneers in the study of the biology of autism. Her book The Biology of the Autistic Syndromes, published almost 40 years ago, is a landmark in the history of autism. Her contribution to the understanding of what we now increasingly refer to as The Autisms cannot be overstated.

Previous lectures

Mary Coleman Lecture 2015

The Autisms and What They Teach Us About the Social Brain

Mary Coleman, USA


Mary Coleman Lecture 2017

Autism from A to Z

Christopher Gillberg, Sweden

Mary Coleman Lecture 2019

From Autism to ESSENCE

Christopher Gillberg, Sweden