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AANE Webinar: Studying the Relationship Between Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome + Autism through Fragile X Premutation, 2/7/24, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET

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February 7, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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In this presentation, we will be reviewing what we know about the relationship between Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and autism. In addition, we will be talking about our ongoing study investigating an EDS-like clinical expression in a subset of women with Fragile X Premutation. We will explore potential causal mechanisms in the premutation and reflect back on what that may mean for the broader EDS spectrum and autism.

Register now and watch this webinar live or later on demand.  See below for details.

This webinar will be recorded. If you are not available during the live presentation, registrants will receive the video link to access the recording of the presentation two business days after the session ends. Registrants can access the recorded presentation for 30 days.


Dr. Emily Casanova holds a PhD in Anatomy and Physiology from the University of Louisville. She has additional training in the clinical assessment of Hypermobile EDS, as well as research training in genetics, paleogenomics, and bioinformatics. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Loyola University, New Orleans, where she teaches classes covering basic neuroscience, psychology, and brain evolution and she maintains active clinical and basic research programs focusing on autism and clinical paleogenomics.


This webinar is designed for Autistic adults, their parents, other adult family members, and partners of these individuals. Professionals who support the autism community are also welcome. 


Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours prior to the event. Early registration is highly recommended as many programs fill quickly.

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