Unit Chief

PhD. Rodolfo Guillermo A.Flores Briseño

E-mail: rodolfo.floresb@uanl.mx

Phone Number: 01 81 1340 4370 ext 1830

Unit Description

The Autism Spectrum Disorders Unit is a bio-psycho-social interdisciplinary research structure, operating officially since October 20, 2016.

This unit’s objectives are:

  • To develop interdisciplinary procedures (algorithms) that provides diagnosis and possible mechanisms of early intervention regarding Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • To develop interdisciplinary research areas with other units of this Center and other national and international Institutions to produce data and information that allow defining and analyzing various biological, psychological, and behavioral factors of public and social health related to Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • To develop publications, materials, and resources, scientific and of promotion that provide updated information about Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • To create interdisciplinary training programs to provide better service and attention to people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • To create an information and orientation social service (via telephone, internet, etc.) of immediate response regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • To function as a Regional benchmark Center for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • To establish strategic relationships and partnerships with national and international institutions beneficial to this unit.
  1. Information, orientation and consulting via telephone and internet about Autism Spectrum Disorders; from families to professionals and public and private institutions.
  2. Personalized attention to families with a family member diagnosed with risk indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorders, or, referred cases by various Institutions, mainly of the educational sector.
  3. Elaboration and development of interdisciplinary procedures for early detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder risk indicators.
  4. Information capture and evaluation algorithm implementation to establish reliable and valid Autism Spectrum Disorders diagnoses.
  5. Elaboration of publications, materials, and resources of promotions that provide updated information about Autism Spectrum Disorders to the community.
  6. To inform and participate in Lectures, Seminars, Workshops, Courses, and Certificate Programs about Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  1. Relationship programs:

Various interdisciplinary relationship and collaboration strategies have been undertaken; regarding other unit of this Center, and with researchers of other national and international Institutions, in areas of:

  • Genomics
  • Nutrition
  • Stem cells culture
  • Specific metabolites detection in urine and blood.
  • Dentistry
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Education
  • Family intervention
  1. Specific projects:
  • Interinstitutional collaboration for the development of prototype tools to detect Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related syndromes, based on nucleic acid technology.
  • Interinstitutional collaboration to research the usage of embryonic stem cells as a possible therapeutic strategy on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Interinstitutional collaboration to determine opioids in urine of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder epidemiology on the metropolitan area of Monterrey, Mexico.
  • Diagnostic criteria for the early detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  1. Research general areas:

To produce data and information that allow defining and analyzing various biological, psychological, and behavioral factors of public and social health related to Autism Spectrum Disorders.

  1. Social service opportunities, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s, and PhD writing opportunities.

Currently, there are opportunities to take part in many areas of research, diagnose, statistics, and service of interest to the applicant, aligning to the particular and general Institutional procedures.

At present, our facilities have a space of approximately 12 mt² (129 ft²), equipped with the necessary elements of an office and clinic where the pertinent requirements of the unit are fulfilled.

Third Congress about Social Responsibility.

Master Conference: “Como si la discapacidad importara” (As if disability matters)

Venue: School of Mechanical and Electric Engineering, UANL.

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Time: 10:00-10:30 Note: Free

International Autism Awareness Month Celebration

April 4, 2017

Master Conference: “A Revolution in Therapeutics: The Role of Human Embryonic Stem Cells”

Lecturers: Dr. Geeta Shroff, Chief Medical Officer of Nutech Mediwo RLD, New Delhim, India.

Venue: CIDICS Auditorium.

Time: 10:00-11:00  Note: Conference held on English.

April 5, 2017

Master Conference: “Desarrollo de una herramienta prototipo para la detección del Autismo y síndromes relacionados con base en la tecnología de ácidos nucleicos. (Development of a prototype tool to detect Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other related syndromes based on nucleic acid technology).

Lecturers: M.Sc. Javier E. Apodaca Hernández, CEO of Bibliotecas Genómicas, S.A. de C.V. (Essenx) MEXICO

Venue: Cidics Auditorium.

Time: 10:00-11:00  Note: Free

Monday May 15, 2017

International Master Conference: “Entendiendo el autismo desde un cambio de paradigma” (Understading Autism from a Change of Paradigm.

Venue: CIDICS Auditorium.

Time: 9:00-14:00

Lecturers: Daniel Comin (Spain), Director, Researcher, and Editor of Autismo Diario. Scientific articles about Autism Spectrum Disorder supervisor; Professor of various Universities of the American Continent; member of the Spanish Association of Autism Professionals; International Lecturer; father of a child with autism.

Monday, May 15 to 19, 2017

First International Formative Conferences “Aprendiendo Juntos sobre el Autismo” (Learning Together about Autism)

Professors:

Daniel Comin (Spain)

Director, Researcher, and Editor of Autismo Diario. Scientific articles about Autism Spectrum Disorder supervisor; Professor of various Universities of the American Continent; member of the Spanish Association of Autism Professionals; International Lecturer; father of a child with autism.

Elaime Maciques (Cuba)

Master’s in Neurorehabilitation and Master’s in Clinic Psycho-pedagogy. Author of the books “Arteterapia: mi mirada personal al interior de los TEA”, and, “Guía para el trabajo profesional en casa”. Contributor of Autismo Diario. Specialist in learning disorders, sensory integration, and autism.

  1. Workshops for fathers and families:
  • Family emotions
  • Sensory integration (I and II)
  • Eating disorders

Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18, May

Time: 9:00-13:00

Friday, May 19

Time: 9:00-13:00 and 15:00-19:00

  1. Workshop for professionals:
  • Executive functions.
  • Social History elaboration.
  • Sensory integration (I and II)
  • Eating disorders.

Monday, May 15

Time: 16:00-20:00

Friday, May 19

Time: 9:00-13:00 and 15:00-19:00

Venue: First floor CIDICS

Note: A certificate with curricular value will be given.

 

October 5 and 6, 2017

Symposium on Autism Spectrum Disorders

XXIX National Congress of Medicine Research

 

Time: 9:00-12:00

Place: Cintermex

November 29, 30 and December 1, 2017

Third International Congress on Educational Research

Venue: Physical-Mathematics School

For information, send an e-mail to rie@uanl.mx

Official website: www.reddeinvestigacioneducativa.uanl.mx