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Latest research on children's issues to be featured at biennial meeting

Society for Research in Child Development

AUSTIN - The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) will hold its Biennial Meeting in Austin at the Austin Convention Center from April 6-8, 2017. This meeting brings together thousands of leading U.S. and international experts to present and learn about the latest interdisciplinary research in child development. Attendance is free to all members of the media.

Selected sessions of interest:

  • Cybele Raver, New York University, will host a discussion with Sean F. Reardon, Stanford University, and Robert J. Sampson, Harvard University, on "Neighborhood and Residential Segregation and its Impact on Children's Life Chances."

  • Damien Fair, Oregon Health and Science University, will discuss "Characterizing Large-scale Brain Networks in Children with Autism and ADHD."

  • Fons J. R. van de Vijver, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, will present a session on "Immigrant Child Development: The Role of Country Policy and Climate."

  • Kenneth A. Dodge, Duke University, will give an address entitled, "A Vision for Birth-to-Five Public Policy to Nurture Child Development."

  • Kofi Marfo, Aga Khan University, Kenya, will moderate a conversation with Hirokazu Yoshikawa and J. Lawrence Aber, New York University, on "Child Development in Low-Income and Conflict-Affected Countries: Policy and Research Directions."


Reporters interested in pursuing these or other topics presented at the meeting can search the online program. All presentations given at the Biennial are embargoed for release on the first day of the meeting, Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 a.m. ET. To register or to contact a presenter, please email Caitlin Kizielewicz.

SRCD was established in 1933 by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. The Society's goals are to advance interdisciplinary research in child development and to encourage applications of research findings. Its membership of more than 5,700 scientists is representative of the various disciplines and professions that contribute to knowledge of child development. SRCD publishes the premier journal in the field, Child Development.

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