Meeting (WTAS)

Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to announce the 13th Scientific Meeting for Autism Spectrum Conditions (WTAS) that will be held in Göttingen, Germany, on March 19-20, 2020 with a special focus on the meaning of environment.

The 13th WTAS will offer a high qualitty, multifaceted program including numerous oral presentations, a comprehensive poster exhibition and a selection of various workshops.

We are happy to announce our keyspeakers: Prof. Dr. Hannelore Ehrenreich (Goettingen, Germany) will talk about “Autism as a disease of the synapse: Many roads lead to Romeand Dr. William Mandy (London, United Kingdom) will focus on “The role of the environment in shaping the lives of autistic people”.

As a special event, the 9th Weber-Bosch Prize will be awarded at the 13th WTAS, with which the WGAS honors young scientists from German-speaking countries under the age of 35 who have made significant contributions to autism research at home or abroad. The call is announced here.

We are very pleased to invite you to our social evening event at Deutsches Theater Goettingen, which gives you the opportunity to socialize with other guests, dance and participate in the first ever hold science slam in the history of WTAS.  If you are interested in presenting your research, you can sign up during the registration process.

Students and young researchers have the opportunity to apply for travel awards. In addition, there are diversity awards available. The call is announced here.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by writing to

Yours sincerely, on behalf of the WGAS board of directors,

Prof. Dr. Luise Poustka (President), Prof. Dr. Michele Noterdaeme (Chairman), Prof. Dr. Isabel Dziobek (Vice President)