Meeting (WTAS)

Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to announce the 12th Scientific Meeting for Autism Spectrum Conditions (WTAS) that will be held in Augsburg, Germany, on February 21-22, 2019 with a special focus on emotion and stress regulation.

The 12th WTAS will offer a high quality multifaceted program including numerous oral presentations, a panel discussion, a comprehensive scientific poster exhibition and a selection of workshops.

We are very happy to welcome Dr Argyris Stringaris (Bethesda, MD, USA) as our keynote speaker and we are looking forward to his talk “Neural underpinnings of mood and reward regulation in autism and beyond.”

We are very happy to announce that the awardee of the 5th Kanner-Asperger-Medal will be Prof Dr Uta Frith (London, United Kingdom) who will be giving the keynote address at the conference.

As a special event, the 8th Weber-Bosch Prize will be awarded at the 12th 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.

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

We are very pleased to invite you to our social evening event at Ratskeller Augsburg, which gives you the opportunity to socialize with other guests in a unique location.

We look forward to welcoming you at the 12th WTAS in Augsburg, Germany!

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