WTAS

(Conference)

The Scientific Conference Autism Spectrum (WTAS) takes place once a year. A wide range of scientific research will be presented at the conference, including topics such as diagnostics, intervention, imaging and neuropsychology. Researchers, practitioners and people on the spectrum as well as their families come to the WTAS every year.

Ludger Tebartz van Elst

At A GLANCE

I would like to warmly welcome you to the 14th WTAS from 16.03. until 17.03. 2023 in Freiburg. Alternatively, you can participate in the event online. We are particularly looking forward to the keynotes by Prof. Dr. Francesca Happé with the title “Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum” and Dr. Ailsa Russell with the topic “Improving accessibility of psychological therapies for autism”.

Prof. Dr. Ludger Tebartz van Elst (President of the 14th WTAS)

 

Here you can find the flyer for WTAS 2023.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

As every year, the WTAS offers a variety of program items such as keynotes and a poster exhibition, where young scientists can present current research results. The program on the homepage is preliminary. Changes are possible.

Monday, 13.03.2023

09:00 - 11:30: Online-Workshop

Workshop: Schematherapie bei Jugendlichen und Erwachsenen mit ASS (Dipl.-Psych. Claus Lechmann)

This workshop will be held exclusively online. You can find details about the workshops here.

14:00 - 16:30: Online-Workshop

Workshop: “So laut ich konnte dachte ich, dass ich sie liebte“ – Emotionserleben und Training emotionaler Kompetenz bei Menschen im Autismus-Spektrum (Michaela Hartl)

This workshop will be held exclusively online. You can find details about the workshops here.

Thursday morning, 16.03.2023

09:00 - 11:30: Workshops

Workshop: ASS: Diagnostik und Differrentialdiagnostik im Kindes- und Jugendalter (Prof. Dr. Michele Noterdaeme)

Workshop: Freiburger Elterntraining für Autismus-Spektrum-Störungen: FETASS (Dipl.-Psych. Bettina Brehm & Dr. phil. Judith Schill)

Workshop: Autismus-Spektrum-Störungen im Erwachsenenalter und Borderline-Persönlichkeitsstörungen (Dr. Swantje Matthies, Dr. med. Ismene Ditrich & Dr. phil. Martina Schlatterer)

Workshop: Bewegungstherapie mit autistischen Kindern und Jugendlichen – ein Balanceakt (Dipl-Heilpädagogin Roswitha Nass & Dr. Till Thimme)

Workshop: Bei Autismus ist alles anders? Behandlung von Komorbiditäten bei Kindern und Jugendlichen mit Autismus-Spektrum-Störung (Dr. med. Thomas Stehr & Dr. rer. nat. Anika Langmann)

Workshop: Individualisierte Auswahl und Anwendbarkeit evidenz-basierter ASS-Förder-, und Therapiemethoden für den Kinder-, und Jugendbereich (Dr. Janina Kitzerow-Cleven & Dr. Ziyon Kim)

Workshop details can be found here.

10:00 - 11:45: Registration
11:45 - 12:00: Welcome

Speakers: Prof. Dr. Michele Noterdaeme / Prof. Dr. Tebartz van Elst

12:00 - 13:00: Keynote

Title: Therapie der Autismus-Spektrum-Störungen im Erwachsenenalter zwischen Akzeptanz und Änderung: FASTER-Konzept und SPZ Modell

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ludger Tebartz van Elst

13:00 - 14:00: Short talks

We are looking forward to short presentations (approx. 10 minutes) on different areas (e.g. diagnostics, intervention) of autism research. If you would like to contribute a presentation, you may submit an abstract by 11/30/2022.

14:00 - 15:00: Keynote

Title: Improving accessibility of psychological therapies for autism

Speaker: Dr. Ailsa Russell

15:00 - 15:15: Coffee break

Thursday afternoon, 16.03.2023

15:15 - 16:00: Poster exhibition

In the poster exhibition, we give researchers the opportunity to report on current study results. If you would like to contribute a poster, you may submit an abstract by 11/30/2022. Poster prizes will also be awarded. 

16:00 - 17:00: Short talks

We are looking forward to short presentations (approx. 10 minutes) on different areas (e.g. diagnostics, intervention) of autism research. If you would like to contribute a presentation, you may submit an abstract by 11/30/2022.

17:00 - 18:00: Festvortrag

Titel: Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum

Vortragende: Prof. Dr. Francesca Happé

18:00 - 19:00: Members' Meeting

In the general meeting the board reports about the WGAS association work. Invited are members as well as interested people who can imagine a membership!

Ab 19:30: Society Evening

The Society Evening offers you the opportunity to network with other participants of the conference. It will take place at the Peterhofkeller in Freiburg. Highlights of the evening will be the presentation of the Weber-Bosch Award and the poster awards.

Places are limited – we recommend early registration

Friday, 17.03.2023

09:00 - 10:00: Short talks

We are looking forward to short presentations (approx. 10 minutes) on different areas (e.g. diagnostics, intervention) of autism research. If you would like to contribute a presentation, you may submit an abstract by 11/30/2022.

10:00 - 10:30: Talk: Weber-Bosch Award

The WGAS honors innovation and extraordinary achievement of young German-speaking researchers working in Germany or abroad with the Weber-Bosch Award. You can still apply for this award until 30/10/2022. 

10:30 - 10:45: Coffee break
10:45 - 11:00: Anniversary contribution

Presentation of the Stiftung Irene
Speaker: Susanne Müller-Deile

11:00 - 12:00: Keynote

Title: Evidenzbasierte Behandlung von komorbiden Störungen der Autismus-Spektrum-Störung im Kindes- und Jugendalter

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Inge Kamp-Becker

12:00 - 13:00: Short talks

We are looking forward to short presentations (approx. 10 minutes) on different areas (e.g. diagnostics, intervention) of autism research. If you would like to contribute a presentation, you may submit an abstract by 10/30/2022.

13:00 - 13:15: Farewell

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Michele Notderdaeme

13:15 - 14:00: Lunch break
14:00 - 16:30: Workshops

Workshop: Frauen und Mädchen im Autismusspektrum (Silke Lipinski und Dr. Ulrike Sünkel)

Workshop: FASTER-Gruppentherapie in der Praxis (Dr. Thomas Fangmeier und Manon Mannherz)

Workshop: Die Bedeutung der sozio-emotionalen Entwicklung in der Unterstützung und Förderung von Menschen aus dem Autismus-Spektrum (Prof. Dr. med. Tanja Sappok und Dr. phil. Thomas Bergmann)

Workshop: ADOS-Refresher (Prof. Dr. Inge Kamp-Becker und Dr. med. Mardjan Ghahreman)

Workshop: Das Kleinkind-Modul des ADOS 2 (Prof. Dr. med. Luise Poustka)

Workshop: Beziehungsgestaltung und Zielsetzung in der Psychotherapie Erwachsener aus dem Autismusspektrum (PD Dr. med. Dr. phil. Andreas Riedel und Dr. phil. et lic. phil. Salvatore Corbisiero)

Workshop details can be found here.

Registration

Registration is required for WTAS participation. If you click on “Register here” you will be redirected to our registration platform (ConfTool). There you first create a user account in order to then register for the conference. We have prepared instructions to help you find your way around the registration platform. If you have any questions about registration, please contact us . Registration is open now.

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Overview of Fees

Below we have compiled an overview of the WTAS 2023 fees for you:

In-person event:

Early bird rate (until 31.12.2022)

WGAS members

Conference: 195 €

Workshop: 45 €

Society evening: 50 €

Student members

Conference: 95 €

Workshop: 20 €

Society evening: 25 €

Non-members

Conference: 260 €

Workshop: 55 €

Society evening: 65 €

Reduced rate

Conference: 130 €

Workshop: 30 €

Society evening: 30 €

The discount rate applies to students (please note that the discount does not apply to doctoral candidates), individuals on the autism spectrum, and their dependents.

Regular rate (until 28.02.2023)

WGAS members

Conference: 230 €

Workshop: 55 €

Society evening: 65 €

Student members

Conference: 105 €

Workshop: 30 €

Society evening: 35 €

Non-members

Conference: 290 €

Workshop: 65 €

Society evening: 75 €

Reduced rate

Conference: 145 €

Workshop: 35 €

Society evening: 40 €

The discount rate applies to students (please note that the discount does not apply to doctoral candidates), individuals on the autism spectrum, and their dependents.

Box office (16./17.03.2023)

WGAS members

Conference: 260 €

Workshop: 65 €

Student members

Conference: 130 €

Workshop: 40 €

Non-members

Conference: 320 €

Workshop: 75 €

Reduced rate

Conference: 155 €

Workshop: 45 €

The discount rate applies to students (please note that the discount does not apply to doctoral candidates), individuals on the autism spectrum, and their dependents.

Online event

Early bird rate (until 31.12.2022)

WGAS members

Conference: 135 €

Workshop: 30 €

Student members

Conference: 60 €

Workshop: 15 €

Non-members

Conference: 170 €

Workshop: 40 €

Reduced rate

Conference: 90 €

Workshop: 20 €

The discount rate applies to students (please note that the discount does not apply to doctoral candidates), individuals on the autism spectrum, and their dependents.

Regular rate (until 28.02.2023)

WGAS members

Conference: 155 €

Workshop: 40 €

Student members

Conference: 70 €

Workshop: 20 €

Non-members

Conference: 195 €

Workshop: 45 €

Reduced rate

Conference: 95 €

Workshop: 25 €

The discount rate applies to students (please note that the discount does not apply to doctoral candidates), individuals on the autism spectrum, and their dependents.

Box office (16./17.03.2023)

WGAS members

Conference: 175 €

Workshop: 45 €

Student members

Conference: 85 €

Workshop: 25 €

Non-members

Conference: 215 €

Workshop: 50 €

Reduced rate

Conference: 100 €

Workshop: 30 €

The discount rate applies to students (please note that the discount does not apply to doctoral candidates), individuals on the autism spectrum, and their dependents.

ABSTRACTS

Abstracts WTAS - WGAS Autismus

You can enrich the WTAS with contributions for posters and/or short presentations. Contributions will be accepted if they are empirical work from the area of ​​the autism spectrum or questions relevant to this.

Prizes & Awards

Travel grants

The WGAS provides travel grants to promote young scientists. These include the waiver of the conference fee and the payment of a travel allowance

Diversity Award

Two Diversity Awards are available for the WTAS, with which the WGAS honors people who have made outstanding contributions to the coexistence of people with and without autism.

Weber-Bosch-Award

With this award, the WGAS honors German-speaking early career researchers who demonstrate extraordinary achievement and innovation in autism research. The work will also be presented as a talk at the WTAS.

Stiftung Irene Stipend

The Stiftung Irene, in cooperation with the WGAS, offers an annual doctoral scholarship. The doctoral scholarship is intended to support empirical doctoral theses on the subject of autism.

Poster awards

The WGAS awards excellent research in the field of autism research during the poster exhibition. The evaluation includes, among other things, the innovative content, impact, but also the design of the poster.

Kanner-Asperger-Medal

The WGAS would like to recognize many years of service to national and international researchers in the field of autism. For such achievements, the association awards the Kanner-Asperger-Medal every two years. 

Arrival

The WTAS takes place in Freiburg:
Aula Prometheushalle

Kollegiengebäude I
Platz der Universität 3
79098 Freiburg

You can also view the location on the map. If you click on “Directions to the conference”, you can display your way to the conference. 

The Society Evening will take place in the Peterhofkeller: 

Der Gesellschaftsabend wird im Peterhofkeller stattfinden:
Peterhofkeller
Niemensstraße 10
79098 Freiburg

Hotel options

In the following hotels room allotments are available for participants of the 14th Scientific Conference Autism Spectrum under the keyword “WTAS” from 16.03. to 17.03.2023, which you can access individually. The prices have been requested by us from the hotels and are given here to the best of our knowledge. Please click on the desired hotel and book a room on your own. Inquire about the current booking and cancellation conditions. WGAS acts only as an agent and assumes no liability. Rebookings/cancellations must be made directly with the hotel. As the number of rooms available is limited, we recommend that you book early.

City Hotel: Overnight stay incl. breakfast in a single room 85,00 €; booking until 16.02.2023

Hotel Barbara: Overnight stay incl. breakfast in single room 109,00 € or in double room 119,00 €; booking until 31.01.2023

Intercity Hotel: Overnight stay incl. breakfast in single room 99,00 €; booking until 01.02.2023

Central Hotel Freiburg GmbH & Co. KG: Overnight stay without breakfast for single room: 91,00 €; booking until 15.02.2023

Conference Proceedings

Below you will find all conference proceedings of the last WTAS. If you click on an abstract band, it will be displayed enlarged.

Sponsors

The neutrality and independence of WGAS is always maintained in any form of sponsorship. Any form of influence by the sponsor on the content or strategic decisions of WGAS is excluded. The WGAS treats all donations from the sponsoring companies in a transparent manner and will provide information upon request. Organizers, speakers and the scientific management disclose their potential conflicts of interest to the participants and, upon request, to the State Medical Association. The contents of the WTAS and its workshops are designed to be product and/or service neutral.

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