Thinking Autism International Conference 2019
17 - 19 May 2019, London UK

‘New Frontiers in Autism Research: Evidence-based Treatment of Medical Comorbidities’

Top researchers and medical doctors will present on novel approaches and most promising research in autism and comorbid or underlying disorders. Delegates will hear about current treatment trials, and learn about the importance of recognising and addressing co-occurring or underlying health issues, including seizures, metabolic and mitochondrial dysfunction, nutritional and gastrointestinal issues.


Speaker Dr Iona Bramati
PhD BSc (Hons) Ost Med DO ND

‘Evaluation of behavioural and gastrointestinal symptoms in autistic children after visceral osteopathic treatment & possible faecal calprotectin correlation’

Dr Bramati will be sharing information on her published research – Repeat-measures longitudinal study evaluating behavioural and gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism before, during and after visceral osteopathic technique (VOT) which demonstrated a positive, overall significant, symptomatic improvement in ‘social behaviour and communication’ and ‘digestive signs’ subscales comparing before and after VOT. She will also share the results of the correlation between the Faecal Calprotectin and a Twenty-Four-Parameter Questionnaire in Autistic Children with Gastrointestinal Symptoms. Finally, she will give her insight on the challenges and practicalities of using osteopathic techniques in patients with ASD suffering from gastrointestinal issues.