The second presentation of Ledge Talks: The Knowledge Series will be held on July 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly Building.
The Legislative Library is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Selleck who will speak on The Inconvenient Truth About Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Dr. Selleck is the Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University. A leader in the field of neuroscience, Dr. Selleck will discuss the current understanding of the genetics of autism, the possibility that environmental and genetic factors show significant interactions that contribute to susceptibility, and the feasibility of pharmaceutical treatment for a set of diseases that are affected by hundreds to thousands of different genes. The lessons learned from the study of autism, Dr. Selleck suggests, have implications for research of other complex human traits, including schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, cancer and heart disease.
There will be time for questions and discussion following Dr. Selleck’s presentation.
Ledge Talks: The Knowledge Series will serve as a forum for a wide variety of speakers to present current ideas, science, traditional knowledge, and issues relevant to the Northwest Territories and beyond. Ledge Talks will also showcase research done by the many GNWT employees – often with collaborating partners – who are making substantial contributions to the world’s understanding of the North.
If you would like to do a Ledge Talk yourself (or know someone who should), the Legislative Assembly Library would like to hear from you.
Ledge Talk Guidelines:
1) Ledge Talks are about knowledge, not politics.
2) Ledge Talks are about issues, not government programs.
3) Talks should generally be 20 to 30 minutes long, and presenters should be prepared to respond to questions.
4) PowerPoint and video are welcome. Please notify the Library of your needs in advance.
5) If you have questions or suggestions for presenters, please contact Legislative Librarian Vera Raschke at 669-2203 or Lee Selleck, Director of Research and Library Services, at 669-2213, or by email.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Vera Raschke, Legislative Librarian, 669-2203
Lee Selleck, Director of Research, Library & Information Services, 669-2213