The 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) will be held in Melbourne, Australia on May 15-18, 2024

New York, NY – The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) will hold its 2024 Annual Meeting – the organization’s 23rd – from Wednesday, May 15 through Saturday, May 18, 2024, bringing together a global, multidisciplinary group of more than 1,200 autism researchers, clinicians, advocates, self-advocates, and students from 20 countries to exchange the latest scientific learnings and discoveries that are advancing the expanding understanding of autism and its complexities. This year’s meeting will be held in-person in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre.

The INSAR Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of scientists and specialists who continue to catalyze innovative research into all aspects of autism spectrum disorder, including its nature, causes, and treatments. The 23rd INSAR Annual Meeting will include in-person presentations of oral papers and posters, and panel sessions and demonstrations of new and emerging technologies.

This year’s INSAR Lifetime Achievement Award will honor Dr. Peter Mundy, UC Davis. The INSAR Research Advocate Award will be presented to Dr. Sunita Maleku Amatya, Chairperson of the AutismCare Nepal Society. Other awards presented at this year’s meeting will include the Cultural Diversity Research Award, which will honor the COMPASS Team, as well as the INSAR Early Career Investigator Award, Dissertation Awards and Slifka/ Ritvo Innovation in Autism Research Award.

Select researchers will be available for one-on-one interviews prior to the INSAR 2024 Annual Meeting and during the conference. Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] to arrange.

To register to attend the INSAR Annual Meeting, visit the INSAR website. INSAR Membership is not required.

For media wishing to attend, please contact [email protected] or [email protected] to register.

Research will be presented on topics including:

  • New Findings in the Epidemiology of Autism
  • Opportunities to Identify and Support Very Young Autistic Children
  • Mental Health and Well-Being
  • Aging with Autism
  • Sensory Processing and Neurocognitive Correlates of Sleep Disturbances in Individuals with Autism
  • Advancing Understanding of Self-Injurious Behaviors across the Lifespan: Characterization, Mechanisms, and Treatment Considerations


Keynote speakers:

Adriana Di Martino, MD

Research Director of the Autism Center at the Child Mind Institute


Matthew Siegel, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine

Senior Instructor at Harvard Medical School

Chief of Clinical Enterprise for Boston Childrens Hospital Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Chief Behavior Health Officer for Franciscan Childrens Hospital


Susan Shur-Fen Gau, MD, Ph.D

Vice President of the National Taiwan University (NTU) Hospital

Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Epidemiology, Brain and Mind Sciences, Clinical Medicine, and Occupational Therapy at NTU, Taiwan


Wenn B. Lawson, Ph.D

Author, speaker and poet

Adjunct Associate Professor with Curtin University, WA

Member of CARG (Curtin University’s Autism Research Group)


Meeting at a glance

WHAT: International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) 23rd Annual Meeting in Melbourne, Australia, bringing together autism researchers, clinicians, and advocates from around the world
WHERE: The annual meeting will be held in in-person at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Centre Place Melbourne, Victoria 3006












Keynote, Scientific Panel and Oral Presentations, and Poster Sessions

Thursday, May 16

8AM-7PM GMT+11

(Wednesday, May 15 from 5PM-4AM EST)

Friday, May 17

8AM-7PM GMT+11

(Thursday, May 16 from 5PM-4AM EST)

Saturday, May 18

 7:30 AM-7PM GMT+11

(Friday, May 17 from 4:30-4AM EST)