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The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) will hold its biennial meeting in Montreal, March 31 April 2, 2011 at the Palais des congrès (convention center) de Montréal. This meeting brings together thousands of leading US and international experts to present and hear the latest transdisciplinary research in child development. All presentations at this year's meeting (except for select invited presentations) will be embargoed for release on the first day of the meeting, March 31, 2011, 6:00 a.m., Eastern.

Some of the invited sessions that might interest reporters include:

  • Infants and toddlers at risk for autism—novel approaches, early detection and early intervention
  • A new look at national bullying prevention initiatives
  • Children who are especially reactive to stress and adversity—new research
  • Military children and families during times of war—understanding the risks and the importance of resilience
  • New findings on the Abecedarian and CARE Studies—looking at how early education can later impact adult educational and economic outcomes
  • Second/foreign language immersion programs in schools—new findings out of Canada

Reporters are encouraged to search the program for additional newsworthy story ideas. The program is available at http://www.srcd.org/meeting/schedule/2011/. To register for free as a reporter, please contact Sarah Hutcheon at shutcheon@srcd.org or (202) 289-7905.

SRCD was established in 1933 by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. The Society's goals are to advance interdisciplinary research in child development and to encourage applications of research findings. Its membership of more than 5,700 scientists is representative of the various disciplines and professions that contribute to knowledge of child development. SRCD publishes the premier journal in the field, Child Development.

Please save March 31 April 2, 2011 for stories on child development. Thank you.

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