The Asia-Pacific Babylab Constellation (ABC) is a community of researchers, research postgraduate students, and clinical practitioners working in the areas of communicative, social, and cognitive development in infants and young children in the Asia-Pacific region. Our mission is to provide a platform for collaboration among researchers from the Asia-Pacific region and international colleagues interested in research projects involving languages and cultures in the Asia-Pacific region.
The second ABC conference will be held at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China from December 2 to 4, 2021 in a hybrid format. This conference will focus on a wide range of topics in the area of acquisition and development of language and cognitive skills in typical and atypical populations, including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Language Disorder, Developmental Dyslexia, and Hearing Impairment. We are seeking abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Abstracts outside of this year’s focus will also be considered. We welcome both complete and in-progress experimental and clinical research with infants, toddlers, and pre-school and school-age children using either group or single-case designs.
The three-day Conference will feature the following activities:
Our hybrid format gives attendees flexibility to plan their travels as they monitor the COVID-19 situation. Regardless of the format of attendance, ABC '21 promises to continue to provide a platform for researchers in our region to interact and exchange new ideas.
Getting answers from babies about autism
Some things don’t change: emphasizing continuity through development
15-min presentations to be delivered online or in-person. Live streaming will be available for all presentations.
A 5-min pre-recorded video (mp4 format) and a poster (pdf format) will be posted on our website for each presentation. Live interactive chat sessions will be scheduled. Presenters are requested to provide their video recordings and posters by Nov 15.
Attendees will be the first/presenting author on one oral or poster presentation only. Abstracts must not exceed 250 words and they can include up to 1 figure. Each abstract should include components of research purposes, method, findings or expected findings and implications. Abstract submission will open from 15 May - 6 September 2021.
Conference registration will be opened after Sept 6 with 31 Oct 2021 as the deadline. At registration, please indicate whether you will attend online or in person. Registration will be free.
Although the regular registration deadline has passed, registration for online participation is still possible for non-presenters. Please follow the link below.
Brain and Mind Institute
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
4/F Hui Yeung Shing Building
Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR, China
Introduction, Keynote & Oral Sessions
Meeting ID: 977 0022 8906
* You will receive a Zoom Webinar link after registration, please use the link provided in the confirmation email.
Career Development Roundtable and Poster Session
Meeting ID: 945 0165 2989
December 2-4, 2021
Lecture Theatre 7, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK
|9:30-9:40||Welcome Speeches, Group Photo|
|9:40-10:20||Keynote Speech: Joan Luby
Topic: Early Childhood Depression: Identification and Treatment
|10:20-10:50||Invited Talk: Elizabeth Norton
Topic: Promises and Pitfalls of Brain Research in Language and Reading Development
|11:00-11:40||Keynote Speech: Catherine Tamis-LeMonda
Topic: Building Blocks for School Success: Children’s Early Learning Environment
|11:40-12:10||Invited Talk: Florrie Ng
Topic: Making the Grades at an Emotional Cost: How Parents Respond to Children’s Performance, Why, and What It Means for Children
|12:10-12:30||Concluding Remarks: Catherine Lam, Dept of Health, HKSAR|