ASF and Dup 15q Alliance Joint Scientific Symposium

Thursday, August 14 – Saturday, August 16 2014

This event was posted by Boston Children's Hospital

Event Inquiries

Jen Willen 617-355-4241

Location: Hyatt Regency, Cambridge, MA

Dear Professionals and Researchers,
We are pleased to invite you to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation's (ASF) and Dup15q Alliance (Dup15q) Scientific Symposium to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, MA.
The theme for our joint symposium, “Two Sides of a Coin: Deletions and Duplications on 15q,” will be held August 14 – 15, 2014. Invited speakers will have a unique opportunity to present the very latest findings of their work and compare notes with colleagues from around the globe. Medical and research professionals will be able to learn from the foremost authorities about the latest scientific facts regarding this rare disorder. The symposium, in short, will be an event that allows the research community to share what is known locally, nationally and internationally. Thursday and Friday invited speakers include:

·         Christopher Austin, MD: NIH – Bethesda, MD

·         Stormy Chamberlain, PhD: University of Connecticut Health Center – Farmington, CT

·         Orrin Devinsky, MD: NYU Langone Medical Center – New York, NY

·         Scott Dindot, PhD: Texas A&M – College Station, TX

·         Ype Elgersma, PhD: Erasmus Medical Center – Rotterdam, Netherlands

·         Shafali Jeste, MD: UCLA/Semel Institute – Los Angeles, CA

·         Connie Kosari, PhD: UCLA – Los Angeles, CA

·         Janine LaSalle, PhD: UC Davis Health System – Davis, CA

·         Eric Levine, PhD: University of Connecticut Health Center – Farmington, CT

·         Seth Margolis, PhD: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine – Baltimore, MD

·         Ugo Mayor, PhD: CIC bioGUNE - Spain

·         Richard Mooney, PhD: Duke Institute for Brain Sciences – Durham, NC

·         Stephen Moss, PhD: Tufts University – Boston, MA

·         Lawrence Reiter, PhD: University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Memphis, TN

·         Jill Silverman, PhD: UC Davis School of Medicine – Sacramento, CA

·         Ron Thibert, DO, MsPH: Massachusetts General Hospital – Boston, MA

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - On Friday, August 15th, sessions will include short presentations with a question and answer session to follow. Please consider submitting an abstract for consideration in the following areas as they relate to AS:
Diagnosis * Pharmacology * Cellular biology * Orthopedics * Genetics * Sleep disturbances * Neurosciences * Ophthalmology * Epilepsy * Communication * Gastroenterology * Metabolism, nutrition, and diet * Behavioral management * Neuromotor development
If you are interested in presenting, please submit your abstract (max 250 words) by May 30, 2014. Please save your document in Word or PDF format and email abstracts to
We look forward to seeing you in Cambridge, MA!

Dan Harvey, PhD, ASF SAC Chair
Charles Williams, MD, ASF SAC
Eileen Braun, ASF Executive Director
Sheila Wenger, ASF Meeting Planner


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