October 3 Oct 3
2019
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday Thu
Event

2nd Biennial 22q11 Deletion Syndrome Symposium

This scientific conference will bring together clinicians, basic scientists, translational investigators, and disease advocates to discuss the process of how discoveries in the laboratory are translated clinically to improve the lives of children and adults with 22q11 Deletion Syndrome .

The 2019 Symposium will be comprised of the following sessions:

1. Genetics and Molecular Mechanisms of 22q11 Deletion Syndrome

2. Pleiotropic Manifestations of 22q11 Deletion Syndrome

3. Bench to Bedside - and Back

4. Disease Modeling and Therapy

See event details here. 

Program

     

7:30-8:00am

Breakfast

 

8:00-8:15am

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Maria Grazia Roncarolo, MD, Director, Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine, Stanford University

8:15-9:00am

Keynote: Donna McDonald McGinn, MS, CGC, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

 

 

Session 1: Genetics and Molecular Mechanisms of 22q11 Deletion Syndrome                                            

Moderator: Antonio Baldini, MD, Professor, Dept. of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnologies, Univ. Federico II, Naples, Italy

9:00-9:20am

Joris Vermeesch, PhD, Department Chair, Department of Human Genetics, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium

9:20-9:40am

Loydie Jerome-Majewska, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University

9:40-10:00am

Vittorio Sebastiano, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of OBGYN, Reproductive and Stem Cell Biology, Stanford University

10:00-10:20am

Roundtable Discussion with Moderator

10:20-10:40am

BREAK

Session 2: Pleiotropic Manifestations of 22q11 Deletion Syndrome

Moderator: Natalia Gomez-Ospina, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Genetics and Stem Cell Transplantation), Stanford University

10:40-11:00am

Kathleen Sullivan, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

11:00-11:20am

Georg A. Holländer, MD, Head of Department & Hoffmann and Action Medical Research Professor of Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Oxford, UK

11:20-11:40am

Bernice Morrow, PhD, Professor, Department of Genetics, Director, Division of Translational Genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

11:40-12:00pm

Roundtable Discussion with Moderator

12:00-1:00pm

LUNCH

1:00-1:40pm

Special Talk: A Different Life - An interview with Quinn Bradlee

Quinn Bradlee, author, founder and CEO of Friends of Quinn, National Centre for Learning Disabilities

Session 3: Bench to Bedside - and Back

Moderator: Alex Urban, PhD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Genetics, Stanford University

1:40-2:00pm

Anne Bassett, MD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

2:00-2:20pm

Ken Weinberg, MD, Professor, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University

2:20-2:40pm

Stanislav Zakharenko, MD, PhD, Professor, Developmental Neurobiology Department, Director, Division of Neural Circuits and Behavior, St Jude’s Research Hospital

2:40-3:00pm

Roundtable Discussion with Moderator

3:00 – 3:20pm

BREAK

Session 4: Disease Modeling and Therapy

Moderator:  Gay Crooks, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Co-Director, Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research, UCLA

3:20-3:40pm

Marius Wernig, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University

3:40-4:00pm

Katja Weinacht, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University

4:00-4:20pm

Sergiu Pasca, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

4:20-4:40pm

Roundtable Discussion with Moderator

4:40-4:50pm

Closing Remarks: Maria Grazia Roncarolo, MD, Director, Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine, Stanford University

 

5:00-6:00pm

WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION