Save the Date for the December 7, 2023 learn about the latest research developments in 22q11!

The 4th Biennial 22q11 Deletion Syndrome Symposium will bring together an interdisciplinary community of clinicians, basic scientists and translational investigators to highlight new research and emerging topics in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (22q11.2DS), and aims to foster close interdisciplinary discourse.

The symposium is a biennial meeting jointly sponsored by the Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) and Stanford Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine (CDCM).  

4th Biennial 22q11 Deletion Syndrome Symposium

Thursday, December 7, 2023

The event will be free and open to all.

Abstracts and Poster Presentation

Submitted abstracts will be selected to present a poster or give a talk at the symposium. Faculty, staff and students are eligible to submit an abstract. Submissions from Stanford University or other research organizations are welcome.

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 20, 2023 - 11:59 PM PST

Notification of Acceptance: November 2023

In-Person Poster Session: December 7, 2023


Lionel Christiaen, MD, Professor of Biology, New York University

Casey Gifford, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University

Helia Neves, PhD, Assistant Professor, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, University of Lisbon

Ralda Nehme, PhD, Associate Director, Stem Cell Program, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

Andrea Cipriano, PhD, Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology – Reproductive Biology, Stanford University

Anca Pasca, MD, Assistant Professor (University Medical Line) of Pediatrics – Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Stanford University

Katja Weinacht, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics – Stem Cell Transplantation, Stanford University

Jorge Alvarez, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Marius Wernig, MD, Professor of Pathology, Stanford University

Rosa Bacchetta, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation), Stanford University

Nicolai van Oers, PhD, Professor of Immunology, Microbiology and Pediatrics, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Quinn Bradlee, Program Ambassador, MCHRI Uytengsu-Hamilton 22q11 Neuropsychiatry, Founder and CEO of

Georg Hollander, MD, Hoffman and Action Medical Research Professor of Developmental Medicine, Oxford University

Ken Weinberg, MD, Professor of Pediatrics – Stem Cell Transplantation, Stanford University

Birgitt Schuele, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology, Stanford University

Abstracts and Poster Presentation

Submission Details Coming Soon!


For questions, please contact Rachael Panizzo or Angelica Martinez.