QMB/AWCBR Satellite on RARE BRAIN DISEASES
QMB/AWCBR Satellite on RARE BRAIN DISEASES

QMB/AWCBR Satellite on RARE BRAIN DISEASES

Rare Genetic Diseases of the Brain.

30-31 August 2018, Rydges Hotel

Jointly co-ordinated by AWCBR and QMB

Organising committee headed by Dr Emma Scotter, University of Auckland and including Miriam Rodrigues, Auckland District Health Board; Jayne Mclean, University of Auckland; Dr. Stephanie Hughes, University of Otago

This satellite brings together researchers of rare brain diseases linked to genetic risk. The satellite will include sessions for Cellular and animal models of rare genetic brain disease, Disease mechanisms, The patient journey and clinical trials for rare genetic brain disease, Emerging therapeutic strategies, and more. There will be presentations from leaders of key research resources in New Zealand, including patient registries, tissue banks and genomics resources. We invite participants to present, in oral or poster format, clinical or biomedical research of rare genetic brain diseases, particularly using technologies or exploring disease mechanisms of common interest across diseases.

Confirmed speakers

Dr. Collette Bromhead, NZ Organisation for Rare Disorders
A/Prof. Mirella Dottori, University of Wollongong
Prof. Stephen Robertson, University of Otago and Genomics Aotearoa
Prof. Christopher Shaw, King’s College London
A/Prof. Bradley Turner, Florey Institute, Melbourne
Prof. Cliff Abraham, University of Otago and BRNZ
Dr. Tracey Dickson, Tasmania University
A/Prof. Maurice Curtis, University of Auckland
Prof. Mike Dragunow, University of Auckland
Miriam Rodrigues, NZ NMD Disease Registry, Auckland DHB
Jayne McLean, NZ MND Research Network, University of Auckland
Courtney Forgeng, Genetic Health NZ
A/Prof. Richard Roxbourgh, Auckland City Hospital
Prof. Russell Snell, University of Auckland (shared with Gene Technologies)
A/Prof. Imke Tammen, University of Sydney (shared with Gene Technologies)
Dr. Ronald Melki, Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience

 

 

Key Dates:
Friday 13 July, 2018
QRW Earlybird Registration Deadline
Friday 13 July, 2018
QRW Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday 13 July, 2018
AWCBR Early Bird Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday 13 July, 2018
Major Awards Application Deadline
QRW Updates: