2008 Medical Family Conference

The National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke, The Office of Rare Diseases, and The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and The PND Association Presented a Medical Symposium entitled Medical Management of Pediatric Neurotransmitter Disease: A Multidisciplinary Approach

The proceedings from the July Symposium have been published in the Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease Volume 32 No 3 June 2009

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Friday, July 18th - Saturday, July 19th 2008 Hyatt Dulles in Washington, DC

This conference brought together scientists and clinicians to discuss current and potential treatments for PND’s and to arrive at practical guidelines for multidisciplinary treatment of the various PND’s.

The conference was attended by:
60 Medical Professionals representing 6 countries
10 Medical Professionals from the National Institute of Health
30 Families affected with a PND.

Session Chairs

Darryl C. De Vivo MD, Sidney Carter Professor of Neurology, Professor of Pediatrics, Director Pediatric Neurology Emeritus Columbia University Medical Center, New York NY

K. Michael Gibson PhD FACMG, Professor Pediatrics, Pathology & Human Genetics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine PA
Katherine Swoboda MD, FACMG<, Associate Professor Neurology University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City UT
Dan Tagle PhD, Program Director NIH/Neuroscience Center, Bethesda MD


Sally Evans MD, Division Chief Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Director Rehabilitation, Children's National Medical Center

K. Michael Gibson PhD FACMG, Professor Pediatrics, Pathology & Human Genetics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA

Ellen J. Hess PhD, Associate Professor Neurology and Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins Medicine, MD

Friederike Hoerster MD, Department Child & Youth Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Keith Hyland PhD, Director, Department of Neurochemistry, Medical Neurogenetics LLC, GA

Un Jung Kang MD, Associate Professor of Neurology and Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences, Co Director Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center University of Chicago IL

Sue Kratz, OTR, CST, Director, Special Therapies, Milwaukee WI

Nicola Longo MD, PhD, Medical Genetics/Pediatric, Primary Childrens Medical Center, Salt Lake City UT

Joanne Kurtzburg MD, Chief Department Pediatrics Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Duke University, Durham NC

Phillip Pearl MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC

Roser Pons MD, Pediatric Neurologist/Subspecialty in Movement Disorder, Hospital Agia Sofia, First Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, Greece

Michael Rotstein MD, Clinical Fellowship, Columbia Presbyterian, NY

Jerrold Vitek, MD, PhD, Director Neuromodulation Research Center, Cleveland Clinic, OH