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



First Annual Symposium on Pediatric Neurotransmitter
Diseases May 18 to 19, 2002 Annals of Neurology Vol 54 Supplement 6 2003 For a free copy of the Journal
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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