UPDATE ON PND SYMPOSIUM
We are delighted to announce that the NIH will be awarding funding for the symposium. We are still waiting for written confirmation. As soon as it is received, plans for the symposium will resume. We are hoping for a July 2008 date. Thank you to K. Michael Gibson PhD and Dan Tagle PhD for their enormous efforts on behalf of this award.
Please continue to check the PND website for current information. As soon as a date is confirmed, we will also notify via email.
The Medical Management of Pediatric Neurotransmitter Diseases: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Program Description & Objectives:
Although much progress has been made in the field of Pediatric Neurotransmitter Diseases, much remains to be achieved in terms of diagnosis, understanding and treatment of these disorders. The conference will bring 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 format will include formal presentations by outstanding clinicians and researchers in the field, question and answer sessions, panel discussions and open dialogue. Open discussions will be designed to encourage brainstorming between speakers and attendees about the best directions of clinical practice and research of pediatric neurotransmitter diseases. Families will have an opportunity to meet "face to face" with others dealing with the same disorders.
At the completion of this conference participants will:
" Be better prepared to apply the latest scientific information on PND's
" Discuss the rationale and apply practical guidelines for a multidisciplinary treatment approach to PND's.
" Recognize the importance of sharing information amongst families, clinicians and scientists in the care and support of patients with PND's.
" Young investigators will increase their interest, collaboration, volume and depth of research, funding and publications in PND research.
Who Should Attend:
Child neurologists, metabolic specialists, geneticists, health care professionals working with children with neurological disease, scientists, families and caregivers.
Final agenda and date TBD