2018 Scientific Symposium Schedule

Register Now: Scientific Symposium: June 24 and June 25, 2018 (for medical professionals only)

Medical Professionals $300

Date/TimePresentersTopic/Event
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
7:00 - 8:00 amBreakfast
8:00 - 8:15 amGerald Raymond
Bob Rauner
Welcome & Announcements
8:15 - 8:45 amWilliam Rizzo, MDSjogren-Larsson Syndrome
8:50 - 9:10 amKathleen ZackowskiVibration Sensation: A Quantitative and Relevant Early Clinical Outcome in AMN
9:10 - 9:30 amJoshua BonkowskyFishing and Data-mining: New Information on Diagnoses and Treatments for Leukodystrophies
9:30 - 10:00 amStephan KempMetabolic Rerouting of Very Long-chain Fatty Acid Synthesis in Adrenoleukodystrophy
10:00 - 10:30 amQuasar PadiathAutosomal Dominant Leukodystrophy: From Mechanisms to Potential Therapeutic Approaches
10:30 - 10:45 amBreakBreak with Exhibitors/Auction Preview
10:45 - 11:15 amAndrea DeBarberImproved Diagnostic and Screening Tests for Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis
11:15 - 11:45 amKeith Van HarenVitamin D Increases Energy Efficiency and Reduces Fatty Acid Dependency and Inflammation in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis and Healthy Controls
11:45 - 12:15 pmVivi HeineTowards Cell Replacement Therapy for Children with Vanishing White Matter Disease
12:15 - 1:30 pmLunch
1:30 - 2:00 pmMarjo van der KnaapVascular Leukodystrophies
2:00 - 2:30 pmJulia KoflerThe Neuropathologic Spectrum of Krabbe Disease
2:30 - 3:00 pmEleonora CavalcaMetallothioneins are Central Nervous System Disease Biomarkers and Potential Therapeutic Agents in Leukodystrophies
3:00 - 3:30 pmGenevieve BernardHypomyelinating Leukodystrophy
3:30 - 3:45 pmBreak with Exhibitors/Auction Preview
3:45 - 4:15 pmFlorian EichlerGene Therapy
4:15 - 4:45 pmChristina Nemeth MertzModeling LBSL
4:45 - 5:15 pmDaesung ShinTemporal Galc Deletion Reveals a Critical Vulnerable Period in the Pathogenesis of Krabbe Disease
MONDAY, JUNE 25
8:00 - 8:30 amEric MallackAdvanced Neuroimaging in Cerebral Adrenoleukodystrophy
8:30 - 9:00 amHeather LauGenotype-phenotype Correlations of Canavan Disease
9:00 - 9:30 amMaria GivorgriPathogenic mechanisms triggered by sulfatides
9:30 - 10:00 amWouter van BallegoijThe Natural History of Myelopathy in ALD
10:00 - 10:15 amBreak
10:15 - 10:45 amAdeline VanderverCompassionate Use of Janus Kinase Inhibitors in Aicardi Goutieres Syndrome
10:45 - 11:15 amTroy LundLoss of Immune Tolerance in Cerebral ALD
11:15 - 12:15 pmLunch