2012 Washington University NF Center Research Symposium
The Washington University Neurofibromatosis (NF) Center Research Symposium was an overwhelming success
On Friday, May 4, 2012, the Washington University Neurofibromatosis (NF) Center hosted its first NF research symposium attended by over 180 physicians, researchers, therapists, medical professionals and families.
The morning session highlighted basic science research performed by faculty in the Washington University NF Center. The keynote speaker was Dr. Luis F. Parada, an internationally-recognized leader in neurofibromatosis research. Dr. Parada is the Diana & Richard C. Strauss Distinguished Chair in Developmental Biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
The afternoon session focused on clinical research performed by faculty in the Washington University NF Center. The keynote speaker was Dr. Bruce Korf, one of the world’s leading authorities on neurofibromatosis. Dr. Korf is the Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Professor of Medical Genetics and Chair of the Department of Genetics at the University of Alabama Birmingham.
Following the afternoon session, Team NF welcomed attendees to meet the keynote speakers and members of the Washington University NF Center faculty at an informal reception.
We hope to see everyone at the next Washington University NF Center Symposium. Stay tuned for details for the 2014 Washington University NF Center Research Symposium.
*Sponsored by the Chelew Family