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2014 Washington University NF Center Research Symposium Tremendous Success


Dr. Holtzman, Chair of the Neurology Department, gave the opening remarks

The second Washington University NF Center Research Symposium, held on Friday, May 16, 2014, was a tremendous success with over 180 medical professionals, researchers and families in attendance.
Keynote speakers Jonathan Epstein, MD, and Sean Morrison, PhD, discussed their research on NF1-associated heart disease and NF1-associated tumors, respectively, while Kent Robertson, MD PhD, described ongoing clinical trials for plexiform neurofibromas in NF1.
Researchers from the Washington University NF Center spoke about the genetics of brain tumors, personalizing medicine for individuals with NF1, understanding developmental delays in NF1, and the progress of the NF1 Patient Registry Initiative (NPRI).
During this day-long event, medical professional, researchers and families had the opportunity to learn about the exciting research being performed at Washington University.
We extend our sincerest gratitude to all who presented and attended the 2014 Washington University NF Center Research Symposium.

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Keynote speaker–Dr. Jonathan Epstein Keynote speaker–Dr. Sean Morrison