As we delve into 2014, I wanted to update you on the exciting plans we have in store at the Washington University NF Center.
First, we celebrate 10 years of excellence in the Washington University NF Center and 20 years of providing multi-disciplinary care in the NF Clinical Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. To mark these momentous milestones, we will be hosting the second Washington University NF Center Research Symposium on May 16, 2014 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the campus of the Washington University School of Medicine.
Second, we will be expanding a number of our exciting research programs. Work in Washington University NF Center research laboratories has already led to new treatments for children and adults with NF1, and we are looking forward to launching several new initiatives that may lead to better ways to predict what types of problems children with NF1 may develop as well as how best to treat these medical problems in a more individualized manner.
Third, we will be offering more family-focused resources and events aimed at supporting people with NF1 at all stages of life. In addition to Club NF and Beat NF, we anticipate launching several new programs in 2014.
To stay up to date with our progress, I invite you to visit our website regularly and to join us on Facebook.
David H. Gutmann, MD PhD