/ Washington University NF Center Research Symposium

Washington University NF Center Research Symposium

April 1, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eric P. Newman Education Center at Washington University Medical Center


Save the date forthe third biennial Washington University Neurofibromatosis Center Research Symposium.Dr. David H. Gutmann, Director of the Washington University NF Center and the Donald O. Schnuck Professor of Neurology at the Washington University School of Medicine, is pleased to announce that David A. Largaespada, PhD from the University of Minnesota and Alcino J. Silva, PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles are the two keynote speakers. Along with other Washington University NF Center investigators, this day-long symposium will highlight advances in NF research and clinical care.

Dr. Largaespada,Professor of the Department of Cell Biology and Development Genetics, Margaret Harvey Schering Chair in Cancer, worked with colleagues to pioneer the use of insertional mutagenesis to discovernew cancer genes relevant to NF1-associated brain and nerve sheath tumors.Dr. Silva,Director of Behavioral Testing Core and Professor of Psychology Behavioral Neuroscience at the Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity, is a leader in mouse learning and behavior, and was the first to use Nf1 genetically-engineered mice to discover new treatments for cognitive disorders.


9:00 AM Opening Remarks
9:30 AM John N. Constantino, MD
10:00 AMKimberly J. Johnson, MPH, PhD
10:30 AM Matthew B. Dobbs, MD
11:00 AMDavid A. Largaespada, PhD
Lunch will be served from noon – 1 PM inGreat Room B
1:00 PM: Alcino J. Silva, PhD
2:00 PM: David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD
3:00 PM: Angela C. Hirbe, MD, PhD
3:30 PM: Courtney M. Dunn, PT, DPT & Nicole T. Weckherlin OTR/L
4:00 PM: Closing Remarks
Reception to follow in Great Room B from 4 – 5 p.m.

View the detailed agenda(pdf)with additional presenter information and presentation titles.

Forparking information and directions to the Eric P. Newman Education Center, please visit the EPNEC website.

If you are travelling to the symposium from out of town and wish to learn more about lodging, please contact Kirsten Brouillet at brouilletk@neuro.wustl.edu. The Parkway Hotel is located at the edge of the Washington University Medical School Campus and is walking distance to the EPNEC. A WU/BJC discounted rate is available for NF Center Research Symposium guests.

The Parkway Hotel
4550 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 256-7777