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2018 Washington University NF Center Research Symposium

Eric P. Newman Education Center EPNEC, Seminar Room B
320 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110


We are pleased to announce that the fourth biennial NF Center Research Symposium, celebrating 25 years of NF at Washington University, will take place on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC) located on the campus of the Washington University School of Medicine.

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 Eric Legius, MD, PhD from the University of Leuven, Belgium and Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS, DSc (Hon) from the University of California, San Francisco are the two keynote speakers. This day-long symposium will highlight advances in NF research and clinical care.

Dr. Legius is Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He and his colleagues have been leaders in characterizing NF1-like syndromes and in identifying genotype-phenotype correlations important for precision medicine.


Dr. McCormick is Professor of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and holds the David A. Wood Chair of Tumor Biology and Cancer Research at UCSF. He and his team were one of the first to define the role of RAS in human disease and to demonstrate that the NF1 protein is a key regulator of RAS.


8:30 AM   William Peck, MD & David Holtzman, MD (Opening Remarks)
9:00 AM   David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD
10:00 AM   Philip Payne, PhD
10:30 AM   John Constantino, MD
11:00 AM   Eric Legius, MD, PhD (Leuven)
Lunch will be served from noon – 1 PM
1:00 PM   Frank McCormick, PhD (UCSF, NCI)
2:00 PM   Angie Hirbe, MD, PhD
2:30 PM   Robert McKinstry, MD, PhD
3:00 PM   Stephanie Morris, MD
3:30 PM   Courtney M. Dunn, PT, DPT & Nicole Weckherlin OTR/L
4:00 PM   Closing Remarks
Reception to follow

For more information about this event please contact Jennifer Traber at

For parking 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 Jennifer Traber at 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 2018 Washington University NF Center Research Symposium guests, register for lodging at the Parkway Hotel here.

The Parkway Hotel
4550 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 256-7777 (for symposium lodging ask for Group 8444)