Research Symposium

The 2016 Washington University NF Center Research Symposium will be held on April 1, 2016 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the Washington University Medical Campus.

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If you have questions about our upcoming symposium, please contact Kirsten Brouillet at brouilletk@neuro.wustl.edu.

Read about our past symposium events:

2014 Research Symposium

Drs. David H. Gutmann and Jonathan Epstein

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.

Drs. David H. Gutmann and Jonathan Epstein

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.

Drs. David H. Gutmann and Dr. Sean Morrison

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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.

2012 Research Symposium

Drs. David H. Gutmann and Luis F. Parada

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.

Drs. David H. Gutmann and Bruce Korpf

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.