Program

Program: Genetic Epilepsy Family Conference 2018

The program for this year’s conference featured world leading researchers and clinicians at the cutting edge of research in to treatments for genetic epilepsy. Videos of all lectures are available on the conference resource page

Saturday 26th May, Forum Theatre, University of Melbourne

9:00am – 9:45am Professor Annapurna Poduri Precision Medicine for Genetic Epilepsy – Small Steps Toward a Big Vision
9:45am – 9:50am Scotty Sims – Secretary and Co-Founder KCNQ2 Cure Alliance
9:50am – 10:35am Professor Ingrid Scheffer New Discoveries in Epilepsy Genetics Transform Clinical Care
10-:35 – 10:40am Claire Audibert-Legué – KCNQ2 Parent
10:40am – 11:00am Morning tea
11:00am – 11:45am Dr Snezana Maljevic Brain in a Dish: Modelling Epileptic Encephalopathy Using Human Stem Cells
11:45am – 11:50am Monica Weldon – President and Founder Bridge the Gap
11:50am – 12:35pm Professor Gavin Rumbaugh Development of Targeted Therapies for Genetically-Defined Neurodevelopmental Disorders
12:35pm – 1:30pm Lunch and group photo
1:30pm – 2:15pm Professor Steve Petrou Therapeutic Approaches in Neurogenetic Disease
2:15pm – 2:20pm Kimberly Hoffman – Dravet Sibling
2:20pm – 3:05pm Professor Glenn King How Can Venomous Animals Help us Understand and Treat Genetic Epilepsies?
3:05pm – 3:30pm Afternoon tea
3:30pm – 3:35pm Will Pierce – SCN2a Champion
3:35pm – 4:30pm Panel Discussion Sara James leads the panel of Professors

Download the conference program booklet here.

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