GRIDS2016: NEUROLOGICAL SPECTRUM IN GAUCHER DISEASE

PLEASE JOIN US ON NOVEMBER 20 and 21, 2016, FAIRFAX , VIRGINIA 

This symposium is intended not only to cover the most current scientific topics, but also promote collaboration and networking among individuals in the field with varied interests.  We would like to include clinicians, researchers, national and international advocacy groups, patients and patient representatives in this 2 day event held at Fair Oaks Marriott Hotel in Fairfax, VA.  

Confirmed speakers:  

Ashok Vellodi, M.D., UK  

Raphael Schiffmann, M.D., Dallas, TX

Greg Grabowski, M.D., Cincinnati, OH

Aya Narita, M.D., Japan 

Ari Zimran, M.D., Israel

David Arkadir, M.D., Ph.D. , Israel

Mia Horowitz, PhD., Israel

Ellen Sidransky, M.D., Bethesda, MD

Grisel Lopez, M.D., Bethesda, MD

Ozlem Goker-Alpan, M.D., Fairfax, VA

Carrie Ostrea, Little Miss Hannah Foundation

Short Talks:

Margarita Ivanova, Ph.D., Fairfax, VA

Renuka Limgala, Ph.D., Fairfax, VA


WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Gaucher disease mechanisms and clinical types

  • New research to understand the mechanisms leading to neurologic dysfunction in Gaucher disease

  • Spectrum of the neurological involvement in Gaucher disease

  • Management of Gaucher disease neurologic and systemic manifestations

  • Other centers' experience in treating adults and children with Gaucher disease

  • Genetic causes or Parkinson disease (PD) and parkinsonism associated with Gaucher disease as the most common genetic cause of Parkinson disease

  • Evaluation of prodromal symptoms in patients with Parkinson disease with GBA mutations

  • New research on Parkinson and Gaucher diseases

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

  • Pediatricians
  • Family Practitioners
  • Neurologists
  • Geneticists
  • Genetic Counselors
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Residents
  • Fellows-in-Training
  • Medical Students
  • Patients
  • Family members
  • Patient Advocacy Groups
  • Industry professionals