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Batten disease


Other Names for this Disease

  • Ceroid lipofuscinosis neuronal 3
  • CLN3
  • Juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis
  • Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis 3
  • Spielmeyer Sjogren disease
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ORDR Co-Sponsored Conferences

  • The Spectrum of Caregiving and Palliative Care in Rare Diseases, Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    Location: NIH Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda, MD
    Description: The findings and recommendations resulting from the Workshop will provide guidance to the extramural community as well as to NINR and other Institutes, Offices (e.g., ORDR), and agencies in developing strategies for advancing the science of palliative care and caregiving in rare disease and research programs. It is anticipated that a funding opportunity announcement will result from the Workshop.

  • Gordon Research Conference and Gordon Research Seminar on Lysosomes and Endocytosis, Sunday, June 15, 2014 - Friday, June 20, 2014
    Location: Proctor Academy, Andover, NH
    Description: <p>The main goal of the Lysosomes and Endocytosis GRC is to foster the dissemination of current research results and the establishment of new research areas and new collaborations in the area of the cell biology of endocytosis, lysosomes, endosomes and related organelles. We hope that many of these new directions and collaborations will be directed toward the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of rare genetic diseases such as lysosomal storage disorders, Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, Chediak-Higashi syndrome, Niemann Pick disease and tuberous sclerosis, among others.</p>

  • RDCRN 3rd Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Diseases, Tuesday, October 02, 2012
    Location: Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, Rockville, MD
    Description: Clinical research in rare diseases presents a number of challenges and unique issues that are not usually considered in the training of clinical investigators through existing training programs. Goals of the conference include: direct instruction of trainees and new investigators in rare disease research methodology; development of a reusable curriculum/syllabus on rare disease research methodology; and stimulation of ideas regarding the unique issues facing investigators engaged in the study of rare diseases.

  • Outcome Measures and Infrastructure for Phase III Studies in Batten Disease, JNCL, Saturday, September 22, 2012 - Monday, September 24, 2012
    Location: Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA
    Description: The main objective of the meeting is to bring together clinical research experts in JNCL to focus, for the first time, on establishing common ground for outcomes and infrastructure in support of Phase III Clinical Trials. Towards this end, it is anticipated that at the end of the meeting the participants will be able to identify potential clinical trial endpoints for Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (JNCL, CLN3 disease, Batten Disease); build upon the infrastructure for an International Patient Registry for JNCL and other NCL diseases, and provide opportunities for junior investigators pursuing research in JNCL to learn about and participate in the clinical research development process.

  • Gene Transfer and Rare Diseases Workshop, Thursday, September 13, 2012
    Location: Rockville Hilton, Rockville, Maryland
    Description: The NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities and Office of Rare Disease Research, NCATS, are co-sponsoring a workshop to discuss the advances in and challenges of gene transfer for rare diseases. There have been recent promising clinical successes in gene transfer protocols for rare diseases, such as retinal degeneration, hemophilia, and immune disorders. Investigators will discuss their results to date and opportunities and challenges for extending these successes to other similar rare diseases. The panel discussions will focus on strategies for maximizing opportunities for data sharing or platform development.

  • 13th International NCL Congress, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - Saturday, March 31, 2012
    Location: London, England
    Description: The conference will focus on therapeutic approaches for NCLs for which the genes and mutations have been identified and how it relates to intracellular protein trafficking, neuropathology, critical analysis and use of animal and cellular models and how to optimize these resources for therapeutic strategies, use of proteomics and system biology in understanding normal function of NCL genes, and avenues for molecular therapy, particularly on drug, gene and stem-cell based therapies.

  • Third Genome Dynamics in the Neurosciences Conference, Sunday, July 18, 2010 - Thursday, July 22, 2010
    Location: The Hilton Metropole, Brighton, England
    Description: The goal of this meeting was to integrate basic processes of DNA damage signaling and repair and clinical aspects of neurological and neurodegenerative disease. The program was designed to bring together leading scientists with primary interests in DNA damage signaling with those working in specific related neurodegenerative disease areas as a means for integrating these fields. It was anticipated that this would generate insights into how normal processes of genome maintenance in the brain contribute to the prevention of a wide range of diseases.

  • VI International Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs (ICORD 2010): Global Approach to Accessibility in Rare Diseases, Orphan Drugs and Neglected Diseases , Thursday, March 18, 2010 - Saturday, March 20, 2010
    Location: Palais Rouge Convention Center, Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Description: For the first time, the VI International Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs (ICORD 2010) was convened in the southern hemisphere in agreement with its aim of globalization of rare diseases research and orphan products development activities.

Other Names for this Disease
  • Ceroid lipofuscinosis neuronal 3
  • CLN3
  • Juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis
  • Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis 3
  • Spielmeyer Sjogren disease
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.