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Tuberous sclerosis, type 2

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  • 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH, Monday, February 29, 2016
    Location: Building 10, Masur Auditorium, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
    Description: The 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH will take place on February 29. The event, sponsored by NCATS and the NIH Clinical Center, aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, the patients they affect and the research collaborations that are addressing rare disease challenges. The day will feature tours, posters and exhibits, and presentations.

  • 2015 International Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Conference: From Treatment to Prevention, Thursday, September 10, 2015 - Saturday, September 12, 2015
    Location: Mercure Windsor Castle Hotel, Windsor, United Kingdom
    Description: The goal of this international conference is to stimulate collaborative research to address unmet medical needs of those affected by tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and related disorders, including autism, epilepsy, lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), cancer, and rare diseases with overlapping phenotypes. Because of the wide variety of symptoms associated with TSC, research into TSC will increase knowledge relevant to similar symptoms that occur in individuals without TSC. Likewise, advances in the broader fields of autism, epilepsy, and cancer can improve the understanding and, therefore, the treatment of TSC.

  • 2014 Mechanisms of Epilepsy and Neuronal Synchronization Gordon Research Conference, Sunday, August 17, 2014 - Friday, August 22, 2014
    Location: Mount Snow Resort, West Dover, VT
    Description: <p>The main goal of the study of epilepsy is to identify the causes and complex mechanisms that underlie the abnormal, synchronous, electrical discharges that occur in hyperexcitable neuronal networks during seizures. How these basic science findings can someday be translated into new therapies for the nearly 3 million Americans suffering with epilepsy is another long-term goal. A unique, intellectually challenging aspect of epilepsy research arises from the fact that it encompasses virtually all major levels of biological organization, from circuits and behavior to stem cells and neurodevelopment. Thus a major purpose of this Gordon Research Conference is to bring together geneticists, molecular biologists, developmental neuroscientists, neuroanatomists, electrophysiologists, clinician-scientists and computational neuroscientists working on basic mechanisms related either directly or indirectly to seizure generation to synthesize current advances and to set the stage for future discoveries.</p>

  • Second International Workshop On Brain Plasticity, Hemispheric Specialization, and Neuro-Rehabilitation After Cerebral Hemispherectomy, Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - Friday, July 11, 2014
    Location: Paradise Pier Hotel at Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
    Description: <p>The main objective of this interdisciplinary conference is to focus on the current state of scientific knowledge in neuro-rehabilitation/habilitation, neuro-reorganization, and cognition after cerebral hemispherectomy, with an aim toward advancing clinical practice by formulating a five-year research strategy to compile comprehensive guidelines for recovery. A conference summary will also be disseminated.</p>

  • 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>

  • 2012 International LAM Research Conference , Friday, April 20, 2012 - Sunday, April 22, 2012
    Location: The Westin Hotel, Cincinnati, OH
    Description: Anticipated goals of this conference:&nbsp;to provide a forum for leading experts to discuss the molecular and cellular basis of LAM, review the clinical management of LAM, to present cutting edge research, to integrate concepts and to identify creative and innovative research directions.

  • Workshop on Phacomatoses Revisited (Neurofibromatosis 1 and 2, Tuberous Sclerosis 1 and 2 [TSC1, 2], von Hippel-Lindau syndrome [VHL], Gorlin syndrome [PTCh], Cowden's disease [PTEN], Familial Adenomatous Polyposis [APC]), Wednesday, March 03, 1999

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