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Alpers syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Alpers disease
  • Alpers diffuse degeneration of cerebral gray matter with hepatic cirrhosis
  • Alpers progressive infantile poliodystrophy
  • Poliodystrophia cerebri progressiva
  • Progressive cerebral poliodystrophy
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News & Events


ORDR Co-Sponsored Conferences

  • 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.

  • DNA Polymerases: Biology, Diseases and Biomedical Applications, Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Thursday, September 04, 2014
    Location: Robinson College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
    Description: This meeting will bring together scientists from different fields and to facilitate interaction and collaboration. It will involve scientists from basic research, industry and clinicians. The underlying goals of this meeting are to identify new avenues of investigation, to define therapeutic strategies for the maintenance of genomic integrity, to stimulate collaborations, and to foster the long-term development of this critical research area.

  • 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.

  • Nutritional Challenges in the High-Risk Infant, Monday, September 14, 2009 - Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    Location: DC Metro Area,
    Description: Evidence was critically evaluated at this workshop. Current gaps in knowledge in this area were identified and research priorities were formulated. The workshop summary will provide NICHD and the scientific community a template to address the scientific and clinical issues related to nutrition and neonatal care.

Other Names for this Disease
  • Alpers disease
  • Alpers diffuse degeneration of cerebral gray matter with hepatic cirrhosis
  • Alpers progressive infantile poliodystrophy
  • Poliodystrophia cerebri progressiva
  • Progressive cerebral poliodystrophy
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.