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Progeria


Other Names for this Disease
  • Hutchinson Gilford progeria syndrome
  • Hutchinson Gilford syndrome
  • HGPS
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NCATS Co-Sponsored Conferences

  • Gordon Research Conference – Intermediate Filaments, Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Friday, June 20, 2014
    Location: Mount Snow Resort, West Dover, VT
    Description: <p>The 2014 GRC-Intermediate Filaments will include short talks, discussions, and poster presentations from the leaders in the field. It will provides several functional perspectives with an emphasis on the paradigm shifting notion that IFs are not only structural proteins but also play essential roles as signaling organizers and buffers of cellular stress, which contribute to number of disease pathologies. There will be robust discussions on how mutations in the IF genes encoding these IF proteins are responsible for rare diseases, such as epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS), but extending into the entire list of rare diseases outlined above.<span>&nbsp; </span>Discussions will be focused on how cell biology and physiology efforts are providing unique therapeutic approaches to the highly complex disorders, such as those caused by lamin A/C gene mutations, which are involved in Progeria.</p>

  • PRF 10th Anniversary Workshop on Progeria-“From Bench to Bedside in a Decade”, Sunday, April 11, 2010 - Tuesday, April 13, 2010
    Location: Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, Boston, MA
    Description: The goal of the 2010 Progeria Research Foundation (PRF) Workshop was to provide a platform to assemble clinicians and scientists, integrate their findings, and facilitate new directions within both clinical and basic science research. The main focus was to bring basic and clinical scientists together to promote collaboration and progress in progeria research. It is the only meeting of its kind and is essential for promoting a bench to bedside view of the field and productive discussion between basic and translational scientists regarding not only progeria but also aging and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Importantly, it provided a forum for examining simultaneously in vitro studies, mouse model studies, and as yet unpublished human treatment trial outcomes. Progeria research is at a pinnacle, with more peer-reviewed papers emerging than ever before, with three clinical trials in progress, and with a plethora of new data examining the links between Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS), aging, and CVD. The 2010 PRF workshop provided an exciting forum for sharing data and ideas about how to continue pushing toward a greater understanding of how these fields relate to one another.

Other Names for this Disease
  • Hutchinson Gilford progeria syndrome
  • Hutchinson Gilford syndrome
  • HGPS
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.