Update: Virtual Meeting
Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic we have made the difficult decision to convert this event into a virtual Meeting. This is in response to delegate welfare concerns regarding safety, global travel restrictions and quarantines.
Virtual Meeting: Developmental Disorders: From Mechanism to Treatment
Organisers: Phil Beales, James Briscoe, Monica J. Justice and Lee Niswander
Date: Week beginning 13 September 2021
This Meeting, a collaboration between the Development and Disease Models & Mechanisms journal teams, aims to bring together developmental biologists, human geneticists and clinical researchers who are united in the goal of understanding and treating developmental disorders. The underlying causes of developmental disorders – genetic or environmental – are often not understood. Moreover, there is a disconnect between researchers working on animal models of developmental disorders, geneticists trying to identify the genomic lesion responsible, and clinicians hoping to treat affected patients. Given the resulting urgent need to improve communication between these groups, to promote basic research into congenital anomalies and to invest in translating this research to the clinic, this Journal Meeting will focus specifically on building bridges from bench to clinic.
Organisers & speakers
James Briscoe The Francis Crick Institute, UK
Monica J. Justice The Hosptial for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Lee Niswander University of Colorado, USA
Han Brunner Maastricht University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Brian Ciruna The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
David Fitzpatrick University of Edinburgh, UK
Dagan Jenkins University College London, UK
Nicholas Katsanis Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, USA
Karen Liu King’s College London, UK
Stefan Mundlos The Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany
Emily Noël University of Sheffield, UK
Eric Olson UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Álvaro Rada-Iglesias IBBTEC, Spain
David Rowitch University of Cambridge, UK
Ian Smyth Monash University, Australia
Lilianna Solnica-Krezel Washington University in St Louis, USA
Xin Sun University of California San Diego, USA
Lori Sussel University of Colorado, USA
A more detailed programme will be available nearer the time. Please be aware that we may make changes to the exact timings as it becomes clearer where the majority of delegates are based. All talks will be recorded to allow delegates to catch up with sessions they were not able to attend live due to time zone restrictions.
Informal networking opportunities have historically been one of the most important aspects of this meeting. We hope to maintain the same interactive and collaborative feel at this virtual meeting – rather than have just another set of Zoom webinars. For this reason, we will be using software that facilitates extensive face-to-face meeting through video chat, and are limiting the number of places available for delegates. We hope that all attendees (including invited speakers) will commit to attending as many of the sessions as possible.
The fees include;
- Attendance at all presentations, networking and poster sessions
- Access to recorded talks, posters and other materials for up to six weeks following the Meeting
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