WUSTL Neurofibromatosis Center to host symposium May 4

The Washington University Neurofibromatosis (NF) Center at will host its first research symposium on May 4. The event will focus on clinical and basic science research on neurofibromatosis 1, an inherited condition that increases risk of brain tumors in children and adults.

Morning presentations will describe new advances in basic research. The morning’s keynote speaker will be Luis F. Parada, PhD, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. The keynote speaker for the afternoon, which will focus on clinical research, will be Bruce Korf, MD, PhD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Speakers from Washington University include: Larry Shapiro, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, and David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, director of the Neurofibromatosis Center.

The symposium, to be held in the Eric P. Newman Education Center, will begin at 8 a.m. A reception with the speakers will be held from 4-6 p.m.

Registration is free and open to the public. To register, e-mail Taylor Ferguson at fergusont@neuro.wustl.edu or visit http://nfcenter.wustl.edu and click the link for the symposium under “NF Center News.”