National Gaucher Foundation's Gaucher Disease Events Calendar
National Gaucher Foundation's Events Calendar
Dec 2, 2014 - Shire, Let's talk about VPRIV - Webcast
Dec 7, 2014 - Genzyme, All About Cerdelga - Tarrytown, NY
Dec 8, 2014 - Meet & Greet Lunch with Dr. Tony Futerman - Chicago, ILMeet & Greet Lunch with Dr. Tony Futerman
Department of Biological Chemistry
Weizmann Institute of Science
This is a meet and greet in Chicago, IL, hosted by the Weizmann Institute of Science, and a wonderful opportunity to ask questions about Gaucher research! Dr. Tony Futerman, a researcher from Israel for neuronopathic Gaucher disease, has made some important discoveries as the primary researcher for the Children's Gaucher Research Fund. His research could potentially impact those with Parkinson's disease as well.
Lunch Meet & Greet
December 8, 2014
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Prof. Futerman's research focuses on the cell biology and biochemistry of sphingolipids, a major lipid class in cells, and the roles that they play in health and disease. One of his key areas of investigation is how sphingolipids function during neuronal development, trying to understand the mechanisms underlying neuronal dysfunction in sphingolipid-storage diseases such as Gaucher and Tay-Sachs diseases, two genetic disorders found at high levels in the Ashkenazi Jewish populations. In particular, he wishes to understand how the brain is affected in these diseases, and has provided some data which may explain why nerve cells in the brain are damaged. Together with other colleagues in the Weizmann Institute, he solved the three-dimensional structure of the enzyme used to treat Gaucher patients, paving the way for potential improved therapies.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact:
Weizmann Institute Chicago
180 N Stetson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601
Dec 9, 2014 - Shire, Patient-To-Patient - Webcast
Dec 14, 2014 - Genzyme, All About Cerdelga - Richmond, VA
Jan 5, 2015 - Dr. Lau's Gaucher Roundtable - New York, NYJanuary 5th - 6:00 pm - 7:30pm
Location: Ambulatory Care Center
240 East 38th Street, 20th floor
New York NY, 10016
Heather A. Lau, MD
Assistant Professor, Child Neurology
Director, Lysosomal Storage Disorders Program
Division of Neurogenetics
Department of Neurology
NYU Langone Medical Center
To RSVP or for more information, please contact Mary Lin at (212) 263-6628.
There is no affiliation or sponsorship by any pharmaceutical company. This is an NYU sponsored program.
Jun 27 - Jun 30, 2015 - Conference on Children's Bone Health - Salzburg, Austria7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CHILDREN'S BONE HEALTH
The aim of this Conference is to bring together scientists and clinicians from a wide range of disciplines and from across the globe to gain a better understanding of the growing skeleton in health and disease. The scope ranges from basic molecular mechanisms to clinical aspects, from bone physiopathology to treatment. Attendees will have an interest in rare and inherited bone disorders, general aspects of bone metabolism and bone mass in children, adolescents and young adults.
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Jun 27, 2015 01:00 PM to
Jun 30, 2015 01:00 PM
NGF Sponsored Patient Meeting Non-NGF Sponsored Patient Meeting Event