National Gaucher Foundation - Gaucher Disease
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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, IL

      Meet & 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
      Chicago, IL
      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:

      Lee Brown
      Weizmann Institute Chicago
      180 N Stetson Ave.
      Chicago, IL 60601
      (p) 312-861-7757
    • 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, NY

      January 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

      Topic: TBA

      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, Austria


      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.

      More information about this event...


      Jun 27, 2015 01:00 PM to
      Jun 30, 2015 01:00 PM

      Salzburg, Austria

      Janet Crompton

    NGF Sponsored Patient Meeting
    Non-NGF Sponsored Patient Meeting