Summit on Drug Discovery in TSC and Related Disorders

Washington , District of Columbia
Wednesday, July 06, 2011

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Summit on Drug Discovery in TSC and Related Disorders
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 - Saturday, July 09, 2011

Omni Shoreham Hotel
(202) 234-0700
2500 Calvert Street
Washington , District of Columbia 20008
United States

Map and Directions

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance is pleased to present the Summit on Drug Discovery in TSC and Related Disorders sponsored by The Rothberg Institute for Childhood Diseases focused on basic, translational and clinical research.  Plan to join us July 6-9, 2011 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. to discuss new progress in understanding the mechanisms of disease underlying TSC and related disorders, as well as progress in drug discovery and clinical trials.

Keynote speakers, plenary sessions, selected short talks and a poster session will provide a forum for interactions among investigators working in all areas of TSC research.  Young investigators submitting abstracts for presentation at the conference can compete for travel awards.

Conference Objectives

• Bring together the tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) research community with other key researchers working in   overlapping areas of research to foster cross-fertilization of ideas and the establishment of collaborations   

• Discuss the state of our current knowledge and identify knowledge gaps regarding treatment of the manifestations of TSC and related disorders with mTOR inhibitors  

• Assess results of new drug screening projects for TSC and related disorders to identify and prioritize the testing of drugs/compounds and future clinical trials  

• Identify clinical trial outcomes and measures to be utilized for future clinical trials for TSC and related disorders

• Review efforts to identify biomarkers for TSC, LAM and related disorders that can be used as measures of disease progression and/or treatment efficacy  

Call for Abstracts Deadline April 18, 2011

The TS Alliance invites you to submit an abstract for this conference.  Studies on all aspects of basic, clinical and translational TSC research are invited. Platform and poster presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts based on scientific merit and thematic considerations. A limited number of travel awards for pre-doctoral, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty-level investigators who submit meritorious abstracts will be awarded based on the recommendations of the Summit Organizing Committee.

Download the Call for Abstracts and the Abstract Submission Form.

International TSC Research Summit Organizing Committee

Co-Chair: Elizabeth Petri Henske, M.D., Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
                Chair of the TS Alliance International Scientific Advisory Board

Peter Crino, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
                Chair of the TS Alliance Professional Advisory Board

Organizing Committee Members:
E. Martina Bebin, M.D., M.P.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Petrus de Vries, M.D., Ph.D., Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
Brendan Manning, Ph.D., Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Vijaya Ramesh, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard, Boston, MA
Kari Luther Rosbeck, President & CEO, Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, Silver Spring, MD
Mustafa Sahin, M.D., Ph.D., Children’s Hospital/Harvard, Boston, MA
Katie Smith, Science Coordinator, Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, Silver Spring, MD
Elizabeth Thiele, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston,MA
Joseph Twist, Pharm.D., Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, Silver Spring, MD


Contact Information

  • For questions, please contact:

    Katie Smith
    Senior Associate, Science and Government Affairs
    Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
    Phone: 301-562-9890 or 800-225-6872

Payment Instructions

  • Early Registration: $425 (ends May 15, 2011)

    Late Registration: $500 (after May 15, 2011)

    Pre- and Post-Doctoral Fellow Registration: $375 (ends May 15, 2011)

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