Texas NF Symposium 2014 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston
Just Ask founders Reggie Bibbs and Lou Congelio drove the Just Ask Mobile to MD Anderson Cancer Center last Saturday, August 16th, to attend the annual NF Symposium presented by the Texas NF Foundation of Dallas, Texas.
Cindy Hahn, Executive Director of the Texas NF Foundation, and Emily Deutscher, Development & Events Director at the Foundation, did a great job in putting together an incredible event that allowed everyone to reconnect with NF friends and families from years past while also making many new friends!
A “Who’s Who” of NF doctors, surgeons, researchers, and clinicians were on hand to update us on the latest news and treatments. Among the doctors and topics discussed were:
Overview of NF and Genetics – John M. Slopis, M.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center
Benign and MPNST’s Surgical Resection – Ian E. McCutcheon, M.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center
Neuropsychology, Education and NF – M. Kris Frost, M.Ed, and John M. Slopis, M.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center
Clinical Research and New Protocols – Laura J. Klesse, M.D., Dallas Children’s Medical Center
Scolosis/Psuedarthrosis – Charles E. Johnston, M.D., Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas
Brain Tumor – Wafik Zaky, M.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center
Thank you Cindy, Emily, Dr. Slopis, and the Texas NF Foundation for all you do for the NF community. I don’t want to think what it would be like without you! For more information on the Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation, visit www.texasnf.org or follow them on Facebook.