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12th Carolyn Farb Lecture in Neurofibromatosis – Monday, June 14 – MD Anderson Cancer Center

12th Carolyn Farb Lecture in Neurofibromatosis

Whats new in Neurofibromatosis?

Of mice and men: Mouse models of NF-1 and human clinical trials

Kathryn North M.D., F.R.A.C.P.
Douglas Burrows Professor of Paediatrics
Associate Dean Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Head, Institute for Neuroscience and Muscle Research
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Monday, June 14th
12:00 noon
Hickey Auditorium
11th floor
UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Box lunches will be available for the first 50 attendees

Kathryn North is Head of the Institute for Neuroscience and Muscle Research and Associate Dean of the Clinical School, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She is also the Douglas Burrows Professor and Head of the Discipline of Pediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney. In 2008 was honored by the Human Genetics Society of Australasia for her achievements in genetic research. She is currently a member of the Children’s Hospital Research Executive and Research Committee, and the University of Sydney Medical Deans Advisory Committee. She is Chairman of the Genetics Sub Committee of the Australian Association of Neurologists.
Dr. North is widely acknowledged as a world leader in Neurofibromatosis research.

Anyone who wishes to meet privately with Dr. North during her visit please contact Bartlett Moore (713-794-4066) or Tracey Martin (713-792-6227)

12 thoughts on “12th Carolyn Farb Lecture in Neurofibromatosis – Monday, June 14 – MD Anderson Cancer Center

  1. I’ll be there. May videotape if my camera still works. I lent it to someone and he dropped it breaking the microphone. We’ll see…

  2. That’s great Lou. Thanks for coming.

    To all others, please feel free to come hear the seminar, it is open to the public. Although it is geared to the doctors and scientists, it should be interesting to anyone with an interest in NF. Dr. North will discuss how scientists studying mice that have been genetically engineered to have NF-1 has lead to discoveries about the learning and cognitive difficulties seen in many, but not all, children with NF. This has actually resulted in a clinical trial using a drug in children with NF-1 and learning difficulties to see if it helps them.
    Hope to see some of you there!

  3. I would be there, but I will be out of town. I always learn something, and seeing Dr Farb, would have made my day.

  4. You’ll be missed Reggie.
    Have a good trip.

  5. I encourage anyone who is even remotely connected to NF, whether you have NF, are related to someone with NF or just know someone with NF, to attend this event. It is simply mind-boggling the amount of work and research that is going on to better understand this disorder and provide treatment for those affected.

    Thank you Bart for all you do on behalf of people challenged by neurofibromatosis. We love you, man!

  6. Righto Lou. The lecture will be in a very big auditorium, the Hickey on the 11 th floor of MD Anderson main hospital at 1515 holcombe Blvd. Park in garage 2 or 19 or do Valet. So all are welcome. Dr. Mendelson, the President of MD Anderson will introduce Carolyn Farb. Should be quite an event. Please introduce yourself to me. I’d like to meet reggie’s friends

  7. Oops that is garage 10, not 19

  8. What a great opportunity to rub elbows with the movers and shakers of NF and Houston!

  9. Are you talking about Reggie?

  10. Of course he is. I’m one of them.

  11. Well Bart,

    I will be leaving for Salt Lake City I the AM. Sorry I won’t be there tomorrow. As I will be leaving early so I won’t get to talk to you. Lou will post some photos of some of the still photos today. I hope you enjoy them.

  12. Have a good trip Reggie.
    The lecture was real good and several people were asking about you.

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