Neuromuscular Program Boston SMA Day

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When: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Where: The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115
Time: 8 AM – 1 PM

Register here.

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided

 

 

Ahoy There Mateys! This year’s child entertainment will be PIRATED THEMED!
All ye Pirates shake with cheer as Boston SMA Day draws near!
Put on your eye patches and bring yer parrots.
As Joe the Storyteller describes all about it.
A Bearded Pirate may come along
So bring your best swash buckling song
You’ll walk the plank if you dare
Or under a balloon limbo pole with flair
Careful where you put your gold
Because at Boston SMA there is much to behold!

Register for event by March 24th at: http://bostonchildrens.org/smadayregistration

For questions, please contact Nicole Visyak: Nicole.visyak@childrens.harvard.edu or 857-218-4677

Conference Agenda

All sessions open to researchers and families

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Registration and Refreshments

8:30 - 8:40 AM

Welcome and Introduction 

8:40 - 9:10 AM

Keynote Speaker: Karen Chen- SMA Foundation
“An Introduction to Drug Development in SMA” 

9:10 - 9:30 AM

Basil Darras- Boston Children’s Hospital
“Clinical Trials in Spinal Muscular Atrophy: An Update”

9:30 - 9:50 AM

Amy Pasternak- Boston Children’s Hospital
"Evidence- Based Outcome Measures in SMA”

9:50 - 10:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:00 - 10:20 AM

Anne Hart - Brown University
“Delineation of cellular and genetic mechanisms underlying SMA”      

10:20 - 10:40 AM

Shi Yan Ng- Harvard Stem Cell Institute
“Targeting the endoplasmic reticulum stress pathway in SMA motor neurons” 

10:40 - 11:00 AM

Mustafa Sahin- Boston Children’s Hospital
"MiRNAs and mTOR in SMA” 

11:00 - 11:10 AM

Coffee Break

11:10 - 11:30 AM

Omar Khwaja- Roche Pharmaceuticals
“RG7800: a new molecule to treat SMA by altering SMN splicing”  

11:30 - 11:50 AM

John Cherry - Pfizer
"Use of droplet diginal PCR to determine SMN copy number variation and quantify SMN mRNA expression”

11:50 - 12:10 PM

Kathy Klinger- Genzyme 

12:10 - 12:30 PM

Helena Liedtke- Parent Perspective Lecture
“Experiences of child’s participation in ISIS Clinical Trials” 

12:30 - 1:00 PM

Conclusions and Group Lunch

To park at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center garage please follow the directions below:

If you are coming from Longwood Avenue:

  • Turn onto Avenue Louis Pasteur (directly across from the Harvard Medical Quadrangle)
  • There will be a large glass building on your left hand side, this is the Conference Center (directly across from Boston Latin School)
  • The entrance to the garage will be on your left hand side, just after the Conference Center (there is a Harvard Dental Patient parking sign out front)
  • Pull into the garage and let the attendant know you are attending the Boston SMA Day, hosted by Boston Children's Hospital.
  • The attendant will give you a blue swipe card; keep this card as you will use it to exit the garage.
  • Parking is not assigned, so you may park anywhere you like. (There is handicapped parking nearest the elevator bays on both levels of the garage)
  • Take the elevator to the 3rd Floor (Press 3) and follow the signs. This is where your Registration is located.

If you are coming from Fenway:

  • Turn onto Avenue Louis Pasteur (between Emmanuel & Simmons College)
  • There will be a large glass building on your right hand side, this is the Conference Center (directly across from the Boston Latin School)
  • The entrance to the garage will be on your right hand side, just before the Conference Center (there is a Harvard Dental Patient parking sign out front)
  • Pull into the garage and let the attendant know you are attending the Boston SMA Day, hosted by Boston Children's Hospital.
  • The attendant will give you a blue swipe card; keep this card as you will use it to exit the garage.
  • Parking is not assigned, so you may park anywhere you like. (There is handicapped parking nearest the elevator bays on both levels of the garage)
  • Take the elevator to the 3rd  Floor (Press 3) and follow the signs.

If you are using a GPS system, the garage is directly underneath the Conference Center and thus has the same address:

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

If at any time you find yourself lost or need assistance please call our main line at 617-432-8990.

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO
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