Events

Translational Neuroscience Center Symposium

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Translational Neuroscience Center (TNC) at Boston Children's Hospital will host its symposium entitled Paving the Way to Transformative Therapies in Neuroscience at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School. The Symposium is open to scientists and physicians from academia, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, disease-based foundations, and government.

The TNC was launched in January of 2013 as a collaborative effort by the Children's Hospital departments and divisions of Developmental Medicine, Genetics and Genomics, Neurology, Neurobiology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry to accelerate efficient translation of new ideas from today's science into effective prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cures for pediatric nervous system disorders.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Dr. John Donoghue, PhD – Brown University

Dr. Elizabeth Engle, MD – Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Dr. Anirvan Ghosh, PhD – Biogen

Dr. Chengua Gu, PhD - Harvard Medical School

Dr. Sergio Pablo Sardi, PharmD, PhD - Sanofi


For more information, please contact the Translational Neuroscience Center at tnc@childrens.harvard.edu


Past Symposia:

  

   MONDAY - OCTOBER 22, 2018

The fourth Boston-wide Neurodevelopmental Disorders Symposium was held on Monday, October 22, 2018 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School.  The event was hosted by the Translational Neuroscience Center (TNC) at Boston Children's Hospital in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  This symposium, entitled Advances in Individualized Medicine for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, focused on precision in clinical trials and genetic technology in neurodevelopmental disorders.  

This conference, sponsored by the Anne and Paul Marcus Family foundation, was open to scientists and physicians from academia, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, disease-based foundations, and the government. The day-long symposium included guest speakers and a poster session for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. 

Featured speakers included:

Christopher J. McDougle, MD- Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
Matthew S. Goodwin, PhD- Northeastern University
James C. McPartland, PhD- Yale Child Study Center
Lisa Prock, MD, MPH- Boston Children's Hospital
Wendy K. Chung, MD, PhD- Columbia University
Christa L. Martin, PhD- Geisinger Health System
Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD- Boston Children's Hospital
Thomas Frazier II, PhD- Autism Speaks
Mark F. Bear, PhD- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Paul Wang, MD- Simons Foundation