Rosamund Stone Zander Translational Neuroscience Center | Events

On Friday, November 15, 2019, the Rosamund Stone Zander Translational Neuroscience Center (RSZ TNC) at Boston Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, hosted the fifth and final Boston-wide Neurodevelopmental Disorders Symposium in the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School. This symposium highlighted the groundbreaking work that has come out of Boston autism collaborations and set the stage for the future of autism research in our community.

The 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 and will include distinguished speakers, a breakout discussion on the future of autism research and poster reception.


It featured successful collaborations that arose from the Boston Autism Community, including joint efforts by Charles Nelson, BCH/Mark Bear, MIT and Isaac Kohane, HMS/Mustafa Sahin, BCH.

Our Keynote Address was given by Joseph Buxbaum, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Capstone Event: In addition to our regular agenda, the symposium featured a novel breakout session entitled "Laying Seeds for the Future" in which participants will have the opportunity to debate the future of neurodevelopmental research and establish the new collaborations with key opinion leaders in the field.


Event Co-Chairs

  • Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD - Boston Children's Hospital
  • Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD - Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mriganka Sur, PhD - Massachusetts Institute of Technology


For all related questions, please reach out to Jessica Kim at TNC@childrens.harvard.edu.

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/translational-neuroscience-center-6673043599

 

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Translational Neuroscience Center Symposium

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Rosamund Stone Zander Translational Neuroscience Center (RSZ 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 RSZ 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