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Abstract submissions are now open! Please click here to submit your abstract! Abstract submissions extended until February 22, 2019.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) invite you to attend the 2019 Heart and Soul Workshop, which will bring together world experts on gene dosage effects in brain and cardiac development. Copy number variations in 7q11.23 (Williams Syndrome and the Duplication 7 syndrome) as well as in 22q11.2 (deletion and duplication syndromes) will serve as model conditions for this discussion. Speakers and participants will describe genotype-phenotype links, the molecular mechanisms by which gene dosage results in the syndrome phenotypes, and potential for therapeutic intervention, thus providing a rich and unique learning environment.

Trainees are welcome to attend and are encouraged to present. Short presentations will be selected from abstracts and a poster session is planned. Abstract awards will also be given.

The meeting will occur over two days on the NIH Bethesda campus and will include a dynamic range of invited speakers with clinical and scientific expertise in Williams-Beuren deletion or duplication syndromes (7q11.23) and 22q11.2 deletion and duplication. Topics will include clinical, neurobehavioral, and neuroimaging phenotypes; cardiovascular disease; genetics, and treatment strategies. Animal models will also be highlighted. Abstract submitters are invited to address topics related to Williams/22q that include or extend beyond the heart and brain.

The meeting will begin at 8:00am on April 2nd, 2019 and conclude by 5:30pm on April 3rd, 2019.

Invited speakers and session chairs include:

  • Dr. Christopher Austin, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH
  • Dr. Antonio Baldini, Consiglio Nationale delle Ricerche
  • Dr. Carrie Bearden, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Dr. Karen Berman, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH
  • Dr. Jennifer Blackford, Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. Manfred Boehm, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH
  • Dr. Caroline Burns, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Dr. R. Thomas Collins, Stanford University
  • Dr. William Gaynor, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Dr. Elizabeth Goldmuntz, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Dr. Joshua Gordon, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH
  • Dr. Eric Green, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
  • Dr. Daniel Greif, Yale School of Medicine
  • Dr. Raquel Gur, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Robert Hufnagel, National Eye Institute, NIH
  • Dr. Beth Kozel, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH
  • Dr. Anthony LaMantia, George Washington University
  • Dr. Thomas Lehner, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH
  • Dr. Bruno Marino, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Dr. Andrew Matisoff, Children's National Health System
  • Prof. Donna McDonald-McGinn, Children’s Hospital of Philadephia
  • Dr. Robert Mecham, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Carolyn Mervis, University of Louisville
  • Dr. Bernice Morrow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Dr. Lucy Osborne, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Elaine Ostrander, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
  • Dr. Barbara Pober, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Dr. Silvia Racedo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Dr. Armin Raznahan, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH
  • Dr. Michael Shoykhet, Children's National Medical Center
  • Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg, Boston University
  • Dr. Audrey Thurm, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH
  • Dr. Zsolt Urban, University of Pittsburgh
  • Dr. Stephanie Ware, Indiana University School of Medicine

Collaborations: Funding for this Workshop was provided by NHLBI and NIMH. Refreshments and travel/poster awards will be supported by the Williams Syndrome Association (WSA) and the International 22q11.2 Foundation.

Hotel information coming soon.

For questions related to the meeting, please contact: Ms. Laurie Steiger | Phone: 301-594-3384 | Email: laurie.steiger@nih.gov

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