Neurofibromatosis Information Seminar
We would like to invite you and your family/friends to the upcoming Neurofibromatosis Information Seminar being held on:
Saturday 22nd September 2018
10am - 4pm
Ella Latham Auditorium
The Royal Children’s Hospital
50 Flemington Road, Parkville VIC 3052
The Information Seminar aims to bring people from the NF community up-to-date with latest information and to provide opportunities for discussion between medical and health experts and those affected by NF.
The seminar will feature a keynote address from Dr Bruce Korf MD, PhD, who is one of the leading international clinical experts and researchers in the field of neurofibromatosis (NF) along with presentations on the latest research, medical trials and information for both NF1 & NF2.
Refreshments will be provided.
Please be advised that regrettably childcare is not available for this event and some presentations may contain confronting information for children.
NOT IN MELBOURNE?
Don't worry! We will be recording the seminar and providing captioning that will be made available on our website after the event.
Bruce R. Korf, M.D., PhD
Dr. Korf is the Chief Genomics Officer, UAB Medicine, Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Endowed Chair in Medical Genetics, Professor of Genetics, Co-Director of the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine, Associate Director for Rare Diseases, Hugh Kaul Personalized Medicine Institute and editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Human Genetics.
He is a medical geneticist, pediatrician, and child neurologist, certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (clinical genetics, clinical cytogenetics, and clinical molecular genetics), American Board of Pediatrics, and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (child neurology).
Dr. Korf is past president of the Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics, past president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and current president of the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine. He has served on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute at the NIH.
His major research interests are molecular diagnosis of genetic disorders and the natural history, genetics, and treatment of neurofibromatosis. He serves as principal investigator of the Department of Defense funded Neurofibromatosis Clinical Trials Consortium, the Alabama Genomic Health Initiative, and the Southern All of Us Network.
He is co-author of Human Genetics and Genomics (medical student textbook, now in fourth edition), Medical Genetics at a Glance (medical student textbook (now in third edition), Emery and Rimoin’s Principles and Practice of Medical Genetics (now in 6th edition), and Current Protocols in Human Genetics.