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BTG'S - 3rd International SYNGAP1 Scientifc Conference

*Virtual - Live Stream Interactive Format


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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE/AGENDA

Pre-Conference
YOUNG INVESTIGATOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
 DATE: Tuesday, November 17, 2020               TIME: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm, EST, U.S. & Canada
8:30 am




8:35 am

9:00 am - 10:40 am

10:40am - 11:00 am

11:00 am - 11:40 am

11:40 am - 12 :10 pm

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm

1:10 pm - 2:40 pm









2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm











4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Welcome & Opening Remarks:  Conference Co-Chairs
        
Constance Smith-Hicks, MD, PhD, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
       Jimmy Holder, MD, PhD, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine
       Gavin Rumbaugh, PhD, Scripps Research Institute

Keynote Speaker:
 Gavin Rumbaugh, PhD, Scripps Research Institute

SESSION 1: Young Investigator Poster/Abstract Presentations

MORNING BREAK

SESSION 1: Young Investigator Poster/Abstract Presentations - Continued

LUNCH BREAK

SYNGAP1 Families & Young Investigators - Lunch/Science Chat

SESSION 2:  NIH Grant Mechanisms & Programs for Young Investigators - Panel Presentation
        
Vicky Whittemore, PhD, Program Director, Division of Neuroscience, Channels, Synapses and Circuits
       NIH, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
       
       Adam Hartman, MD, Program Director, Division of Clinical Research, Pediatric Neurology & Epilepsy,
       NIH, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

       Rebecca Roof, Program Director, Division of Translational research,  NIH/National Institute of
       Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

AFTERNOON BREAK

SESSION 3:  YOUNG INVESTIGATOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

        Breakout Session A:  Clinical/Translational Panel        
        
Constance Smith-Hicks, MD, PhD, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
       Jimmy Holder, MD, PhD, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine
       Bradley Schlaggar, MD, PhD, President/CEO, Kennedy Krieger Institute

       Breakout Session B:  Basic Science Panel
      
Julia Dallman, PhD, University of Miami
      Richard Huganir, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
      Gavin Rumbaugh, PhD, Scripps Research Institute

CLOSING REMARKS:  
Constance Smith-Hicks, MD, PhD, Kennedy Krieger Institute

LATE AFTERNOON BREAK

Virtual Happy Hour - SYNGAP1 Families, Young Investigators, Clinical & Scientific Research Experts

Calling all Young Neuroscience and SYNGAP Investigators!


The 1st day of the 2020 Virtual International SYNGAP1 Scientific Conference, is designed specifically to meet the interests and needs of Young/New Neuroscience Investigators! We have an amazing lineup of accomplished neuroscience/SynGAP research scientists and clinical/research experts scheduled to present on November 17, 2020, for our Young Investigators' Career Development Workshop.

In addition, we invite and encourage Young/New Investigators, interested in Neuroscience and/or SYNGAP Research, to submit an abstract/poster submission!  All Young Investigator Poster/Abstract submissions will be reviewed and scored by the Conference's Scientific Research Committee. Young Investigators, who submit a poster/abstract, will have an opportunity to pre-record and present their work. The top four poster/abstracts, based upon merit, are eligible to be present during a special session, to be held on the morning of November 19th.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity!

Deadline to submit an abstract/poster is: September 1, 2020 *Deadline to submit is now closed
Contact Us if you have any questions.
*Please Note:  Registration for the Workshop and Conference are separate.
Links to Registration Sites are located at the top of this page.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

DAY 2: MAIN SYMPOSIUM 

Introduction and Charge for the Symposium

Opening Remarks by Conference Co-Chairs:
  
  Gavin Rumbaugh, PhD, Scripps Research Institute
  Jimmy Holder, MD, PhD, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine
  Constance Smith-Hicks, MD, PhD, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  Monica Weldon, President/CEO, Bridge the Gap –SYNGAP Education and Research Foundation 

Keynote Address:  Ann Pariser, MD, Director, Office of Rare Diseases Research, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

SESSION 1: SYNGAP1 Clinical Disorder, Chaired by Constance Smith-Hicks, MD, PhD Speaker    
  Speaker Presentations
  Session 1 Panel Discussion –
All Session 1 Speakers  

* LUNCH BREAK - Young Investigator Poster Sessions Available for Viewing  

SESSION 2:  SynGAP Neurobiology
  Chaired by: 
Gavin Rumbaugh, PhD, Scripps Research Institute &
                          Richard Huganir, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  Speaker Presentations
  Session 2 Panel Discussion –
All Session 2 Speakers

SESSION 3:  Translating SYNGAP1: From Bench to Bedside
  Chaired by:
Jimmy Holder, MD, PhD, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine 
  Speaker Presentations
  Panel Discussion –
All Session 3 Speakers
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Day 3: Main Symposium    8:00 am –11:30 am  

SESSION 4: Young Investigator Poster/Abstract Presentations
  Chaired by:
Rick Huganir, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  Speaker Presentations:  *Selected from submitted and reviewed Y.I. Poster/Abstracts
    Young Investigator Presentation 1: *tbd        
    Young Investigator Presentation 2:  *tbd     
    Young Investigator Presentation 3:  *
tbd     
    Young Investigator Presentation 4:  *
tbd

SESSION 5:  Accelerating Treatments for Children with Rare Genetic Disorders
Chaired by:
Constance Smith-Hicks, MD, PhD, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and
                        Jimmy Holder, MD, PhD, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine
Speaker Presentations        
Panel Discussion – All Session 5 Speakers, plus, Basic, Clinical, and Translational Science Expert Discussion Leaders, will present a summary of symposium discussions and presentations.   

CONCLUSION OF CONFERENCE - 11:30 am (Eastern)

*Bridge the Gap's Virtual, SYNGAP1 Externally Led-Patient Focused Drug Development (EL-PFDD) Meeting will begin at 12:30 pm (Eastern,) after the conclusion of the SYNGAP1 International Conference. All interested individuals who wish to view and/or participate in the Virtual SYNGAP1 EL-PFDD, must register online. Meeting Registration is free and all are welcome!!!  
Click Here for SYNGAP1 EL-PFDD Meeting Information
Bridge the Gap’s International SYNGAP1 Conference provides a cutting-edge, scientific and educational
forum focused on bringing together a diverse group of SYNAP1 Community stakeholders.  SYNGAP1 Community stakeholders include - research scientists, clinical specialists, SYNGAP1 Families, industry, academic, governmentand community leaders.  

In addition, the conferences provide opportunities to bring  together scientists and clinicians actively involved in SYNGAP1 Research with trainees,young investigators, and underrepresented minorities, as well as, experts in the development of targeted therapies related to neurodevelopmental disorders.  Our goal is to increase participation of trainees,young investigators and underrepresented minorities in neurodevelopmental disorder research and to encourage the development of targeted therapies to treat SYNGAP1 and related neurodevelopmental disorders.

The conferences are designed to maximize scientific resources, encourage opportunities for collaboration and provide a forum that is inclusive for SYNGAP1 families and caregivers.  Each conference features a broad range of sessiontopics related to SYNGAP1 mutations, related neurodevelopmental disorders, published and unpublished research data and patient-centric study design. Time is allotted during each presentation for SYNGAP1 experts to lead discussions on current and future avenues of research.
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