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Alexander Disease Family Conference

August 4, 2018

Conference: August 4th, 2018
Opening Dinner: Evening of August 3rd, 2018

Waisman Center
Madison WI

To Register


9:00–9:10 am Albee MessingWelcome & Introduction
Albee Messing, VMD, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison
9:10–9:35 am James Goldman, MD, PhDNeuroinflammation
James Goldman, MD, PhD
Columbia University
9:35–10:00 am Mel Feany, MD, PhDFly Models of Disease
Mel Feany, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
10:00–10:15 am BREAK
10:15–10:40 am Tracy L. Hagemann, PhDRat Model of Disease
Tracy Hagemann, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison
10:40–11:05 am Maiken Nedergaard, MD, PhDProtein Clearance from the Brain
Maiken Nedergaard, MD, PhD
University of Rochester
11:05–11:30 am Natasha Snider, PhDChemical Modifications of GFAP during AxD
Natasha Snider, PhD
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
11:30 am–12:15 pm LUNCH
12:15–12:40 pm Su-Chun Zhang, MD, PhDInduced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Su-Chun Zhang, MD, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison
12:40–1:05 pm Anne Smith, PhDAntisense Oligonucleotide Therapy
Anne Smith, PhD
Ionis Pharmaceuticals
1:05–1:30 pm Marsha Mailick, PhDFamily Experience of Child Disability and Death
Marsha Mailick, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1:30–1:45 pm BREAK
1:45–2:15 pm Amy Waldman, MDPlanning for Clinical Trials
Amy Waldman, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2:15–3:00 pm Open Discussion

Hotel Accommodations

A list of hotels with room blocks reserved for the Alexander Disease Conference is below.

Please note the date that you need to make a reservation by in order to get the room block rate.

The following hotels do not have a room block reserved for the Alexander Disease Conference but they do have a limited number of rooms available.

If you would like to stay at one of these properties, please make your reservations as soon as possible.


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Madison, WI 53705 United States
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