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SIXTH DYSFERLIN CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, April 3

 
   

          Registration

12:00 – 2:00 PM

   

          Welcome – Plavi Mittal

  

   

          Session I: Exploring the function of dysferlin

2:30 – 6:00 PM

          Introduction: Laura Rufibach

  

          Robert Bloch, Aurelia Defour, Angela Lek

     

   

          Break

4:10 – 4:30 PM

   

          Kevin Sonnemann, Paul Blank,

    

          Jyoti Jaiswal, Pascal Bernatchez

 
   

          Reception and Poster Session I

6:00 – 9:00 PM

   
   

THURSDAY, April 4

 
   

          Breakfast

7:00 – 8:00 AM

   

          Session II: Impact of dysferlin’s absence

8:00 – 12:30 PM

          Introduction: Hillarie Windish

  

          Jeffery Molkentin, Elizabeth McNally    

 

          Simone Spuler, Tatiana Cohen

 
   

          Break

10:00 – 10:20 AM

   

          Joseph Roche, Miranda Grounds    

 

          Terence Partridge, Volker Middel

 
   

          Patient perspective: Living without dysferlin

12:20 – 12:30 PM

   

          Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 PM

   

          Session III: Animal models of dysferlinopathy

1:30 – 2:30 PM

          Introduction: Elaine Lee

 

          Matthew Hirsch, Peter Currie, Louis Kunkel     

 
   

          Jain Foundation Initiatives: Preparing for preclinical trials – Douglas Albrecht

2:30 – 3:00 PM

   

          Poster Session II

3:00 – 6:00 PM

   
   

FRIDAY, April 5

 

 

 

          Breakfast

7:00 – 8:00 AM

 

 

          Chairman’s address – Ajit Jain

8:00 – 8:15 AM

 

 

          Session IV: Genetic therapies for dysferlinopathy

8:15 – 10:15 AM

          Introduction: Hillarie Windish

 

          Louise Rodino-Klapac, Isabelle Richard, Matthew Hirsch

 

 

 

          Patient perspective: Participating in clinical trials

9:30 – 9:40 AM

 

 

          Marc Bartoli, Karine Charton 

 

   

          Break

10:15 – 10:35 AM

   

          Jain Foundation Initiatives: Online LGMD Diagnostic Tool – Brad Williams

10:35 – 11:05 AM

   

          Session V: Dysferlin protein structure

11:05 – 12:30 PM

          Introduction: Bradley Williams

 

          Altin Sula, Bryan Sutton

 

          C2 domains Workshop - Bryan Sutton

12:00 – 12:30 PM

   

          Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 PM

   

          Session VI: Pursuing interventions

1:30 – 4:30 PM

          Introduction: Elaine Lee  

  

          Joshua Zimmerberg, Se-Jin Lee, Kanneboyina Nagaraju

 

 

 

          Patient perspective: The effect steroids had on me

3:00 – 3:10 PM

   

          Break

3:10 – 3:30 PM

   

          Robert Bloch, Eduard Gallardo, François-Jérôme Authier

 
 

  

          Patient perspective: How exercise has helped me

4:20 – 4:30 PM

   

          Jain Foundation Initiatives: Assay development for drug screening – Douglas Albrecht

 
   

          Gala Dinner

6:30 – 11:00 PM

   
   

SATURDAY, April 6

 
   

          Breakfast and Hotel Check Out

7:00 – 8:30 AM

   

          Session VII: The clinical perspective

8:30 – 9:30 AM

          Introduction: Laura Rufibach

  

          Susan Sparks, Anna Pastoret Calderó, Jorge Bevilacqua

 
   

          Jain Foundation Initiatives: Clinical Outcome Study (COS) – Laura Rufibach

9:30 – 10:00 AM

   

          Patient perspective: My experience as a COS participant

10:00 – 10:10 AM

   

          Jain Foundation Initiatives: Scientific Forum

10:10 – 10:30 AM

 

    

          Closing Remarks – Akshay Jain