9-10th October 2020
For patients, clinicians and researchers, this conference will feature the latest clinical and research updates, as well as, an opportunity to connect with the rare people this disease directly affects.
We are pleased to have as our keynote speaker, Professor Frances Platt (University of Oxford, UK). She studies glycosphingolipids, fatty substances that build up inside the cell in lysosomal disorders. Her research led to the development of miglustat, an approved drug for the treatment of metabolic diseases such as Gaucher disease and Niemann-Picks disease type C.
This year we will be selecting additional platform presentations from abstract submissions. Submission of abstracts are now open for oral and poster presentations on Niemann-Pick Disease Type C and related research topics. Please indicate in the abstract submission whether you would like to be considered for oral or poster presentation. Abstracts (max. 500 words) should be submitted as a Word document to Dr. Ya Hui Hung by 31 July 2020.
Schedule: Day One
Friday, October 9 - Registration at 8am
See below agenda taking place in the main room. Breakout room for Abstract Speakers will be available from 1:30pm.
Understanding and Treating NP-C
Presentation from CycloTherapeutics
NP-C in Adults
The search for a better treatment for NP-C: The Florey story
Ya Hui Hung
INPDA & INPDR
Niemann-Pick: A Shared Story
John Lee Taggart
Reproductive genetic carrier screening: What is the current state of play?
Our Mental Health
Schedule: Day Two
Saturday, October 10
Journey after the diagnosis
Presentation from Orphanzyme
Q&A Panel Session
Caroline Hastings, Mark Walterfang, Frances Platt, Lisette Curnow, Joy Lee
123 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Located at 123 Queen Street, Karstens Melbourne is positioned in the heart of Melbourne’s legal precinct and close to Bourke Street Mall. Flinders Street and Southern Cross Stations are only minutes away, with easy access to trams and on-site parking.