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Friday, 19th July 2019
9 to 3pm

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

This symposium will feature the latest clinical and research updates from Australian and international clinicians and researchers. 

We are pleased to have as our keynote speaker, Professor Marc Patterson (Mayo Clinic, USA).  He is a paediatric neurologist and a renowned clinical expert on Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NP-C), who has published a number of papers on guidelines for diagnosis of NP-C and recommendations for clinical management.  He has been involved in clinical trials for NP-C.  He is a strong advocate for NP-C and works closely with a number of patient support groups.

Tickets available at the symposium for $30 per ticket.


Symposium Agenda

Submission of abstracts are now open for poster presentations on Niemann-Pick Disease Type C and related research topics. Abstracts (max. 500 words) should be submitted as a Word document to Dr. Ya Hui Hung.



Niemann-Pick type C Disease, in its seventh decade: Opportunities and Challenges

Marc Patterson


Morning Tea



Adults with Niemann-Pick type C: Insights from Neuroimaging and Other Biomarker Work in Melbourne

Mark Walterfang


Many Faces of Niemann-Pick type C: A Clinician's Perspective

Joy Lee


Age of Onset and Cognition in Adult Niemann-Pick type C: Two Different Paths

Wendy Kelso


Toni Mathieson and Jackie Imrie

The International Niemann-Pick Disease Registry (INPDR): A New Model of Patient-Empowered Data Ownership and Management





Niemann-Pick Disease type C1: A Metal-Targeting Therapeutic Approach and NPC1 Carrier Risks

Ashley Bush and

Ya Hui Hung


Therapeutic-Driven Whole Genome Sequencing of Niemann-Pick type C Disease Cases in Australia

Andrew Munkacsi


Afternoon Tea



Optional tour of labs used at The Florey for families and attendees.

Lab Tour

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building,

Cnr Genetics Land and Royal Parade, 3052 Parkville, Australia

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is the largest brain research group in the Southern Hemisphere. With more than 600 research and support staff and educating 90 post-graduate students each year.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Tram 19, Stop 11 heading away from the city to the Kenneth Myer Building (opposite Royal Melbourne Hospital). Look for the Dr Dax café sign and you’ll know you’re there.

Reasonably priced parking (including many disabled spaces) is available under the building with easy access to the auditorium.