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WORLD Symposium 2010 (Lysosomal Disease Network's 6th Annual Research Meeting)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - Friday, February 12, 2010
Miami Hilton Downtown, Miami, Florida

The specific aims of this meeting were to (1) emphasize the strategies for, and identify the obstacles to, moving from translational research to clinical trials; (2) coalesce members of the LD network into functional research collaborations and present to the LDN community progress on the specific projects that are part of the funded U54 RDCRN grant; (3) foster interdisciplinary collaboration with the overall goal of improving knowledge of basic discoveries and clinical manifestations of these diseases; (4) provide an educational forum for young investigators, clinicians, and researchers in the field; (5) identify and discuss the latest findings in the natural history of lysosomal diseases, diagnostic testing and screening, and treatment, with specific focus on (a) inflammatory components of lysosomal diseases and autophagy, especially in the central nervous system, (b) new treatments of the central nervous systems, and (c) ethics and efficacy in treating the presymptomatic or asymptomatic patient; and (6) identify areas requiring additional basic and clinical research and public policy and regulatory attention, such as ethics and economics, and factors that impact implementation of therapy, including newborn screening.

Contact:
Dr. Danilo A. Tagle (301) 496-5745 tagled@mninds.nih.gov

Co-funding Institute(s):
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Office of Rare Diseases Research

From the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

From the National Institutes of Health

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