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University of Chicago and Ataxia Foundation team up for annual scientific and patient meetings
Date:3/5/2010

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TUESDAY MARCH 9, 2010

7 PM Opening Remarks Christopher M. Gomez
KEYNOTE ADDRESS Christian Hansel, University of Chicago, "Cerebellar Learning and Connectivity"

WEDNESDAY MARCH 10, 2010

8:00 AM Theme 1 Cerebellar Function (and episodic) Dysfunction
8:00 AM Episodic ataxias: an overview, Joanna C. Jen, UCLA
8:30 AM Episodic ataxias: physiological mechanisms, Ellen Hess, Emory University
9:00 AM The therapeutic mode of action of 4-AP in Episodic ataxia, K Khodakhah, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Theme 2 Molecular pathogenesis of autosomal dominant ataxias
10:00 AM SCA2 and SCA13, Stefan M. Pulst, University of Utah
10:30 AM SCA3, Henry L. Paulson, University of Michigan
11:00 AM SCA6, Christopher M. Gomez, University of Chicago
1:15 PM Invited Junior Lecturer Paula Ladd, University of California, San Diego
1:40 PM Invited Junior Lecturer Mirella Dottori, University of Melbourne
2:05 PM SCA7, Albert R. LaSpada, UCSD
2:35 PM SCA17, Xiao-Jiang Li, Emory University
3:30 PM SCA5 and SCA8, Laura PW Ranum, University of Minnesota
4:00 PM SCA10, Tee Ashizawa, University of Florida, Gainesville
4:30 PM Molecular pathophysiology of SCA14 caused by gamma PKC mutations, Norio Sakai, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
5:00 PM Perspectives on dominant ataxia: insights from SCA1 that apply to other spinocerebellar ataxias, Harry T. Orr, University of Minnesota
5:30 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS Richard Morimoto, Northwestern University, "The Proteostasis Challenge: The Stress of Misfolded Proteins in Aging and Disease"

THURSDAY MARCH 11, 2010

Theme 3 Molecular pathogenesis of recessively inherited ataxias
8:00 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS Keith Caldecott University of Sussex, "Defects in DNA Single-Strand Break Repair and 8:45 AM The function of ATM in the central nervous system: beyond DNA breaks, Karl
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Contact: John Easton
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773-702-6241
University of Chicago Medical Center
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