UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Developmental Neurosciences Summer Symposium

26 July 2019, 10:00 am–1:00 pm

summer symposium banner

The Developmental Neurosciences Summer Symposium will be held at the UCL GOS of Institute of Child Health on 26th July. The theme for 2019 is "Genetic Therapies" and the symposium will finish with an Otto Wolff Lecture given by Ronald Cohn of SickKids Toronto.

Event Information

Open to



Developmental Neurosciences Programme


Kennedy Lecture Theatre
238: ICH, Wellcome Trust Building
30 Guildford Street
United Kingdom

10am    Welcome and Introduction
Professor Helen Cross OBE

Prince of Wales’ Chair of Childhood Epilepsy and Head of Developmental Neurosciences Programme, UCL GOS ICH

10.10    Professor Paul Gissen
Head of Genetic and Genomic Medicine Programme, UCL GOS ICH
Novel therapies in metabolic neurodegenerative disorders

10.35    Dr Rajvinder Karda
Research Associate, UCL  Institute for Women’s Health
Gene Therapy for devastating childhood neurological disorders

11.00    Professor Simon Waddington
Professor of Gene Therapy, UCL Institute for Women’s Health
Fetal Gene Therapy

11.30    Refreshment break on the Balcony
12.00     Otto Wolff Lecture Dr Ronald Cohn, President and CEO at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids Toronto)
Precision Child Health: A New Era on the Horizon

13.00    Close
All welcome to attend
Contact: ich.dn.programme@ucl.ac.uk