UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Otto Wolff Neuroscience Symposium 2018

The Otto Wolff Neuroscience Symposium will be held on 9th November 2018. The theme for this year is Neuromuscular Diseases.

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Attendance at this symposium is free but pre-registration via Eventbrite is required.
The poster competition is open to UCL and non-UCL students but places are limited. If you would like to enter the poster competition please email us by Monday 22nd October ICH.DN.Programme@ucl.ac.uk


Professor Rosalind Smyth

Opening and welcome

Otto Wolff Lecture:
Professor Mary Reilly

Humans are the ultimate animal model
10.30Professor Francesco MuntoniDuchenne muscular dystrophy: from deep phenotyping to changing natural history
11.00Refreshment break
11.30Professor Rita HorvathGenes and disease mechanisms in mitochondrial translation deficiencies
12.00Dr Matt HallDiffusion signal decay curve shape as a biomarker of structural change in early-stage Duchenne muscular dystrophy
12.30Lunch and poster competition
14.15Professor Thomas VoitNew developments in gene therapy for neuromuscular diseases
14.45Dr Kate MareshImaging the brain in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
15.00Dr Elisabeth BuschGene regulatory responses to loss of skeletal muscle function in zebrafish
15.30Refreshment break 
16.00Otto Wolff Lecture: Professor Eugenio MercuriSpinal Muscular Atrophy: exciting new developments
17.00Poster prizes and reception
 RCPCH has approved this activity for CPD in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD guidelines