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Genetic Epilepsy Family Conference 2021 run by GETA

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The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

30 Royal Parade

Parkville, VIC 3052

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In 2021 GETA will be held on May 29th from 10am to 4pm. Attend in person at The Florey Institute or virtually.

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In 2021 GETA will be held on May 29th from 10am to 4pm. Attend in person at The Florey Institute, Parkville, Melbourne or virtually.

Please join the livestream conference to hear the latest on genetic epilepsy research and precision medicine treatments from world-leading medical and scientific experts. You will have the opportunity to ask questions.

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Sara James – Author and Journalist

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Prof. Matthew Might : Director of the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) since 2017. At UAB, Dr. Might is the Hugh Kaul Endowed Chair of Personalized Medicine, a Professor of Internal Medicine and a Professor of Computer Science.

You can watch 7-minute video on Matt's journey to precision medicine here .

Prof. Jozef GECZ, NH&MRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Channel 7 CRF Chair for the Prevention of Childhood Disability, Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. University of Adelaide.

Dr Emma (Elizabeth) Palmer Clinical Geneticist, Sydney Children’s Hospital and Lecturer, School of Women's and Children's Health, UNSW Group Leader CoGENES (Collaboration for Genetic epilepsy and Neurogenetics-SCHN).

Prof. Steve Wilton: Foundation Chair - Centre for Molecular Medicine and Innovative Therapeutics, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia and Director at Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science, Perth, Western Australia.

Panel Discussion:

Professor Ingrid Scheffer - Professor of Paediatric Neurology, The University of Melbourne and Florey Institute, Austin Health, and The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Professor Steve Petrou - Director of the Florey Institute, Head of the division of epilepsy and and also Chief Scientific Officer of Praxis Precision Medicines Inc.

Dr Katherine Howell is a paediatric neurologist and epileptologist at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, and a Clinician-Scientist Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Kris Pierce - SCN2A Parent and Rare and Genetic Lead at the Epilepsy Foundation

Danielle Williams - SYNGAP1 parent and Advocate

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The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

30 Royal Parade

Parkville, VIC 3052

Australia

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