2019 Research Symposium

July 23 -24, 2019  *  Louisville, KY 

Angelman Syndrome Foundation 2019 Research Symposium and Family Conference

The 2019 ASF Research Symposium features two full days of world-class scientific, translational and clinical presentations. The symposium allows for the sharing of unpublished work, which leads to conceptual discussions with an outstanding community of researchers and clinicians, helping accelerate therapeutic opportunities for both disorders.

The cost to attend is $275 until July 1 and $325 after.
The student rate is $150 until July 1 and $175 after.

Schedule subject to change. More details to come.


Tuesday, July 23

Speaker / Topic

7:00 am – 6:30 pm

Registration Desk Open

7:15 am


8:30 am


9:30 am

Ype Elgersma, Ph.D.
Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam


10:15 am

Jason Yi, Ph.D.
Washington University, St. Louis

UBE3A varients

11:00 am


11:30 am

Steven Gray, Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Gene Therapy

12:00 pm

Bin Gu, Ph.D.
UNC-Chapel Hill

Preclinical study of CBD as a treatment for Angelman syndrome

12:45 pm


1:45 pm

David Godler, PhD
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia

Early Detection / Newborn Screening

2:30 pm

Mark Zylka, Ph.D.
UNC-Chapel Hill

Gene therapy/CrisprCas9 approach

3:15 pm


3:45 pm

Scott Dindot, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University

4:30 pm

Meghan Miller, PhD
Roche – Senior Scientist, Rare Diseases

4:50 pm

Frank Rigo, PhD
Executive Director, Ionis Pharmaceuticals

5:10 pm


5:45 pm


Wednesday, July 24

Speaker / Topic

7:00 am – 630 pm

Registration Desk Open

7:15 am


8:30 am

Larry Reiter, PhD
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

8:55 am

Melinda Peters

9:20 am

Ulrika Beitnere, PhD
University of California, Davis

9:45 am

Noelle Germain, PhD
University of Connecticut Health

9:30 am

Emma Baker

10:30 am


10:50 am

Karen Bindels-de Heus
Erasmus Medical Center, Sophia

11:15 am

Gina Shur and Wen-Hann Tan, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital

11:40 am

Bridgette Tonnsen, PhD
Purdue University, Department of Psychological Sciences

12:15 pm

Break to get boxed lunch

12:45 pm

Bianaca van Iperen-Kolk

12:20 pm

Research Blitz

Cindy Navis  |  Maartja ten Hooven  |  Anne Wheeler, PhD |  Matt Anderson, MD, PhD  |  Kiyoshi Egawa, MD, PhD

Hotel space books up as the symposium gets closer.  Make sure to reserve your room as soon as possible to ensure you will be in the same hotel as the symposium.

The 2019 ASF Research Symposium will take place at:

Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 W Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202

Marriott Louisville Downtown

Room rate: $159/night + tax

Group name: Angelman Syndrome