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This keynote lecture forms part of a whole-day event "Neurodevelopmental and Neurological Aspects of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)", by Professor Mark H. Johnson, Professor of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge.

The title of the keynote lecture is: Infancy neuroscience in developmental disorder.


The whole day programme: Neurodevelopmental and Neurological Aspects of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)

Registration from 9.15am

Welcome at 9.50am

Morning Session – Early Development and Neuroscience

Chair - Professor Jonathan Green, University of Manchester and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

10.00 - 11.00 Keynote Lecture:

Infancy Neuroscience in Developmental Disorder

Professor Mark Johnson, 1931 Professor of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge

11.00 – 11.45 Initial Neurocognitive Data from the Early Development in Neurofibromatosis 1 (EDEN) Study

Professor Emily Jones, Research Fellow, Birkbeck University of London

11.45 -12.30 Early Behaviour in NF1 Infants

Dr Shruti Garg, Clinical Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester

12.30 – 12.45 Panel discussion

12.45 - 13.45 Lunch

Afternoon Session - Neurogenetic and Clinical Overview

Chair - Dr Grace Vassallo, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

13.45 - 14.30 Making Sense of Genotype/Phenotype Correlations in NF1.

Dr. Emma Burkitt Wright, Consultant Clinical Geneticist, St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester

14.30 - 15.00 Coffee

15.00 - 16.00 NF1 in Children - Common clinical problems, interesting cases and lessons learnt

Dr. Grace Vassallo, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

16.00 Close. Have a safe journey home!



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