2020 Neurofibromatosis Clinical Symposium


The Children's Tumour Foundation of Australia (CTF), in conjunction with Whiteley Medical is proud to present the 2020 Neurofibromatosis Symposium featuring international keynote speaker Prof. Michael J Fisher, MD from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHoP); a specialist in brain tumours and Neurofibromatosis.

Prof. Fisher will be joined by 14 leading Australian researchers and clinicians who will provide information on the latest research, diagnosis and clinical treatments for both NF1 and NF2 patients.

Topics will conclude:

  • MeK Inhibitors
  • Stem cell research
  • Gene therapy
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Breast screening
  • Non-surgical treatment of NF2
  • Laser therapy and other treatments for skin and disfigurement
  • Latest research on the social and developmental challenges faced by most children with NF

Full-day (8 hours) Clinical Symposium



Learning Outcomes

  1. Gain an overview of international research currently underway for NF, including stem cell applications, gene therapy and drug trials (MEK inhibitors) 
  2. Increased knowledge and awareness of NF signs and symptoms and impact on the quality of life, such as disfigurement, high risk of breast ca and learning difficulties and autism in children
  3. List and explain treatment options for NF2 and Hearing rehabilitation 
  4. Explain treatment options for Optic Nerve Gliomas


Wednesday 4 March 2020
Perpetual Conference Room Level 18, 123 Pitt St
Sydney, NSW 2000

Session Times
9 AM Registration 
9:30 AM - 5.30 PM 
6:30 PM Networking

For more information, go to the Children's Tumour Foundation website

For all enquiries, contact Meredith Fannelli on:
Phone 02 9713 6111
Mobile +61 0433922508
Email meredith.fannelli@ctf.org.au

Neurofibromatosis (NF), Clinincal Symposium, Paediatric Specialist, Oncology


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