public day

the brain foundation, a 501c3 non-profit presents

synchrony 2019

International Symposium on Translational Research in Autism

Nov.8-10 Pleasanton, California

attend live or streaming

public day, november 10

9am -6pm

Listen to presentations on promising interventions that are on the path to FDA approval. Also hear about the state of the art in evidence-based diagnostics and care in ASD.  To attend, register below.

keynote

Michael Merzenich, PhD

Brain Plasticity in ASD

Ronald W. Davis, PhD

Biochemistry and Genetics

Mike Snyder, PhD

Functional Genomics and Proteomics

sunday, november 10 – public day

8:00 – 8:30

BREAKFAST  Whether its eggs and yoghurt, or a warm bowl of Steel Cut Oatmeal topped with fresh fruit, there are a lot of great-tasting reasons to come join us for breakfast! 


8:30 – 8:40

Welcome Remarks, Pramila Srinivasan, PhD, President, The BRAIN Foundation

THEME: NEW DIRECTIONS AND CLINICAL TRIALS FOCUSED ON BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE IN ASD 

8:40 – 9:10

Opening Presentation: Precision Medicine and its applicability to Autism 

Michael Snyder, PhD, Chair of Genomics, Stanford University


9:10 – 9:40

Sarkis Mazmanian, PhD, Luis & Nelly Soux Professor of Microbiology in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, CalTech  – Gut-brain axis in ASD and Axial Biotherapeutics’ gut-focused therapeutics 


9:40 – 10:10

KEYNOTE: Michael Merzenich,  PhD, Professor Emeritus in Neuroscience, UCSF &  Winner of the 2016 Kavli Prize presents  “Brain Plasticity in ASD” 


10:10 – 10:15 

ENTERTAINMENT BREAK 


10:15 – 10:45 

Lynn Durham, MSc, CEO, Stalicla Precision medicine-based therapeutics and a new candidate drug to decrease core disabilities for a subset of ASD individuals 


10:45 – 11:15

Robert Naviaux, MD, PhD, UCSDAntipurinergic therapy to address core disabilities of ASD 


11:15 – 11:20 

ENTERTAINMENT BREAK 


11:20 – 11:50

Jim Adams, PhDMTT, ASU

THEME: EVIDENCE-BASED DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF MEDICAL COMORBIDITIES IN ASD 

11:50 – 12:20   

David Bick, MD – Clinical Genomics in ASD 


12:20 – 12:50 

KEYNOTE: Ron Davis, PhD – How we’re approaching translational research in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) 


12:50 – 1:50 

LUNCH: Mediterranean fare with fresh organic vegetables and garden herbs BREAK 


1:50 – 2:20 

Dennis Dixon, PhDImproving therapy outcomes by addressing medical comorbidities 


2:20 – 2:50 

Daniel Rossignol, MD, FAAFP–  Review of evidence-based interventions, efficacy ratings and quality of evidence


2:50 – 3:50 

Richard Frye, MD, PhD, Edward Quadros, PhD, Richard Boles, MD and Madeline Cunningham, PhD Seizures, Mitochondrial, Metabolic and immunological Comorbidities in ASD, and Improving Speech with folinic acid


TURNING SCIENTISTS INTO ENTREPRENEURS 

Talk to Sean O’ Sullivan of SOSV Ventures about how his accelerator programs help transform  scientists into entrepreneurs with $250k in seed funding and a 4-month design driven program to build groundbreaking biotech companies!  

Sign ups  between 12-1:30  PM at the registration desk. 

Space is limited. 

3:50 – 3:55 

ENTERTAINMENT BREAK 

MEET THE EXPERT! First 50 signups between 12-2 PM at the registration desk can meet the experts from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM for 1:1 discussions. Space is strictly limited – absolutely NO exceptions! 

3:50 – 4:30 

Arthur Krigsman, MD, and Stephen Walker, PhD

Gastrointestinal Comorbidities in ASD 


5:10 – 5:30

BRAIN FUNDED RESEARCH UPDATESFrye, Krigsman, Ashwood and Closing Remarks


5:30 – 6:00

Raffles, prizes and volunteer recognition/plaques
Starting 6 PM, there will be refreshments for sale. 


MEET THE EXPERT 4:00 – 7:00 PM 

Meet a curated list of physicians, researchers and therapy experts in a small group  experience brought to you by BRAIN Foundation. 


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