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Professional Conference Announcement

Mark Williams williams at CRL.UCSD.EDU
Tue Jun 14 14:04:44 EST 1994


                            PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE

  Sixth National/International Conference of the Williams Syndrome Association

             BUILDING BRIDGES ACROSS DISCIPLINES: COGNITION TO GENE

            University of California, San Diego     July 26-28, 1994


Williams syndrome is a genetic neurodevelopmental disorder involving
characteristic facial appearance and heart defect, and displaying startling
dissociations between and within domains of higher cognitive functioning. 
Recent breakthroughs focusing on Williams syndrome in Medical Genetics
(implicating chromosome 7), Cognitive Neuropsychology, and Brain Mapping make
this an opportune time to disseminate the new knowledge and its implications.

The Conference is hosted jointly by the Williams Syndrome Association, The Salk
Institute for Biological Studies, and UCSD School of Medicine.


                         TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 26, 1994

Welcoming Remarks:  Dr. Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Laureate, The Salk Institute
Overview:  Drs. Colleen Morris and Ursula Bellugi, Co-Organizers
Poster Sessions and Reception


                            WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 1994

o   Williams Syndrome: A Window to the Architecture of Mind and Brain

Ursula Bellugi, Ed.D., Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience, The Salk Institute
Carolyn Mervis, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Emory University
Jacqueline Bertrand, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Emory University
Virginia Volterra, Ph.D., Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome

o   Dissociations in Higher Cognitive Functions in Williams Syndrome

Susan Carey, Ph.D., Department of Brain and Cognitive Science, MIT
Michael Rossen, Ph.D., Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience, The Salk Institute
Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Ph.D., MRC Cognitive Development Unit, London
Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Univ. of Massachusetts

o   New Methods of Brain Imaging:  The Neural Basis of Williams Syndrome

Helen Neville, Ph.D., Laboratory for Neuropsychology, UCSD
Albert Galaburda, M.D., Neurology Unit, Harvard Medical School
Terry Jernigan, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, UCSD
Eric Courchesne, Ph.D., Neuropsychology Research Lab, Children's Hospital, SD
Barbara Pober, M.D., Department of Genetics, Yale University
Paul Wang, M.D., Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience, The Salk Institute


                            THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1994

o   Medical Complications, Latest Diagnostic Techniques, and Treatments

Greg Ensing, M.D., Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Indiana University
Ronald Lacro, M.D., Department of Cardiology, Children's Hospital, Boston
Kenneth Lee Jones, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, UCSD
Lynne Bird, M.D., Genetics and Dysmorphology, Children's Hospital, San Diego
Paige Kaplan, M.D., Clinical Metabolism, Children's Hospital, Philadelphia
Barbara Pober, M.D., Department of Genetics, Yale University
Seth Schulman, M.D., Division of Nephrology, Children's Hospital, Philadelphia

o   The Molecular Genetics of Williams Syndrome

Colleen Morris, M.D., Medical Genetics and Dysmorphology, University of Nevada
Mark Keating, M.D., Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, University of Utah
Frank Greenberg, M.D., Molecular & Human Genetics, Texas Children's Hospital
Robert Mecham, Ph.D., Cell Biology, Washington University School of Medicine

o   Unusual Personality and Temperament in Williams Syndrome

Paul Ekman, Ph.D., Langley Porter Neuropsychological Institute, UCSF
Judy Reilly, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, San Diego State University
Jo-Anne Finnegan, Ph.D., Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Karen Levine, Ph.D., Children's Hospital, Boston

o   Implications for Clinicians, Educators, and Parents

Paul Wang, M.D., Eleanor Semel, Ed.D.; Martin Levinson, M.D.; Colleen Morris,
M.D.; Karen Levine, Ph.D.; Joseph Vaal, Ph.D.; Abraham Rothman, M.D.

 o  Posters on display throughout sessions; Program subject to change
    Continuing Medical Education credits through UCSD School of Medicine 
Continuing Education Units through American Speech/Language/Hearing Association

________________________________________________________________________________

To receive a registration packet, send full identifying information: Name,
Institution and Department, Complete Address, Zip Code, and Phone Number to:

                     WSA Professional Conference
                     UCSD Conference Services
                     9500 Gilman Drive, Dept. 0513
                     La Jolla, CA 92093-0513
                     Phone: (619) 534-4220
                     Fax: (619) 534-2042



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