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Dr. Harvey B. Sarnat Lectureship And Mini-Symposium

In Developmental Neuroanatomy And Neuropathology

2024 Topic: Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Join us May 6th for the 12th Annual Dr. Harvey B. Sarnat Lectureship and Mini-Symposium

This annual event brings together international leading experts on various topics on brain development. The 2024 event will be held online, exploring the topic Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, in which clinical and basic neuroscientists have provided new opportunities for future advances of this rare genetic disease. 

Monday May 6, 2024

8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (MST) 

Delivered online via Zoom

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Paolo Curatolo, MD, PhD

Professor, Child Neurology and Psychiatry; Former Head, Paediatric Neurosciences Unit
Tor Vergata University Hospital, Rome, Italy

Recent advancements in understanding tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) have revealed insights into the genetic basis involving TSC1 and TSC2 genes, leading to mTOR complex overactivation. Dr. Curatolo’s presentation will discuss potential disease-modifying strategies and targeted therapies for epilepsy and associated neurodevelopmental disorders in infants and young children. 

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Other speakers:

Dr. Juan-Pablo Appendino, MD

Paediatric Neurologist, Alberta Children’s Hospital

Dr. Kristopher Langdon MD, PhD, FRCPC

Neuropathologist, Alberta Precision Laboratories; Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology, University of Calgary

Dr. Gabrielle Bonneville, PhD

Clinical Fellow, Alberta Children’s Hospital

Dr. Harvey Sarnat, MD, FRCPC

Paediatric Neurologist, Neuropathologist, Alberta Children's Hospital, Professor, Paediatrics, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary 

Dr. Renée Perrier, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medical Genetics, University of Calgary; Clinical Geneticist, Alberta Children’s Hospital 

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About Dr. Harvey Sarnat, MD, FRCPC

The Harvey B. Sarnat Lectureship and Mini-Symposium is led by 
Dr. Harvey B. Sarnat, a world-renowned physician and scientist 
in child neurology. Dr. Sarnat is a Paediatric Neurologist and 
Neuropathologist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. He is also a 
professor of Paediatric  Neurology and Neuropathology at the 
University of Calgary where his focused research interests are 
in neuroembryology and developmental neuropathology, fetal 
and neonatal neurology, and brain pathology in paediatric epilepsy.

This special lecture and symposium is supported by the Dr. Harvey B. Sarnat Lectureship in Brain Development through the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.


Explore previous talks

Recordings from the 2023 Dr. Harvey B. Sarnat Lectureship and Mini-Symposium can be found in the drop down menu under each speaker's name. 

Dr. Khorshid Mohammad, MD, Clinical Professor, Paediatrics, UCalgary, announced the "Harvey Sarnat Clinical Research Fellowship in Neonatal Neurocritical Care" 

 

Professor, Claude Bernard Lyon University
Fetal Neuroradiologist & Fetal Imaging Section Head, Hospital Femme Mère Enfant

Talk Title: A set of etiological diagnostic tools to elucidate "unexplained" ventriculomegaly

Clinical Professor, Professor, Paediatrics, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Talk Title: Embryology and Pathogenesis of disorders of forebrain commissures

 

Associate Professor & Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Talk Title: Brain connectivity and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

 

Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Talk Title: Clinical aspects of agenesis/dysgenesis of the corpus callosum

Talk Title: Prenatal ultrasonic diagnosis of agenesis of the corpus callosum

 

Fetal Neuroradiologist & Fetal Imaging Section Head, Hospital Femme Mère Enfant

Talk Title: Prenatal Imaging Diagnosis of Corpus Callosum Anomalies:
From routine ultrasound to prenatal neuro-imaging and prenatal counselling

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Talk Title: MRI cases from ACH of callosal agenesis/dysgenesis

Talk Title: EEG correlates of total and partial agenesis of the corpus callosum