Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and
Human Development (NICHD) Scientific Vision
Diagnostics and Therapeutics Workshop
Bethesda, MD
March 1-2, 2011

Views expressed in the workshop presentations are those of the
presenters alone and do not necessarily reflect those of the NICHD.


7:30 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks and NICHD Vision
Alan E. Guttmacher, M.D.
Director, NICHD

8:15 a.m.

Welcome, Charge to the Workshop, and Review of Agenda
A. James Barkovich, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco

8:30 a.m.

Plenary 1
Pediatric Therapy Needs (PDF - 418 KB)
Robert Ward, M.D., FAAP, FCP
University of Utah

9:00 a.m.

Plenary 2
Developing Diagnostics and Treatments for Perinatal Disorders (PDF - 317 KB)
Gary Hankins, M.D.
University of Texas Medical Branch

9:30 a.m.

Plenary 3
Improving Methods to Diagnose and Manage Childhood Diseases: Chronic Inflammatory Disease as a Model (PDF - 1.28 MB)
Stanley Szefler, M.D.
University of Colorado, Denver

10:00 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

Plenary 4
Investigating the Substrates of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (PDF - 547 KB)
A. James Barkovich, M.D.

10:45 a.m.

Plenary 5
Rehabilitation of Neurological Disability (PDF - 404 KB)
William Rymer, M.D., Ph.D.
Northwestern University Medical School

11:15 a.m.

Plenary 6
Therapeutics Development (PDF - 503 KB)
Eric Olson, Ph.D.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.

11:45 a.m.

Questions and Answers and Plans for the Afternoon Sessions
Stanley Szefler, M.D.

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Group Sessions

3:00 p.m.


3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Group Sessions Continue

5:30 p.m.


6:30 p.m.

Working Dinner for Workshop Organizing Group and Breakout Group Co-chairs

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7:30 a.m.


8:00 a.m.

Review of Agenda
Stanley Szefler, M.D.
A. James Barkovich, M.D.

8:15 a.m.

Report from Breakout Session 1
Improving Methods to Diagnose and Manage Childhood Diseases
Stanley Szefler, M.D.

9:00 a.m.

Report from Breakout Session 2
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
A. James Barkovich, M.D.

9:45 a.m.


10:00 a.m.

Report from Breakout Session 3
Rehabilitation of Neurological Disability
William Rymer, M.D., Ph.D.

10:45 a.m.

Report from Breakout Session 4
Therapeutics Development
Eric Olson, Ph.D.


Next Steps and Closing Remarks
A. James Barkovich, M.D.
Stanley Szefler, M.D.

12:00 p.m.

Workshop Adjourns

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Last Reviewed: 04/05/2011