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Third NIH Conference on Holoprosencephaly (HPE):
Midline and Laterality Development

This conference is supported by the NIH Office of Rare Diseases and the Carter Centers for Brain Research in Holoprosencephaly and Related Malformations

National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Md.

April 18-20, 2004

Please mark your calendars and plan to participate in the Third National Institutes of Health (NIH) Conference on Holoprosencephaly: Midline and Laterality Development on April 18-20, 2004 in Bethesda, Md. sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the NIH, and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The conference will take place near NIH at the Pooks Hill Marriott in Bethesda.

This conference will focus on normal and abnormal, early embryonic midline development and laterality. Topics in individual sessions will include new findings on HPE, oral facial clefting, laterality defects with emphasis on congenital heart defects, psychosocial research on HPE families and HPE in diverse populations.

Official Call for Abstracts

  • The deadline for receipt of abstracts is January 30, 2004. Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be made shortly thereafter.

  • Topics for abstracts may include basic science research on holoprosencephaly and other midline defects such as clefting and congenital heart defects in humans or animal models, clinical research, case reports/series, genetic counseling/psychosocial research, and HPE in diverse populations.

Up to 20 partial travel stipends to trainees are available to facilitate attendance at this meeting. Awards will be made based on the quality of the abstract and availability of funds. To receive a travel stipend, you must be first author on an abstract. Competition for this travel award is open to all predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows, as well as clinical residents and fellows.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are available.

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Last Reviewed: December 13, 2011