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Thursday, February 28, 2013

State of the Art DIPG Meeting- March 7/8- Amsterdam

There will be an invitation-only DIPG Colloquium held in  Amsterdam on March 7th and 8th on the "State of the Art in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma".

Listed Agenda Participants-
*Dr M. Monje Deisseroth, Department of Neurology, Stanford Institute for Stem Cell 
Biology and Renegerative Medicine
*Dr C. Hawkins, Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, The Hospital for Sick 
*Dr O. Becher,Department of Pediatrics, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center and 
Duke University Medical Center
*Dr O. van Tellingen, Department of Clinical Chemistry, The Netherlands Cancer Institute 
(Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Huis)
*Dr K.E. Warren, Pediatric Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute
*Dr S. Puget, Department of Neurosurgery, Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades and Université 
Paris Descartes
*Dr.  M. Souweidane, Department of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical 
*Prof. Dr O. Hoekstra, Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Research, VU University 
Medical Center
*Dr T. Jaspan, Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, University 
Hospital Queens Medical Center

The meeting will be followed Saturday morning with an open Masterclass -
*N.Bakker, Stichting Semmy
*Dr C. Jones, Paediatric Molecular Pathology, Institute of Cancer Research
*Dr S. Puget, Department of Neurosurgery, Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades and Université Paris Descartes
*Prof. dr. P. Wesseling, Department of Pathology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center and VU 
University Medical Center

Stichting Semmy is a parent-founded foundation started by Nicole Bakker after her son Semmy died of a DIPG in 2006.   The Stiching Semmy Foundation has been very active in sponsoring collaborative meetings and new research protocols for DIPG.  There is a video from the first International DIPG Conference held in Barcelona which shows work sponsored by Stichting Semmy presented by Viola Caretti and  Dannis Van Vuurden.

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