2019 Research Symposium

July 23 -24, 2019  *  Louisville, KY 

Angelman Syndrome Foundation 2019 Research Symposium and Family Conference

The 2019 ASF Research Symposium features two full days of world-class scientific, translational and clinical presentations. The symposium allows for the sharing of unpublished work, which leads to conceptual discussions with an outstanding community of researchers and clinicians, helping accelerate therapeutic opportunities for both disorders.

The cost to attend is $275 until July 1 and $325 after.
The student rate is $150 until July 1 and $175 after.

Presenter Abstracts

The ASF welcomes all abstracts for potential presenters at the Research Symposium. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 28, 2019.

In order to be considered, please be sure that during your submission, all fields are completed. All completed forms received will be submitted for consideration by the 2019 Symposium Program Committee. Not all who submit are selected to speak. After review, you will be notified if you are selected.


Hotel space books up as the symposium gets closer.  Make sure to reserve your room as soon as possible to ensure you will be in the same hotel as the conference.

The 2019 ASF Research Symposium will take place at:

Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 W Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202

Marriott Louisville Downtown

Room rate: $159/night + tax

Group name: Angelman Syndrome

More details will be added to the schedule.


Tuesday, July 23

Speaker / Topic

7:00 am


8:30 am


9:30 am

Ype Elgersma, Ph.D.
Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam


10:15 am

Jason Yi, Ph.D.
Washington University, St. Louis

UBE3A varients

11:00 am


11:30 am

Steven Gray, Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Gene Therapy

12:00 pm

Bin Gu, Ph.D.
UNC-Chapel Hill

Preclinical study of CBD as a treatment for Angelman syndrome

12:45 pm


1:45 pm

David Godler, PhD
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia

Early Detection / Newborn Screening

2:30 pm

Mark Zylka, Ph.D.
UNC-Chapel Hill

Gene therapy/CrisprCas9 approach

3:15 pm


3:45 pm

Stormy Chamberlin, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut

4:30 pm

Scott Dindot, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University

5:45 pm


Wednesday, July 24

Speakers for Day 2 – Coming Soon!