Presenters

Jill Wood

Jill Wood Co-Founded Jonah’s Just Begun-Foundation to Cure Sanfilippo (JJB) with her husband Jeremy Weishaar in May of…

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Yael Weiss

Yael Weiss completed her MD PhD at Hadassah Medical School at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She has…

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Heather Watkins

Heather Watkins is a disability advocate, author, blogger, mother, speaker, consultant, graduate of Emerson College with a B.S.…

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Kanika Sharma

Dr. Sharma graduated medical school from the Rural Medical College, India. She completed her medical internship and residency…

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Todd Schwedt

Todd Schwedt, MD, MSCI, is a Professor of Neurology, Vice Chair for Neurology Research, and Medical Director of…

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Nina F. Schor

Nina F. Schor, MD, PhD is Deputy Director and Acting Scientific Director of the National Institute of Neurological…

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Ken Schaner

In his more than 40 years of private practice, Ken has represented many for profit and non-profit entities…

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Sabrina Paganoni

Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD, is the Co-Director of the Neurological Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital and…

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Daniel Okobi

Dr. Daniel Okobi is behavioral neurology fellow and postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles and…

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Indu Navar

Over the past 20 years, Indu has served as CEO, founder, board member, and investor of several Silicon…

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Laura Mitic

Laura Mitic is the Chief Scientific Officer at the Bluefield Project to Cure Frontotemporal Dementia, a San Francisco-based…

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David D. Limbrick

David D. Limbrick Jr., MD, PhD, is the T.S. Park Chair and Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery, and Executive…

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Janet Hieshetter

Janet Hieshetter serves as the Executive Director of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF). She joined the DMRF…

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Julie Louise Gerberding

Dr. Julie Louise Gerberding is the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health…

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Kenneth Fischbeck

Dr. Fischbeck received A.B. and A.M. degrees from Harvard University and an M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins. After…

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Miguel Sena-Esteves

Miguel Sena-Esteves, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Neurology Department and Horae Gene Therapy Center at UMass…

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Penny Dacks

AFTD conference Penny Dacks, Ph.D. is Senior Director of Scientific Initiatives at AFTD where she leads strategy for…

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Emily Caporello

Dr. Emily Caporello is the Program Director of the Small Business Program in the Division of Translational Research…

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Jennifer Brummet

Jennifer is the Research Manager at the American Epilepsy Society where she supports the Society’s early career grant…

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Diane Bovenkamp

Diane Bovenkamp, PhD, Vice President of Scientific Affairs, is the chief scientist at BrightFocus Foundation, overseeing global operations…

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Geraldine Bliss

Geraldine Bliss is the president and co-founder of CureSHANK, a nonprofit organization with the goal of accelerating drug…

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Katherine Beaverson

Katherine Beaverson, MS, is Executive Director and Head of Patient Advocacy Lead for Pfizer’s Rare Disease Research Unit…

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