The Angelman Syndrome Foundation is pleased to invite you to our Scientific Symposium at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville, in Rockville, MD on June 25 & 26. The information presented at this educational event should improve your ability to research, treat and manage Angelman syndrome, exchange and share projects and experiences with other members of national Angelman Syndrome Associations, and collaborate on research for Angelman syndrome, UBE3A and those affected by mutations of this gene.

The topic for June 25th will be on the Neuroscience of UBE3A from Genes to Behavior. Distinguished researchers presenting include: Dr. Seth Margolis, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; Dr. Mark Zylka, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Dr. Chris Cowan, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX; Dr. Matt Anderson, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Dr. Stormy Chamberlain, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT; Dr. Janine LaSalle, UC Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA; Dr. Yves Pommier, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD; and Dr. Peter Howley, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

In addition to Monday's discussions on the Neuroscience of UBE3A from Genes to Behavior, Tuesday’s sessions will include short presentations with opportunities for questions to follow. Please consider submitting an abstract for consideration in the following areas as it relates to AS: Diagnosis, Communication, Genetics, Neuromotor development, Orthopedics, Behavioral management, Neurosciences, Pharmacology, Epilepsy, Ophthalmology, Cellular biology, Metabolism, Gastroenterology, and Sleep Disturbances.

Researchers will have a unique opportunity to present the very latest findings of their work and compare notes with colleagues from around the globe. Professionals from all parts of the world will have a great opportunity to learn the latest scientific facts about this rare disorder from the foremost authorities. The symposium, in short, will be an event that allows us to share what we know locally, nationally and internationally.

Hotel reservations must be made by June 1 by calling 1-800-HILTONS. Please mention that you are with the Angelman Syndrome Foundation to receive the group rate of $99.00 single/double per night plus tax.

Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel

1750 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20852

Tel (301) 468-1100 / Fax (301) 468-0308

Visit today to register for the Symposium. For more information, please contact Sheila Wenger via telephone at 800-432-6435, or via email at