10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS**

Sunday, October 1st
12-5 PM      Registration at AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center (ATTEECC)
                    Transportation to Reception Details
5-9 PM       Welcome Reception at Finnell Home, 700 W. Monroe St.

 Monday, October 2nd
7-8AM        Group Breakfast, ATTEECC
8:05            Opening Remarks by Richard Finnell
Session 1 – Genomics of NTDs     Chair: M. Elizabeth Ross
8:20            Keynote Lecture: MIPs in NTD Research by Brian O’Roak, Oregon Health and Science University
9:00            TBD
9:20            TBD
9:40            BREAK
Session 2 – Lessons from Complex Genetic Disorders     Chair: Richard Finnell
10:00           Invited Lecture: Global Gene Expression and Methylation in Folate Pathway Neural Tube Defects by Ethylin Jabs,  
                     Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
10:35          Invited Lecture: Update on the CDC National Spina Bifida Patient Registry and Research Network by Heidi
                     Castillo, Texas Children’s Hospital
11:10             TBD
11:30            TBD
11:45          TBD
12:00           Group Lunch / Trainee-Mentor Luncheon SPONSORED by The University of Texas School of Public Health
Session 3 – Trainee Presentations     Chair: John Wallingford
1:15               Dominant Mutation in Primary Cilium Protein GPR161 is a Risk Factor for Human Spina Bifida by Sung Eun Kim, UT Austin Dell
                     Medical School
1:30              TBD
1:45              TBD
2:00             TBD
2:15               TBD
2:30              BREAK
Session 4 – Neurosurgical Implications of Spina Bifida     Co-Chairs: Tim George and Bermans Iskandar