Speakers: Genetic Epilepsy Family Conference 2022

Professor Steve Petrou – Director of the Florey Institute, Head of the division of epilepsy and also Chief Scientific Officer of Praxis Precision Medicines Inc.

A Professor Jenny DownsHead, Disability Research Program. Telethon Kids Institute. Perth, Australia.

Dr Emma Palmer – Clinical Geneticist, Sydney Children’s Hospital and Lecturer, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW Group Leader CoGENES (Collaboration for Genetic epilepsy and Neurogenetics-SCHN).

Dr Deepak Gill Head of the Epilepsy unit at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, the largest of its kind in NSW.

Kate Beattie – President of Batten Disease Support and Research Association.

Dr Mark Bennett – senior postdoctoral fellow in bioinformatics at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and an honorary fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Amy Schneider – leads the Genetic Epilepsy Natural History and developmental and epileptic encephalopathy research program at The University of Melbourne. She completed the Master of Genetic Counselling program at The University of Melbourne and led the clinical research team at the Epilepsy Research Centre in Melbourne for 4 years.

Dr. Emma Palmer, Erin Beavis, Suzanne Nevin, Dr. Eden Robertson – The CoGENES (Collaboration for Genetic Epilepsy and Neurogenetics Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network) team: walking the road with genetic epilepsy families.

Kris Pierce – Epilepsy Foundation: Education and Resources, Consumer Engagement and Collaborative research initiatives.

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