Waisman Center Scientific Symposium

October 1, 2013

Four distinguished researchers studying developmental disabilities and degenerative neurological diseases will join the Waisman Center in celebrating its 40th anniversary Thursday with a special symposium.

Speakers included in the symposium program are:

• Steve A. Goldman of the University of Rochester Medical Center, speaking about progenitor-cell-based treatment of neurological disorders.

• Roger Reeves of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, speaking about the changing future for Down syndrome.

• Stephanie Sherman of Emory University School of Medicine, speaking about Fragile X associated disorders.

• Daniel Geshwind of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, speaking about genomics in autism spectrum disorders.

The symposium, which runs from 12:30 to 5 p.m. in the auditorium at the Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave., is free and open to the campus community and public.

The Waisman Center, opened in 1973, has provided clinical services and support to more than 100,000 people of all ages. It includes laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, 12 specialty clinics, a brain imaging center, a model preschool program and a bio-manufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials.

For more information about the symposium program, visit www.waisman.wisc.edu/40thsymposium.htm.