In March, members of the CTF staff were treated to a talk by Synodos for NF1 Principal Investigator Jill Weimer, PhD, of the Sanford School of Medicine. Dr. Weimer discussed the swine model program currently underway, which we hope will lead to a more accurate screening of drugs to treat NF1. Click thru for a transcript of her talk.
Earlier this month, more than 70 researchers, clinicians, patients, staff, and other experts gathered in Palm Beach, Florida for the first Synodos Network Meeting, hosted by the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
Synodos for Schwannomatosis, an international consortium of clinicians and scientists from multiple disciplines, was launched at a full team meeting in Toronto, Canada on May 1, 2017. At the conclusion of this inaugural meeting, we met with the leaders of this exciting new consortium, who spoke candidly about the meeting, schwannomatosis research, and what is at stake for this important project.
Your ongoing support has allowed us to take huge steps forward in 2016 in the fight against NF. Your efforts and contributions have been instrumental in advancing neurofibromatosis research, providing hope for the millions worldwide who live with NF, and bringing us ever closer to our shared goal of ending NF forever.
Last year, the Children's Tumor Foundation announced Synodos for NF1, a unique consortium bringing together a multidisciplinary team of scientists, clinicians, technicians, patients and other experts from world-class labs at academic and medical centers. These scientists have pledged to work together and share unpublished information, datasets, and results, thereby accelerating the drug development process.