Angelman Syndrome Foundation and Dup15q Alliance hosted a joint scientific symposium, "Two Sides of a Coin: Deletions and Duplications on 15q”, on August 14-15, 2014 in Cambridge, MA.
As with past Angelman Syndrome Foundation and Dup15q Alliance meetings, the conference brought together scientists and clinicians studying all aspects of these syndromes. Given the close molecular relationship between Angelman syndrome and chromosome 15q11.2-13.1 duplication syndrome, an additional goal of this symposium was to feature research and foster discussion that may lead to mutually productive collaboration between professionals whose focus was hitherto restricted to one syndrome or the other. As always we hope that the discussions advanced understanding and treatment development for these syndromes and for autism spectrum disorders in general.
To view videos of the presentations and the schedule of events, click here.