International Symposium on
New Developments in
Neurofibromatoses and RASopathies

Their Management, Diagnosis, Current and Future Therapeutic Targets

27th - 29th November 2017, Crowne Plaza, Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, South India

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the first International Symposium on RASopathies to be held in Asia

RASopathies are a class of developmental disorders with overlapping clinical features as well as genetic mutations. RASopathies are associated with dysregulation of the RAS-MAPK (RAS/mitogen activated protein kinase) signalling pathway, an important pathway in humans as it is related to nine different genetic conditions and in many cancers. The meeting will bring together leading scientists, clinicians, researchers and trainee health care professionals in the field of genetics, cancer, neurology, paediatrics, cardiology, neurosurgery, craniofacial surgery, plastic surgery, dermatology, oncology and biomedical sciences from across the world.


To ensure that health professionals and scientists are kept abreast of any new developments in clinical practice

To identify therapeutic targets for several of these rare diseases

Topics covered



0815 - 0855 Registration
0855 - 0900 Welcome and Introduction
0900 - 0940 RASopathies overview
Professor Kate Rauen, UCDAVIS, USA
0940 - 1010 Neurofibromatosis type 1
Dr Susan Huson, UK
1010 - 1025 RASopathies: Indian experience
Professor IC Verma, Delhi, India
1025 - 1040 RASopathies: Indian experience
Professor Ashok Pillai, Kochi, India
1040 - 1105 Learning disabilities in RASopathy
Professor Ype Elgersma, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1105 - 1140 Coffee
1140 - 1210 NF1 mutational spectrum and quest for genotype phenotype
Professor Ludwine Messiaen, Birmingham, USA
1210 - 1240 Neurofibromatosis type 2
Professor Gareth Evans, Manchester, UK
1240 - 1300 Drug Development for NF2
Dr Vijya Ramesh, Boston, USA
1300 - 1325 Clinical trials and management for NF2
Dr Jaishri Blakeley, John Hopkins
1325 - 1350 Swannomatosis
Professor Scott Plotkin, Boston, USA
1350 - 1445 Lunch
1445 - 1515 In Search of the Drivers: Enabling Precision Medicine for Cancer
Professor Partha Majumder, Calcutta, India
1515 - 1630 NF1 tumours/OPG
Dr Milke Fisher, Philadelphia, USA
1630 - 1700 A typical neurofibromas and MPNSTs
Professor Eric Legius, Leaven, Belgium
1700 - 1715 NF1 and Breast Cancer
Dr Ian Frayling, Cardiff, UK
1715 - 1725 The NF1 somatic mutational landscape in sporadic human cancers
Professor Meena Upadhyaya, Cardiff, UK
1725 - 1800 Poster Presentations
1900 onwards Gala Dinner at Crowne Plaza



Professor Rajiv Sarin
Mumbai, India
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Professor George Perrillongo
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Dr Anat Stemmer,
Boston, USA
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About The Location

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Crowne Plaza, Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, South India