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NF European Scientific Meeting – Manchester

The 20th European Neurofibromatosis Meeting will be held in Manchester UK in October 2022 as a face to face conference. Whilst virtual conferences have led to a new way of working collaboratively internationally, these have somewhat stifled new collaborations as we have missed out on meeting socially together, as well as being able to talk face to face around posters.

This will be the 20th European Neurofibromatosis Conference representing over 30 years of NF conferences in Europe. Manchester has a world-leading reputation in neurofibromatosis research and is one of just two highly specialised services for NF1 in England, as well as the lead centre for the four centres NF2 highly specialised service set up in 2010. NF research began in the late 1980s in Manchester with Manchester producing the first management consensus guidelines at Old Trafford in 2004. Manchester has a rich history of clinical, epidemiological and molecular research on NF1, NF2 and Schwannomatosis.

NF Scientific Conference

Date: 10 & 11th Oct, 2022
Time: 08:00 – 17:30
Place: Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

Speakers at the conference:

Dr Grace Vassallo Consultant Paediatric Neurologist and Clinical Lead HSS
Complex NF1 Service Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Prof. Andy King Professor of Neurosurgery Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences, Salford Royal Hospital, Manchester Co-Director, Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Centre, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, University
Prof Michel Kalamarides Professor and Director of Neurosurgery Pitie-Salpetrire Hospital
Prof Gareth Evans Professor in Medical Genetics and Cancer Epidemiology Clinical Lead Manchester HSS NF2 Service University of Manchester UK
Prof Marco Giovannini Professor of Neck and Head Surgery University of California Los Angeles
Prof Scott Plotkin Professor of Neurobiology Harvard
Prof Eric Legius Professor of Human Genetics University of Leuven Belgium
Gilles Atlan Vice President NF2 BioSolutions UK & Europe
Dr. Shruti Garg Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Clinical Research Fellow The Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health, University of Manchester, UK

…and more.

Program & Registration

NF Patients United is official sponsor at the Scientific Event in Manchester together with Nerve Tumours, the Children´s Tumor Foundation and many more. Find booking and more info here