The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation 2010 NMO Roundtable Conference
2010 marks the third straight year for The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation’s annual Roundtable Conference for neuromyelitis optica (NMO) spectrum disease.
Spearheading scientific research for NMO, the invitation-only conference brought the world’s leading NMO experts together for a highly-concentrated collaboration targeting NMO science and clinical practices with the goal of ultimately finding a cure for NMO.
Since its formation in mid-2008, the Foundation has worked to fund those select scientists who are on the cutting edge of NMO science applications. The Roundtable Conference is the culmination of the past year’s funded research where Principal Investigators from different institutions share their work with each other in a closed-door session – a scientific model that breaks the boundaries of today’s research practices.
During the two-day conference, scientists and clinicians from the Mayo Clinic, Stanford, The Scripps Research Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Johns Hopkins, and many more intensely deliberated about the advancement of NMO science. International attendees included representatives from Argentina, Canada, England, France, Japan, and Thailand. The Roundtable Conference also included the second annual NMO Patient Day.
“This is the premier conference for NMO in the world,” said one attendee. “The Guthy-Jackson Foundation has done an excellent job of seeking out and bringing together the best scientists for NMO research.”
In two-and-a-half years, the Foundation has helped advance NMO science by funding these institutions:
Please visit our Funding page to learn more about our funded NMO science projects.
The Roundtable Conference was held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. on Nov. 8 – 10.