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International Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Conference 2020: A Vision for the Future

The International Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Conference 2020 will take place 12-14 November 2020 at the Royal College of Physicians, London.

The conference is CPD accredited and proudly organised by the Tuberous Sclerosis Association.

Register your interest

Registration for the International TSC Research Conference 2020 will open in May 2020, with further details provided closer to the time.

In the meantime, please register your interest in attending the conference to stay up-to-date with conference news and registration details.

The International TSC Research Conference 2020 will focus on A vision for the future.

The conference will explore how academics, clinicians and researchers from across the globe are ambitiously driving
new opportunities in TSC to advance scientific understanding, deliver innovation in clinical practice, and transform
the lives of people living with TSC and their families.

Sessions will cover seven key areas:

  • Early diagnosis
  • Early risk assessment
  • Basic science and pre-clinical work
  • Prevention
  • New and available therapies
  • Social research
  • A vision for the future
The International TSC Research Conference 2020 will take place at the prestigious Royal College of Physicians in London

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Plenary sessions will take place in the Wolfson Theatre. The Osler Long Room will be used for networking, exhibiting and dining. The Dorchester Library will host poster presentations and drinks receptions.

Wolfson Theatre Osler Long Room Dorchester Library

Scientific committee

Co-chairs: Professor Andrew Tee and Dr Chris Kingswood

Members: Professor Patrick Bolton, Professor Petrus de Vries, Mr Perry James, Dr Anna Jansen, Dr Steve Roberds, Professor Simon Johnson, Professor Julian Sampson, Professor Elizabeth Thiele, Professor Elizabeth (Lisa) Henske, Dr Angela Peron and Mrs Corrine Swainger

Early career researchers committee

Co-chairs: Dr Charilaos (Harry) Filippakis, Dr Charlotte Tye, Dr Elaine Dunlop and Dr Nicholas Annear

Registration for the International TSC Research Conference 2020 will open 10 July 2020, with further details provided closer to the time.

In the meantime, please register your interest in attending the conference to stay up-to-date with conference news and registration details (see top of page).

  • 11 May 2020: Call for abstracts and travel award applications
  • 12 June 2020: Abstracts and travel award applications deadline
  • 10 July 2020: Early conference registration opens
  • Late August / early September 2020 (TBC): Platform presenters, poster presenters, and travel award winners notified (at least one week before early conference registration ends)
  • 11 September 2020: Early conference registration deadline
  • 11 September 2020: Late conference registration opens
  • 9 October 2020: Discounted hotel group rate deadline
  • 1 November 2020: Late conference registration deadline

Day one: Thursday, 12 November 2020

TIME AGENDA ITEM
12:00 – 13:30 Registration, lunch and networking

Registration

Exhibition

13:30 – 13:50 Opening address

Welcome from TSA Chair and Chief Executive

Welcome from lead sponsor

13:50 – 15:20 Session 1: Early diagnosis

Keynote speaker: Professor Sergiusz Jozwiak

15:20 – 15:50 Break and networking

Exhibition

15:50 – 17:05 Session 2: Early risk assessment

Keynote speaker: Professor David Kwiatkowski

17:05 – 18:00 Break and networking

Optional tour of medicinal gardens

Exhibition

18:00 – 18:30 Sponsored drinks reception
18:30 – 21:00 Sponsored dinner

Keynote speaker: Professor Julian Sampson

Day two: Friday, 13 November 2020

TIME AGENDA ITEM
08:00 – 08:45 Refreshments and networking

Tea and coffee

08:45 – 10:15 Session 3: Research into new and available therapies

Invited speaker: Professor Petrus de Vries

10:15 – 10:45 Break and networking

Exhibition 

10:45 – 12:15 Session 4: Basic science and pre-clinical work

Invited speaker: Professor Brandon Manning

12:15 – 13:45 Lunch and networking
13:15 – 13:45 Special session: The TANDem Project

Professor Petrus de Vries and Professor Anna Jansen

13:45 – 15:15 Session 5: Basic science and pre-clinical work

Invited speaker: Dr Elizabeth Henske

15:45 – 17:00 Session 6: Prevention

Invited speaker: Dr Hope Northrup

17:00 – 17:30 Poster presentations
17:30 – 19:30 Sponsored poster reception

Poster display with drinks and canapes

Day three: Saturday, 14 November 2020

TIME AGENDA ITEM
08:00 – 08:45 Refreshments and networking

Tea and coffee

08:45 – 10:10 Session 7: Social research

Invited speaker: Dr Anna Jansen

10:10 – 10:45 Break and networking

Exhibition

10:45 – 11:45 Session 8: A vision for the future

Invited speaker: Dr Xandra Breakefield

Guest speakers: Dr John Bissler, Professor Darcy Krueger

11:45 – 12:00 Closing session
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch and networking

The following hotels are recommended for during your stay in London for the International TSC Research Conference 2020.

Delegates are encouraged to book their own accommodation directly with the hotels, using the provided allocation ID for a guaranteed rate. Please note that conference allocation for each hotel is limited and will be provided by the hotel to delegates on a first come, first served basis.

Melia White House Hotel

Conference attendee booking page: please click here.

Melia White House, Albany Street, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 3UP (three minute walk to conference venue)
+44 (0) 207 387 6788
melia.white.house@melia.com
https://www.melia.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/london/melia-white-house/index.htm

Grange Fitzrovia

Allocation ID: 111120Y

20-28 Bolsover Street,London, W1W 5NB (nine minute walk to conference venue)
+44 (0) 20 7467 7000
fitzrovia@gemhotels.com
https://www.gemhotels.com/hotels-london/fitzrovia-hotel/span>

Grange Langham Court

Allocation ID: 111120Y

31-35 Langham Street, London W1W 6BU (14 minute walk to conference venue)
+44 (0) 20 7436 3322
langhamcourt@grangehotels.com
https://www.grangehotels.com/

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Other hotel recommendations, further from the Royal College of Physicians, can be found here.

Sponsorship opportunities for the International TSC Research Conference 2020 are now open. Four different main sponsorship packages are available, as well as opportunities to sponsor networking opportunities, poster sessions, exhibition slots and travel awards.

Click here to read our sponsorship package brochure. 

For questions and comments about the International TSC Research Conference 2020, please email 2020conference@tuberous-sclerosis.org

Make a one off or regular  donation

£10 Means that we can send a support pack to a family who has just received a life-changing TSC diagnosis, ensuring that they do not go through this time alone.

£25 Can help us develop materials that are included in our support services, flagship events or campaigns.

£50 Can provide laboratory equipment for a day’s research into the causes, symptoms, management or treatment of TSC.

To provide help for today and a cure for tomorrow.