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This conference continues to attract the best scientists in the field and will feature over 30 Canadian and International speakers with an outstanding program. The conference will also feature two poster sessions, and >150 attendees comprising clinicians, scientists, trainees, and students. We will highlight recent advances in intellectual disability research, including gene discovery, biological mechanisms of ID, development of novel treatments, and the results of preclinical and clinical studies. Trainees/students will be given the opportunity to present their work in both poster and oral presentations.

Organizing and Scientific Committee Members

Dr. David Picketts

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute University of Ottawa

Dr. Sébastien Jacquemont

CHU Sainte Justine University of Montréal

Dr. Jacques Michaud

CHU Sainte Justine University of Montréal

Dr. Graziella Di Cristo

CHU Sainte Justine University of Montréal

Dr. Sarah Lippé

University of Montréal

Dr. Michael Tranfaglia

FRAXA Research Foundation


Jeannie Lee, MD/PhD

Harvard Medical School, USA

Anis Contractor, PhD

Northwestern University, USA

Carolyn Beebe Smith, PhD

National Institutes of Health, USA

David Picketts, PhD

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada

Eric Klann, PhD

New York University, USA

Evan Eichler, PhD

University of Washington, USA

Francois Bolduc, MD/PhD

University of Alberta, Canada

Francois Corbin, MD/PhD

Centre de recherche du CHUS, Canada

Graziella DiChristo, PhD

Université de Montréal, Canada

Jacques Michaud, MD

CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Canada

James Ellis, PhD

Sick Kids, Canada

Jason Lerch, PhD

Sick Kids, Canada

Joe Piven, MD

Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, USA

Khaleel Razak, PhD

University of California, Riverside

Mauro Costa Mattioli, PhD

Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Michela Fagiolini, PhD

Boston Childrens Hospital, USA

Nadif Kasri, PhD

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Netherlands

Nahum Sonnenberg, PhD

McGill University, Canada

Peter Kind, PhD

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Peter Todd, MD/PhD

University of Michigan, USA

Peter Vanderklish, PhD

The Scripps Research Institute, USA

Rosanna Weksberg, MD/PhD

Sick Kids, Canada

Samie Jaffrey, MD/PhD

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, USA

Sarah Lippé, PhD

CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Canada

Shigeki Iwase, PhD

University of Michigan, USA

Xiang-Jiao Yang, PhD

McGill University, Canada

Ype Elgersma, PhD

Erasmus MC, Netherlands

Lucy Raymond, PhD

Cambridge Institute for Medical Research,United Kingdom

Patricia Cogram, PhD

​University of Chile, Chile