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The Saban Research Institute Annual Symposium

Developmental Origins of Health and Disease: The Developing Mind

Dec. 14, 2012 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 4661 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027 RSVP to Harleen Gill at hgill@chla.usc.edu or 323-361-8626

Honoring Cheryl Saban, PhD, Mr. Haim Saban and The Saban Family Foundation for a decade of building healthier futures through The Saban Research Institute. Please join us for an exciting day dedicated to exploring how new discoveries in neuroscience and psychology are unraveling the mysteries of the developing mind. This is an unprecedented opportunity to hear and talk with leading experts from diverse disciplines dedicated to solving one of the last great medical challenges: curing neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism.

Keynote Speaker:

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States with an international team of more than 130 researchers and physicians who collaborate to combat cancer, brain disorders, obesity and diabetes, among other devastating pediatric health conditions. The Saban Research Institute is one of the few freestanding research centers in the U.S. where scientific inquiry is combined with clinical care and is devoted exclusively to children. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Cheryl Saban, PhD, Mr. Haim Saban and The Saban Family Foundation’s transformative gift to The Saban Research Institute. This extraordinary commitment has brought about innumerable advances in pediatric medicine that reach children near and far, and it continues to reverberate throughout the institution as our leading researchers and physicianscientists work to bring about a world in which no child suffers from disease or injury.

Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Alan E. Guttmacher, MD

This unique event was made possible by Cheryl Saban, PhD, Mr. Haim Saban and The Saban Family Foundation.

7 – 8 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Check-in Opening Remarks 8 a.m. Grand Rounds and Keynote: “The Future of Pediatric Research and Practice” Alan E. Guttmacher, MD, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Symposium Welcome Richard D. Cordova, FACHE, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and D. Brent Polk, MD, The Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine (KSOM), University of Southern California (USC) Session I: Critical Periods for Cortical Development “The Ingredients for Engineering Developing Brain Architecture” -– Pat Levitt, PhD, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, KSOM, USC “Shaping Neural Circuits by Early Experience” -– Takao Hensch, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston “Experience-Driven Plasticity of Visual Cortex Limited by Myelin and Nogo Receptor” -– Aaron McGee, PhD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, KSOM, USC Session II: Building Functional Neural Systems “The Neural Circuitry of Touch” -– David Ginty, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Celebratory Remarks Richard D. Cordova, FACHE, D. Brent Polk, MD, USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett, JD, and Richard Simerly, PhD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, KSOM, USC Tribute to Floyd Gilles, MD Larry Swanson, PhD, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC, President, Society for Neuroscience 12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Served “New Insights in Hirschsprung’s Disease” -– Takako Makita, PhD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, KSOM, USC “Imaging Structures and Signals in Growth and Disease” -– Scott Fraser, PhD, KSOM, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC Session III: Neurobiological Determinants of Behavior “Gut-Brain-Immune Connections and Autism” -– Paul Patterson, PhD, California Institute of Technology “Characterization of a Microdeletion Mouse Model of Autism” -– Di Tian, MD, PhD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, KSOM, USC “The Importance of Early Life Experience in Shaping Life-long Behavior” -– Judy Cameron, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine “Imaging the Human Brain Building Itself During Childhood and Adolescence” -– Elizabeth Sowell, PhD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, KSOM, USC “Linking Genes, Brain Function and Behavior in Autism” -– Susan Bookheimer, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles “Stress Neurobiology, Risk and Resilience” -– W. Thomas Boyce, MD, Child & Family Research Institute, University of British Columbia 5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks and Words of Appreciation for Cheryl Saban, PhD, Mr. Haim Saban and The Saban Family Foundation Richard Simerly, PhD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, KSOM, USC 5:30 – 7 p.m. Reception, Anita S. Watson Courtyard

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