The purpose of this meeting is to bring together geneticists, clinicians, and developmental biologists to discuss genetic approaches to a common pediatric congenital disorder: vesicoureteral reflux. Although several genes that cause VUR in patients have been identified, there are many children with VUR in whom no genetic cause has been identified. Finding genes will be important for diagnostics and for research on causes, prevention, and treatment. There are several recently assembled large collections of VUR patients, and the meeting also will hold a discussion session to map out strategies to use these collections for gene discovery.
Dr. Russell Chesney, The University of Tennessee
Dr. Linda M. Dairiki Shortliffe, Stanford University School of Medicine
Dr. Debbie Hoshizaki, NIDDK, NIH
Dr. Marva Moxey-Mims, NIDDK, NIH
Dr. Rebekah Rasooly, NIDDK, NIH
For questions concerning program content, contact:
Rebekah Rasooly, Ph.D.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Two Democracy Plaza, Room 643
6707 Democracy Boulevard, MSC 5458
Bethesda, MD 20892-5458
Phone: (301) 594-6007
Fax: (301) 480-3510
For questions concerning meeting logistics, contact:
John Hare, CMP
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
656 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 210
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: (301) 670-4990
Fax: (301) 670-3815