Mitochondrial Disease: Translating biology into new treatments

The last two decades have seen the emergence of mitochondrial medicine as a distinct clinical discipline.Mitochondrial disorders are notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat - but there has been a paradigm shift within the last year. The prospect of a molecular diagnosis for all patients, coupled with advances in understanding pathophysiology and treatments, has moved the field into a new “translational era”.

This exciting new conference will bring together world leaders in the field of translational mitochondrial medicine. The interactive programme is designed to engage and inspire a new generation of mitochondrial researchers, who will harness this new technology to prevent and treat these devastating diseases.

Sessions will include:
• Delivering a comprehensive molecular diagnosis for mitochondrial disorders
• Clinical mitochondrial medicine: evolving disease phenotypes
• What causes cell dysfunction and cell death?
• Finding new treatments
• Pre-clinical treatment studies in mitochondrial disease
• Recent success treating and preventing disease

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Confirmed speakers
Valerio Carelli University of Bologna School of Medicine, Italy
David Chan California Institute of Technology, USA
Orly Elpeleg Hadassah Medical Center, Israel
Rita Horvath Newcastle University, UK
Nils Larsson Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging, Germany
Shoukhrat Mitalipov Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Vamsi Mootha Harvard Medical School, MA, USA
Carlos Moraes University of Miami, USA
Mike Murphy Medical Research Council, UK
Holger Prokisch Technical University of Munich, Germany
Elena Rugarli University of Cologne, Germany
Ann Saada Hadassah Medical Center, Israel
Jan Smeitink Radboud University, Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
Julie Steffann INSERM, France
Valeria Tiranti Carlo Besta Neurological Institute, Milan, Italy
Doug Turnbull Newcastle University, UK
Richard Youle National Institute of Health, USA

2 Oct - 4 Oct 2013
Cambridge
United Kingdom
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