Dr. James Walker from the Center for Genomics Research at MGH recently spoke at the annual NF Conference hosted by the Children’s Tumor Foundation in San Francisco, California. First held in 1985 as a roundtable of 20 participants, the NF Conference is now the most important scholarly gathering of the NF research and clinical communities. The NF Conference is a global event, now attracting nearly 500 participants worldwide across a wide range of scientific disciplines, from research and clinical backgrounds, all focused on improving outcomes for patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) and schwannomatosis.
Dr. Walker’s talk, entitled “Modeling NF1 in Drosophila” kicked off the Animal Models session of the four-day conference. Dr. Walker’s talk focused on the novel insights the fruit fly Drosophila has provided into NF1 biology.
The next NF Conference will be held in Philadelphia, PA from June 13th to June 16th. For more information, please visit: https://www.ctf.org/get-involved/nf-conference