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📕Scientific research course in Neurodevelopmental Disorders📕

The objective of this course is to bring research techniques in Neurodevelopmental disorders closer to university professors and Neurodevelopmental professionals in Ecuador and other Latin American countries. Scientists and clinicians from various Hispanic countries and the United States of America will participate in this event in Spanish that will unite the knowledge of various countries. Both basic and more advanced research techniques worldwide will be reviewed. The establishment of new collaborations between the speakers and those attending the course will be promoted.


9:00 am

Jimena Salcedo-Arellano

How to write scientific articles

10:00 am

Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño

Techniques in histology

11:00 am

Stephen Noctor

Genetic and molecular techniques

12:00 pm

Brett dufour

Animal models in neurodevelopment

1:00 pm: lunch

2:00 pm

Jimena Salcedo-Arellano

Clinical trials

3:00 pm

Brett dufour

How to get research funds

4:00 pm

Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño

Current state of autism research

📆DATE: Quito, October 2020

🕜 Hours: from 09:00 to 17:00

📍PLACE: Hospital, Av. 10 de Agosto 39-155 and Diguja, Sector la Y, Axxis Building, Quito 170508

✏AIRED TO: Students or professionals in psychology, medicine, pediatrics, neuropediatrics and other professional specialties dedicated to Neurodevelopment care.

📖 INCLUDES: Certificate issued by Neurodesarrollo Quito and the Ventricular Foundation


✅María Jimena Salcedo-Arellano, MD, MBA

Dr. Salcedo is a doctor, graduated from the Universidad del Valle. She has been linked to the research team for specific treatments of FXS and ASD at the MIND Institute of the University of California Davis since 2016 . Collaborator of the "Colombia Project of Hope" established in 2013; a humanitarian and research initiative led by Dr. Randi Hagerman, which has involved invaluable volunteer efforts by doctors, psychologists, scientists and community leaders, with the purpose of (1) detecting fragile X-associated mutations in populations in Colombia and (2 ) educate physicians, therapists, and healthcare providers throughout Colombia about FXS, autism, and Neurodevelopmental-related disorders.

She is a scientific researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California Davis, where she develops research projects in the area of neurosciences with an emphasis on neurodegenerative diseases such as tremor syndrome and Fragile X-associated ataxia (FXTAS) and Parkinson's disease; as well as neurodevelopmental disorders including TEA and FXS. She also serves as director of international events for the Ventricular Foundation.

✅Stephen C Noctor, PhD

Dr. Noctor is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California Davis. He obtained his Ph.D. from Uniformed Services University Health Sciences (USUHS) in Washington and his postdoctoral training at Columbia Universities in New York and California Universities in San Francisco. Dr. Noctor's laboratory investigates the factors that regulate the function of stem cells that produce neurons and glial cells that make up the cerebral cortex. The most recent work in this laboratory focuses on the relationships of the immune system with the nervous system during the prenatal development of the cerebral cortex.

✅Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño, PhD

Dr. Martinez-Cerdeño is an associate professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine at Shriners Hospital, and the MIND Institute at the University of California Davis. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and has participated in seven books. She is an external advisor to the School of Medicine of the University of Puerto Rico. She is the pathology director of the SXF and FXTAS brain repository at the University of California Davis, and the founder and director of CENE -Hispanic-American Bank of Neurodevelopmental Diseases- the first in Latin America- with nodes in California, Mexico, Colombia. and Puerto Rico. She is also the founder and CEO of the Ventricular Foundation, a non-profit organization that teaches about the benefit of science and outreach activities, to students of all ages, the scientific community, and the general public, with an emphasis on underrepresented students. She is co-founder and scientific director of the LUNAS project (Latinos Unidos Navegando el Autismo y Servicios), a multimedia community approach to empower multilanguage parents to educate, navigate and succeed in obtaining all the services available to patients affected by ASD in California.

The goal of his laboratory is to determine the etiology and pathology of some forms of autism. In addition, it studies the role of stem cells in the development, evolution and pathogenesis of the mammalian cerebral cortex.

Brett Dufour, PhD

Dr. Dufour is a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Martínez-Cerdeño's laboratory at the University of California at Davis. He earned his Ph.D. from the department of Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) and received his master's degree from the department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University in Indiana. Previamne worked as a researcher at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. He has worked with various species including human and non-human primates and a variety of rodents. The focus of his research is to characterize the neuropathological mechanisms of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders, and to use these scientific findings to develop new gene and pharmacological therapies. He is currently investigating alterations in the neural circuits that control social behavior in Fragile X Syndrome and Autism in humans.

💲VALUE: 100.00


Payment must be made in a maximum of two equal parts and the second part must be canceled 15 days before the maximum event.

💲 PayPal : Through our website

💲Bank transfers and deposits: 5025027751- Cta. Current - NEURODESARROLLO QUITO - RUC: 0401156070001 - Banco Bolivariano. (In case there is no Bolivarian Bank in your city of residence and you need to pay via cash or transfer, contact us.)

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