Rare and Neglected Diseases Symposium 2022: Rare Tumor Biology/Rare Diseases in Our Communities


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Chair and Moderator.    Dr. Xin Lu

2:00 - 3:45pm Von Hippel Lindau Syndrome 

2:00 - 2:20pm Dr. Zach Schafer.

VHL disease and iron metabolism

2:20 - 2:45pm Dr. Xin Lu.

VHL disease: Models and molecular mechanisms

2:45 - 3:05pm Sean Murphy.

Killing VHL tumors with Keto

3:05 - 3:30pm  Chris Kiergan.

VHL disease from a patient’s perspective

3:30 - 3:45pm  Q&A

3:45 - 4:00pm Break

4.00 - 5-00 pm. Patient Panel: Rare Diseases in our community.

Neurofribromatosis 1

Maureen O’brien

Nicole Sevison


Neurodevelopmental Disorders

David Faverty 

Sarah Snyder 


Connective Tissue Disorder

Melissa Kern