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Fri 15 Apr 1994

Confs: WSA Professional Conference, 4th ICPLA SYMPOSIUM

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  1. Mark Williams, WSA Professional Conference
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Message 1: WSA Professional Conference

Date: Thu, 14 Apr 1994 15:02:43 WSA Professional Conference
From: Mark Williams <>
Subject: WSA Professional Conference


 Sixth National/International Conference of the Williams Syndrome Association

 Building Bridges Across Disciplines: Cognition to Gene

 University of California, San Diego July 26-28, 1994

Williams syndrome is a genetic neurodevelopmental disorder involving
characteristic facial appearance and heart defect, and displaying startling
dissociations between and within domains of higher cognitive functioning.
Recent breakthroughs focusing on Williams syndrome in Medical Genetics
(implicating chromosome 7), Cognitive Neuropsychology, and Brain Mapping make
this an opportune time to disseminate the new knowledge and its implications.
CEU credit applied for; CME credit available.
The following is a partial listing of the exciting program and speakers.

Tuesday evening, July 26: Welcoming Remarks: Renato Dulbecco, M.D.,
 Nobel Laureate
 Overview, Poster Sessions, & Reception

Wednesday & Thursday, July 27-28:
 o The Enigma of Williams Syndrome: Dissociations in Higher Cognitive Functions
 (Ursula Bellugi, Ed.D., The Salk Institute; Carolyn Mervis, Ph.D.,
 Emory University; Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Ph.D., MRC, London;
 Susan Carey, Ph.D., MIT)

 o New Methods of Brain Imaging: The Neural Basis of Williams Syndrome
 (Helen Neville, Ph.D., UCSD; Terry Jernigan, Ph.D., UCSD;
 Albert Galaburda, M.D., Harvard; Eric Courchesne, Ph.D., UCSD)

 o The Molecular-Genetic Basis of Williams Syndrome
 (Colleen Morris, M.D., University of Nevada; Mark Keating, M.D.,
 University of Utah; Frank Greenberg, M.D., Texas ChildrenUs Hospital
 Robert Mecham, Ph.D., Washington University)

 o Medical Complications, Latest Diagnostic Techniques & Treatments
 (Greg Ensing, M.D., Indiana University; Ronald Lacro, M.D.,
 Boston ChildrenUs Hospital; Barbara Pober, M.D., Yale University)

 o Unusual Personality and Temperament in Williams Syndrome
 (Paul Ekman, Ph.D., Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute;
 Judy Reilly, Ph.D., San Diego State University)

 o Educators, Clinicians, & Researchers: Multi-Disciplinary Care

 o Poster Sessions,, Round Tables, and Special Interest Groups

 The Conference is hosted jointly by the Williams Syndrome Association,
 The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and the University of California
 School of Medicine at San Diego.

To receive a registration packet, send full identifying information: Name,
Institution and Department, Complete Address, Zip Code, and Phone Number to:

 WSA Professional Conference
 UCSD Conference Services
 9500 Gilman Drive, Dept. 0513
 La Jolla, CA 92093-0513
 Phone: (619) 534-4220
 Fax: (619) 534-2042
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Message 2: Conference Announcement

Date: Wed, 6 Apr 94 11:18 BST
From: <>
Subject: Conference Announcement

The fourth International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association
Symposium will be held from 14-16 November 1994 in New Orleans. A first
call for papers has been sent out to all on the mailing list. If you have
not received this, and wish for more information about the Symposium, please
contact the Organiser: Prof Thomas W. Powell, Department of Communication
Disorders, Louisiana State University Medical Center, 1900 Gravier Street,
New Orleans, LA 70112, USA. Tel (+1 504) 568 4343. Fax (+1 504) 568 4249.

ICPLA is an association for all those interested in the interaction of
phonetics and linguistics with speech and language disorders. For more
information on the Association, contact the address above.
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