The date and location has been set for the 2023 Annual Symposium!

Saturday, October 28th | Hilton Hotel Metrotown, Burnaby

Join us for an immersive and empowering experience at the 2023 Fall Symposium, where families impacted by neurofibromatosis (NF) come together once again!

This year our event will be presented in a captivating in-person format bringing you the warmth of face-to-face connections and the latest insights in the field.

What to Expect:

Prepare to be inspired by a lineup of distinguished speakers hailing from both Canada and the US, all focused on diverse aspects of navigating life with neurofibromatosis. Our event will delve into cutting-edge topics, including advancements in NF skin management, breakthroughs in drug research and clinical trials across Canada, effective strategies for alleviating anxiety and much more.

Featured speakers for this year’s symposium include:

- NF1 and Your Skin: Key Facts and New Treatments

Dr. Suganth Suppiah:   Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, peripheral nerve surgeon, Toronto Western Hospital

- Potential Benefits of Nutraceuticals in the Management of NF

Dr. Christopher Moertal:   Medical Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology and Neurofibromatosis Programs, University of Minnesota

- Brain Health, Resiliency and Strategies to Navigate the Emotional impacts of NF

Dr. Katherine McDermott:   Clinical Research Fellow, Center for Health Outcomes and Interdisciplinary Research, Massachusetts General Hospital

Your Registration Includes:

  • Indulge in a delectable hot breakfast, setting the stage for new friendships to blossom.
  • Engage with seven captivating guest speakers, delivering valuable information that empowers.
  • Savour a delightful catered lunch, enhancing both your palate and networking opportunities.

Secure Your Early Bird Ticket:

Don't miss out on the chance to expand your knowledge of NF, forge meaningful connections, and revel in the joy of learning. Register today at the early bird price to guarantee your place at this enriching symposium that promises education, camaraderie, and an abundance of enjoyment!

Top Five Reasons To Attend This Year's Symposium:

1. Access the most current and comprehensive information on neurofibromatosis from esteemed experts.
2. Meet and mingle with families who share your journey, fostering a network of support.
3. Immerse yourself in presentations by seven renowned speakers, each offering a unique perspective, along with the opportunity to ask questions
4. Indulge in a sumptuous catered hot breakfast and lunch, satisfying your taste buds while engaging with others.
5. Elevate your understanding, relationships, and spirits through a day filled with learning and camaraderie.

If the registration fee poses a challenge to your attendance, we encourage you to reach out to our dedicated team Limited scholarships are available, specifically designed to assist families affected by NF facing financial difficulties. Your presence is important to us, and we're here to ensure that everyone can join in this year’s learning opportunity with world-renowned speakers.