1st Pan-American Conference of Neurodevelopment: Autism, FXS and other disorders.

Cartagena, October 27th & 28th, 2022

Lilia Albores Gallo, MD, PhD

Dr. Albores is a physician with a specialization in psychiatry from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)

Brett Dufour, PhD

Dr. Dufour is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Davis in the laboratory of Dr. Veronica Martinez-Cerdeno.

Randi Hagerman, MD

Doctor Hagerman is a distinguished professor of pediatrics at the University of California Davis Medical Center and director of the fragile X research and treatment center at the MIND Institute and holds an Endowed Chair in fragile X research.

Reymundo Lozano, MS, MD

Dr. Reymundo Lozano is an assistant professor of Psychiatry, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, and Pediatrics. He is a clinical geneticist with neurodevelopmental and aging research training.

Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño, PhD

Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño, is a Professor at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UC Davis School of Medicine and faculty at the Institute of Pediatric Regenerative Medicine, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and the Institute for Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorder (MIND) Institute.

César Payán, MD, PhD

Geneticist and Doctor of Biomedical Sciences. He is a professor of molecular biology and embryology at the Universidad Nacional, Sede de La Paz, Colombia.

Julián Ramírez-Cheyne, MD, PhD

Dr. Ramírez-Cheyne is an assistant professor at the Universidad del Valle in the subjects of genetics, embryology and congenital malformations. Geneticist and scientific director of the Center for Orphan Diseases of the Hospital Universitario del Valle;

Bibiana M. Restrepo, MD

Doctor Restrepo is a specialist in neurodevelopmental disorders. She graduated from Tufts University in Boston.

Lina M Rosa, Psicopatóloga Infanto-Juvenil

Psychologist graduated from Corporacion Universitaria del Caribe (CECAR) Sincelejo, Colombia and the University of Zaragoza (Spain).

Lorena Santa María, PhD

Dr Santa Maria is the director of the Molecular Cytogenetic Laboratory-INTA of the Universidad de Chile that conducts clinical research in the area of neurogenetics and performs updated methodologies for the molecular diagnosis of the most prevalent genetic diseases such as FXS

María Jimena Salcedo-Arellano, MD, MBA

Dr. Salcedo is a physician. She graduated from the Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. Upon graduation she joined the University of California Davis MIND Institute and currently works in the Clinical Trials Unit.

Wilmar Saldarriaga, MD, PhD

Doctor Saldarriaga is a professor of genetics, embryology and congenital malformations at the Universidad del Valle School of Medicine. He is the director of the research group in Congenital Malformations, Dysmorphology and Medical Genetics MACOS of the Universidad del Valle

Flora Tassone, PhD

Dr. Tassone received her diploma as a Bachelor in Biology from the University of Rome and a PhD in molecular biology from the Catholic University of Rome (Italy) in 1992 for her studies on Down syndrome.

Ángel E. Tovar y Romo, PhD

Dr. Angel Eugenio Tovar y Romo is an associate professor at the Department of Psychology at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) and belongs to Mexico’s National System of Researchers.

Jenniffer Villarreal, Neuropsicóloga infantil.

Dr. Villarreal is a psychologist. She has a master’s in child neuropsychology. She has dedicated her career to the care of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Maribel Hernandez

Maribel Hernandez is a Community Outreach Specialist in the MIND Institute’s Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) Resource Center.

Patricia Soto-Icaza, PhD

Dr. Patricia Soto-Icaza is a professor and researcher at the Center for Research in Social Complexity (CICS) of the Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), Santiago, Chile.

Yolanda de Diego Otero, PhD

Dr. Yolanda de Diego Otero graduated with a bachelors in Biology from the Universidad de Sevilla, she is a doctor in Molecular and Cellular Biology.


Dr. Izquierdo is the chief medical officer of all the territories where Veritas Int. Laboratories operate (Europe, Japan, Latin America and Emirates).

Christian Andrés Rojas Cerón, MD

Dr. Rojas is a pediatrician graduated from the Universidad del Valle, with a fellowship in child neurology from the Universidad de Antioquia.