Speakers

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

Cartagena, April 16th and 17th, 2020

Lilia Albores Gallo, MD, PhD

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

Manuel F. Casanova, MD

Dr. Casanova is a neurologist. He is the SmartState Endowed Chair in Childhood Neurotherapeutics and a professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville.

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 an associate 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 Hospital for Children of Northern California, and the MIND Institute.

Robert Miller

Robert Miller is the director of clinics and international relations for the National Fragile X Foundation (NFXF). He is also the co-founder of the Fragile X Clinical & Research Consortium (FXCRC) comprised of clinical researchers and intervention professionals at clinics located in medical institutions throughout the U.S. and Canada;

Amaya Miquelajauregui, PhD

Dr. Miquelajauregui is an assistant professor at the Institute of Neurobiology of the University of Puerto Rico at the Medical Sciences Campus.

Stephen C. Noctor, PhD

Dr. Noctor is an associate professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis. He earned his doctorate from Uniformed Services University Health Sciences (USUHS) in Washington

César Payán, MD, PhD

Geneticist and Doctor of Biomedical Sciences. He is a professor of molecular biology and embryology at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogota, 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.

Dilian Francisca Toro Torres

Dr Toro is a physician. She graduated from the Universidad Libre Cali, Colombia. Specialist in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and in Health Administration of the Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. She was Mayor (1992-1994) of the Municipality of Guacarí

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.