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All About SCA14

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


During this webinar, two experts will join us to take a look at the causes and symptoms of Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 14 (SCA14), the typical diagnostic journey for those affected, what to expect for clinical care, and an overview of current research into the disease.
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Speaker Information 

Dong-Hui Chen, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
University of Washington

Dong-Hui Chen, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Washington, specializing in neurogenetic research. She obtained her MD degree from Shanghai Medical University in Shanghai, China, followed by a PhD in medical genetics from Kobe University in Kobe, Japan. Dr. Chen’s primary research focus lies in discovering the genetic causes of neurological disorders, with a specific emphasis on spinocerebellar ataxia, and investigating the mechanisms underlying these neurogenetic diseases. Her notable contributions to the field include identifying PRKCG as the gene responsible for SCA14.

Thomas D. Bird, MD
Professor Emeritus, University of Washington
University of Washington

Thomas Bird, MD, has belonged to the UW neurology and medical genetics faculties for more than 35 years. Since the founding of the UW ADRC, he has pursued his interest in hereditary diseases of the nervous system. He has worked to identify new and unusual genetic diseases of the brain and neuromuscular system and collaborated with molecular biologists to identify the underlying genes of diseases, including Hereditary Ataxia. Dr. Bird is the Director of the University of Washington Neurogenetics Clinic, the University of Washington Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence, and Co-Director of the University of Washington’s Muscular Dystrophy Clinic. Dr. Bird is also a medical and scientific advisor to the Jim Lambright Niemann-Pick C Research Foundation and the PNW Friends of FSH Muscular Dystrophy.


Other Webinars 

NAF hosts educational webinars about Ataxia presented by industry experts. Learn about important topics related to living with Ataxia. Webinars are complimentary for NAF members, with new sessions offered each month. Join NAF to receive invitations to upcoming Ataxia webinars. Visit www.ataxia.org/webinars to explore past webinars on a variety of topics.

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April 3
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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