2017 Year in Review

2017 was a very productive year for advancing the science of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)! A very small sampling of our scientific community’s major accomplishments are highlighted below. The TS Alliance thanks all our grantees, collaborators, reviewers, conference attendees, International Scientific Advisory Board members, and Professional Advisory Board members for making these achievements possible. Read More

SFARI Explorer Awards RFA

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The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is considering applications on a rolling basis for their Explorer Awards. They seek proposals for “high-risk/high-impact, exploratory experiments” relevant to autism. They are especially interested in the genetics of autism and thus “encourage applications that propose research to link genetic or other ASD risk factors to molecular, cellular, circuit or behavioral mechanisms of ASD.” The maximum budget is $80,000. More information is available on their website. Read More

Darcy Krueger, MD, PhD to Present SEGA and Epilepsy Webinar

Darcy A. Krueger, MD, PhD will present a CME/CPE/CNE-certified webinar entitled “Overcoming Treatment Challenges for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC): SEGA and the Future of Seizure Management” on January 25, 2018 at 5 pm Eastern. To register and learn more, please visit the AXIS Medical Education website. Dr. Krueger is the Director of the Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He also serves on the TS Alliance Professional Advisory Board. With Hope Northrup, MD, he convened the 2012 International Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Consensus Conference, which resulted in guidelines for both... Read More

LA BioStart Bioscience Entrepreneurs Boot Camp

California State University, Los Angeles is taking applications for its training program for early-stage bioscience startups until November 20. The LA BioStart Bioscience Entrepreneurs Boot Camp “addresses the challenges most common to scientists and new entrepreneurs seeking to turn their scientific discoveries into successful companies.” They encourage applications from university faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. Read More

Serial Samples in the TSC Biosample Repository

Having entered its second year, the TSC Biosample Repository is beginning to receive serial blood samples from individuals who donated one year ago. Although we have only three such serial samples today, we will continue to collect additional samples annually from more participants. These serial samples will be valuable for studies looking at changes in components of plasma over time in individuals with varying manifestations of TSC. This will hopefully lead to clinically useful biomarkers (e.g. markers of risk for various manifestations or response to treatment). Read More

Voice of the Patient Report

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The TS Alliance has just submitted the Voice of the Patient report to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This report summarizes the Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) meeting that we held on June 21. The PFDD meeting was designed to communicate to FDA the impacts of TSC on individuals’ daily lives, what types of treatment benefits make the most impact on peoples’ lives, and individuals’ and caregivers’ perspectives on how well available therapies are working. The report is now available on our PFDD page. Read More

Join us at AES in Washington, DC

Are you attending the American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in December? If so, please be sure to save the following dates for our events throughout the week: TS Alliance Reception – Friday, December 1 from 7-9 pm in the Marriott Marquis Washington DC (901 Massachusetts Avenue NW), Monument Room, Meeting Level 4 TSC Special Interest Group Meeting – Saturday, December 2 from 7-8:30 am in Convention Center Room 147 A/B Introduction to the TSC Preclinical Consortium – Sunday, December 3 from 10:30-11 am in the Discovery Center Innovation Pavilion on Infantile Spasms – Monday, December 4 from... Read More

American Psychological Foundation Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship

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The American Psychological Foundation (APF) issued a request for applications for their Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship. The call is open to doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy and are conducting research in child psychology (including child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational, and developmental psychopathology). More information about the program is available on the APF website. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 15. Read More