Outpatient Clinical Building Kennedy Krieger Institute 801 North Broadway, Room 202 Baltimore, MD
About The Event:
Kennedy Krieger Institute is proud to present the 2013 Lynn Speedie Lectureship in conjunction with the 7th Annual Neuropsychology Research Forum. Dr. Maureen Dennis, PhD will present the keynote address for the forum followed by a poster session.
Keynote Address: “Plasticity, Homeostasis and Age in Childhood Brain Disorders”
Molecular neuroscience stands at the frontier where rapid progress in molecular genetics can be translated into therapies for neurodevelopmental disabilities for which there are currently no treatments. One of the most common causes of developmental brain disorders worldwide is deficiency of the hormone thyroxine, caused by a deficiency of iodine. Even in developed countries, maternal hypothyroidism appears to be an important cause of developmental disabilities such as learning disabilities and cerebral palsy.