CONNECTIONS 2017

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We welcomed more than 200 people on May 5-7 to the first national conference for disorders of the corpus callosum to be held in Melbourne 

WHEN: The 2nd national AusDoCC CONNECTIONS 2017 CONFERENCE was held in Melbourne, beginning with a casual Meet and Greet and early registrations on the evening of Friday May 5 for those staying at the hotel. With the first main conference session beginning at 9a.m. on Saturday morning it continued throughout the weekend until 4.30 Sunday afternoon and included a dinner and family fun night on Saturday night (with a photo booth!).

WHERE: Rydges Swanston, 701 Swanson St, Carlton.

PRICES$220 for AusDoCC members, $250 for non members and $150 for kids/teens. Prices included attendance at all program sessions, Saturday night dinner and entertainment plus food during Saturday and Sunday. Financial members qualified for a discounted fee. 

KIDS CLUBS: Kids/teens with a DCC and their siblings had a fabulous weekend of fun and there was a siblings session related to DCC. Ages 3-6 enjoyed fun activities under the care of qualified workers  from Charlton Brown and those aged 7-17 were involved in team building and fun with Purple Soup.

MEMBER DISCOUNT:  Available by joining AusDoCC using the links on the top of the website pages. The previous annual family or individual membership cost $20 and enabled all people living at that address to qualify for the conference discount. (Become a member of AusDoCC  with our new, ongoing, single membership. $20 gives ongoing membership of AusDoCC with no annual renewal fees))

PRESENTERS. We had the leading scientists and clinicians in the world in the area of corpus callosum research, all in Melbourne for 2 wonderful days. Conference attendees had the opportunity to hear 45 amazing speakers an opportunity which may not come again for a very long time. They included Professor Linda Richards (QBI, Brisbane),  Dr Lynn Paul (Caltech, California), Professor Elliott Sherr (UCSF, California), Dr Warren Brown (California), A/Professor Richard Leventer, A/Professor Simone Mandelstam, A/Professor Mark Walterfang and A/Professor George McGillivray (all from MCRI Melbourne) plus many more leading health and educational professionals. Presentations and workshops were also conducted by family members of those with a DCC, individuals with a DCC and AusDoCC.

So wonderful to see you in Melbourne!

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