Earlier this week Hillary, Mel, and Esmé traveled to Washington DC for an SCN8A conference organized by our partners Wishes for Elliott to learn more about SCN8A research. At the conference we were able to speak with a number of researchers who were new to us as well as some, like Dr. Jack Parent of the University of Michigan and Prof. Ingrid Scheffer of University of Melbourne & Florey Institute, who are active in the PCDH19 Epilepsy community.
And we were also able to meet Dr. Michael Hammer, the geneticist who discovered the SCN8A mutation in is daughter Shay, and other families with children who have SCN8A mutations as well as with other families who have children with SCN8A mutations
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From left to right: Esmé Savoie, Hillary Savoie, Dr. Michael Hammer, Juliann Bradish, Adeline Bradish, Gabi Conecker, Elliott Conecker
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Dinner with the researchers before the conference.