Disorders of the Corpus Callosum Conference 2024 Highlights

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Hello Families and Friends of the National Organization for Disorders of the Corpus Callosum (NODCC)!

We invite you to join us at the 2024 Disorders of the Corpus Callosum (DCC) Conference, which will be held Thursday, June 27 through Sunday, June 30 in Chicago, Illinois. Online conference registration will open early March.

Highlights of the Disorders of the Corpus Callosum Conference 2024 Include:

  • Lectures on Thursday focused on DCC research and presented by members of the International Research Consortium for the Corpus Callosum and Cerebral Connectivity (IRC5) who are the prominent scientists in the international study of callosal disorders.
  • Lectures throughout Friday and Saturday on the medical, genetic, and behavioral aspects of disorders of the corpus callosum, and Sunday morning 2-hour Q&A sessions with the country’s leading scientists studying disorders of the corpus callosum, and who have supported the NODCC since the founding of the organization.
  • Elliott Sherr, MD, PhD, Pediatric Neurologist , Neuroscientist, and Founder and Principal Investigator of the Brain Development Research at University of California, San Francisco 
  • Lynn K. Paul, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Neuroscientist, and Director of the Corpus Callosum Research Program at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
  • Warren S. Brown, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Neuroscientist, and Director of the Lee Travis Research Institute, Pasadena, CA
  • Linda J. Richards, PhD, Neurobiologist, and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Edison Professor of Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • The 3-day Adults Living with a DCC Program is designed for adults (18+) ONLY who have been diagnosed with a disorder of the corpus callosum. Join us in group discussions and share your life experiences, difficulties, and successes with other adults living with a DCC. Sessions are moderated by professionals on a variety of topics, and are intended to be highly interactive with candid discussions, question/answer time, role-playing sessions, and a fun off-site activity.
  • New this year Camp Allison. This program is designed for individuals 18+ with a disorder of the corpus callosum who require additional assistance of a one on one aide. The program will include arts & crafts, fun interactive play & movie time. If you have any questions please email conference@nodcc.org.
  • This year we are excited to again offer a special 3-day Teen and Adult Siblings Program (13+) with opportunities to privately discuss in small groups living with a sibling diagnosed with a DCC, understanding their diagnosis, developing relationships with siblings,  and enjoying group social activities, including a fun off-site activity.
  • Back by popular demand the Kids and Teens Camps will once again be supervised by Corporate Kids Events for registered attendees aged 2–17 (limited to 60 children and 20 teens on a first-registered basis). The camps offer a multitude of activities, games and crafts, and are open to children living with a DCC and their siblings. Camps are included in children and teens registration fees, and funded through generous sponsor donations to the NODCC.
  • Join us in this wonderful opportunity to learn, share, and network with others in the NODCC family. Enjoy the Saturday dinner and dance, the indoor and outdoor pools (bring your swimsuit), and the comfortable areas throughout the hotel to relax and chat. ss contacts or if your family would be interested in donating $1,000 to be a lecture session sponsor … or if you would like to contribute a personal donation in any amount … or if you would be willing to send requests for donations to your family and friends … please let us know.