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NF Symposium


NF Symposium

Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute - UT Health San Antonio

The Annual NF Symposium is an informational meeting for patients, their families, educators, and caregivers affected by NF. The Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation® and Children’s Tumor Foundation are very excited to be able to provide an Annual Symposium to patients, their families, educators, and caregivers affected by NF. The Symposium is designed to address many of the endless concerns of NF.

Saturday, October 21, 2023

8:30am - 4:00pm

Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute- UT Health San Antonio

8403 Floyd Curl Drive

San Antonio,  TX 78229



We have reserved a small block of rooms for those traveling from out of town and would like to stay near the meeting location.

Please contact:

Fairfield Inn & Suites San Antonio Medical Center

7203 Wurzbach Rd

San Antonio, TX 78240

(210) 888-7040

Mention Rate Program TNFC for $99 per night rate. This hotel is a 5 minute drive from the Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute.

2023 NF Symposium Schedule* 

Topics and Speakers Subject to Change

Overview of NF

Dr. Shafqat Shah, Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, University Health, San Antonio

Benign and Malignant Tumors in NF and Surgical Options

Dr. John Slopis, Medical Director, Neurofibromatosis Program, Department of 

Neuro-Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

Endocrinological Complications in NF

Dr. Rajani Prabhakaran, Pediatric Endocrinology, Dell Children's, Austin

Update on NF Research and Clinical Trials

Dr. Ashley Bui, Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, UT Southwestern, Dallas

Koselugo Presentation

Liz Michaels, Patient Education Manager, Alexion

ADHD/ Anxiety/ Depression in NF

Dr. Peter Stavinoha, Psychologist,The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

Why Me and What's Next? Helping Youth Cope with Chronic Illness and Preparing for Transition to Adult Care

Dr. Krystal Robinson, Psychologist, UT Health, San Antonio


2010 PHOTOS: NF Symposium, Houston, TX

2009 PHOTOS: NF Symposium, San Antonio, TX

2008 PHOTOS: NF Symposium, Irving, TX

2007 PHOTOS: NF Symposium & Kids Konference, Houston, TX

2007 VIDEO: Listen to some of our doctors at the 07 Symposium Dr. Slopis: NF Education & Learning Disabilities, Dr. Slopis: NF Research Update, Dr. Slopis: Q&A, Dr. Plon: Genetic NF testing update, Dr. Plon: Q&A, Dr. Lewis, Dr. Lewis Q&A, Dr. Oghalai: Q&A, Patient Stories.

October 21, 2023

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