100th Anniversary Celebration
Several speakers were featured including Dr. Alan Percy, interim director of the Civitan International Research Center. Dr. Percy spoke about some of the top accomplishments at the Research Center due largely in-part from the support of Civitan International. Establishing the UAB Rett Syndrome Clinic and the UAB PEERS program are just two of the major achievements. Every research success only exposes how much more work there is to do. There are more medical mysteries than will ever be solved but as the Research Center continues daily trying to answer some of the questions, the common goal is to look for answers one by one and share discoveries with other researches as information becomes available.
Attendees from various Civitan Clubs attended the event and enjoyed light Hors d'oeuvres and delightful conversation about upcoming events. Excitement continues to build in anticipation of the Centennial Convention to be held in Birmingham on June 24 - 27, 2017.
CBS 42 shot a PSA at the event and can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/207888300
REGISTRATION - Civitan International / Simpson Ramsey Neurodevelopment Symposium 2017
-The Civitan International/Simpson-Ramsey Neurodevelopmental Symposium will be held April 20, 2017 at the UAB Hill Center and The Edge of Chaos. The event will consist of lectures from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and a poster session from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Latest findings on various topics will be presented.
-Abstracts and posters will be judged and monetary prizes awarded to the top entries. April 7 has been established as the deadline for abstracts to be considered for judging.
-Lunch will be provided to the first 100 registered guests.
-Researchers will discuss recent progress and a panel of experts in the fields of genetics, animal models of developmental disorders, brain imaging and clinical practice will present their research findings. The event will stimulate productive discussions in the basic and clinical sciences and promote collaborations to develop new, more effective therapies.