By bringing together researchers from different disciplines and representing basic, translational, and clinical science, TSC Alliance-hosted research conferences provide a truly unique space to foster collaborations, spark new ideas and come together to tackle the most challenging aspects of this disease. For trainees in my lab, the conference allows them to hear from people from across the TSC community, which provides new insights that influence their own focus area. Furthermore, allowing early career researchers the opportunity to present their work, seek advice from leading TSC experts from around the world, and interact with families affected will hopefully inspire them to continue working in TSC throughout their career.”
Rebecca Ihrie, PhD, Associate Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology and Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
The TSC Alliance hosts an International TSC Research Conference every other year to stimulate collaborative research to address unmet medical needs of those affected by TSC and related disorders, including autism, epilepsy, lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), cancer and other rare diseases with overlapping phenotypes.
Our 2025 research conference
Our next research conference will be held in 2025 at a location and date to be determined in 2024. These three-day in-person conferences bring together renowned international experts in the field of TSC and related research, providing opportunities for researchers at any stage of their careers. Keynote speakers, plenary sessions, selected short presentations, breakout sessions, a poster session, and an early-career researcher symposium provide multiple forums for interactions among investigators working in all areas of TSC research. The conferences attract 200-250 individuals from around the world, primarily basic and clinical science researchers and health professionals who provide care for individuals with TSC.
These biennial research conferences, along with the World TSC Conferences held every 4-5 years, also provide a platform to award one outstanding TSC researcher with the Manuel R. Gomez Award recognizing their significant impact on our understanding of TSC and/or the delivery of clinical care to those affected.
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Previous TSC Alliance-organized research conferences
2021 Virtual International TSC & LAM Research Conference: Driving Discoveries Beyond Boundaries
September 28-30, 2021 | Virtual
2019 International Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Conference: Changing the Course of TSC
June 20-22, 2019 | Toronto, ON
2017 International Research Conference on TSC and LAM: Innovating Through Partnerships
September 28-30, 2017 | Washington, DC
2015 International Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Conference: From Treatment to Prevention
September 10-12, 2015 | Windsor, UK
2013 International Research Conference on Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and Related Disorders: Molecules to Medicine
June 20-23, 2013 | Washington, DC