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UMDF Patient, Family and Caregiver Meeting – Chicago

October 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Date:  Tuesday, October 16 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.   Check-in and networking begins at 6:00 p.m.

About the Meeting:

As part of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation’s educational program, we are pleased to invite you to a special meeting for affected individuals and their families to provide education and information about mitochondrial disease. Family meetings are also suitable for outreach to clinicians, nurses, therapists, educators, and various allied health professionals.

The format for the family meeting provides information and time for questions and answers.   If you have any questions contact Margaret Moore at margaret.moore@umdf.org or 412-354-1553

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Speakers:  Russell Saneto, DO, PhD, (see bio below).  Welcome and introductions will be given by Anne Simonsen, UMDF Central Regional Coordinator and Divakar Mithal, MD, Lurie Children’s Hospital


Ann Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Conference Room 11-160
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Speaker:  Russell Saneto, DO, PhD, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA

Dr. Saneto received his medical degree from Des Moines University School of Osteopathy and Surgery in 1994 and then went on to complete his pediatric residency, pediatric neurology fellowship and pediatric epilepsy fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Prior to going to medical school Dr. Saneto received his PhD in human biochemical genetics at the University of Texas and did a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental neurobiology at UCLA. He also spent time as an assistant professor in Cell Biology and Anatomy at Oregon Health Sciences University.

Dr. Saneto is currently professor of pediatric neurology at the University of Washington and attending neurologist at Seattle’s Children’s Hospital. His clinical interests include neurology, epilepsy, EEG-video telemetry, and mitochondrial and neuromuscular diseases. He has a special interest in epilepsy as related to mitochondrial disease. Currently, he is the Head of the Mitochondrial Medicine program at Seattle Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Saneto has served as the secretary on the UMDF Scientific and Medical Advisory Board from 2010-2015 and is a past president of the Mitochondrial Medicine Society.


Special Thanks to Solace Nutrition for supporting the UMDF Grand Rounds Program and this family meeting.


October 16, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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