Gathering & Registration




Prof. Joseph Klafter, President, TAU

Prof. Yoav Henis, Vice President, TAU

Prof. Ehud Gazit, Head, BLAVATNIK CENTER for Drug Discovery

Prof. Inna Slutsky, Sagol School of Neuroscience


KeyNote Session

Chair: Prof. Inna Slutsky, TAU

Prof. Søren W. Gersting, Pediatric Research at Kinder-UKE, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf
Pharmacological chaperones for the treatment of rare diseases; The Kinder-UKE screening platform


Session 1

Chair: Dr. Moran Rubinstein, TAU

Dr. Ilan Dienstein, Ben Gurion University
From sleep recordings to motion capture: developing objective quantitative measures of symptom severity in children with autism

Prof. Hanoch Senderowitz, Bar Ilan University
Combating Cystic Fibrosis: Computational Studies on CFTR

Dr. Evan Elliot, Bar Ilan University
Microbiome-Epigenetic-Genetic interaction in the development of autism spectrum disorder


Coffee Break



Session 2

Chair: Dr. Lior Mayo, TAU

Prof. Dani Offen, Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus
Stem Cells in the Treatment of Autism

Dr. Boaz Barak, TAU
Altered myelination as a novel pathophysiological approach in Williams syndrome

Dr. Yair Anikster, Sheba Medical Center
Novel metabolic pathways: Paving the path towards targeted treatment

Shiri Sudri, MD Rambam Health Care Campus
Visual loss in children: In with the new


Lunch Break



KeyNote Session

Chair: Dr. Omri Wurtzel, TAU

Dr. Alessandro Prigione, Max-Delbrück-Centrum for Molecular Medicine

Modeling and drug discovery of Leigh syndrome using patient-derived neural cells


Session 3

Chair: Prof. Ditza Antebi-Zachor, TAU and Assaf Harofe Medical Center

Dr. Gali Havazelet-Heimer, Sheba Medical Center
Angelman syndrome – from the clinic to the search for novel therapeutic strategies

Prof. Illana Gozes, TAU
Activity-dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP) deficiency models synaptic and developmental phenotypes of autism-like syndrome: Toward innovative drug development

Prof. David (Dedi) Meiri, Technion
Behind the smokescreen of medical cannabis

Dr. Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, Technion

Neuroplasticity in developmental disorders: the specific case of dyslexia


Coffee Break



Expert Panel

Panel Host: Prof. Ehud Gazit, TAU

Opening Panel Lecture: Prof. Lilach Shalev-Mevorach, TAU

Personalized attention and cognitive control training for children with Autism: A potential booster for everyday functioning

Panel Members

Prof. Manuel Trajtenberg, TAU

Prof. Lilach Shalev-Mevorach, TAU

Mr. Amos Shapira, ALUT

Dr. Yael Gruenbaum-Cohen, Medison Ventures


Round table and networking cocktail event