TSC Research Symposium 2020

The International TSC Research Symposium was scheduled to be held in London in November 2020. The meeting, organised by the Tuberous Sclerosis Association (UK) in partnership with the TSAlliance (USA) and LAM Foundation (USA), unfortunately had to be postponed as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. To mark the date of the originally scheduled conference, the TSA decided to host an online international research symposium on Friday, 13th November 2020.

The Symposium programme included three sessions, each focusing on a different element of TSC research. Session 1 included presentations on COVID-19 and TSC, session 2 focused on emerging research relating to physical aspects of TSC, and session 3 on emerging research on TAND (TSC-associated neuropsychiatric disorders). The TANDem team was delighted to have been invited to present an update on our project over the first year. Prof Jansen said: “We were keen to make sure that symposium participants and broader TSC community could hear about the progress of the TANDem project in year 1, but we also wanted them to meet Tosca Heunis, our project coordinator, and Stephanie Vanclooster, our postdoctoral researcher, and so we asked the TSA if we could do a joined-up presentation.”

After the presentation Liesbeth de Waele, dissemination lead for the TANDem project said: “What an energetic team!” Judging by online comments, the ‘team’ presentation and the progress of the TANDem team over the first year was received very enthusiastically. The link to the presentation of the TANDem team can be found in the blue box on the right.