Chelsea’s Hope Lafora Children Research Fund and the Lafora Epilepsy Cure Initiative had the in-person Annual Lafora Disease Science Symposium.

Thank you to all who attended in person and virtually in San Diego, California on
September 26th – 27th, 2022

There will be a scientific poster session Tuesday morning before lunch.

Space is limited!

If you would like to present a poster, please email our Science Director, Dr. Kit Donohue at with your poster title and a brief abstract no later than August 19, 2022.

Please contact hotels to request ADA accessible and hearing accessible rooms. 

Getting around in La Jolla is mostly done by foot, bike, or car.  Most travelers fly into Lindbergh Field, San Diego’s international airport, and hire a taxi/rideshare to La Jolla.

If you are staying at Estancia La Jolla, they can arrange transportation for you between the airport and the hotel. Please reach out to them for more details.

There are many sightseeing options if you are staying longer in the area!

Even if you don’t make it to San Diego, La Jolla has beautiful beaches, outdoor activities, art and cultural events, fine dining and shopping. Call (619) 221-8899 City of San Diego Beach Wheelchair Line to inquire about free manual beach wheelchairs available at lifeguard towers.

Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

Duane Roth Auditorium
(Off the second floor terrace, behind Bella Vista Caffé)

Address: 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037

  • Monday: 2:00pm – 5:30pm PT
  • Tuesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm PT

The health and safety of all attendees remains our top priority. Per Sanford Consortium guidelines, masks are required indoors at all times regardless of vaccination status.

Please monitor your health and do not attend events if you develop symptoms of COVID-19. 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, like our conference. While following the venue’s mask requirements, it is possible to come in contact with people in airports, public transportation, hotels, and around the conference venue who could potentially carry the virus.

By attending the 7th Annual Lafora Disease Science Symposium, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree to abide by our guidelines.


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