Sanfilippo Children's Foundation hosts the 2024 annual scientific symposium

In collaboration with the Laboratory for Human Neurobiology, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Adelaide, the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation is excited to host the 2024 Solving Sanfilippo Symposium on the 31st May and 1st June (half-day) 2024.

The Symposium will bring together Australian researchers, clinicians and parents to discuss research into Sanfilippo syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type III) and related conditions. 

We look forward to a day and a half of enlightening discussions and collaboration on shared progress, research results and emerging new directions. 

This is an in-person event held at SAHMRI, North Terrace, Adelaide. Your physical attendance is strongly encouraged, however, virtual attendance is also possible.




The 2023 annual symposium

The video below is a recording of some of the presentations from the 2023 Symposium. Unfortunately, as many researchers presented unpublished data we are unable to share their presentations with you. You can also read our summary article for an overview of the topics discussed. To jump to different presentations you can use the time stamps in the contents list below, or simply click on the 'chapter' sections within the YouTube video to skip ahead to the sections you're interested in.

0:00 Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country (Kerren Hosking)
5:39 Mikayla's story (Kellie Campbell)
14:51 A Global Roadmap for Sanfilippo Syndrome Therapies (Dr Lisa Melton)
28:09 Clinical development of therapies for Sanfilippo: the case for early diagnosis & treatment (Dr Nicholas Smith)
53:50 NewbornsInSA: metabolic and genomic NBS pilot (A/Prof Karin Kassahn)
01:11:48 Identifying common disease mechanisms between Sanfilippo syndrome & Alzheimer's Disease using RNAseq (Dr Karissa Barthelson)
01:28:04 Practical insights into childhood dementia and how Dementia Support Australia can help (Mia Holloway)
01:38:57 Sleep disturbance in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders: from understanding to intervention (Dr Jasneek Chawla)
01:56:40 Targeting microglia in Sanfilippo syndrome with photobiomodulation (Dr Paul Austin & Dr Adeline Lau)