KIF1A.ORG hosted the 2023 KAND Family & Scientific Engagement Conference in New York City, NY from August 3-6, 2023. Thank you to the KIF1A.ORG community of patients, families, scientists, clinicians, biotech leaders, and supporters who gathered together to hear the latest updates in research and therapeutic development. Together we share the same mission: to improve the lives of those affected by KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder (KAND) and accelerate research to find a cure!

2023 KAND Conference in NYC

Below you will find the session recordings and presentation slides in the order they were presented. You can also find these presentations on our YouTube Playlist. Whatever role you play in our community, we are grateful for you. Thank you!

Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, Chief of the Department of Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital
Simran Kaur, PhD, Senior Research Officer, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia
Wayne Poon, PhD,
Head of Neuroscience​ at
NeuCyte, ​Assistant Research Professor ​at University of California, Irvine
Hernando Sosa, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Tristan Sands, MD, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center
Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, Chief of the Department of Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital
Aliaa Abdelhakim, MD, Columbia University Medical Center
Dylan Verden, PhD, KIF1A.ORG Research Engagement Director
Jennifer Bain, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Neurology​
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Jhunam Sidhu, MSc Student, Silverman Lab, Simon Fraser University
Markus Terry, PhD, The Jackson Laboratory

Ajay Chitnis, PhD, National Institutes of Health

Aditi Falnikar, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center

Mike Zuccaro, PhD, Chung Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital

Thank you to our sponsor for supporting our mission at KIF1A.ORG!