Welcome to the 16th International Conference on Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses (Batten Disease). Batten disease, also known as the neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses, is a group of neurodegenerative diseases that primarily affect children.
The Batten community convene an international scientific meeting every two years to share recent discoveries and advances for NCL disorders in order to support basic and clinical research and the development of new treatments.
NCL2018 will be held at the modern conference facilities of Royal Holloway, University of London in September 2018. This meeting is expected to attract around 250 participants and will be of particular interest to basic scientists, clinicians, industry representatives and patient advocacy leaders with an interest in Batten disease.
I encourage all with an interest in Batten disease to participate in NCL2018. This is the only international meeting with a focus on all types and aspects of the neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses. We are planning an event that will educate and inspire your future endeavours, with participation from experts across all areas - research, clinical, therapeutic development and particularly for education and family support. Especially welcome are those new to the Batten disease community, with keynote talks setting the scene on the first day and updating us on exciting relevant developments on the following days. Affected family representatives over the age of 18 are very welcome to attend for all or part of the conference.
I look forward to welcoming you to NCL2018!
Professor Sara Mole, Chair NCL2018