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2021 FAST Global Summit & Gala

FAST’s Global Science Summit and Gala, which took place on December 3rd – 4th 2021 in Austin, Texas, featured over 20 presentations from researchers, clinicians and pharmaceutical companies. FAST brought together 1,555 community members from all over the world (661 in-person and 894 virtual), with 37 research partners and 28 pharmaceutical companies joining the Summit & Gala events. In addition, the Science Summit presentations were live-streamed in 15 languages with people tuning in from 38 different countries!

The hybrid event featured updates on the latest Angelman syndrome research and clinical trials from the top scientists and industry leaders, educational workshops for caregivers, therapists, and teachers, and helpful vendors that provided Angelman families with goods and services to support their loved ones living with Angelman syndrome. The Global Science Summit and Gala shared a unique look at FAST’s future-focused mission to find effective therapeutics for all individuals living with Angelman syndrome. For a quick recap of the event, please visit: FAST Highlights Research Advancements at 2021 Global Science Summit and Gala.

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2021 FAST Forward Together Gala Video
2021 FAST Forward Together Gala Video
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Casey McPherson&#039s "Fast Into the Night" song for FAST
Casey McPherson's "Fast Into the Night" song for FAST
06:26
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FAST Forward Together Friday Science Summit Highlight Video!
FAST Forward Together Friday Science Summit Highlight Video!
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FAST Forward Together Saturday Highlight Video!
FAST Forward Together Saturday Highlight Video!
01:06
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Roll call for 2021 FAST Global Summit & Gala in Austin, TX!
Roll call for 2021 FAST Global Summit & Gala in Austin, TX!
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FAST Forward Together Science Summit will be translated into 15 languages!
FAST Forward Together Science Summit will be translated into 15 languages!
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Dr. James Wilson&#039s encouraging message to the FAST community
Dr. James Wilson's encouraging message to the FAST community
01:27
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Dr. David Segal&#039s encouraging message to the FAST community
Dr. David Segal's encouraging message to the FAST community
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Keynote address: Now Is the Time for Molecular Therapy
Keynote address: Now Is the Time for Molecular Therapy
27:42
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Panel Discussion with Pharma
Panel Discussion with Pharma
01:03:06
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Taysha Gene Therapies: Putting Patients at the Center
Taysha Gene Therapies: Putting Patients at the Center
24:58
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Neuren Pharmaceuticals Ltd.: NNZ-2591 As A Potential Treatment For Angelman Syndrome
Neuren Pharmaceuticals Ltd.: NNZ-2591 As A Potential Treatment For Angelman Syndrome
13:46
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Ionis Pharmaceuticals: Angelman Syndrome Program Update
Ionis Pharmaceuticals: Angelman Syndrome Program Update
24:27
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GeneTx Biotherapeutics: GTX 102 Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial Update
GeneTx Biotherapeutics: GTX 102 Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial Update
19:24
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Roche Pharmaceuticals: Angelman Syndrome Program Update
Roche Pharmaceuticals: Angelman Syndrome Program Update
18:50
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Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.: Overcoming Challenges
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.: Overcoming Challenges
23:47
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Update on the UK Natural History Study
Update on the UK Natural History Study
14:06
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Keynote address: Stem Cell & Gene Therapy Platforms
Keynote address: Stem Cell & Gene Therapy Platforms
36:54
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Overview of the Therapeutic Landscape for Angelman Syndrome
Overview of the Therapeutic Landscape for Angelman Syndrome
01:03:26
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Creation of a Robust Infrastructure Including Molecular, Neurobehavior & Biomarker Testing
Creation of a Robust Infrastructure Including Molecular, Neurobehavior & Biomarker Testing
37:41
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Update on AS Human IPSC Biorepository Project & the Angelman Syndrome Large Deletion Mouse Model
Update on AS Human IPSC Biorepository Project & the Angelman Syndrome Large Deletion Mouse Model
25:20
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Engineering Human Stem Cell Models for Multiple Angelman Syndrome (Epi)Genotypes
Engineering Human Stem Cell Models for Multiple Angelman Syndrome (Epi)Genotypes
20:37
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Gene Therapy for Angelman Syndrome Through RNA Interference
Gene Therapy for Angelman Syndrome Through RNA Interference
21:13
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Translational Research in a Large Animal Model of Angelman Syndrome
Translational Research in a Large Animal Model of Angelman Syndrome
34:38
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24/7 Emergency Care Hotline
24/7 Emergency Care Hotline
12:36
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Genetic Approaches for Treating Angelman Syndrome
Genetic Approaches for Treating Angelman Syndrome
37:09
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Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Therapy for Angelman Syndrome
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Therapy for Angelman Syndrome
55:11
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Panel Discussion with Researchers
Panel Discussion with Researchers
53:18
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Transition: Preparing For Success Through Planning, Teamwork and Natural Opportunities for Learning
Transition: Preparing For Success Through Planning, Teamwork and Natural Opportunities for Learning
32:42
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Yoga & Movement For Every Ability
Yoga & Movement For Every Ability
41:23
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Aiming High
Aiming High
01:05:33
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The Importance of the Global Angelman Syndrome Registry
The Importance of the Global Angelman Syndrome Registry
09:25
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The AAC Coach: Key Strategies for Supporting AAC Learners with Angelman Syndrome
The AAC Coach: Key Strategies for Supporting AAC Learners with Angelman Syndrome
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Our Loved Ones with Angelman Syndrome and Education FAQs
Our Loved Ones with Angelman Syndrome and Education FAQs
55:32

Thank you to everyone that participated in the event and contributed to raise a record amount of money to accelerate our mission. You can learn more about FAST online, sign up for our newsletter and contribute to our mission. We appreciate the continued support from our global community.

Fireside Chats

Fireside chats are conducted monthly by zoom, and will often feature special guests. All participants need to register in advance. We ask that participants refrain from recording or taking screenshots, or sharing publicly what is shared by other audience members. Notes are taken at each event, and are published on the FAST’s website the following week, as a record for those who could not attend. Thank you, and please join us!

FAST fireside chat website

Next fireside chat:

Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 3pm ET (New York)

Events Calendar

We are interested in learning more about your event! For all upcoming events, please complete the event form linked in the button below. If you’ve already hosted an event, share your story with us HERE.

21mar8:30 PMGenes & JuiceJoin Allyson Berent & Jennifer Panagoulias for a series of intimate chats about all things related to gene and disease modifying therapies.

16may8:30 PMGenes & JuiceJoin Allyson Berent & Jennifer Panagoulias for a series of intimate chats about all things related to gene and disease modifying therapies.

18jul8:30 PMGenes & JuiceJoin Allyson Berent & Jennifer Panagoulias for a series of intimate chats about all things related to gene and disease modifying therapies.

19sep8:30 PMGenes & JuiceJoin Allyson Berent & Jennifer Panagoulias for a series of intimate chats about all things related to gene and disease modifying therapies.

Resources

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As diverse as our Angelman community is, we are all united in one goal: a better future for our children. FAST is committed to bringing life-changing treatments to all individuals with Angelman syndrome, but we need your help!
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As diverse as our Angelman community is, we are all united in one goal: a better future for our children. FAST is committed to bringing life-changing treatments to all individuals with Angelman syndrome, but we need your help!
Educating our community, family, and friends about Angelman syndrome is an important responsibility. Let’s make raising awareness and funds easy and fun! You’re invited to create a custom AS Fact Card.
Getting this diagnosis is extremely overwhelming. The Angelman syndrome community is full of strong and supportive families who are here to help. Take your time, educate yourself, connect, and leverage the services available to you.