Kids Neuroscience Centre 20th Anniversary Celebration at Government House
Kids Neuroscience Centre turns 20!
Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales as Patron and Mr Dennis Wilson graciously hosted a reception for the Kids Neuroscience Centre 20th Anniversary at Government House.
Here’s a look at the past 20 years of Kids Neuroscience Centre:
- For the past 2 decades, Kids Neuroscience Centre has been committed to improving the lives of children affected by brain, nerve and muscle diseases – through research, diagnosis and specific treatments
- Helped over 5000 families with children who have brain, nerve and muscle disorders such as muscular dystrophies, autism, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis
- Published almost 1000 peer-reviewed papers, 40% in the last 5 years
- Trained over 80 graduates in higher degree research (PhD, Masters, Honours degrees)
- Provided families with innovative therapies including deep brain stimulation for neurological disorders
- For over ten years, Kids Neuroscience Centre has been and continues to facilitate equitable access to big international clinical trials on groundbreaking treatments for boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in NSW, interstate and New Zealand
- Recent success with new genetic discovery: restoring mobility in children with rare disease - read more about here
What’s to come!
In 2020, Kids Neuroscience Centre will dramatically extend the reach of Kids Neurobank, with a mission to enable every family with neuro-disability access to future research discoveries, through systematic offering of biospecimen banking across the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.
The new network research collaboration 'Big Brain’ is a significant initiative that will focus on improving our understanding of the disease pathways and mechanisms of neurodevelopmental, neurological and psychiatric disorders which will ultimately transform healthcare in these diseases.
The Australian Child Neurodevelopmental Disorders Network (ACNDN)
Professor Guastella working alongside Professor Russell Dale, Clinical Director of Kids Neuroscience Centre at Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network recognises the need for an establishment of partnerships that can provide innovative ways for researchers to store and share critical clinical data that can be used to revolutionise research, assessment and diagnosis, treatments and community supports, especially for families who live outside metropolitan areas.
It’s truly an exciting time!