5th International Research Conference on Multiple Hereditary Exostoses

May 19 - 22, 2016 | West Palm Beach, Florida

Xray of bone with exostosis

The 5th International Research Conference on Multiple Hereditary Exostoses (MHE) represents the only biomedical research forum that brings together dedicated physicians, scientists, and physician-scientists who study and care for MHE patients, and scientists in closely related fields, including skeletal development and growth, human genetic skeletal diseases, cancer biology, stem cell biology, and drug discovery.

Key Objectives of the Conference

  • Provide a timely and vigorous forum for sharing the most recent and unpublished findings from major research projects related to MHE
  • Provide a forum for experts in related fields to share knowledge and provide critical input, fresh perspectives, and new ideas
  • Improve understanding of the medical and clinical complexity of MHE
  • Use all biological and biomedical insights from animal models and MHE human specimens to envision therapeutic approaches for treating MHE by cellular, pharmacological or genetic means

Funding assistance may be available for underrepresented individuals.


Benjamin Alman, MD
Duke University
Pancras Hogendoorn, MD, PhD
Leiden University Medical Center
Noriaki Ono, DDS, PhD
University of Michigan
T. Michael Underhill, PhD
University of British Columbia
Judith Bovee, MD
Leiden University Medical Ctr
Veronique LeFebvre, PhD
Cleveland Clinic
David Ornitz, MD, PhD
Washington University
Andrea Vortkamp, PhD
University Duisburg
Yang Chai, DDS, PhD
University of Southern CA
Laurenace Legeai-Mallet, PhD
Université Paris Descartes
Maurizio Pacifici, PhD
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Matthew Warman, MD
Harvard University
April Craft, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital
Jian Liu, PhD
University of North Carolina
Dror Paley, MD, FRCSC
The Paley Institute
Yu Yamaguchi, PhD
Sanford Burnham Prebys Discovery Inst
Jeffrey Esko, PhD
University of CA, San Diego
Karen Lyons, PhD
University of CA, Los Angeles
Joanna Phillips, MD, PhD
University of CA, San Francisco
Yingzi Yang, PhD
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
David Feldman, MD
The Paley Institute
Maureen McGargill, PhD
St. Jude Children's Rsch Hosp
Craig Robbins, MD
The Paley Institute
Wentian Yang, MD, PhD
Brown University
Matthew Hilton, PhD
Duke University
Catherine Merry, PhD
University of Nottingham
Robert Sah, PhD
University of CA, San Diego
Joe Yost, PhD
University of Utah
Kevin Jones, MD
Huntsman Cancer Institute
José Millan, PhD
Sanford Burnham Prebys Discovery Inst
Ralph Sanderson, PhD
University of Alabama
Elazar Zelzer, PhD
Weizmann University
Marion Kusche-Gullberg, PhD
University of Bergen
Hiroshi Nakato, PhD
University of Minnesota
Noriyuki Tsumaki, MD, PhD
Kyoto University

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Registration: MHEconference.eventsmart.com
For additional information: Casey Gerdes cgerdes@ucsd.edu.

Hotel: Hyatt Place, West Palm Beach, 888-492-8847
Mention MHE Conference or use Group Code G-MHEA for discounted rate. Early bird rate good through April 20, 2016.

Jointly Organized by:

Glycobiology Research and Training Center
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

The MHE Research Foundation
Brooklyn, NY

The Paley Institute
St. Mary's Medical Center
West Palm Beach, FL