The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics is excited to announce the 2015 Global Summit on Angelman Syndrome!

This two-day event includes a science seminar on Friday, December 4, 2015, an educational seminar on Saturday, December 5, 2015 and a star-studded, fundraising Gala on Saturday evening, December 5, 2015. The event takes place at the Chicago Hyatt Regency located at 151 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60601. Admittance to the Science and Educational Seminars is complimentary. Tickets to the Gala are $175.00 per person. The 2015 FAST Gala is a formal, twenty-one and older event. FAST has secured a discounted room rate of $115.00 per night at the Hyatt Regency; hotel reservations must be booked by November 12, 2015 in order to receive the discounted room rate.

The 2015 FAST Gala is now sold out. If you would like to go on a wait list for tickets, please send a message to

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The full event schedule is as follows:


Friday, December 4, 2015

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM – Clinical Trial of Gaboxadol in Angelman Syndrome

Dr. Jeremy Levin,
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Ovid Therapeutics

Dr. Matthew During,
Director, President and Chief Science Officer, Ovid Therapeutics

Dr. Edwin Weeber,
Scientific Advisory Board Chairman, FAST

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Towards a Gene Therapy for Angelman Syndrome

Dr. Gregory Robinson,
Chief Science Officer, Agilis Biotherapeutics

Dr. Jodi Cook,
Vice President, Agilis Biotherapeutis

Dr. Edwin Weeber,
Scientific Advisory Board Chairman, FAST

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM – Break

11:15 AM – 12:00 Noon – Management of Seizures in Angelman Syndrome

Dr. Douglas Nordli,
Division Head, Epilepsy Center, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM – Complimentary Lunch Served

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM –Science Seminar – Featured Speakers:

Dr. Edwin Weeber

Dr. Scott Dindot

Dr. David Segal

Dr. Anne Anderson

Dr. Kevin Nash

Topics will include: Drug discovery, Artificial Transcription Factors, novel AS animal models, novel therapeutics in the treatment of Angelman Syndrome and much, much more.

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM – Break

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM – Scientist/Parent Q&A


Saturday, December 5, 2015

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Autonomous Communication – Featured Speakers:

Linda Burkhart

Gayle Porter

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Literacy In Angelman Syndrome – Featured Speakers

Dr. David Koppenhaver

Susan Norwell, M.A.

Topics will include: Aided language stimulation, developing IEP goals, AAC and literacy for individuals with complex communication needs and much more.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Parent/Panel Q&A


Saturday, December 5, 2015
6:00 PM – Midnight – Grand Ballroom

Entertainment by

7th Heaven Band
Shannon Rovers

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Edwin Weeber, University of South Florida

Tickets to the 2015 FAST Gala include a cocktail hour from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, a formal three-course dinner from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, celebrity guest speakers, keynote speaker, silent auction and raffle and entertainment provided by The Shannon Rovers and 7th Heaven Band.

**The Summit & Gala schedule is subject to changes. More celebrity guests will be announced soon! FAST will announce any changes via social media so be sure to “Like” our Facebook page and check back here prior to the event****