International Faculty Speaker:
Dr. Roger J. Packer, MD
Senior Vice President, Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Health Director, Brain Tumor Institute. Washington, D.C
Director, Gilbert Neurofibromatosis Institute
Director, Brain Tumor Institute
Dr. Roger J. Packer, MD, is Senior Vice President of the Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine, Gilbert Distinguished Professor of Neurofibromatosis, and is Director of both the Gilbert Neurofibromatosis Institute and the Brain Tumor Institute of Children’s National Hospital. Dr. Packer’s present academic titles include Professor of Neurology and Paediatrics at George Washington University and Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Dr. Packer is principal investigator (PI) at Children’s National for the Paediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC), formed under the auspices of the National Cancer Institute (NCI); chairman of the PBTC Low-Grade Glioma Committee; site PI for Children's National for the Neurofibromatosis Clinical Trials Consortium; and chair of the Medulloblastoma Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group. He has worked closely with the NCI and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and has served on multiple committees setting the directions for neurologic clinical and basic science research for the future. He is co-chair of the Brain Malignancy Committee of the NCI. He has been part of studies evaluating the molecular genetics of childhood and adult neurologic diseases and has coordinated the first gene therapy study for children with malignant brain tumors in the U.S. He has published over 400 original articles and 350 reviews and chapters.
Dr Naureen Mushtaq, Associate Professor & Section Head, Paediatric Oncology
Section of Paediatrics Oncology, Department of Oncology, AKU