Department of Human Genetics


The International Workshop on Fragile X and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders has been held biannually since 1983, when a small group of experts were invited to the first workshop in Washington, DC, to share clinical and genetic data for a better delineation of the syndrome. The causal gene for fragile X syndrome was discovered in 1991 and announced at the fifth workshop in Strasbourg, France.

This 20th edition of the workshop will bring together basic and clinical researchers. Participants at these meetings include biologists, pharmacologists, neurophysiologists, neuropathologists, medical geneticists, neurologists, psychiatrists, and experts in clinical trials. The workshop's format promotes interdisciplinary interactions between investigators at all levels of their careers and is designed to maximize productive discussion among participants.

The workshop will welcome investigators from academia, pharma, and biotech industry who specialize in a broad variety of neurodevelopmental disorders. Cutting edge views of the following research areas will be featured:

  • Fragile X and FMR1-related diseases

  • Other XLID and autosomal ID conditions

  • Mechanisms of disease using human and animal models

  • Unstable repeats in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders

  • Epigenetic signatures and diagnostic biomarkers

  • Therapeutic development

Dates, Location, Accomodations

Workshop Dates:
November 6th-9th, 2023

Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge
Lake Lanier Island
Buford, GA, USA

Ground Transportation

Lanier Islands preferred  vendors provide a wide range of chauffeur-driven vehicles include sedans, SUVs, luxury limousines, vans, mini-buses, coaches, and more.
Strictly Business
Be certain to request the Lanier Island rates

Workshop Registration

Early Registration
Early Registration Extended to September 15th, 2023
Principal Investigator: $700.00
Trainee: $550.00
Virtual Registration: $150.00

Regular Registration
September 16-October 1, 2023
Principal Investigator: $900.00
Trainee: $750.00
Virtual Registration: $150.00

Registration fee includes:
Monday: Dinner
Tuesday: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Wednesday: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Thursday: Breakfast, Lunch
Daily Break: Beverages and Snacks

International Attendees
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Non-attendee Rate Available
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Abstract Submission

Download the abstract submission form. The deadline to submit is September 15, 2023.

Email the completed form with your abstract to fxsnddabstract.

Workshop Co-Chairs

Peng Jin, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine

Peng Jin, PhD

Pietro Chiurazzi, PhD

Associate Professor, Institute of Genomic Medicine, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS

Pietro Chiurazzi, PhD

Scientific Advisory Committee

Barbara Bardoni, PhD

Ilse Gantois, PhD

Jozef Gecz, PhD

Frank Kooy, PhD

Maria Giuseppina Miano, PhD

David Nelson, PhD

Giovanni Neri, PhD

Elisabetta Tabolacci, PhD

Flora Tassone, PhD

Hans van Bokhoven, PhD