NIH Record - National Institutes of Health

Sept. 11

NIDCR Marks 25 Years of FD/MAS Research

Dr. Kobilka
Dr. Brian Kobilka

NIDCR will host a symposium on Monday, Sept. 11, to celebrate the institute’s 25 years of progress to understand and treat fibrous dysplasia/McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS), a rare disorder that affects the skeleton, skin and endocrine system. 

Among the speakers will be Dr. Brian Kobilka, who received the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on G-protein-coupled receptors. 

The symposium will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10 and will be followed immediately by a reception and historical poster session on the FAES terrace, Bldg. 10, from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Leading scientists and clinicians in the field will trace the progress of NIH FD/MAS research from the 1990s to the present and will offer updates on ongoing basic, translational and clinical studies. Attendees will also hear from patients and patient advocates. 

This symposium is part of NIDCR’s year-long slate of anniversary-related events. For more information, including a detailed agenda and a videocast link, visit the event web page

For a full list of anniversary activities, visit

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