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International Conference

July 24-26, 2024

Houston, TX

The EBF3 HADDS International Conference is our HADDS community's largest event. The Conference occurs every other year and allows families to come together in Houston to meet other families, participate in research, tour the HADDS Lab, meet Drs. Chao and Wangler and learn about the latest research and other relevant topics related to our community in our lecture series with specialists around the globe. 

Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 - 25 will be lecture and presentation days. Friday, July 26 will be a day for lab tours, clinic appointments, and research study participation.

Hilton Houston Plaza/
Medical Center
6633 Travis St,
Houston, TX
View group accommodation details.

2024 HADDS Conference
Lectures at the Neurological
Research Institute (NRI)
1250 Moursund St 1125
Houston, TX 77030
Topics Include:
  • HADDS Research Update
  • Urology
  • Genetics
  • Opthamology
  • Autism
  • Therapies (Speech, ABA, etc)
  • Education Plan Support
  • Adult HADDS Panel 
  • Long-term Planning and more!
If financial assistance would help with travel or conference registration fees, don't forget to apply for the Foundation's Travel Grant by March 16, 2024!

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Conference Program
Registraton and Childcare

Both virtual and in-person registration are available for the 2024 EBF3 HADDS International conference. 



  • Virtual registration: $40 USD. Provides live online meeting access to all in-person lectures as well as any follow up information sent out to all attendees. Virtual attendance is via Zoom.



  • All in-person registration options include light morning and afternoon snacks and beverages at NRI where the sessions are hosted, and boxed lunches at NRI on July 24 and 25th. There will likely be an evening group pizza party event or similar with food provided (TBC)

  • Individual in-person registration (single): $50 USD. 

  • In-person family registration (up to 4 attendees): $135 USD

  • In-person family registration with childcare for up to 2 children ages 2-17 (group childcare provided on July 24-25, offered on-site at NRI, see below for additional details): $285 USD


Please note that the EBF3 HADDS Foundation is not involved in the scheduling of clinic appointments, and registration for the 2024 HADDS Conference does not include or confirm a clinic appointment. Clinic appointments are offered at the EBF3 HADDS Clinic on Friday, July 26, and these appointments are to be booked directly with The Bluebird Clinic. Call them at 832-822-5046 and ask to schedule in Dr. Chao's EBF3-related disorders clinic and the clinic staff will transfer you to a scheduler. Information on Meet and Greet appointments (meeting with the doctors or their research teams; medical advice is not provided) will be shared at a later date.

Childcare Information

On-site childcare at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (where the conference takes place) is available on July 24 and 25 from 8 am - 5 pm. A group children’s program, offered by an outsourced company with qualified, screened, and experienced employees, is available for individuals aged 2 through 17. The company providing this service is aware that many children in their care during the conference dates have HADDS and their staffing ratios have been increased for our neurodiverse population.   


If you are interested in childcare, there is a question on the registration form where you can indicate the names and ages of the individuals who will be attending. When selecting your registration option at the end, please select the option for “registration with childcare”. 

If you have questions about registration, childcare or other conference details, please contact us at

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2024 Accomodations

Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center, 6633 Travis St, Houston, TX 77030, United States (map link)


A group rate has been organized with the Hilton Houston Plaza / Medical Center for July 23 - 27, 2024. If you do not require this entire date range, adjust during your online booking. 


Sleep soundly in this standard guest room which features two Hilton Serenity beds and complimentary toiletries in the private guest bathroom. This accommodation is also equipped with a 55-inch HDTV, spacious work desk, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee and tea maker, and complimentary WI-FI.


Rate: $129.00 USD /night



This spacious 2-room suite with 2 double beds and a view of the city or the pool offers a separate living area, complimentary WiFi, extra half bathroom and a 55-inch HDTV. Feel at home in this suite, designed to give you added comfort and convenience. Settle down in the living area and watch on-demand-movies. Stay on top of business at the workstation and keep up-to-date with complimentary WiFi.

Chill drinks in the mini-refrigerator and sip a freshly brewed coffee from the coffeemaker. This suite has two double Hilton Serenity beds and a range of refreshing bath amenities.

Rate: $149.00 USD /night

Rates show do not include any additional taxes and fees or extras, such as parking, charged by the Hilton.

The Book Hotel Accommodations button will take you to the Hilton website with the group booking code and dates entered. 


You can also use the link below to reserve your room at a reduced group rate:,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Group code HRB2 on the website should work as well.

If you try to reserve a room and the block says it is full, please email and we will work with the hotel to open up more rooms. Reservations have to be complete by June 15th to receive this rate.

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