Saturday, May 6, 2017

May Meeting Overview

Research Study Information

At today's meeting, Dr. Thomas Canam, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Eastern Illinois University, attended as a guest speaker.

He discussed a study he is involved in titled: 

Sequence variation of the HLA gene in people suffering from narcolepsy and associated disorders.

Participants are asked to provide basic information (age, gender, narcolepsy symptoms) and provide a swab of the inside of the cheek to allow extraction of DNA to view variations in the gene that has been identified as relating to narcolepsy/cataplexy.

If you were unable to attend the meeting, but would like to participate in the study OR would like additional information about the study, feel free to contact Dr. Canam via email ( or phone (217-581-6608).

Thank you to all who attended the meeting (in person or via conference phone).

When the study has been completed, we have invited Dr. Canam to return to a future meeting to discuss his findings.

***** Please note that the email address for Dr. Canam was listed incorrectly and has been corrected.

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