The Marfan Foundation

Know the signs. Fight for victory.

Attend Our Annual Conference

Every year, we hold an Annual Family Conference which provides people living with Marfan syndrome and related disorders, and their families, an opportunity to learn about these conditions from the country’s medical experts, hear about the latest research, and connect with other people who are on the same medical journey.

Annual Family ConferenceWe offer specialized programs and workshops for people of every age, including children, teens, young adults, and older people. In addition, we offer conference attendees free medical assessments, which we make possible in conjunction with the medical institution that co-hosts the meet with us and our dedicated medical advisors, who are the leading doctors on Marfan syndrome and related disorders from across the U.S. This is a unique offering that is truly a benefit for those who do not have access to expert medical care near their home or lack healthcare coverage. And, we offer scholarships for first-time conference attendees.

Our Annual Family Conference is held every summer at varying locations. Our 31st Annual Family Conference, co-hosted by Northwestern Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, is scheduled for August 6-9, 2015, in Chicago.