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Upcoming Research Meetings

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Abstract Submission Deadline January 19, 2018 

For suggested abstract topics and to submit an abstract click here.


TThursday, May 3                                                                     8:30 - 5:30

Session 1:        Molecular Pathogenesis in Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders

Session 2:        Genetic and Environmental Modifiers of Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders Phenotypic Variability

Poster Session 1

Session 3:       New Model Systems and New Technologies

Session 4:       Lessons from Marfan Syndrome Animal Models

Evening Social Event - On the evening of Thursday, May 3, 2018, we will enjoy an exclusive and delicious fine dining experience while taking in the views of the IJ River in Amsterdam. The dinner cruise will last from 7pm – 10pm. The dinner will feature a wonderful three-course meal with your choice of meat, fish, or vegetarian dishes. Beer, wine, and soft drinks are included. The boat has the atmosphere of the luxury liners, such as the Olympic, and is the most prominent cruise in Amsterdam.

Friday, May 4                                                                          8:30 – 5:30

Session 5:        Genotype/Phenotype Correlation in Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders

Session 6:        Advances in Imaging and Biomarkers

Poster Session 2

Session 7:        Insights Regarding Ocular Findings in Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders

Session 8:        Insights Regarding Orthopedic Manifestations in Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders

Saturday, May 5                                                                     8:30 – 3:00

Session 9:        Advances in Aortic Interventions

Session 10:      New Insights in Mitral Valve, Myocardial, and Arrhythmogenic Disease in Marfan Syndrome

Session 11:     Medical and Holistic Treatment Options for Pain in Marfan Syndrome

Registration Information:

Registrations Fees ($US):

Early Registration (EXTENDED until March 1, 2018)    $499

Early Registration: Students, Fellows, VHO’s               $300

Regular Registration                                                   $649


Hotel Information:

Hilton Amsterdam
Apollolaan 138, Amsterdam, 1077 BG, The Netherlands
Tel +31-20-7106005

A chic canal side hotel with easy access to numerous boutique shops, restaurants, and tourists attractions, Hilton Amsterdam is centrally located. The hotel is just a 15-minute drive from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and within a short walking distance of the old city centre.

The cost of accomodations is 199€ for single occupancy ad 209€ for double occupancy, and includes breakfast. Hotel reservations must be made by April 18, 2018 guarantee the group rate and availability. To make your reservation, http://group.hilton.com/TheMarfanFoundation

Important Dates

Jan 19              Abstract Submission Deadline EXTENDED

Feb 6               Abstract Notifications

March 1            Early (Discount) Registration Deadline EXTENDED

April 18             Hotel Reservation Deadline

May 3-5            Symposium

For more information, contact Diane Mckenzie at dmckenzie@marfan.org or call 516-883-8712 ext. 136.

Organizing Committee

Josephine Grima, PhD
The Marfan Foundation
Port Washington, NY, USA
Janneke Timmermans, MD
Radboud University Hospital
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Ine Woustra
Contactgroep The Netherlands
Silvolde, The Netherlands
Marlies J.E. Kempers, MD
Radboud University Medical Center
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Programing Committee

Suneel S. Apte, MBBS, D.Phil.
Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, USA
Arturo Evangelista, MD
Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron
Barcelona, Spain
Alan Braverman, MD
Washington University
St. Louis, MO, USA
Maarten Groenink, MD, PhD
Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Peter Byers, MD
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA, USA
Rachel Kuchtey, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN, USA
Duke Cameron, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
Bart Loeys, MD, PhD
University of Antwerp
Antwerp, Beligum
Julie De Backer, MD, PhD
Ghent University
Ghent, Belgium
Daniel B. Rifkin, PhD
NYU Medical Center
New York, USA
Hal Dietz, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD, USA