The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation is holding its Eighth Scientific and Educational Symposium, June 27- 28, at the Marriott Hotel City Center bringing together leaders in the field of CdLS research and clinical work from around the United States.

Through lectures and formal discussions, participants will learn about the issues facing individuals with the syndrome, as well as current research on its causes. Attendees going to the Symposium include physicians in various clinical disciplines, scientific researchers, teachers and allied health professionals.

Since 2004, the CdLS Foundation has sponsored the symposium in conjunction with its biennial National Family Conference, which provides families the opportunity to share personal experiences and make connections with others who face similar challenges. This year’s conference theme is Building Bridges Together.

The program begins with a Wednesday afternoon session, June 27, from 12:30 to 5:15pm, followed by an informal dinner at 7pm. The Thursday session is from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Each day includes a combination of scientific and allied health topics. Topics range from Cohesin Structure and Gene Interaction to CNS and Treatment, Behavior and Craniofacial and Neurobehavioral Aspects. Continuing Medical Education credits and Continuing Education Units are available. Lunch is sponsored by Natera with the lecture topic being Noninvasive Prenatal Screening for De Novo Conditions.

For information about the event, or to learn about exciting opportunities to sponsor this event, contact Kati Liss-Hensel at 800-753-2357 or Interested in attending? Register online at before June 15. Space is limited.

Special thanks to our sponsors Natera, Prevention Genetics and Recursion Pharmaceuticals and to Course Director for the 2018 Symposium, Dr. Antonie D. Kline, M.D., CdLS Foundation Medical Director; Director of Pediatric Genetics at the Harvey Institute for Human Genetics, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC).

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