The 8th international research symposium on the Marfan syndrome and related conditions

Am J Med Genet A. 2012 Jan;158A(1):42-9. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.34386. Epub 2011 Dec 2.


In the nearly quarter-century since the first international symposium on Marfan syndrome, enormous progress has been achieved in clinical, translational, and basic research. The 8th symposium, at the end of 2010, provides a useful summary of the current status of investigations, reveals why life-expectancy has improved so markedly during the past 30 years, and lays out a clear path for future endeavors, not only in Marfan syndrome, but in the expanding array of conditions related either through phenotype or pathogenesis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Congresses as Topic*
  • Humans
  • Life Expectancy
  • Marfan Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Marfan Syndrome / genetics*
  • Marfan Syndrome / therapy
  • Phenotype