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Costello syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Faciocutaneoskeletal syndrome
  • FCS syndrome
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Other Conferences

  • Neurofibromatoses and RASopathies: Their Management, Diagnosis, Current and Future Therapeutic Avenues
    Monday, September 30, 2013 - Tuesday, October 01, 2013
    Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff, Wales
    Description: This international meeting will provide a most comprehensive and up to date account of recent developments in this field. Internationally recognized experts from the UK, Europe and the USA will speak on neurofibromatoses and rasopathies. This meeting will be suitable for medical geneticists, oncologists, dermatologists, neurologists, endocrinologists, psychiatrists, molecular and cellular biologists, genetic counsellors and general practitioners.

ORDR-Sponsored Conferences

  • RDCRN 3rd Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Diseases, Tuesday, October 02, 2012
    Location: Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, Rockville, MD
    Description: Clinical research in rare diseases presents a number of challenges and unique issues that are not usually considered in the training of clinical investigators through existing training programs. Goals of the conference include: direct instruction of trainees and new investigators in rare disease research methodology; development of a reusable curriculum/syllabus on rare disease research methodology; and stimulation of ideas regarding the unique issues facing investigators engaged in the study of rare diseases.

  • International Meeting on Genetic Syndromes of the Ras/MAPK Pathway, Friday, July 29, 2011 - Sunday, July 31, 2011
    Location: The Westin O’Hare, Chicago, IL
    Description: The ultimate goals of this meeting are to develop better medical management and establish novel therapies. The overall goal is to provide a forum for researchers, clinicians, physician-scientists, trainees, and affected persons/families to share and discuss basic science and clinical issues in order to set forth a solid framework for future research, translational applications directed toward therapy, and best practices for individuals with Ras/MAPK pathway syndromes.

  • David W. Smith Workshop on Malformations and Morphogenesis, Friday, August 27, 2010 - Wednesday, September 01, 2010
    Location: Alderbrook Resort, Union, Washington
    Description: The goal of the Smith Workshop was to bring together a diverse group of clinicians and scientists to advance general understanding of human dysmorphogenesis as well as normal morphogenesis. To meet this goal, the descriptions of new syndromes, more detailed phenotypic characterization of already established syndromes, studies of the natural history of human malformations, development of an understanding of the molecular and genetic mechanisms of normal and abnormal morphogenesis, and understanding the role that embryogenesis and organogenesis play in the development of human malformations were the central topics of this meeting. The organizers placed emphasis on the interplay between the environment and genes as the causes of human birth defects.

  • VI International Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs (ICORD 2010): Global Approach to Accessibility in Rare Diseases, Orphan Drugs and Neglected Diseases , Thursday, March 18, 2010 - Saturday, March 20, 2010
    Location: Palais Rouge Convention Center, Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Description: For the first time, the VI International Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs (ICORD 2010) was convened in the southern hemisphere in agreement with its aim of globalization of rare diseases research and orphan products development activities.

  • Genetic Syndromes of the Ras/MAPK Pathway: From Bedside to Bench and Back, Saturday, August 01, 2009 - Sunday, August 02, 2009
    Location: DoubleTree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center at the Berkeley Marina, Berkeley, CA
    Description: The overall goal of this symposium was to provide an open forum for researchers, clinicians and physician–scientists, trainees, and families to share and discuss basic science and clinical issues to set forth a solid framework for future research, translational applications directed toward therapy, and best practices for individuals with these syndromes. Formalization of basic science and clinical research through this symposium would also provide insight into the cause and progression of cancer as well as the understanding of how this critical signal transduction pathway is involved in the regulation of normal human development.