Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital host the Marfan Foundation's 31st Annual Family Conference

Northwestern Medicine
News July 28, 2015
Northwestern Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago are co-hosting The Marfan Foundation’s 31st Annual Family Conference on August 6-9, 2015 in Chicago. More than 600 people with Marfan syndrome and related disorders will have an opportunity to meet leading Marfan syndrome researchers and physicians and learn about new medical and genetic research firsthand. 

Spearheading the conference for the host institutions are Dr. Chris Malaisrie, cardiovascular surgeon and co-director of the Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders Clinic, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern Medicine, and Dr. Luciana Young, cardiologist and co-director of Lurie Children’s Connective Tissue Disorder Program.

Marfan syndrome is a life-threatening genetic disorder of the body's connective tissue. It affects the heart and blood vessels, the bones and the eyes. The above video, featuring Dr. Malaisrie, Dr. Young and Dr. Marla Mendelson, director of Northwestern's Adult Congenital Heart Program, explains more about Marfan syndrome and the unique relationship between Northwestern and Lurie Children's in treating those with this disorder. 

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