Meetings

XI-th World Conference

The World Federation of CdLS Support , Fundación CdLS COLOMBIA
24 supporters
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To continue to educate the world in the management of orphan diseases such as Cornelia de lange and associated diagnoses.

Every life has a purpose

To contribute to the proper understanding of orphan diseases by shortening the pathways to early diagnosis. To be consistent with the motto of the event: "Every Life Has a Purpose".

We need experts!

To draw the attention of decision makers to strengthen the proposal for the  in Colombia of a Reference Centre for patients with Cornelia de Lange under the guidelines of Clinical Management for patients with Cdls.

We want to be seen!

To promote the construction of a Social Fabric that speaks of the culture of Inclusion and allows that Disability does not have barriers such as Bullying and rejection.



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Speakers and Supporters

UNITED STATES
UNITED STATES
UNITED STATES

M.D. Natalie Blagowidow


Natalie is Gynecology, Genetics of the International Scientific Advisory Council (SAC)

Received her MD degree from Cornell University Medical College, NY. Her residency training was in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Blagowidow pursued specialty training as a Fellow in Reproductive Genetics and Human Genetics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and in the Division of Human Genetics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Blagowidow is board-certified in both clinical genetics and clinical cytogenetics. She is also a Founding Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. Dr. Blagowidow's clinical specialties include assessment of pregnancy by ultrasound including Doppler flow and 3D imaging and by invasive testing including CVS and amniocentesis. She is interested in pubertal and post-pubertal gynecological issues in females with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS). Natalie is a gynecology consultant for the CdLS Clinical Advisory Board (CAB) for the Foundation and the Baltimore CdLS Clinic.

 


POLAND
POLAND
POLAND

Lekarz Ewa Maria Sokolewicz


Ewa Maria is Wspierający of the Stowarzyszenie Dzieci i Rodzin Cornelia de Lange Syndrom (CdLS) w Polsce

Neuro experta en Epilepsia y temas asociados.
Universidad Médica de Gdansk.


UNITED STATES
UNITED STATES
UNITED STATES

M.D. Ph.D. Lynne Kerr


 

Is a pediatric neurologist at Shriners Children's Salt Lake City, professor (clinical) of pediatrics and adjunct associate professor of neurology at the University of Utah. She received her medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine, completed her residencies in pediatrics and neurology (with special qualification in pediatric neurology) at the University of Utah and received a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Kerr attended Yale University for her undergraduate education and there became interested in the complexities of the nervous system. She majored in neurolinguistics before going on to obtain her Ph.D. in physiology at the University of Virginia. She moved to Utah to do a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Doju Yoshikami in the department of biology. During that time, she became increasingly interested in clinical aspects of central nervous system function and so chose to go on to medical school at the University of Utah. She did her pediatric internship and residency and then her neurology residency at the University of Utah. Between starting medical school and finishing her neurology residency, Dr. Kerr had four children.

Dr. Kerr is particularly interested in working with children with chronic conditions. As part of this focus, she has worked on the Medical Home Portal, a website for primary care providers and families of children with special health care needs. Also reflecting this interest, Dr. Kerr has served on numerous community boards and is currently a clinical advisory board member of the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation and was on the community board for the Salt Lake Ronald McDonald House charities.

Dr. Kerr volunteered with a medical education and service mission to Ghana in 2013 and Thailand in 2016. She has previously been on a similar mission to Yanamono, Peru.

Research and clinical interests include quality improvement and headache evaluation and treatment. Dr. Kerr is a pediatric neurologist with the University of Utah Medical Center and works at Primary Children's Hospital, as well as Shriners Children's Salt Lake City.

Dr. Kerr's hobbies include hiking the incredible mountains in St. Lake City, playing piano, and traveling anywhere in the world.

 


COLOMBIA
COLOMBIA
COLOMBIA

Dr. Alberto Velez


Neurólogo Universidad del Rosario.
Investigador en enfermedades huérfanas como Cornelia de Lange.


UNITED STATES
UNITED STATES
UNITED STATES

M.D., M.P.H. Marco Grados


Marco is Child Psychiatry of the International Scientific Advisory Council (SAC)

 

Marco Grados, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is the clinical director for the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He has ample clinical experience with individuals with intellectual disability and psychiatric disorders, through his work at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

His specialty is in obsessive-compulsive disorder (repetitive behaviors), as well as Tourette disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is dedicated to genetic epidemiology research in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, for which he obtained a five-year Research Career Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health (2002-2007) to study the genetics of OCD in children.

He has collaborated with several genetic research networks including the Tourette syndrome International Genetics Consortium, and the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Genetics Study group. Dr. Grados also conducts research in Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS), with support from the CdLS-USA Foundation, in relation to behavioral challenges in youth with CdLS.

 


GERMANY
GERMANY
GERMANY

Prof. Dr. Frank Kaiser


Frank is (MD) Molecular Genetics of the International Scientific Advisory Council (SAC), Frank is Molekulare Genetik of the Universität Duisburg-Essen, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Frank is (MD) wissenschaftliche Beirat of the Arbeitskreis Cornelia de Lange Syndrom e.V. 

Since 2013, he has been Professor of Functional Genetics and Human Genetics at the Institute of Human Genetics at the University of Lübeck. In addition to genetic and functional analysis in the field of cohesinopathies (like Cornelia de Lange syndrome), the research of his research group focuses on molecular mechanisms in the area of genetic disorders and hereditary diseases

He studied biology at the Ruhr-University Bochum. In his doctorate and postdoctoral studies at the Institute of Human Genetics in Essen, he performed functional analysis of the transcription factor TRPS1. 


COLOMBIA
COLOMBIA
COLOMBIA

Dr. Ignacio Zarante


Genetist. President of the Colombian Association of Medical Geneticists


COLOMBIA
COLOMBIA
COLOMBIA

Dr. Fernando Suárez


Director of the Institute of Human Genetics of the Javeriana University and Geneticist of the Roosevelt Institute.


UNITED STATES
UNITED STATES
UNITED STATES

M.D. Tonie Kline


Tonie is Clinical Genetics of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Tonie is Medical Director of the CdLS Foundation USA, Contact Us, Tonie is MD, Director of Pediatric Genetics, Harvey Institute for Human Genetics, of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Tonie is Medical Director of the International Scientific Advisory Council (SAC)

Tonie's areas of expertise include evaluation of multiple birth defects and/or developmental issues and interpretation of clinical testing results

She received her medical degree and postdoctoral training in medical genetics from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA., and clinical cytogenetics and molecular training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md. 

She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Founding Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. 


SPAIN
SPAIN
SPAIN

Lic. Eduardo V. Brignani Pérez


Eduardo V. is Psicología of the Asociación Española Síndrome de Cornelia de Lange (AESCdL)

Psicólogo licenciado por la UCA de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Equipo de Apoyo de Cdls España.


COLOMBIA
COLOMBIA
COLOMBIA

Dra. Carolina Cárdenas Vargas


Carolina is Especialista en Neuropsicología  of the Fundación CdLS COLOMBIA

Especialista en Neuropsicología Magister en Enfermedades raras.
Neuropsicóloga Fundación IDEAl Universidad Javeriana.


NETHERLANDS
NETHERLANDS
NETHERLANDS

Dr. Paul Mulder


Paul is Behavioural Psychology of the International Scientific Advisory Council (SAC), Paul is SAC member of the Vereniging Cornelia de Lange syndroom, Paul is orthopedagoog of the Lentis Psychiatric Institute

Paul specialises in assessment of children and adults with severe and complex autism spectrum disorders, especially supportive communication, social-emotional functioning, sensory information processing and cognitive development in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders

He is behavioural specialist at Autism Team Northern-Netherlands, Jonx, the child- and adolescent psychiatry service of Lentis Psychiatric Institute in Groningen. 

He did his PhD on "Cognition, self-injury and autism in Cornelia de Lange Syndrome: their mutual relationships and genetic background.” 


COLOMBIA
COLOMBIA
COLOMBIA

Dra. Sandra Yaneth Ospina


Sandra is Genetista Pediatra Catedrática of the Fundación CdLS COLOMBIA

Genetista Pediatra Catedrática de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia Coordinadora comité de enfermedades huérfanas de la Asociación Colombiana de Sociedades Científicas


COLOMBIA
COLOMBIA
COLOMBIA

Dra. Erika Torres


Erika is Fonoaudióloga Maestría en Psicología of the Fundación CdLS COLOMBIA

Fonoaudióloga Maestría en Psicología, inclusión y Discapacidad desarrollando habilidades y capacidades Diversas.
Directora del Grupo de Apoyo a las Familias Cdls en Colombia.


UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED KINGDOM

Dr. Peter Gillett


Peter is Gastroenterology of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, Peter is (MD) Gastroenterology of the International Scientific Advisory Council (SAC)

Peter's training was in Newcastle and Edinburgh and the Children’s Hospital in Vancouver and took up his current post in 2001. His interests are coeliac disease, upper GI and small bowel disorders, endoscopy and constipation and its improved management, informatics, education and engagement with colleagues and families to make holistic management more consistent and responsive.

He established the SE Scotland regional paediatric coeliac service in 2001 and has been an Advisor to Coeliac UK for over 10 years and sits on their Health Advisory Council. He was a member of the Scottish Government Group developing the Gluten-Free Food Service and was a member of the NICE Coeliac Disease NG20 group, currently chairs the BSPGHAN Coeliac working group and co-leads the Scottish Government new coeliac strategy which aims to provide optimal diagnostics and ongoing management for patients with CdLS.


SPAIN
SPAIN
SPAIN

Dr. Feliciano Ramos


Feliciano is (MD) Pediatrician - Clinical Genetics of the International Scientific Advisory Council (SAC), Feliciano is Pediatra - Genética Clínica of the University Hospital Lozano Blesa in Zaragoza, Feliciano is Director medico, Genetica of the Asociación Española Síndrome de Cornelia de Lange (AESCdL)

He is a Paediatrician and Clinical Geneticist (ABMG-USA Certified) working at the University Hospital “Lozano Blesa” in Zaragoza, Spain, were he is the Chief of the Unit of Clinical Genetics at the Service of Paediatrics. He is Full Professor of Paediatrics and the Chairman of the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Zaragoza Medical School. He has been working in CdLS since 2004. He is the Coordinator of Spain´s National Reference Center in CdLS. 



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