Evenings with Genetics: TANGO2 disorder
TANGO2 disorder is a rare genetic disorder that causes metabolic encephalopathy and arrhythmias. It can also result in developmental delay, seizures and hypothyroidism. Baylor College of Medicine genetics experts will discuss the causes of this disorder as well as the latest research and treatments during the Evenings with Genetics virtual seminar on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. CST.
During the hourlong webinar, Dr. Seema Lalani, professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor, and Dr. Christina Miyake, associate professor of pediatrics – cardiology and molecular physiology and biophysics at Baylor, will discuss the signs and symptoms of a TANGO2 disorder, why early diagnosis is important and when a child is in a medical crisis. The experts will also explain the latest research efforts for this genetic disorder and options for genetic counseling and family support services. A parent advocate will also join the panel.
“As the initial presentation of TANGO2 disorder can be serious and life-threatening, it is extremely important for the frontline healthcare providers to be able to diagnose this disorder earlier in children,” Lalani said.
“Families with children affected by TANGO2 disorder will have an opportunity to hear more about this disease, the signs and symptoms of crisis, and things they can do to keep their children as safe as possible,” Miyake said.
Evenings with Genetics is a regular speaker series hosted by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital that offers the most current information on care and research advances for many genetic conditions. The seminars provide an opportunity for families in the genetics community to interact with others experiencing similar situations.
The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants the day before the seminar. For more information, call 713-798-8407 or visit the event registration page.