Turner Syndrome is a chromosomal disorder in girls where one of the two X sex chromosomes is either partially or completely missing. Some girls born with this condition have a heart defect. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, Evenings with Genetics, a regular speaker series hosted by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, will discuss the genetics and state-of-the art heart care for children with Turner Syndrome.
Dr. Shaine Morris, associate professor of pediatrics – cardiology at Baylor, medical director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Program and pediatric cardiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, will discuss the heart problems caused by Turner Syndrome and how to care for children with this condition. Taylor Beecroft, a genetic counselor at Texas Children’s, will review the underlying genetic causes of Turner Syndrome. A guest parent speaker also will join the panel.
Evenings with Genetics aims to highlight the advances in genetic research and encourage networking between families with similar experiences. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The seminar will be held at the Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz St., 77004. Light refreshments will be provided beginning at 6:30 p.m., and the seminar will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, please call 832-822-4280 or visit the event’s registration page.