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Evening with Genetics seminar in McAllen focuses on congenital heart defects

Experts at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital will give a talk on children with congenital heart defects in a special seminar in McAllen, Texas, April 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the main McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd St. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Seema Lalani, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at BCM and pediatric geneticist with Texas Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Muhammad Amar Khan, a pediatric cardiologist with Pediatric Heart Clinic of McAllen, will discuss updates on care and genetics for children with congenital heart defects. Simultaneous translation to Spanish will be provided. The talk will be followed by a resource fair for families of children with special needs where they can meet leaders and representatives of local, state and national genetic support organizations as well as non-profit community resources that have information about health, activities and support.

A photo exhibit by Rick Guidotti of Positive Exposure will be on display.

This seminar is sponsored by the BCM’s department of molecular and human genetics and Texas Children’s Hospital and is possible by Title V funding awarded by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

For more information, contact Wendy Turner at 832-822-4261 or wturner@bcm.edu or visit the registration page.