Baylor College of Medicine experts will give an update on the latest research and best practices in medical care for Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder of connective tissue that affects the skeletal system, cardiovascular system, eyes, and skin, in a public forum Feb. 17at the Children’s Museum of Houston.  

The forum will feature Dr. John Belmont, professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor and a pediatric geneticist at Texas Children’s Hospital; Dr. Shaine Morris, assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor and a pediatric cardiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital; Andi Lewis, a genetic counselor at Baylor and Texas Children’s Hospital; Judy Gibaldi, acting president and CEO of The Marfan Foundation and Rod Gray, a parent advocate.

The experts will discuss results of a recent large study, as well as best practices in medical care and resources regarding Marfan Syndrome.  

Sponsored by Baylor and Texas Children’s, the event is part of the monthly “Evening with Genetics” lecture series organized by Baylor’s Department of Molecular and Human Genetics. The series offers current information regarding care, education and research about genetic disorders.

The program is free and open to the public. It will be held at 7 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz, 77004. For more information, contact Susan Fernbach at 832-822-4280 or fernbach@bcm.edu or visit the registration page at www.bcm.edu/eveninggenetics. Registration is required.