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Dianna Milewicz, MD PhD

Executive Chair


President George Bush Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
Vice-Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Division of Medical Genetics
University of Texas at Houston Health Science Centre
Houston, Texas, USA

Reed Pyeritz

Reed Pyeritz, MD PhD

Past Executive Chair


William Smilow Professor of Medicine & Professor of Genetics
Vice-chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Medicine
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Smilow Center for Translational Research
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Julie de Backer

Julie de Backer, MD PhD

Scientific Co-Chair


Associate Professor
Cardiologist, Clinic Deputy Head
Departments of Cardiology and Medical Genetics
University Hospital Ghent, Belgium

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Catherine Boileau, PhD

Scientific Co-Chair


Department of Genetics Head
University Hospital Xavier Bichat-Claude Bernard
Professor of Medical Genetics, University Denis Diderot
Paris, France

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Guillaume Jondeau, MD PhD

Clinical Chair


Director, Heart Failure Unit, Cardiology Department, Claude Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital
Director, Centre de référence sur le syndrome de Marfan et apparentés
Professor of Cardiology, University Denis Diderot
Paris, France

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Alan Braverman, MD


Director, Marfan Syndrome Clinic, Washington University Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
Professor in Cardiovascular Diseases
Director and Chief-of-Service, Inpatient Cardiology Unit, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Faculty, Center for Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta
Washington University School of Medicine, USA

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Arturo Evangalista, MD


Head, Department of Aortic Disease
Hospital Universitari Vall d´Hebron
Barcelona, Spain

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Shaine A. Morris, MD


Assistant Professor in Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, Texas, USA

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Lesley Ades, MD HGSA FRACP


Senior staff specialist Department of Clinical Genetics,
Conjoint senior lecturer in clinical genetics Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health,
University of Sydney
Head, Marfan Research Group,
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Sydney, Australia

Eloisa Arbustini

Eloisa Arbustini, MD


Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases, IRCCS
Pavia, Italy

Nanette Alvarez

Nanette Alvarez, MD


Calgary Marfan & Connective Tissue Disorders Clinic
Director, Canadian Adult Congenital Heart Centre
The Peter Lougheed Centre
Calgary, Canada

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Anne H. Child, MD MRCP FRCP


Reader in Cardiovascular Genetics
Honorary Consultant Cardiology and Genetics
Department  of Cardiac and Vascular Sciences
St George’s Hospital University of London
London, United Kingdom

Bo Carlberg

Bo Carlberg, MD PhD


Associate Professor
Division of Medicine, Dept. of Public Health and Clinical Medicine
Umeå University, Sweden

Ismail El-Hamamsy

Ismail El-Hamamsy, MD PhD FRCSC


Assistant Professor of Department of Surgery, University of Montréal
Aortic and Connective Tissue Clinic
Associate Researcher, Montreal Heart Institute
Montréal, Québec, Canada

David Chitayat

David Chitayat, MD FABMG FCCMG FRCPC


Head, Prenatal Diagnosis and Medical Genetics Program
Mount Sinai Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics, Molecular and Medical Genetics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
University of Toronto
Division of Clinical Genetics, The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Anne de Paepe

Anne de Paepe, MD PhD


Department Head, Center for Medical Genetics
Ghent University, Belgium

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Richard B. Devereux, MD


Director of the Adult Echocardiography Laboratory
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY, USA

Bridget Fernandez

Bridget Fernandez, MD FRCPC FCCMG


Associate Professor and Chair, Discipline of Genetics
Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada

Josephine Grima

Josephine Grima, PhD


Vice President of Research and Legislative Affairs
The Marfan Foundation
Port Washington, New York, USA

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Maarten Groenink, MD PhD


Associate Professor in Cardiology
Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Program
Department of Cardiology and Radiology
Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam

Gabrielle Horne

Gabrielle Horne, MD PhD


Prof., Cardiology & Biomedical Engineering
Director, Maritimes Connective Tissue Clinic
Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Richmond Jeremy

Richmond Jeremy, MB BS PhD FRACP FACC FESC FCSANZ GAICD


Professor in Medicine, Department of Cardiology, University of Sydney
Director, Marfan & Aortic Disease Clinic, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
President, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
Camperdown, NSW, Australia

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Yskert von Kodolitsch


Department of General and Interventional Cardiology
Universitäres Herzzentrum Hamburg GmbH
UKE – Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany

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Ronald Lacro, MD


Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Department of Cardiology
Cardiology Research Centre
Boston Children’s Hospital, USA

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Scott A. LeMaire, MD


Professor of Surgery
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
University of Texas Heart Institute, USA

Alex Levin

Alex V. Levin, MD, MHSc, FRCSC


Chief, Paediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Genetics
Will’s Eye
Philadelphia, PA, USA

David Liang

David Liang, MD PhD


Associate Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine and Electrical Engineering
Stanford University Medical Centre
Stanford, California, USA

Irene Maumenee

Irene Maumenee, MD


Research Professor of Ophthalmology
Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus Service
Director, Ocular Genetics Laboratory
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Vivienne McConnell


Consultant in Genetic Medicine
Department of Genetic Medicine
Belfast City Hospital
Belfast, Ireland

Rocio Moran

Rocio Moran, MD


Division Director of Genetics
MetroHealth Medical Center
2500 MetroHealth Dr. G730A
Cleveland, OH, USA 

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Hiroko Morisaki, MD PhD


Laboratory Chief, Department of Bioscience and Genetics, Research Institute
Section Chief, Department of Medical Genetics
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
Suita, Osaka, Japan

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Takayuki Morisaki, MD PhD


Director, Department of Bioscience and Genetics
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Research Institute
Professor, Department of Molecular Pathophysiology
Osaka University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Member, Expert Panel on Bioethics, Council for Science and Technology Policy, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Suita, Osaka, Japan

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Alex Pitcher, MRCP PhD


Clinical Research Fellow, British Heart Foundation
Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Oxford
Honorary Specialist Registrar in Cardiology and General (Internal) Medicine
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
England, United Kingdom

Nancy Poirier

Nancy Poirier, MD


Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, CHU Sainte-Justine
Aortic and Connective Tissue Clinic
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Montreal Heart Institute
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Francesco Ramirez

Francesco Ramirez, PhD


Chair of Molecular Biology Connective Tissue Diseases,
Professor of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics
Professor of Medicine-Cardiology
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York, USA

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Peter Robinson, MD


Professor of Computational Biology
The Jackson Laboratory
Genomic Medicine
Farmington, CT, USA

Dieter Reinhardt

Dieter Reinhardt, PhD


Professor and Canada Research Chair in Cell-Matrix Biology
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Faculty of Dentistry, Division of Biomedical Sciences
McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Meike Rybczynski, MD


Cardiologist, University Heart Centre Hamburg GmbH
Kardiologische Zentralambulanz
Hamburg, Germany

George Sandor

George Sandor, MD


Clinical Investigator, CFRI Professor, University of British Columbia
Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics
BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Lynn Sakai

Lynn Sakai, PhD


Senior Investigator, Portland Shriners Research Center,
Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon, USA

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Denver Sallee, MD


Sibley Heart Center Cardiology
Director, Aortopathy Program
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 

Sherene Shalhub, MD MPH FACS


Assistant Professor, Vascular Surgery
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, USA

 

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Anji Yetman, MD


Associate Professor
Department of Cardiology, University of Utah School of Medicine
Director, Adult Congenital Cardiology Clinic
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado, USA

 

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Michael N. Singh, MD


Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Cardiology
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, USA

 

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Bert Callewaert, MD PhD


Clinical geneticist and pediatrician
Center for Medical Genetics
Pediatrics department
Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium

 

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Ellen S. Regalado, MS CGC


Assistant Professor
Division of Medical Genetics
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, Texas, USA

 

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Marion A. Hofmann Bowman, MD PhD


The University of Chicago
Department of Medicine
Section of Cardiology
Chicago, Illinois, USA

 

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Fabien Labombarda, MD


Cardiology Department,
Caen University Hospital and University of Caen,
Avenue cote de nacre
14033 Caen, France 

 

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Dr. Laurence Faivre, MD, PhD


Genetics Department
CHU Dijon
14 rue Gaffarel
Dijon, France 

 

Claire Bouleti

Claire Bouleti, MD, PhD


Cardiology Department
Bichat Hospital, 46 rue Henri Huchard
75018 Paris, France 

 

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Marjolijn  Renard , MSc, PhD


Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Medical Genetics,
Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185
Ghent 9000 Belgium 

 

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Derek Human, BA, BM


Clinical Investigator, CFRI,
Clinical Professor, Division of Cardiology,
Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia
BC Children’s Hospital,Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 

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Zoltan Szabolcs , MD PhD MSc


Division Chief, Research Program Director
Department of Heart and Vascular Center
Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary 

 

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Andrew Michael Crean, MD, MRCP, FRCR


Principal Investigator/Professor
Laboratory Director, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center,
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

 

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Joseph Bavaria, MD


Co-Director, Transcatheter Valve Program
Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program
Vice Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
Brooke Roberts – William Maul Measey Professor in Surgery
Penn Medicine, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA 

 

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Apostolos “Paul” Psychogios, MD, FACMGG


Clinical Geneticist Associate Member
Associate Professor Molecular Medicine (pending)
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
General and Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic
Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare
Genomic Medicine Institute Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA

 

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Vidyasagar Kalahasti, MD, FACC


Staff – Department of Cardiovascular Imaging
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Director, Marfan syndrome and connective tissue disorder clinic
Associate Director, Clinical Endpoints Committee (CEC),
C5 Research Desk J1-5, Heart and Vascular Institute,
Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA 

 

Philip F. Giampietro, MD, PhD


Professor of Pediatrics
Drexel University College of Medicine
Section Chief of Clinical Genetics
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children,
Philadelphia, PA, USA 

 

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Laura Muiño-Mosquera, MD


Clinical Fellow Paediatric Cardiology
Research Fellow Human Genetics
Universitair Ziekenhuis Gent.
Ghent. Belgium 

 

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Maral Ouzounian , MD PhD


Cardiovascular surgeon, Surgeon Scientist
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Principal Investigator
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

 

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Gisela Teixido-Tura , MD, PhD


Cardiologist, Medicine,Internal Medicine
Hospital Vall d’Hebron
Passeig Vall d’Hebron 119-129
Barcelona, Spain

 

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Olivier Milleron , MD


Cardiologist, Medicine
Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital
46 rue Henri Huchard
Paris, France

 

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Mark Evan Lindsay , MD, PhD


Assistant Professor, Medicine
Department of Cardiovascular Research
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 

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Juan Manuel Bowen, MD


Consultant – Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Director – Mayo Clinic Marfan and Thoracic Aorta Clinic
Rochester, MN, USA 

 

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Shuping Ge, MD


Chief, Section of Cardiology
Heart Center for Children
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine
Chair, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Deborah Heart and Lung Center
Philadelphia, PA, USA 

 

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Anthony David Caffarelli, MD


Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute
Director of Aortic Clinic, Hoag Memorial Hospital
Newport Beach, CA, USA 

Prof. Dr. J.W. Roos-Hesselink, MD, PhD


Director of Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Department of Cardiology
Rotterdam, Netherlands 

Mary B. Sheppard, MD


Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Department of Surgery
Saha Cardiovascular Research Center
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, KY 

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Andrew Choong, MBBS, MFSTEd, FRCS (Gen Surg), FEBVS (Hons)


Assistant Professor & Consultant
Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery
National University Heart Centre,
Singapore 

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Enid R. Neptune, MD


Associate Professor of Medicine
Smilow Institute of Marfan Research
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Zhou Zhou, M.D., Ph.D.


Director of Beijing Key Laboratory
for Molecular Diagnostics of Cardiovascular Diseases,
Diagnostic Laboratory Service, Fuwai Hospital,
National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases,
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College,
Beijing, China

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