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International Conference Williams Syndrome 2022 - Program

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Clinical, genetic and social aspects


21st  October 2022

09.00 – 09.30 Registration and welcome coffee

09.30 -  10.15 Opening Ceremony Chair: Giuseppe Merla, Professor, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.

10:20 – 10.40     Beth A. Kozel, MD, PhD, Investigator and Lasker Clinical Research Scholar, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, “Genes modifying cardiovascular disease outcomes in Williams syndrome”

10.40 -11.00     Dr. Boaz Barak (Ph.D., M.B.A.), Assistant Professor, Sagol School of Neuroscience and The School of Psychological Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel.  “New neurobiological insights in our understanding of Williams syndrome".

11.00 -11.20     Paolo Alfieri, M.d. Head Child Neuropsychiatry Unit Department of Neuroscience I.R.C.C.S., Pediatric Hospital Bambin Gesù. “Socio-adaptive profile in Williams Syndrome”.

11.20 – 11.40     Maria Cristina Digilio, Mediacl Doctor, Chief Medical Genetics unit, Bambino Gesù 1 Pediatric Hospital, Rome. “The Experience in a Pediatric hospital”

11.40 – 12.00 Angelo Selicorni – Pediatrician and medical Geneticist, Director U.O.S. Genetica Clinica Pediatrica, Sant’Anna Como. “Celiac disease and Williams syndrome: an update”

12.00– 12.20    Gaia Morice Human nutrition / Nutritionist biologist. Clinica Villa Mafalda, Roma Clinica Arsbiometica, Rome “Nutritional strategy in Williams Syndrome”

12:20-13:30 Lunch

13.30 – 13.50 Prof.ssa Denise Corridore. DDS, PhD, Dentistry Unit Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Science "Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy. “Oral health management in pediatric patients with Williams Syndrome”

13.50 – 14.10 Lorenza Putignani, Unit of Microbiomics Pediatric Hospital Bambin Gesù Rome, “Ecological and functional characterization of gut microbiota in patients affected by Williams syndrome”

14.10 – 14:30    Barbara R. Pober (Boston Maryland) “Issues in Adults with Williams syndrome: what we know and what we don’t know”

14.30 – 15.30     Discussion and questions.


Clinical, genetic and social aspects
22nd October 2022

09.00 – 09.30 Registration and welcome coffee

09.30 – 10.00     Opening Ceremony

10.00 – 10.15     Angela Maria Campo Project coordinator Fondazione Tender to Nave Italia "Outdoor training, disability and quality of life. The Nave Italia method". 

10.15 – 10-30 Maurizio Granato/Veronica Grassi: “Marinai con gli occhi a stella. Autonomy and integration of Williams and Siblings”

10.30 – 10.50  Francesca De Lorenzo Psychologist Psychotherapist Rare Diseases and Medical Genetics: "Work experience and social integration in patient with Williams Syndrome: an Empowerment project”

10.50  – 11.10 Enzo Rimicci Presidente Consorzio Sintesi “Consorzio Sintesi: 20 years of work”

11.10 – 11.30    Alex Toselli “Albergo Etico: a story of welcome and social inclusion”

11.30 – 12.30     Discussion and Questions

12.30 – 14.00    Lunch

14.00 – 15.50     Presentations on labour situation for people with WS in different countries (Argentina, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Switzerland, Spain, Germany)

15.50 – 16.30     Discussion and Questions