Conferences

International Williams Syndrome Conference in Budapest, 21-23 November, 2014

The European Federation of Williams Syndrome (FEWS) organises in cooperation with the Hungarian Williams Syndrome Association a European Conference on the Williams-Beuren Syndrome to raise the awareness on this rare disease, make the stakeholder groups more interactive and establish international cooperation on expert field. The focus is to share good practices and knowledge on the disease between European Countries with a good expertise and other European Countries with lesser experience on the syndrome.
The Conference targets professionals in different areas from different countries, who, by their professional position, have an impact on spreading the awareness and knowledge about Williams syndrome:
  • Health professionals and caregivers
  • Researchers, clinicians and academics
The Conference language is English.  It starts on Friday evening 21st and ends on Sunday 23rd November, 2014. The venue is Hotel Benczur in Budapest, Hungary.
The following topics are presented during the Conference: paediatrics, cardiology, genetics, education, dental care, psychology, psychiatry, linguistics, music therapy, pharma research, sleeping problems. International speakers with expertise in Williams syndrome will present the different topics. A Poster Session is also planned. The program and further details are available here.

Past International Conferences

In the past several other International conferences on Williams syndrome have been organised by national Williams organisations.  You can find the most important ones listed below with their summaries attached.

International Williams Syndrome Conference - 2008

Organized by the Autour des Williams
Paris, France, April 04, 2008

International Williams Syndrome Symposium - 2005

Organized by the Hungarian Williams Syndrome Association
Fonyód, Hungary, June 25, 2005

European Conference on Williams Syndrome - 2004

Organized by the Italian Williams Syndrome Association
Rome, Italy, November 19-20, 2004

Williams Syndrome and the Issue of Neurogenetic Developmental Disorders - 2002

Scientific Workshop organized by the Collegium Budapest and Center for Cognitive Science, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
May 1-5, 2002, Budapest, Hungary