Educational Programs

The annual Kathryn L. Ober Lectureship in Marfan Syndrome began in 2005. Each year, a nationally recognized expert in Marfan syndrome will be invited to address faculty, residents, genetic counselors, students, and other guests on a topic of interest in Marfan syndrome.

2005 Inaugural Lecture
Reed Pyeritz, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Genetics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

  • Marfan Syndrome: 25 Years of Research and 25 Years of Increased Life Expectancy
  • The Pathogenesis of Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders

2006 Lecture
Duke Cameron, MD
Professor of Cardiac Surgery and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Valve Sparing Aortic Root Replacement
  • Evolution of Surgery for Marfan Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

2007 Lecture
Hal Dietz, MD
Victor A. McKusick Professor of Genetics and Medicine, John Hopkins University School of Medicine

  • Marfan Syndrome & Related Disorders: From Molecules to Medicine

2008 Lecture
Elias I. Traboulsi, MD
Head, Department of Pediatric Ophthalmolgoy & Strabismus
Director, The Center for Genetic Eye Diseases
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

  • The Differential Diagnosis and Management of Ectopia Lentis

Wednesday, October 15th
Grayson Conference Room
Room 125
Rotary Building
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN 46202



Questions: Call 1-877-MARFANS

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