WAGR Weekend 2020 Conference: Education, Research, Support
August 30, 2020
Hosted by the Morris Family
Virtual WAGR Weekend 2020 was held on August 1, 2020 live from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Forgoing the annual in-person US-based conference due to COVID-19, the IWSA revised the original format and provided the opportunity for international participation by all individuals interested in WAGR syndrome, related research, and the IWSA. Conference registrants numbered 167, attending from 25 countries. The event was concurrently streamed live on the IWSA's Facebook page and reached more than 6,000 people.
The agenda included presentations from representatives of the IWSA and Japan WAGR Syndrome Association as well as a number of experts, including:
Alex Levin, MD, ophthalmology, Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Joan Han, MD, endocrinologist, LeBonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
Vicki Huff, PhD, geneticist/researcher, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Jennifer Kalish, MD, geneticist, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Janna Hols, MD, PhD candidate/researcher, Prinses Maxima Centrum for Pediatric Oncology, Utrecht, Netherlands
This event was funded by a Delta Gamma Foundation Service for Sight grant.