2020 Mowat-Wilson Syndrome Virtual Conference

Virtual Conference Open to the Entire World

OCT 10 | OCT 24 | NOV 7 | NOV 21

Our Houston conference may have been cancelled but we are happy to announce that we are presenting the speakers on a virtual platform where we can still see all families and interact while we listen to the latest studies and research related to Mowat-Wilson Syndrome.

To accomodate the busy life of our families we carefully planned four two-hour sessions on Saturdays.

Simultaneous interpretation/translation to Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian and German during the live event. The conference will be recorded in English and released on YouTube later.

Mowat-Wilson Syndrome Growth Charts

Mowat-Wilson Syndrome Growth Charts

Male & Female | Height | Weight | BMI | Head Circumference

Mowat–Wilson syndrome (MWS; OMIM #235730) is a genetic condition caused by heterozygous mutations or deletions of the ZEB2 gene. It is characterized by moderate-severe intellectual disability, epilepsy, Hirschsprung disease and multiple organ malformations of which congenital heart defects and urogenital anomalies are the most frequent ones. To date, a clear description of the physical development of MWS patients does not exist. The aim of this study is to provide up-to-date growth charts specific for infants and children with MWS. Charts for males and females aged from 0 to 16 years were generated using a total of 2865 measurements from 99 MWS patients of different ancestries. All data were collected through extensive collaborations with the Italian MWS association (AIMW) and the MWS Foundation. The GAMLSS package for the R statistical computing software was used to model the growth charts. Height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and head circumference were compared to those from standard international growth charts for healthy children.