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Klinefelter syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Klinefelter's syndrome
  • XXY syndrome
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  • RDCRN 3rd Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Diseases, Tuesday, October 02, 2012
    Location: Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, Rockville, MD
    Description: Clinical research in rare diseases presents a number of challenges and unique issues that are not usually considered in the training of clinical investigators through existing training programs. Goals of the conference include: direct instruction of trainees and new investigators in rare disease research methodology; development of a reusable curriculum/syllabus on rare disease research methodology; and stimulation of ideas regarding the unique issues facing investigators engaged in the study of rare diseases.

  • VI International Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs (ICORD 2010): Global Approach to Accessibility in Rare Diseases, Orphan Drugs and Neglected Diseases , Thursday, March 18, 2010 - Saturday, March 20, 2010
    Location: Palais Rouge Convention Center, Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Description: For the first time, the VI International Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs (ICORD 2010) was convened in the southern hemisphere in agreement with its aim of globalization of rare diseases research and orphan products development activities.

  • XXY/Klinefelter Syndrome in 2000: Expanding the Phenotype and Identifying New Research Directions, Thursday, August 31, 2000 - Wednesday, August 30, 2000
    Location: NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD
    Description: The clinical and research objectives of this conference were to summarize current knowledge concerning the incidence of Klinefelter syndrome and its genetic (cytologic) basis, clarifying the role X-inactivation plays in the widely varied phenotype; summarize the spectrum of clinical features in XXY Klinefelter syndrome—reproductive dysfunction, structural anomalies, and neurologic/cognitive/behavioral dysfunction; review current treatment and management of hormonal deficiency, infertility, and neurologic/behavioral perturbation; summarize current beliefs concerning the biologic basis of functional defects; and delineate those new research areas that would benefit from more focused attention.