International Conference ‘Harmonize Williams Syndrome in Europe’ in Rome, 17-18 October, 2015

The Italian Williams Syndrome Association has organised the International Conference “Harmonize Williams Syndrome in Europe” in Rome on 17th October 2015 at the Aula Magna of the Pontificia Università Lateranense. The Conference focussed on recent discoveries in molecular biology and on clinical, neuro-psychological, therapeutical and endocrinological aspects of Williams Syndrome. The European Williams Syndrome Associations reported on their activities.

On Sunday 18th October the Williams Family Day “Real Fun Surrounded by Nature” at Parco Avventura Riva dei Tarquini in Tarquinia took place with an open discussion between national experts and families. More info can be found here.

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

The European Federation of Williams Syndrome (FEWS) has organised 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 was 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 targetted 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 was English and ran from Friday evening 21st till Sunday 23rd November, 2014 in Hotel Benczur in Budapest, Hungary.
International speakers with expertise in Williams syndrome presented during the Conference various topics: paediatrics, cardiology, genetics, education, dental care, psychology, psychiatry, linguistics, music therapy, pharma research, sleeping problems. And around 20 Posters were also presented. More details can be found 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 P1010021Syndrome – 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