Presentation on Marfan Syndrome

Dr. Jonathan McGuinness & Dr. John Byrne, The Marfans Research Foundation recieving a cheque for €30,000 from Geraldine McGrath and Kieran McGrath. The money was raised from several fund raising events including the Christmas bag pack, a table quiz and sponsored Pony Trot.

Dr. Jonathan McGuinness & Dr. John Byrne, The Marfans Research Foundation recieving a cheque for €30,000 from Geraldine McGrath and Kieran McGrath. The money was raised from several fund raising events including the Christmas bag pack, a table quiz and sponsored Pony Trot.

Marfan Syndrome Research: The Marfans Research Foundation held a very successful information night at The Woodlands Hotel, Waterford recently. Dr Jonathan Mc Guinness and Dr John Byrne gave an interesting and informative presentation on Marfan Syndrome – how it manifests itself and an update on the current marfan research in Ireland. Dr John Byrne stated that he represented Ireland at a medical conference in America, which was attended by over 30,000 delegates from all over the world. He made a presentation on the progress on marfan research in Ireland.

Dr John explained that Ireland punches well above its weight. We are rated fifth in terms of quality research in the world. This is amazing taking into account our size and the limited resources available to us. Dr Darren Mc Laughlin has joined the research team in Ireland. Dr Darren spoke with people individually, explaining the current research.

The doctors expressed their sincere appreciation for the funding they receive from The Marfans Research Foundation. The generosity of the willing volunteers who fundraise on their behalf and the financial support from the Waterford and south Kilkenny area make this research possible. They said the research results are promising and the future looks good for all marfan sufferers. A cheque for €30,000 was presented to the Doctors for marfan syndrome research.

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