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Support the VCFSEF while shopping

The VCFSEF has entered into several opportunities for our members to shop and support the Foundation at the same time.   VCFSEF is a partner with Amazonsmile.com.  While shopping, you can also support the VCFSEF.   Click Here for the Link to choose VCFSEF as your "supporting charity"   Another way to support the VCFSEF is through …

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2008 Membership Dues—Pay Now!

Your VCFS Educational Foundation membership dues for 2008 are due by January 31, 2008.  Your dues help fund the website, toll-free phone line, education materials, and mailings.  The Foundation’s Board met recently and set a more simplified dues structure for 2008.  A Members Only section of the website will be coming soon.  Members receive a …

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2008 Membership Dues—Pay Now!

For your convenience, the VCFS Educational Foundation, Inc will accept your donations, membership dues payment, and conference registration using PayPal (Note:  A PayPal account is not required.) DONATE: By making a gift today, you’ll make it possible for the VCFS Educational Foundation to move forward—to reach every continent.  To plan for paid professional staff who’ll …

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VCFSEF Powerpoint Presentantions

MS Powerpoint  Presentations   The collection of powerpoint presentations on this site were presented at numerous VCFSEF annual conferences, and are presented “as is” for your education only. The presentations also cover a significant span of time, therefore information in early works may have been superceded by later research.  Some information presented here may be proprietary, …

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Psychiatric Diagnoses and Course of Illness in VCFS Patients

Psychiatric Diagnoses and Course of Illness in VCFS Patients Demitri Papolos, M.D. (Winter 96) Clearly, one of areas of greatest interest to people involved with velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS), whether the interest be personal or scientific, is the possibility for the development of psychiatric disorders in affected individuals. We recently reported in the American Journal of …

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Genetic Counseling and VCFS: A Basic Review

Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome Educational Foundation, Inc. Genetic Counseling and VCFS: A Basic Review Deborah Hung Copenheaver, M.S. Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.   VCFS is a genetic disorder associated with a deletion of chromosome #22q11. Chromosomes are found in the cells of the human body and contain genes (or genetic information). This genetic information controls …

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