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In May of 2022, a meeting was hosted at the Burlo Garofolo Children’s Hospital in Trieste Italy under the leadership of our good friend, Dr. Domenico Leonardo Grasso. Two major subjects were addressed: Surgery for hypernasal speech in VCFS, and Treatment of psychiatric disorders in VCFS.

The video recording link in English is:


And the link to the meeting in Italian is:


The speakers at the meeting were members of the staff of experts at the Virtual Center, Drs. Faedda, Glaser, Rontal, Shprintzen, and Ysunza and, of course, our host, Dr. Grasso. If you have any questions, please contact our Community Relations Director, Jodi Bloom, M.A. at

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