29th March Seminar - 17/3/2004

Inaugural Seminar
“The Genetics of Mental Retardation”
Monday 29th March 2004 at 09.00a.m
St. James Cavalier, Valletta
Marking the official inauguration of the project
“Mental retardation in Malta”
sponsored jointly by the
Vth Italian-Maltese Protocol and the Sovereign Order of Malta
and organized by the University of Malta and
the Universita` Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma.

The seminar aims at promoting awareness of the recent genetic technologies being vailable to individuals with mental retardation and their families, with the ultimate aim of developing preventive strategies to reduce the incidence of mental retardation.
It is intended for persons caring for individuals with mental retardation and learning disability, including doctors, educationalists, psychologists, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, and other individuals with an interest in mental retardation.

Participation is free of charge but those who wish to participate are kindly requested to register by sending their name and contact details:
By e-mail to:
Or by post to: Professor A. Cuschieri, Department of Anatomy, University of Malta, Msida MSD06.

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