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Keeping Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome Healthy: Medical Updates for Health Care Professionals, April 7, 2016
Presented by Dr. Brian G. Skotko and Melissa J. Reilly
Thursday, April 7, 2016 | 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Questrom’s Rafiki B. Hariri Building, Room 105
595 Commonwealth Avenue | Boston, Massachusetts
This talk will discuss new healthcare guidelines for people with Down syndrome from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Presenters will tackle common questions and concerns from patients’ parents about their sons and daughters with Down syndrome, providing answers and action steps based on the latest clinical research.
About the speakers
Dr. Skotko is a board-certified medical geneticist and co-director of the Down Syndrome Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has dedicated his career to children with cognitive and development disabilities. In 2001, he co-authored the national award-winning book, Common Threads: Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome and, most recently, Fasten Your Seatbelt: A Crash Course on Down Syndrome for Brothers and Sisters.
Ms. Reilly works at the Massachusetts State House for Senator Jamie Eldridge and is a classroom assistant at the Learning Program of Boston as well as a motivational speaker. In 2013, she represented the United States as an alpine skier at the Special Olympics World Games in Pyeong Chang, South Korea. She was also a member of Team USA in 2005 at the World Games in Nagano, Japan. In May of 2010 Reilly was inducted into the Special Olympics Hall of Fame.
Attendees are invited to a reception following the lecture in the atrium adjacent the auditorium.
Admission is free. The public is welcome.
Contact Katy Staley at [email protected] or 617-353-2705 for more details or to request specific accommodations. You may also contact BU Disability Services at [email protected] mailto:[email protected].