Speaker Series - Dr. Brian Skotko presents "Celebrating the Highs and Surviving the Lows"

Mar 18
Hosted by:Friends of the TriCities
When:
March 18, 2018 at 4:00pm to
March 18, 2018 at 7:00pm
Where:
Carnegie Hotel – Taylor Salon map 1216 W State of Franklin Rd. Johnson City, TN 37604
Contact:

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Dr. Skotko visited us in 2016 and delivered one of our most popular professional talks so far. We have invited him back again for two new talks. As Co-Director of the Down Syndrome Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Skotko has dedicated his professional energies toward children with cognitive and development disabilities.

Come to one or both talks.
Dinner served between seminars.
Childcare is available.

Registration closes midnight Sunday, March 11.

Seminar 1 - “TAKING CARE OF YOUR FAMILY: CELEBRATING THE HIGHS AND SURVIVING THE LOWS” 
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Raising a child with Ds is full of celebrations-and challenges! What strategies can your family use to weather the stormy times and value the shining moments. 

Seminar 2 - “THE LATEST AND GREATEST RESEARCH ABOUT DOWN SYNDROME”
6:00-7:00 pm

The media headlines have been abuzz: “Down syndrome cured in a petri dish!” “Clinical Drug Trials for People with Down Syndrome Aim to Improve Their Cognition and Memory.” What exactly does this news mean? What promises are just around the corner, and which ones are still science fiction? In this workshop, Dr. Brian Skotko will explain the science in a way that every parent/caregiver can understand, and participants will leave with an up-to-date appreciation of research’s limitations and potentials.


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