A Healthy You and 22q Conference

A Healthy You and 22q Conference


September 23, 2017
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Nationwide Children's Hospital Education Center 
Columbus, OH
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Livestream available for 2017 conference

Can't make the conference? Watch a live stream of the event on Saturday, September 23, 2017. 

Visit https://livestream.com/nationwidechildrens/22q to view the sessions below.

1:15 p.m. Speech, Language and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction

Panelists: Richard Kirschner, MD and Adriane Baylis, PhD, CCC-SLP


2:10 p.m. Early Childhood: Learning, Behavior, Development and Nutrition

Panelists: Katherine Steingass, MD, Courtney Hall, MS, CNP, Ari Rabkin, PhD


3:05 p.m. The Resilient Child

Panelists: Katherine Eastman, MSW, LSW, Arleen Karczewski, BS, CCLs-A, Michelle Stroh (parent), Sylvia van Meerten and Josh McDaniel from Camp Tall Tree



Conference highlights include: 

  • Educational Sessions and small group discussions with 22q Center team members
  • Keynote "Embracing A New Normal: A Physician's Journey into the Unknown" with Dr. Vinay Prasad and performances by Isabel Oliart, violinist
  • Presentations and panel discussion with special guest Dr. Paula Goldenberg
  • Separate sessions designed for teens, school-age and young children
  • Family luncheon at the conference
  • Sunday morning 22q Awareness Walk and brunch

Download (PDF) a full copy of the agenda.



We have reserved a block of rooms at a few nearby hotels. Make reservations early (by August 22nd) and use our group name/number to get the best rate.

Missed the 2015 conference? To watch sessions, click on the links below:

For information and conference highlights from past 22q Conferences, click here

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000