A Healthy You and 22q Conference

A Healthy You and 22q Conference

A Healthy You and 22q Conference

September 19, 2015
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Nationwide Children's Hospital Education Center
Columbus, Ohio

The 2015 Conference will feature:

  • Pre-Conference Friday dinner
  • General Sessions and live “chat rooms” with 22q team members
  • Keynote Speaker Rick Guidotti. Rick's work was recently featured on the CBS Evening News
  • Separate sessions designed for teens, school age and pre-K children
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Sunday morning Awareness Walk- click here for walk registration!

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Live Streaming

For interested families that can’t travel to the conference, live video streaming for the roundtable sessions will be provided. Remote participants will be able to ask questions via email during the sessions.
The sessions will be held Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. EST. Two tracks are available: young child and school age.
Topics will include: 
  • Velopharyngeal Dysfunction and Speech
  • Feeding, Airway and Hearing
  • Behavior, Development and Mental Health
  • General Medicine and Care Coordination

To watch these sessions click on the links below (only available during conference time):

To download the conference brochure (PDF), click here

This conference is sponsored by The Dempster Family Foundation (DFF). The Dempster Family Foundation was founded MLB Pitcher and World Series Champ, Ryan Dempster after the birth of his daughter Riley. Riley was born in 2009 and quickly diagnosed with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. In the 5 years since the DFF launch they have coordinated the following programs:
  • 22Q Mystery Tour- The worlds only mobile awareness campaign and tour bus for 22q11.2DS
  • 22Q Education Station- Private Educational Consulting Services provided at no charge for school-aged children diagnosed with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome.
  • 22Q University- A free online webinar series covering various topics related to 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome.These webinars include live Q&A sessions for parents and archived for viewing free of charge at www.DempsterFoundation.org.

2013 Conference Highlights

View videos and more from the 2013 A Healthy You and 22q ConferenceClick here to register to view the free on demand conference videos.

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