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Down Syndrome: Not Just an Extra Chromosome Workshop with Dr. Brian Skotko

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Down Syndrome: Not Just an Extra Chromosome Workshop

Dr. Brian Skotko will review the state of affairs for people with Down syndrome, the number of livebirths and elective terminations for Down syndrome over time. He will further describe the breakthrough science that is offering to maximize the potential of all people with Down syndrome.

Speakers: Dr. Brian Skotko, M.D., M.P.P

Dr. Brian Skotko is a Board-certified medical geneticist and 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.

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.

He is a graduate of Duke University, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. Skotko recently authored major research on how physicians deliver a diagnosis of Down syndrome to new and expectant parents.

He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The L.A. Times, NPR’s “On Point,” and ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Dr. Skotko serves on the Honorary Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, the Board of Directors for the Band of Angels Foundation, and the Professional Advisory Committee for the National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Down Syndrome Resources.

– Center for Genomic Medicine

Date: Tuesday July 18 2023

Time: 10.00am – 11.00am

Venue: Online via Zoom

Registration Fee: Free (Member) / $10 (non-member)

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This workshop will not be recorded.

The presentation slides will not be shared.

Down Syndrome NSW is the peak body for Down syndrome. We work with pride to support people with Down syndrome to reach their full potential. Your support at our events makes our work possible. Where we can, we provide events for free or at cost recovery only. We greatly appreciate your support.

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