Trisomy 21 Symposium (Philadelphia)
Saturday, May 19, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
Description: Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) is the most common chromosomal condition in humans, occurring in one of every 700 to 800 live births. Trisomy 21 is also the most complex genetic condition, affecting many body systems, including brain development and variably affecting each individual.
Children with Trisomy 21 are at higher risk for vision and eye problems, ear, nose and throat problems including hearing loss, congenital heart disease, gastrointestinal and feeding problems, endocrine disorders, neurological and musculoskeletal issues, and developmental and behavioral challenges.
This one-day symposium will provide parents and healthcare professionals with up-to-date clinical information, therapeutic approaches and advice on a variety of topics affecting children with Down syndrome, covering ages from young children to young adults.