Education Days April 2015 Session A

*Registration for this event has closed. If interested in attending, please email Tracie at trosser@emory.edu to see if space is still available.*

The Down Syndrome Center at Emory is working with the NDSS to host several Research Awareness Weekends throughout the United States. We are excited to announce that the very first one will be here in Atlanta on April 18th. We hope to provide both clinical information and research updates to all families while having research opportunities available as well. The seminars will be in the morning and families will be able to sign up for research time slots for that afternoon.

Tentative agenda for April 18th  Research Awareness Weekend
Whitehead Biodmedical Research Building Auditorium

9:00-9:15            Registration and continental breakfast

9:15-9:20            Welcome

9:20-9:40            Dr. William Mahle “What Do We Know About Heart Disease in Down Syndrome”

9:40-10:00          Dr. Melissa Statham, Atlanta Children's ENT

10:00-10:20        Dr. Sonja Rasmussen "Down Syndrome: Perspectives of a Sibling and Medical Researcher  

10:20-10:40        Break with snacks

10:40-11:00        Dr. Gary Montgomery – Georgia Pediatric Pulmonology Associates, PC

11:00-11:20        Dr. Jerry Wu “Development and early intervention in children with Down syndrome”

11:20-11:40        Dr. Jeffrey Lewis “Overview of Gastrointestinal Complications of Down syndrome”

11:40-12:00        Break

12:00-12:30        Q&A panel with presenters

12:30                  Closing remarks from NDSS

*We will have lunch upstairs for anyone that is participating in afternoon research.

*Please RSVP by April 10.

Directions:

From Interstate 20 Eastbound

Take exit 60-B, the Moreland Avenue exit. Turn right on Moreland and follow it approximately 3 miles. Moreland will change to Briarcliff Road once it crosses Ponce de Leon Avenue. Continue straight on Briarcliff approximately 2 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur approximately one mile to Clifton Road NE. Turn left onto Clifton Rd. NE and follow for approximately ½ a mile to Houston Mill Rd NE. Turn left onto Houston Mill Rd NE.  Now skip to the parking and walking directions below.  

From Interstate 20 Westbound

Take exit 60, the Moreland Avenue North exit. Turn right on Moreland and follow it approximately 3 miles. Moreland will change to Briarcliff Road once it crosses Ponce de Leon Avenue. Continue straight on Briarcliff approximately 2 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur approximately one mile to Clifton Road NE. Turn left onto Clifton Rd. NE and follow for approximately ½ a mile to Houston Mill Rd NE. Turn left onto Houston Mill Rd NE.  Now skip to the parking and walking directions below. 

From Interstate 75 North or South

Take exit 248-C, the Freedom Parkway exit. Cross Boulevard; continue on Freedom Parkway; veer left at split; continue until it ends at Ponce de Leon Avenue; then turn right. Off Ponce, turn left on Briarcliff Road. Go approximately 2 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur approximately one mile to Clifton Road NE. Turn left onto Clifton Rd. NE and follow for approximately ½ a mile to Houston Mill Rd NE. Turn left onto Houston Mill Rd NE.  Now skip to the parking and walking directions below.

From Interstate 85 North

To Emory from Interstate 85 North, take exit 248-C, the Freedom Parkway exit. Cross Boulevard; continue on Freedom Parkway; veer left at split; continue until it ends at Ponce de Leon Avenue; then turn right. Off Ponce, turn left on Briarcliff Road. Go approximately 2 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur approximately one mile to Clifton Road NE. Turn left onto Clifton Rd. NE and follow for approximately ½ a mile to Houston Mill Rd NE. Turn left onto Houston Mill Rd NE.  Now skip to the parking and walking directions below. 

From Interstate 85 South

Take exit 91, the Clairmont Road exit. Turn left (east) on Clairmont and follow it approximately 3 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur approximately one mile to Clifton Road NE. Turn right onto Clifton Rd. NE and follow for approximately ½ a mile to Houston Mill Rd NE. Turn left onto Houston Mill Rd NE.  Now skip to the parking and walking directions below. 

Parking and Walking Directions:

1) Go a short distance on Houston Mill Road and turn left into the parking deck that says "Staff and Student Parking."  It is right before a curve in the road, and the arms should be up (There is also a large green arrow pointing in to the parking deck).  You should be able to enter without taking a ticket.  

2) Park on level 3 toward the back right corner of the deck.

3) Exit the parking deck in a door in the back right corner that says "to Whitehead Human Genetics Building”

4) The entrance is at the end of the walkway on the left.

 

WHEN
April 18, 2015 at 9am - 1pm
WHERE
Whitehead Biomedical Research Building *note directions above - please do not use a GPS
CONTACT
Stephanie Donlan · · 404-320-3233
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