Family Meeting on 17q12 Deletions & Duplications

Over the past decade, improved DNA testing techniques have led to the detection of small missing or added sections of genetic material from chromosome 17q12. In some children and adults, these deletions and duplications can be associated with developmental delays, learning problems, behavioral issues, and psychiatric symptoms, as well as medical problems such as kidney cysts and diabetes.

Genetics and medical specialists from Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI) are pleased to present the first ever family meeting on 17q12 deletions and duplications. The meeting is being offered free of charge to individuals and families with deletions and duplications of 17q12.

When: Friday, August 8, 2014
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Where: Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel
610.521.5900 | 500 Stevens Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19113

Mention code GEI for special $113 per night conference rate. 

Airport shuttle, breakfast, and lunch provided free of charge. 

Child care room available. 

Topics covered:
• Genetics overview
• Health and medical management
• Learning, behavior, and psychiatric considerations
• Research opportunities
• Family support

RSVP required. Please return completed registration form by July 15, 2014 to Marissa Mitchel by emailing, calling 570.522.9420 or faxing 570.522.9431. 

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