Latham presents at international PWS conference in Ireland

Pictured (left to right): Colleen Sari, MD; Laura Haskew; Joey Mallon; Lee Chamberlain; Shanna Cipro; Monique Williams; Patricia Morgan; Bethany Franklin; Greg Powers; Patrice Carroll; Brittni Kliment; and Matthew O’Sullivan.

Twelve Latham Centers leaders traveled to Ireland last week to participate in the 2022 International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organisation Conference (IPWSO) at the University of Limerick, Ireland. The vision of the 11th international conference was “to broaden understanding of PWS, to increase expertise, and to explore the experiences of people who live with and are affected by the syndrome.” Our staff members who joined with professionals from around the world at the July 6th -10th conference included:

    • Patrice Carroll, LICSW, Director of PWS Services, who serves on the IPWSO Conference planning committee and IPWSO’s Professional Caregivers Board. She presented on two topics: decreasing problematic behaviors; and smart homes as a housing option for individuals with PWS.

    • Lee Chamberlain, Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, presented on smart homes as a housing option for individuals with PWS.

    • Brittni Kliment, M.Ed., Director of Program Marketing & Admissions, presented on decreasing problematic behaviors.

    • Greg Powers, Manager of Supported Community Living (Adult Program), presented on smart homes as a housing option for individuals with PWS.

    • Monique Williams, Director of Health & Wellness

    • Colleen Sari, MD, Child Psychiatrist

    • Shanna Cipro, RN, Nursing Services Manager (Adult Program)

    • Matthew O’Sullivan, Assistant Principal (Children’s Program)

    • Laura Haskew, Residential Supervisor (Children’s Program)

    • Patricia Morgan, Residential Manager (Adult Program)

    • Bethany Franklin, Residential Manager (Adult Program)

    • Joey Mallon, Behavior Specialist (Children’s Program)

The conference theme “We are all in this together” reflects the organizers’ ambition that ‘together, we can unite the global PWS community to collectively find solutions to the challenges of the syndrome.’

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