Latham to co-host and present at PWS Conference in June

Latham Centers’ renowned PWS expert, Patrice Carroll, and highly regarded Chef and Director of Dining, Paul Donahue, will present at “Prader-Willi Syndrome: A Bright Future” on June 1st in Connecticut. Patrice and Paul are two of several featured speakers at the PWS conference co-hosted by Latham Centers and The Mac Pact. Other PWS specialists who will share their expertise at the one-day conference for parents and caregivers include:


Dr. Jennifer Miller, M.D., M.S.


Elizabeth Roof, M.A., Senior Research Specialist & Research Lab Director, Vanderbilt University


Melanie Silverman, MS, RD, IBCLC


Christine Geraci, Founder, The Mac Pact

The conference will bring together PWS families, specialists, and providers to meet, network, and share knowledge about behavior management, medications and trials, adult programming, and the educational setting. We’re excited to announce the featured topics and breakout sessions at “Prader-Willi Syndrome: A Bright Future”:

Featured Topics:

  • Successful Strategies for Health, Behavior & Nutrition

  • Behavioral Issues and Management Strategies – Planning Ahead

  • Most Significant Medical Issues and Solutions

  •  What to Expect and When to Expect it

  • Overview and Update on Medication Trials

  • Healthy Living with PWS: Nutritional Considerations

  • An Overview of Latham School and Latham Centers

Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

  •  Newly Diagnosed Parent Q&A

  • Strategies for Success in School

  • High School and Beyond

  • Adult Living Alternatives

  • Relationships and Adult Behavior Considerations

  • Work Readiness and Vocational Programming

  • Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to meet one another throughout the day, and during a closed Parent/Guardian Meet & Greet after the sessions conclude. The conference will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Glastonbury, Connecticut, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 1st. For more information or to register, visit

Photo caption: Patrice Carroll presents on behaviors at the 2018 California PWS Conference.

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