MUST-HAVE info on June 1st Prader-Willi Conference, “A Bright Future”

Happy PWS Awareness Month! Don’t Miss Out! We have crucial information to share with our PWS community about the Prader-Willi conference we’re co-hosting in Connecticut next month.

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, Latham Centers and the Mac Pact will be hosting the second annual PWS Conference: A Bright Future. There is one month left to sign up for the conference – please note:

  • Must-Have Information #1: The Hilton Garden Inn, Hartford South/Glastonbury is gifting us with reduced rates up until next Tuesday, May 7th. Don’t forget to book your room now

  • Must-Have Information #2: On May 15, 2019 the price of the conference will increase to $75. (Currently, the tickets are $60/person.) You know what they say, “The early bird catches the worm!” 

  • Must-Have Information #3: We are offering families the opportunity to meet individually with four of our professionals: Dr. Jennifer Miller, Elizabeth Roof, Melanie Silverman, and Patrice Carroll. (*More information about these speakers and the 1:1 sessions follows.)

Professionals Include:

MEDICAL SPECIALIST: Dr. Jennifer Miller*, M.D., M.S.

BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: Elizabeth Roof*, M.A., Senior Research Specialist & Research Lab Director, Vanderbilt University


PWS EXPERT: Patrice Carroll*, LCSW, Director of PWS Services, Latham Centers 

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

  • Financial Planning and Applying for DDS Services

To register for the conference, book a hotel room, or learn more, please visit  https://pwsabrightfuture.eventbrite.comWe look forward to seeing you there!

More about the Individual Sessions:

*After the conference sessions conclude, we will give opportunities for parents/guardians to meet with our professionals individually (for a fee, lottery selection process). As meeting with the specialists is in high demand, we ask that you send your top choices to and we will enter you in the lottery. If selected, we will send you an invoice prior to the conference.



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