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TEXAS PWS ROUND-UP: 2013 Conference

Texas Prader-Willi Association

Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (CST)

Houston, TX

TEXAS PWS ROUND-UP: 2013 Conference

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TEXAS PWS ROUND-UP

2013 Conference

 


 

When

Registration and KidKamp drop off opens at 8:00 AM.  Conference will begin at 8:30 AM.

 

Conference Location

The conference will be hosted at Spring Branch Presbyterian Church located at 1215 Campbell Road, Houston, TX 77055.

http://www.springbranchpres.org/

 

Speakers & Topics

Jennifer Miller, M.D.  http://research.pediatrics.med.ufl.edu/researchers/research-faculty/jennifer-miller/

Elizabeth Roof, M.A. Senior Research Specialist http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/site/people/2462/roof-elizabeth.aspx

Melanie Silverman, MS, RD, IBCLC  www.feedingphilosophies.com/

Behavior

A sibling’s perspective 

Legal/Wills/Guardianship

Medicaid Waivers

Break-out sessions for age groups

Much more...


KidsKamp

Our childcare program is available for children ages 3 - 18. Registration is limited and will close January 4th with no exceptions. Cost is $25 per child.  Register early to avoid disappointment! 

 

Hotel Reservations

For those traveling, discounted rooms are available at the Four Points Memorial City by Sheraton Hotel, 10655 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024. To make a reservation, please contact (281) 501-4600 or the central reservation system at 866-837-4209 and request the Texas Prader-Willi Association Guestroom Block at FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON HOUSTON, MEMORIAL CITY.

The nightly room rate for conference participants is $89/night.  

Free transportation to and from conference. Click on link here for special rate:  Tx Prader-willi Assn Guestroom


Volunteers

We need volunteers for several activities: help with registration, KidsKamp, food prep, set-up/clean-up, etc.  Note that if you register as a volunteer, you will likely not be able to particiapte in the conference as you'll be working during the presentations.

Please contact president@txpwa.org for more information


Pre-Conference Reception

Join us for an informal recpetion on Friday, Feb 8th from 7:30 - 9:00 PM at the Four Points Memorial City Hotel.  We'll be meeting at the restaurant.


Transportation

Hobby Airport (HOU):  Approximately 23.0 miles; Estimated Taxi $60

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH):  Approximately 30.0 miles; Estimated Taxi $55


Grants

Need help attending the conference?  If so, please email us at info@txpwa.org for more information.


FAQs

Q: Are providers & caregivers allowed to register for the conference?

A: Yes!  We encourage anyone affected by PWS to attend.


Q: Can I bring my baby to the conference?

A:  KidsKamp is for children ages 3-18.  However, we don't want anyone to miss out on learning.  Please be considerate of other attendees should you bring a baby.


Q: I can't afford the conference fees.  Is there assistance available?

A: Yes, please contact us at president@txpwa.org for conference grants.

 

Q: My child is in ECI, will my provider cover conference fees?

A: Yes, many ECI providers will cover conference fees as parent education.  Please contact you provider directly regarding reimbursement.


Q: Can I purchase TX Prader-Willi Association t-shirts and merchandise at the conference?

A: Yes!  We'll have a table with items for purchase.


Q: Will the food be secured at KidsKamp?

A: Yes, for the KidsKamp we'll have all food secured and will have a PWS menu.  


Q:  My child will be attending KidsKamp.  Will you administer his/her medication?

A:  No, the KidsKamp counselors will not be administering medication.


Q:  I need to cancel my registration.  Can I get a refund?

A:  Sorry, we cannot issue refunds at this time.


 

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors

 

 holtdesign@gmail.com

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Have questions about TEXAS PWS ROUND-UP: 2013 Conference? Contact Texas Prader-Willi Association

When & Where


Spring Branch Presbyterian Church
1215 Campbell
Houston, TX 77055

Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (CST)


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Organizer

Texas Prader-Willi Association

The Texas Prader-Willi Association was created by Texas families in order to enhance the quality of lives for all affected by Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). We are available for support, education, and advocacy.

 

Visit us at www.TXPWA.org or on Facebook

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