The Central New York Regional Perinatal Program and Crouse Health will welcome Brian Skotko, MD, MPP, on Monday, Nov. 18, as part of the CNY Regional Educational Evening Mini Series.
Dr. Skotko will present evidence-based research on how physicians can effectively deliver prenatal and postnatal diagnoses of Down syndrome, as well as discuss the latest advances in prenatal testing.
The presentation will be followed by a parent panel hosted by the 21 Club, a non-profit organization formed by parents and families dedicated to raising awareness of the condition, along with support and connections for those with Down syndrome and their families in the greater Utica and Central New York areas.
A board-certified medical geneticist, Dr. Skotko is the Emma Campbell Endowed Chair on Down syndrome at Massachusetts General Hospital and the director of its Down Syndrome Program. He has dedicated his professional energies toward children with cognitive and developmental disabilities; he is also the co-author of two national award-winning books on the subject. A graduate of Duke University, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Kennedy School, he is currently an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.
The CNY Regional Perinatal Program is a collaboration between Crouse Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University, dedicated to the care and well-being of mothers and babies in 14 counties of upstate New York.