November 9, 2019

Dravet Syndrome Foundation’s (DSF) Day of Dravet Workshops are a time for patients and their families to come together to learn about research and treatment options, connect with one another, and be a part of a DSF’s shared vision for a better outcome for those affected by Dravet syndrome.

Our Mountain Region’s event takes place on Saturday, November 9 at the Neurology Research Institute in Houston, TX. Sibling Camp is available for siblings 4 and older who are toilet-trained.

Pre-registration is required. Registration will open mid-July and closes October 31, 2019.

Dravet patients are welcome to attend these sessions, but to be fair to all attendees we ask that you remove anyone who is disruptive from the meeting space. A separate space will be available with activities for Dravet patients and their caregivers to enjoy. Parents and caregivers are responsible for monitoring Dravet patients at all times.

Special thanks to our Mountain Region Parent Ambassadors

Shawna Davis
Lynne Howard
Gloria Rodriguez

The intent of these workshops is to allow regional families to meet and connect, and due to limited the capacity at each event, we request that you only register for the event in your geographic region as designated in DSF’s Family Network. Our regional map may be found at www.dsffamilynetwork.org

Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute

1250 Moursund St, Houston, TX 77030

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 Presenter Session Information
9:00-9:45 Breakfast & Registration
9:45-10:00 DSF Staff and Ambassadors Welcome
10:00-10:30 TBD Overview of Dravet Syndrome
10:30-11:00 TBD Research Update
11:00-11:30 TBD Treatments
11:30-12:00 Q&A Panel
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Wendy Fry
DSF Family and Caregiver Engagement Director
Community Empowerment
1:30-2:30 Mary Anne Meskis, Executive Director Patient-Centered Outcomes Research :
“Nothing for us without us”
2:00-2:45 DSF Staff Caregiver Care
2:45-3:45 Open Discussion
3:45-4:00 Closing Remarks

Subject to change

Coming soon

Day of Dravet Sibling Camp is a unique experience for siblings of children with Dravet to connect with each other. Much like parents, siblings walk away from Day of Dravet feeling connected and empowered by new friendships formed and memories made. Thanks to our sponsors and volunteers, these experiences are provided at no cost to families.

Children must be 4 years or older and toilet-trained. We will contact you with detailed information about camp two weeks prior to the event.

Schedule (Subject to change)
9:00-9:45 Registration and Drop-off
9:45-12:00 Camp Activities led by our facilitators Laurie Bailey and Dr. Carla Schad
12:00-1:00 Lunch with families
1:00-4:00 Field Trip
4:00 Return to meeting space for pick up

Coming soon!

As an organization that values fiscal responsibility, we run our Day of Dravet and DSF Family Network programming from sponsorships and grants allowing funds raised by families and community members to be focused on research. This is only made possible by the generous contributions of our sponsors and support of our wonderful volunteers.

Do you have a skill or service to contribute? We are always looking for community members to support our Day of Dravet events. Please consider registering for the DSF Volunteer Network or becoming an event sponsor. You can contact Wendy for more information.

DSF VOLUNTEER NETWORK

Questions? Contact wendy@dravetfoundation.org

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