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 closes November 1, 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

Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute

1250 Moursund St, Houston, TX 77030

Presenter Session Information
8:30-9:30 Breakfast & Registration
9:30-9:45 DSF Staff and Ambassadors Welcome
9:45-10:15 Gary D Clark, M.D. Family Advocacy in Advancing Disease Treatment
10:15-10:45 Rohini Kusum Coorg, M.D. Comorbidities in Dravet Syndrome and Emerging Therapies
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Alica M. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., M.S. SUDEP
11:30-12:00 Rachel H. Fein, Ph.D., BCBA Behavior and ABA
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Wendy Fry, FACE Director Community Empowerment and Caregiver Care
1:30-2:30 Mary Anne Meskis, Executive Director Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Discussion
2:30-3:00 Fabio Nascimento, M.D. Adults and Dravet Syndrome
3:00-4:00 Open Discussion

Subject to change

Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center
$119.00 + tax, per night
Book at this link or call Emily Miller 713-313-4655
Group code: Dravet Syndrome Foundation – Houston 2019.
The last day to book is October 18, 2019


Wyndham Houston Medical Center Hotel & Suites
$135.00 per night + tax
To book contact Maria Cruz, or 713-577-1230
Group code: DSF

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

Online registration for this event is now closed. If you’d like to attend please email to register your group. Thank you!

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.


Thank you to our 2019 sponsors:

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