September 21, 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 Southeast Region’s event takes place on Saturday, September 21 at Maymont in Richmond, VA. Sibling Camp is available for siblings 4 and older who are toilet-trained.

Pre-registration is required. Registration closes September 8, 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 Southeast Parent Ambassadors

Kimberly Brorson
Stephen Carlin
Shannon Cloud

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

1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220

Saturday, Sept 21, 2019 Presenter Session Information
9:00-9:45 Breakfast & Registration
9:45-10:00 DSF Staff and Ambassadors Welcome
10:00-10:45 Dr. Syndi Seinfeld, VCU Health Dravet Syndrome Treatments and Research
10:45-11:30 Dr. Lawrence Morton, VCU Health Transition & Adulthood
11:30-12:00 Clinical Trial Q&A Panel
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 DSF Staff Community Empowerment
1:30-2:30 DSF Staff Patient-Centered Outcomes Research :
“Nothing for us without us”
2:30-3:30 DSF Staff Caregiver Care
3:30-4:00 Community Discussion

Subject to change

Delta Hotels by Marriott Richmond Downtown
$169.00 + tax, per night
Book at this link or call (804) 788-0900 – Group name Dravet Syndrome Foundation
The last day to book is August  22, 2019 

Homewood Suites by Hilton Richmond Downtown
$189.00 + tax, per night
$15 self parking
Book at this link
The last day to book is August 20, 2019 

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 Campus Excursion
4:00 Return to meeting space for pick up

Registration for this event is now closed. If you would like to attend please email for more information.

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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