Save the Date! 2014 PRISMS Conference
PRISMS 8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
"BUILDING BRIDGES OF HOPE"
Thursday, July 31st, 2014 – Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
The Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, St. Louis, MO
Keynote speaker: Brenda Finucane, MS, CGC, PRISMS PAB Member
“From Single Syndromes to Shared Pathways: The Evolution of Behavioral Research in Genetic Neurodevelopmental Disorders”
Brenda Finucane is a certified genetic counselor who has had a long career at Elwyn, a large, nonprofit human services organization near Philadelphia. In 2013, she will be taking a position at Geisinger Health System's new Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute in Lewisburg, PA. Ms. Finucane is widely published and has gained international recognition for her expertise in the behavioral and cognitive manifestations of genetic syndromes. She serves on the scientific advisory committees of several genetics support organizations and was the 2012 president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. She is a co-founder of PRISMS and has a particular interest in school and vocational issues for people with developmental disabilities.
The Conference Planning Committee has already begun preparing for the 2014 PRISMS Conference. We hope that you will do the same and start planning your trip to attend the conference. We realize that the conference is a large expense for families. To assist you in your planning, please consider the list of registration fees and our negotiated hotel rate. Please note that we have not raised the registration fees for the 2014 conference, so they will remain the same as the 2012 conference. In addition, we have been able to negotiate the same guest room rate as 2012 conference.
Limited financial aid will be available and more details will be announced next year. Please do not try and book your guest room at the Hilton at this time. The Hilton is NOT ready to receive reservations for our conference yet and we will provide a link for the hotel reservations in early 2014. Childcare will be available at the conference, but the cost for childcare is to be determined.
|Adult (15 & up)||$200|
|Child (14 & under)||$100|
|Professional In Training||$225|
The guest room rate for the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark is $129/night for a single or double room.