This online presentation will provide an overview of Massachusetts General Hospital's Down Syndrome Program, dispel common myths and misperceptions about Down syndrome and offer information and understanding about the interplay between medical and mental wellness across the lifespan. We will also discuss ways to support individuals, families and providers in the health care setting. This online program is free and open to Mass General staff, patients and the general public. To attend this program, click on this link: https://partners.zoom.us/j/94506996409

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Featured Speakers

Brian Skotko, MD, MPPBrian Skotko, MD, MPP: A Board-certified medical geneticist, Dr. Skotko is the Emma Campbell Endowed Chair on Down Syndrome at Mass General. As the director of the hospital’s Down Syndrome Program, he has dedicated his professional energies toward children with cognitive and development disabilities. Dr. Skotko is currently an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and a leader on clinical and translational research about Down syndrome.

Clorinda Cottrell, MSW, LICSWClorinda Cottrell, MSW, LICSW: Clorinda "Clo" is a clinical social worker for the Mass General Down Syndrome Program. She provides behavioral health consultation, family support, care coordination and resources to patients and families across the life span. Clo also provides advocacy with schools and agencies, in order to optimize support for individuals with Down syndrome.

For more information, call 617-724-7352 or email PFLC@partners.org.