The Sturge-Weber Foundation and Cook Children's Medical Center Announce SWS Education Conference

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Educational Conference for SWS patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals in Ft. Worth, TX

The Sturge-Weber Foundation (SWF), a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization and the Cook Children’s Medical Center, Ft. Worth, Texas, will hold a Sturge-Weber Syndrome Education Conference on Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

The event will be at the Cook Children’s Medical Center Hochberger Auditorium, 801 7th Avenue, Ft, Worth, TX. This event is an opportunity for patients and caregivers to discuss treatments for SWS with experts at the hospital, learn about new treatments and research being done, ask questions and connect with other parents and patients with SWS.

Professionals that will be speaking at the conference are: Dave Shahani, MD – Neurology; Alan Norman, MD – Ophthalmology; Heather Volkman, DO – Dermatology; and Kia Carter, MD – Psychiatry. For further information about this Education Conference, contact Amy Davis at email: mailto:amy.davis@cookchildrens.org.

The Cook Children’s Medical Center is one of 25 centers world-wide that is a member of the SWF Clinical Care Network (CCN), a network of medical centers that have come alongside the Foundation to treat, collaborate, research and educate patients, families and the public about SWS and other Port Wine Birthmark (PWB) conditions. “The SWF recognizes the collaborative care received at the centers plays a key role in improving the quality of life for individuals living with these conditions. Together patients, dedicated physicians and the SWF will increase the pace of discovery,” says Karen L. Ball, Founder and CEO of SWF.

For additional information on SWF, contact Susan Finnell, sfinnell@sturge-weber.org. Visit us online at http://www.sturge-weber.org./

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