This conference is an exceptional opportunity to direct our collective focus towards creating opportunities to advance research and improve the delivery of health care for children living with genetic disorders. Our goal is to develop recommendations for establishing a comprehensive, state-based model that will effectively: facilitate early diagnosis; improve access and quality of care; optimize the coordination of provider services; and foster high impact clinical research to expedite improved medical treatments.
The conference offers a comprehensive agenda presented through four plenary sessions and over 35 panel discussions covering five independent themes:
- Reaching An Early Diagnosis
- Sharing Family Experiences
- Optimizing Care And Coordination Of Services
- Children Living With A Genetic Disorder: Meeting Their Needs
- Accelerating Research
The Genetics Diseases of Children Conference is presented by the New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health's Office of Rare Diseases Research, the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements, Genetic Alliance, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and the Jeffrey Modell Foundation.