“Building Capacity for 22q”  Conference

7th and 8th December 2019


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Saturday 7th

8am  Registration Coffee Danish

8.45am Welcome to Country

9am- 9.20am Dr Honey Heussler - Welcome and overview of latest research

9.20am Donna McDonald- McGinn, Clinical Genetics Centre The Children’s Hospital Philadelphia – 22q an Overview


11.30am Helen Morris Speech Therapist and the VPI clinic - “When to start speech with 22q11DS children”

12.00am Dr Tony Simon Paediatric Cognitive Neuroscientist - Anxiety, Cognition, ADHD and 22q

1.15 LUNCH

2.15pm Dr Angela Berkhout and Dr Sophie Wen Immunisation with 22q11DS

2.45pm Dr Vinita Prasad Clinical Services for the 22q Clinic


3.30– Panel of young people hosted by Dr Kathy Franklin

4.30pm Dr Heussler Coffee - close and networking

Sunday 8th 

8.30am Coffee

9am Dr Honey Heussler - recap and research

9.30am Dr Linda Campbell Clinical Psychologist - Understanding IQ and 22q Caring for the Carer

10.45 Susan Haldane - Care Givers Project

11am Maria Kamper - Education from a Parent’s Perspective

11.30am Break

12pm Music Therapy Research Project early results

12.30 Close

Poster presentation; Denise Toogood and Lisa Burgess

Foyer Q and A during lunch time with 0-6 NDIS? hosted by Benevolent Society

VCFS 22q11 Foundation INC
Trading As 
22q Foundation Australia & New Zealand 
ABN: 22 379 450 116 


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