Global Webinar Series Summer 2021

How the CDC Supports People with Down Syndrome & An Update on COVID-19 Vaccinations

Thursday, July 29, 2021
12pm – 1pm MST

GLOBAL Members – Free
Non-members – $10

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Join GLOBAL and Dr. Karen Remley, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities to learn about CDC’s work to improve the health of people with Down Syndrome, including:

  • Monitoring people with Down Syndrome and congenital heart defects,
  • Inclusion of people with disabilities in medical care, and
  • The latest on COVID-19 vaccination for this vulnerable group.

Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP, has more than 30 years of experience in public health and health care. Her “north star” has always been children and families, and she has shaped her career around helping every family have the best opportunity for health and well-being.

Prior to joining NCBDDD, Dr. Remley served as Senior Advisor to the COVID-19 response for the Office of the Commissioner, Virginia Department of Health, where she was instrumental in increasing and assuring testing for COVID-19 to ensure it was widely available across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Dr. Remley has served on many national committees and commissions working on public health education, health equity, and patient safety, including her roles as Chief Executive Officer of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Commissioner of Health for the Commonwealth of Virginia under two governors; Chief Medical Director of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Virginia; and Chief Executive Officer of Physicians for Peace.

You will have the opportunity to view the presentation and listen live as Dr. Remley provides key information and answers YOUR questions. Register today! Once you have completed your registration, you will receive an email confirmation with the meeting link and audio access information.

This webinar is one of the many benefits associated with Global Down Syndrome Foundation Membership. Learn more about GLOBAL’s award-winning magazine, Down Syndrome World™, and how to become a GLOBAL Member today.

If you have a family member of dear friend with Down syndrome, this webinar is for you!


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