Global Webinar Series

FALL 2019

What Families Need to Know: Utilizing the Pediatric Medical Care Guidelines for Down Syndrome


What You Need to Know


Overview & Speakers:

This webinar discusses the importance of utilizing the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines Health Supervision of patients with Down Syndrome, published in 2011. Find out what families need to know. Key takeaways from this presentation are:

To better comprehend the utilization of the Guidelines in medical care of our kids

To recognize the importance of ongoing thyroid, hearing and vision

To understand the increased risk of respiratory illnesses including pulmonary illnesses, pneumonia, and aspiration in individuals with Down Syndrome

Francis Hickey, MD

Francis Hickey, MD

Fran Hickey, MD joined the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome as Medical Director of its Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome in 2010 and he has been involved in the care of individuals with Down syndrome for over 2 decades. Since 2010, Dr. Hickey has organized a multi-disciplinary team of experts interested in children with Down syndrome along with a dedicated research team. He has evaluated nearly 1800 unique individuals with Down Syndrome from across the country and internationally the past 9 years. Sie Center clinics developed include: General Clinics, Infant Clinic, Feeding Clinic, School Age Clinic, Prenatal Clinic, and 2 Sleep Clinics. His research has concentrated on clinical studies involving identification and interventions for comorbidities found in children with Down syndrome. Dr. Hickey has directed over 30 research projects. He has authored or co-authored 30 articles in scholarly publications on Down syndrome. Also, he has developed an academic teaching program on Down syndrome for residents, medical students and fellows who have rotated through the Sie Center clinic. The team developed an innovative Down Syndrome Guideline Chart 1-page summary chart of AAP Guidelines Health Supervision of Down Syndrome Patients. Dr. Hickey and his wife, Kris, are the parents of four children, one of whom has Down syndrome.


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