2024 Health Care for Adults with Down Syndrome

The Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada is proud to offer an ACCME accredited presentation in conjunction with the Katerini Zoe Medical Outreach Program and The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. Dr. Brian Chicoine is a nationally recognized leader in medical research and care pertaining to adults with Down syndrome. 

 

Overview: The life expectancy of people with Down syndrome has doubled over the last 40 years. The number of people with Down syndrome living into adulthood has also increased significantly. In this presentation, Brian Chicoine, MD, will review the health care changes, past and present, that contributed to these changes. He will also describe differences in the prevalence of health conditions in adolescents and adults with Down syndrome compared to those without Down syndrome and discuss how these differences may affect health promotion and health care of people with Down syndrome. Additionally, Dr. Chicoine will describe the effects of bias in health care of people with Down syndrome and provide suggestions for supporting individuals with Down syndrome in receiving high-quality care.

Presenter: Brian Chicoine, MD Medical Director, Advocate Medical Group Adult Down Syndrome Center Faculty, Family Medicine Residency, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital   Brian Chicoine, MD, is the Medical Director of the Advocate Medical Group Adult Down Syndrome Center in Park Ridge, Illinois. He is on the Faculty of the Family Medicine residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He received his medical degree from Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine residency at Lutheran General Hospital. In 1992, Dr. Chicoine co-founded the Adult Down Syndrome Center, which has served and documented the health and psychosocial needs of over 6000 adolescents and adults with Down syndrome since its inception. Dr. Chicoine has provided medical care for adults with intellectual disabilities for over 30 years and has presented and written extensively on caring for adults with Down syndrome.

Education Category: Ethics 

Other details: Dinner provided.  Doors open at 5:30, dinner served at 6:00pm. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Provide an overview of changes in health care for people with Down syndrome that have occurred over the last 40 years.
  • Describe differences in the prevalence of health conditions in people with and without Down syndrome.
  •  Discuss the effects of bias in health care of people with Down syndrome and describe strategies for addressing them.

 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with accreditation requirements and policies of the

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of

Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada (DSNNN). The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 1.00 hours of nursing continuing education credit. Nevada State Board of Nursing provider number 120894-1. 

This program provides 1 CME credit towards the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners' requirement for 2 hours of training related to ethics, pain management, or addiction care during each licensure period. 

Tuesday, July 23 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Atlantis Resort and Casino, The Atlantis Room: Paradise A 3800 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502, USA