The 22q11.2 Society
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Promoting research, diagnosis, prognosis, and management of 22q11.2DS & related disorders

News 2020

  • Friday 22nd May 2020

    Survey for families affected by chromosome differences

    G2MH, an international group of scientists and healthcare providers, many of whom are members of the 22q11.2 Society and supported by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), is interested in learning about why families and persons affected by chromosome differences may or may not participate in research studies. In addition, given the current COVID-19 pandemic, G2MH is also hoping to learn about how families are coping during this difficult time. We therefore invite you to share the following short anonymous survey with your patients:

    https://redcap.chop.edu/surveys/?s=NK7DMDX3CM

    Many thanks in advance.
  • Monday 18th May 2020

    22q and ZooM - a big Thank You!

    What an AMAZING Day at the ZooM for 22q! Thank You for Joining Us and Raising Awareness!

    The International 22q11.2 Foundation would like to thank all the event coordinators, co-hosts, foundations, 22q clinics and families around the world that continue to collaborate and work tirelessly to bring 22q to the forefront every day! The celebration happened because of YOU! Here are some photos. More to come, so please stay tuned. Thank you!
  • Monday 18th May 2020

    COVID-19 videos for individuals with immunodeficiencies

    Please visit the website of the Immune Deficiency Foundation for important video presentations for the 22q11.2 Community concerning the COVID-19 ("coronavirus") situation. To find out how individuals with immunodeficiencies have been doing when they contract COVID-19, please see the April 10 video (7 min 55 sec) and the May 8 video (9 min 11 sec)

    These videos are made by 22q11.2 Society Advisor, Chair of Allergy and Immunology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, Kathleen Sullivan, MD, PhD.

    If you have any concerns about COVID-19 or any aspects of your health, please check with your healthcare provider. Thank you.

  • Thursday 7th May 2020

    22q and ZooM – Virtual Worldwide Awareness Day

    The 2020 event of 22q at the Zoo is morphing into 22q and ZooM with a live virtual feed that goes around the world for 24 hours!

    Start time:
    7:00 PM on Saturday May 16th Eastern Daylight time
    which corresponds to 11 am in New Zealand on Sunday May 17th

    End time:
    7:00 PM on Sunday May 17th Eastern Daylight Time
    which corresponds to 1:00 pm in Hawaii

    Please visit the Events page for details and the ZooM link.
  • Friday 10th April 2020

    Passing of Dr. Clodagh Murphy

    We are very sad to announce the passing of Dr. Clodagh Murphy, our close friend and colleague. Please see the tribute from the 22q11.2 Society Trustees.
  • Monday 6th April 2020

    Video message from the 22q Society

    Dear Members of the 22q11.2 Community,

    During this difficult time, the 22q11.2 Society would like to send you the following video message:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=6aIIxAb8BUA

    It is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but please know that we certainly recognize how serious this pandemic is and we are thinking about each and every one of you. Please also know that COVID-19 cannot cripple love, shatter hope, corrode faith, destroy peace, kill friendship, suppress memories, invade the soul, or conquer the spirit – because we are all in this together…

    Stay healthy friends,

    Donna

  • Saturday 28th March 2020

    Lets help reduce the spread of COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic is happening around the world. Let's reduce the spread:
    • Stay home (Why staying home helps)
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds OR use alcohol-based hand sanitizers
    • Try not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth
    • Cough and sneeze into your sleeves and not your hands
    • Stay at least 2 metres (6 feet, or 3 big steps) away from one another
    Cartoon coronavirus
    Here is a tip-sheet from the Dalglish Family 22q Clinic about COVID-19. The International 22q Foundation offers a resources page on COVID-19 as well.

    Please stay home and stay healthy!
  • Tuesday 17th March 2020

    Postponed: 12th Biennial International 22q11.2 Meeting

    As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and associated travel restrictions, the leadership of the 22q11.2 Society has made the difficult and unprecedented decision to postpone the upcoming 12th Biennial International 22q11.2 meeting scheduled for June, 2020 at Le Meridien Lav Hotel in Split, Croatia until 2021.

    Please visit our Meetings page for more information. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Saturday 14th March 2020

    Important videos about COVID-19

    Please visit the website of the Immune Deficiency Foundation and click on the "link to video" next to "March 10, 2020 video update" and March 4, 2020 video update for important video presentations for the 22q11.2 Community concerning the COVID-19 ("coronavirus") situation.

    These two videos are made by 22q11.2 Society Advisor, Chair of Allergy and Immunology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, Kathleen Sullivan, MD, PhD.

    If you have any concerns about COVID-19 or any aspects of your health, please check with your healthcare provider. Thank you.

  • Ann Swillen receives the Edelweiss Award
    Tuesday 3th March 2020

    Professor Ann Swillen receives the Edelweiss Award

    Professor Ann Swillen, the Secretary of the 22q Society and a clinical educational psychologist in the Centre of Human Genetics in UZ Leuven, received the Edelweiss Award in the category "healthcare professional" on Saturday, February 29th, 2020.

    The Edelweiss Awards are presented annually by RaDiOrg, the Belgian umbrella association for people with rare diseases, to individuals and organizations that provide special merit for rare diseases in Belgium. The jury chose Professor Swillen because of her "incredible commitment to the care of patients with rare diseases and, in particular, patients with 22q11 deletion syndrome (22q11 DS)". She is the initiator of numerous research projects on 22q11 DS and leads national and international research projects.

    In addition, the jury appreciates her open and clear communication with patients and parents. A concrete example of this is the information and activity package 'Together we lay the puzzle' that she recently developed. Professor Swillen also organizes Dale & Do Sessions for teenagers with a 22q11 DS to talk about their thoughts and feelings and increase their self-confidence.

    Congratulations, Professor Swillen!

  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Renew your membership by January 27th, 2020

    The 22q11.2 Society Membership renewal deadline has been extended to Monday January 27th, 2020.

    Membership significantly reduces meeting registration fees while supporting the important work of the Society. The rates for two years of membership will remain at £175 for full members, and £125 for junior members.

    We very much hope you will consider joining us or renewing your membership. Thank you.

Source: www.22qsociety.org/news/Default.asp

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