The New York City / Tri-State Regional Support Group 2007
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Saturday, June 9, 2007 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Stony Brook Manhattan (2nd Floor)
110 East 28th Street, New York City, NY




The New York City / Tri-State Regional Support Group will be holding a one-day event in Manhattan, featuring two speakers followed by support group meetings.
Their speakers, both of whom will focus on all X and/or Y chromosome variations, including Trisomy X and XYY as well as XXY and Klinefelter syndrome, are:


Lynn E. DeLisi, MD

Dr. DeLisi is a Professor of Psychiatry at New York University and Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, Orangeburg, New York.
She has been a proponent for searching for genes that influence cognition and neuropsychiatric disease on the sex chromosomes and is currently examining the disturbances present in the XXY chromosomal variation as a model for finding these genes.



Audrey L. Zapletal, MS, OTR/L

Ms. Zapletal is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist at Thomas Jefferson University.
During KS&A’s October 2006 national conference at Thomas Jefferson University, Ms. Zapletal participated in a team of occupational, physical and sensory integration therapists who oversaw approximately fifty children and adolescents affected by X and Y chromosome variations for two and a half days.
This exposure has led to her having an intensified interest in these conditions and concerning how her profession may help benefit their development.



To find out more about this event, there is additional information posted on the KS&A website www.genetic.org , or you can contact Ginnie Cover at
(631) 747-1539, or via e-mail at GCover@genetic.org.

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