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This conference serves as a platform to increase health care providers’ awareness of clinical research and health promotion strategies for individuals with Down syndrome. This educational intervention will provide the latest evidence-based medicine and emerging literature that is changing how to diagnose and manage patients with Down syndrome.

This activity is designed for family medicine physicians, internal medicine physicians, pediatricians, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers and other interested health care providers.

Parents, direct care staff and advocates are encouraged to attend the family sessions, which are designed to provide information and resources that will help them assist individuals with Down syndrome.

CME Accreditation and Designation 

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Accreditation and Credit 

University Medical Center of El Paso is an approved provider with commendation of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association-Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides up to 6 contact hours for successful completion of this educational activity.

CEU Accreditation 

Continuing education units (CEUs) for teachers, counselors, social workers are “pending approval” by Region 19 Education Service Center.