LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will present its first Special Needs in the Early Years Conference to be held July 31-Aug.1 at the Peabody Hotel in
Special Needs in the Early Years, presented by the UAMS Department of Pediatrics and the UAMS KIDS FIRST program, will focus on the current and emerging ideas in the area of early intervention and developmental needs of young children.
Along with many national speakers, UAMS will provide local experts to present at the conference, including Jayne Bellando, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics; Lynn Taylor, M.D., child & adolescent psychiatrist; Karan B. Burnette, associate director, Partners for Inclusive Communities; and Beverly Miller, research associate in the Department of Pediatrics
“This is a new conference designed to focus on the challenges faced by young children with special needs and their families,” said Patrick Casey, M.D., medical director of UAMS KIDS FIRST and the Harvey and Bernice Jones Professor of Developmental Pediatrics in the UAMS College of Medicine. “We have attracted expert speakers from across the country who can share the most current information in their area of expertise. Our hope is that this will become an annual conference bringing the latest information to those who devote their time and energy to working with young children.”
Other conference speakers include Barbara Kalmanson, Ph.D., founder and clinical director of the
Cost for the conference is $175 for both days for those who register by July 11. After July 11, registration will be $200. A special rate for parents is available by contacting the event organizers.
For more information, contact Bonnie Limbird or Kimberly Norris at 501-364-3620.
UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,538 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the
UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a northwest Arkansas regional campus; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,021 students, 789 medical residents and two dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.