Prader-Willi Syndrome Educational Conference

Dedicated to supporting persons with Prader-Willi Syndrome and their families

Oct 29, 2012, 08:00 ET from Prader-Willi California Foundation

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prader-Willi California Foundation will host our annual state conference to educate families raising someone diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome, as well as the professionals who serve them. The conference is scheduled for Saturday, November 3 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Hilton San Jose located at 300 Almaden Boulevard, San Jose.

The Conference will feature:

  • Michelle Garcia Winner, M.A., CCC-SLP will present Social Thinking and Related Skills; Suzanne Cassidy, M.D. will present on the Medical Management of Prader-Willi Syndrome;
  • June-Anne Gold, M.D. will present on Prader-Willi Syndrome Research;
  • Debbie Granger will present healthy menu planning for persons with PWS;
  • Share Sessions will provide families and professionals the opportunity to share their own experiences, strategies, and insights.

Prader-Willi Syndrome is a rare, complex medical disorder that affects growth, muscle strength, metabolism, appetite, behavior, and overall development. PWS causes an insatiable drive to eat coupled with a significantly slow metabolism. Appetite suppressants do not reduce appetite. Undiagnosed and unmanaged, Prader-Willi Syndrome causes morbid obesity.  There are, however, treatment and management strategies that save lives and improve the quality of life of all who are impacted by PWS.

To learn more or to register contact the PWCF Office at (310) 372-5053 or or register online at

WHAT:           Prader-Willi Syndrome Conference: Putting the Pieces Together

WHO:             Prader-Willi California Foundation

WHEN:           Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

WHERE:         Hilton San Jose, 300 Almaden Boulevard, San Jose, CA  95110

About Prader-Willi California Foundation
Founded in 1979, the Prader-Willi California Foundation provides education, support and advocacy services to persons diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome, their families, and the professionals who serve them.  PWCF is the only organization in California devoted exclusively to serving persons with Prader-Willi Syndrome.  Our vision is that people with Prader-Willi Syndrome may pursue their individual hopes and dreams to the full extent of their talents and capabilities and that we will help them achieve their goals. For more information about Prader-Willi Syndrome or the Prader-Willi California Foundation, contact PWCF at 310-372-5053 or or visit

SOURCE Prader-Willi California Foundation