Participants in the 2014 Neutropenia Family Conference will have a chance to speak with the experts, hear presentations covering the latest treatment and research, and to participate in programs geared toward managing life with neutropenia in it. It is a weekend of learning and fun for the children. There will be many opportunities for participants to get to know each other in a comfortable and nurturing setting.
This year sessions will start on Friday July 11th at 1:00 PM with a choice of workshops and an opening session for all. The popular Friday Meet and Greet Reception has not gone away. As in the past families and presenters will have a chance to mingle and get to know each other while enjoying a filling assortment of appetizers.
Private one-on-one sessions with the doctors will be offered towards the end of the conference on Saturday afternoon instead of before the opening session on Friday.This should make them more productive than ever as patients will have the benefit of knowledge gained at workshops.
This year with the first ever Friday Kids Kamp parents will have the opportunity to attend the educational sessions on Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 5:00 knowing their children are having fun in a safe environment with their peers. Children will be welcomed back to Kids Kamp on Saturday from 8:30 to 4:30 where another day of learning and fun activities will be presented by the Child Life staff from the University of Michigan.
Kids Kamp is now divided into two age groups. One for ages 3-5 and one for ages 6 and older.
On Saturday evening there will be a family dinner where participants can relax and enjoy time with new friends.
The 2014 Neutropenia Family Conference comes to a close on Sunday, July 13 after breakfast and a final session.
Friday, July 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM – Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EDT), Ann Arbor, MI
To learn more and/or to register go to Neutropenia Family Conference. www.neutropenianet.org.