Nicklaus Children’s Hospital invites you to attend a conference designed to provide individuals with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) and their family’s up-to-date information about the possible aspects of BWS and their management. The conference will consist of lectures by specialists with BWS expertise in the fields of cardiology, genetics, oncology, orthodontics, orthopedics, plastic surgery, anesthesiology, audiology, speech therapy, and more. We will also have a guest speaker. There will be an opportunity for clinical evaluations by plastic surgery, speech therapy, genetics, orthopedics, and orthodontics/dentist for individuals who have already had tongue reduction and those who may be considering tongue reduction.
The Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome Foundation International is a co-sponsor of this event and will provide opportunities for BWS individuals and their families to network.
Schedule of the Conference:
Friday, July 20, 2018
Registration - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Follow-up clinic with Dr. Perlyn, Speech, Orthodontist/Dentist, Orthopedics, and Genetics by appointment only (see registration form below)
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Registration – 6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Presentations by Healthcare Professionals (General and Break-out Sessions) – 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. (Childcare provided; morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and box lunch included)
Mix n’ Mingle Dinner – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (children invited)
Sunday, July 22, 2018
New patient clinic with Dr. Perlyn, Speech, Orthodontist/Dentist, orthopedics, and Genetics by appointment only (see registration form below)
Cost of the conference includes:
All healthcare professionals’ presentations on 7/21/18
Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, box lunch and dinner on 7/21/18
Pre-registered clinic evaluation on either 7/20/18 or 7/22/18
Childcare for 7/21/18
Early-bird (prior to April 30st):
About the Speaker:
Dr. Perlyn is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. He is an attending plastic surgeon within the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and also serves on PSA's board of directors. In addition, Dr. Perlyn is an assistant professor and chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. As a pediatric plastic surgeon, his practice is dedicated solely to caring for children and young adults with congenital or acquired anomalies and injuries. His particular interests are in craniofacial surgery, vascular anomalies and pigmented lesions of the skin.
We have reserved a block of rooms at:
Hampton Inn and Suites
777 NW 57th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33126
Phone: (305) 262-5400
Use this link to book with the BWS conference rate, or mention the following when making a reservation:
Group Name: BWS 2018
Group Code: MCH
The following are the hotel rates (Non-Smoking):
- 2 Queen Beds (max 4) $ 109.00 (with tax $123.17) no rollaways for queen rooms
- 1 King bed (max 3) $ 109.00 (with tax $123.17) you could ask for a roll away bed
- 1 bedroom suite with either 2 queens or 1 king plus pull out sofa (potentially 8 max) $139.00 (with tax $157.07) you could ask for a rollaway bed
The room blocks will run from Thurs July 19, 2018 through Mon. July 23, 2018. If you wish to come early or stay late you will have to coordinate with hotel on pricing.
There is free parking and WiFi at this hotel. Free hot breakfast.
*Please book as soon as possible so you can get a room you want. They do have 1 bedroom suites that will run out so the sooner you book the better. The special hotel rate will release on 6/11/18 so get your room reserved ASAP.
There is a shuttle that runs from Miami International airport to the hotel. If you fly into Ft. Lauderdale there is a super shuttle that will take you to Miami International airport and then you can take the hotel shuttle.
Uber transportation is available in Miami. If you want to use their service you will have to download the app to your phone. The hotel front desk may be able to help with other shuttle needs while you are there, inquire at the front desk.
Shuttle service can be provided upon request from the Hotel to the Hospital on Fri. 7/20, Sat 7/21 and Sun 7/22.
For more information please contact:
Phone: (305) 278-5923