Tuesday, February 2, 2010

CHERUBS 2010 Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Conference

CHERUBS 2010 Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Conference

There has been a change in place and time! 

Due to the expense of holding a conference in San Francisco, the lack of volunteer support and the costs to families to stay in such an expensive city, we have decided to move this year's conference to Orlando, Florida.   We had decided upon San Francisco over a year ago.  We hoped the economy would've gotten better by this year but that hasn't been the case.   Orlando is much more affordable at about half the cost to CHERUBS and to families attending.

CHERUBS 2010 International Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Conference
Orlando, Florida
May 13 - 16, 2010

We have also changed the dates and moved the event up to May.   Our conference will coincide with the American Pediatric Surgical Conference and we will work closely with that group to offer CDH families and CDH researchers new services at this year's event.   We will have amazing guest speakers as always but we will also include research displays by all the hospitals currently recruiting CDH families for research studies.

We will offer discount Disney and Universal tickets as well.  Our conference days are always half days so that families can fmilies have time to enjoy the location and all the attractions that it has to offer.

Details to be posted very soon!  Stay tuned to the conference site at http://www.cherubsconference.org

Guest Speakers
CDH Research Teams
Round Table Discussions
Pizza Party
Kid's Entertainment
and more!

Our conferences are designed for families of CDH survivors, grieving CDH families, adult survivors and CDH researchers!  

Since our first conference in 2000, CHERUBS is proud to work with the world's best CDH hospitals and researchers to bring the families and the medical world together.   Our 2009 conference bought together 8 CDH groups and families from 4 countries!  

Members who have attended our conferences will tell you that they learned so much more about CDH, made new friends and gained a lot of support.

Because our conferences are confidential to maintain privacy and allow parents to talk freely about their journeys with CDH, we only allow members of CHERUBS to attend.  This is also to keep our members safe and medical information private.   All CDH parents are invited to join CHERUBS for free by registering at our site at http://www.cdhsupport.org

More information will be posted soon!

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