Dr. Pipan joins board of Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group

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Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group-USA (DSMIG-USA) I want to introduce you all to the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group-USA (DSMIG-USA). I’ve been involved with DSMIG since Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) started our Trisomy 21 Program in 2003. This year, I was selected to be part of its Board of Directors.

DSMIG is an interdisciplinary group of health professionals from across the United States and internationally who are committed to promoting optimal healthcare and wellness for individuals with Down syndrome across their lifespan.

Our members include physicians, scientists, nurses, therapists, clinic coordinators, social workers, educators, psychologists and genetic counselors. Our vision is a world in which all individuals with Down syndrome have access to the best healthcare possible from professionals who have the expertise and experience to provide a full spectrum of care to address individual health and wellness needs – all guided by the latest, evidence-based standards of care.

DSMIG is also committed to providing education to interested professionals at our annual educational meeting, held in conjunction with the National Down Syndrome Congress meeting; periodic virtual webinars; and monthly virtual DSMIG Project ECHO meetings.

If you provide medical or therapeutic care to individuals with Down syndrome or anyone on your child’s care team wants to learn more about DSMIG, visit dsmig-usa.org.

Mary Pipan, MD