Save the Date: PWSA | USA’s Virtual Sleep Summit

To learn more about sleep issues in individuals living with PWS, PWSA | USA created a six-month program entitled Sleep Issues in Prader-Willi Syndrome: A Deep Dive for Parents & Practitioners, which included monthly focus group discussions led by a trained facilitator.

The program will conclude with a full day PWSA | USA Virtual Sleep Summit, which will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 starting at 12:30 p.m. EST. The Sleep Summit will include several webinar presentations from physicians for both parents and healthcare providers.


Amee Revana, DO FAASM, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Texas Children’s Hospital 

Sleep Summit Topic: Introduction to Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Children with PWS
When: September 27, 2022 | 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EST


Amee Revana, DO FAASM is an associate professor of pediatrics and is a triple board certified in general pediatrics, pediatric pulmonary and sleep medicine.  She cares for children at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas.   She has a strong interest in medical education and research.


Dr. Olivia J. Veatch, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Kansas Medical Center

Sleep Summit Topic: Genetics of Sleep and Sleep Disorders in PWS
When: September 27, 2022 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. EST


Dr. Olivia J. Veatch is an assistant professor in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She earned her M.S. in Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering from the University of Hawai’i in Honolulu, HI in 2006 and her Ph.D. in Human Genetics from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN in 2013. She also has professional training in translational bioinformatics and received a Certificate in Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania in 2018. Dr. Veatch’s research focuses on combining evidence from the laboratory with the power of computers to find ways that genetics can help inform healthcare for people with neurodevelopmental syndromes and conditions. She has particular interests in understanding the genetics connecting Prader-Willi syndrome and sleep/circadian disruptions with the ultimate goal to inform treatment for sleep problems in these individuals.

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