Dear DDX3X families:
We are excited to announce our 2nd Family Day which will be this April 10-11 in Chicago.
We are expecting about 20 families to attend with their daughters.
We will have an early family dinner on Sunday evening including all children, and hopefully a group activity earlier on Sunday afternoon including the children as well.
On Monday, we will have doctors speak with us about our children from 9am to 4pm.
Our speakers will be:
Dr. Sherr, Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics at UCSF- He is currently working on studying on children’s MRIs and will reveal what he has learned so far.
Dr. Jinks, Professor of Neuroscience at Franklin & Marshall- He is working on DDX3X research as well.
Karlla Brigatti, Genetic Counselor at the Clinic for Special Children
We hope you can attend.
We’ve contracted several rooms at the Hotel Monaco (map) at $169 per night for King/Queen Queen and $269 per night for Suite. Guests can book online using customized web link: DDX3X Family Gathering or call into VIP reservation line at 312.325.7212 (ask for the group rate under “DDX3X Family Gathering”).
Rebecca Lachman (Senior Catering Manager) is the main contact at the Hotel Monaco Chicago for our group’s upcoming stay. Guests can reach out to Rebecca directly at 312.960.8527 or Rebecca.Lachman@hotelmonaco.com if there is a specific question or a requirement they have for the upcoming stay that she can assist with. Please note, if any guest requires check in/out that is outside of the contracted dates of 9/9 and 9/10, the reservation agent and online booking system may not allow this. Reach out to Rebecca directly to take care of this.
Sunday playdate and dinner information to come.
We will be holding the conference very close to the Hotel Monaco in an office conference room located 111 E. Upper Wacker Dr. (Corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr.) We are working on securing babysitters back at the hotel for the children.
More info coming soon!
Family day info:
- 2016 (April 9-11 in Chicago; Dr. Sherr has been confirmed for April 11th)
- Sign-up sheet for those attending with group rate hotel option