February 14, 2012

"My Health Chat" takes on autism, other developmental disabilities today at 3:30 p.m.

Experts from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will discuss and take questions about discoveries and innovations in autism and other developmental disabilities during the next “My Health Chat” today at 3:30 p.m.

Hosted monthly by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, these 30-minute interactive video chats offer the chance to hear from and ask questions of scientists and physicians on the leading edge of advances in medicine.

Panelists will be Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, and neurologist Beth Malow, M.D. Dykens is a specialist in genetic syndromes that cause intellectual disabilities. Malow’s work focuses on the relationship of sleep and sleep disorders on developmental disabilities including autism and Down syndrome.

The event will be streamed live from 3:30-4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, on Facebook and at MyHealthChat.com.

Visit MyHealthChat.com to register. You may also view the chat schedule and register for future chats at the same time.

Questions may be submitted live during the chat or in advance by:
· Posting them on Vanderbilt Health’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/VanderbiltHealth)
· Sending them on Twitter to @VUMCHealth or with #MyHealthChat
· Emailing them to connect@vanderbilt.edu

The chats are archived at MyHealthChat.com for future viewing. Past topics have included advances in heart disease, cancer and pediatrics. Future chats will cover the genome and the future of medicine, cancer drug discovery, neuroscience and diabetes.