Date: Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 17.00 h. CET, per Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Herrieven
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nptY8WpvRPeTTGGkqRGRyQ
Serious illness in children with Down Syndrome
People with Down’s syndrome are at increased risk from serious illness.
Dr. Elizabeth Herrieven shall be reviewing some of the reasons for this, discussing what can be done to keep people healthy and explaining some of the warning signs to watch out for.
She shall be including information about COVID-19 and vaccination, but this will not be the main focus of the presentation.
Dr. Elizabeth Herrieven is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Paediatric Emergency Medicine in Hull, East Yorkshire, UK, where she lives with her husband and two children. Her eldest child, Amy, is 15 and has Down’s syndrome and autism. Because of her childhood healthcare issues she has developed an interest in health inequalities and access to healthcare for people with a learning disability or autism.
She trained at the University of Sheffield Medical School, graduating in 2001. Her qualifications are MBChB (hons), MRCS Eng (2004), DCH, FRCEM. She is a member of the Steering Group for the Down’s Syndrome Medical Interest Group (UK and Ireland), has presented nationally and internationally on serious illness and health inequalities for people with learning disabilities or autism.
Dr. Herrieven has written a number of articles for healthcare professionals and parents, along with a guideline for the pre-hospital management of patients with communication difficulties for JRCALC in the UK.
She is also a member of the online medical training team behind Don’t Forget The Bubbles (for paediatricians) and an editor for RCEM learning (for emergency physicians).