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Familial Hypercholesterolemia Family Forum

Join us to connect with others in your area who have Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), hear from FH experts, learn about what the FH Foundation is doing to advocate for the FH Community and find out how you can help.

Bring the whole family! This special event is kid-friendly with a fun and informative program for both adults and children.

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DATE AND TIME

December 9th, 2017 | 9am to 1pm

LOCATION

Cook Children's Medical Center

801 7th Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Brunch will be served

SPEAKERS

Don P. Wilson, MD
Pediatric Lipidologist
Cook Children’s Medical Center

Zahid Ahmad, MD
Lipid Specialist/Endocrinologist
UT Southwestern Medical Center

WHO SHOULD JOIN

You, your family members, and friends affected by FH.

FH Foundation

The FH Foundation is a patient-centered non-profit organization dedicated to research, advocacy, and education of all forms of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). Our mission is to raise awareness and save lives by increasing the rate of early diagnosis and encouraging proactive treatment.

FH is a common genetic disorder that causes high LDL ("bad") cholesterol from birth. Lifelong exposure to high LDL cholesterol can lead to heart disease, but with early diagnosis and consistent treatment, individuals with FH can live longer, healthier, lives.

Questions? Email jp@thefhfoundation.org
or call 626-583-4674

Family Forum Agenda

9 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. – Arrival and welcome

9:20 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. – Zahid Ahmad, MD, Don P. Wilson, MD, & Betsy Price video, Mayor of Fort Worth

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. – Making a Differece for FH; Cat Davis Ahmed, MBA & Jasmine Patel, MPH, The FH Foundation

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. – Living with FH & Connecting with Each Other; Sayers family & you

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. – CCMC REACH Team for Children; Games & Activities

Track 1

  • 10:55 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. – Dr. Ahmad: What is FH? What causes FH? How is FH diagnosed? (for adults)
  • 11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. – Dr. Wilson: What is FH? Are there benefits to testing children? Is early treatment of children helpful? Safe? How important are diet and exercise? How can I help my child/grandchild understand and deal with FH? Special challenges for teens and young adults with FH. (for parents, grandparents)

12:15 p.m. – Panel discussion, questions and answers, video closing

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