Wednesday, July 11, 2012
3rd International PWS Caregivers’ Conference in Germany News
Patrice Carroll, Latham’s Manager of PWS Services, and I were fortunate to be able to attend the 3rd International PWS Caregivers’ Conference in Germany. It was pretty amazing to meet people from all over the world who are doing the same type of work as we are. One of the conference sessions we both attended was directed toward creating PWS Training Curricula for new staff members. This involved a lot of brainstorming and extensive discussion about all aspects of our work. Ultimately, though the conference participants were from so many different places in the world, it was clear that our experiences of working with individuals with PWS were extremely similar in many ways.
It was exciting to be part of such a planning session, and I felt so energized by the level of motivation, passion, and compassion conveyed by all of the other participants. I believe our collective efforts were helpful in steering the training curricula in a productive and positive direction. I know that it was helpful for both of us to share our experiences and knowledge with so many others, and that we gained a wealth of information from, and built bridges with, our international colleagues.
Director of Education