White Sutton Together is a conference specifically for individuals who have been diagnosed with White-Sutton syndrome, as well as their families and caregivers. The 2020 conference will be held in Houston, Texas at the Texas Children’s Hospital Women’s Pavilion on July 24-26. It will feature relevant speakers, networking opportunities and activities intended to foster relationships and community-building. Meet other affected families, hear presentations from relevant medical professionals and members of the WHSUS community, and build relationships during planned activities and outings. Currently, we have 30 attendees registered – below is all the information you will need to become an attendee as well!

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The White Sutton Together 2020 Conference will be held at the world-renowned Texas Children’s Hospital. We have arranged meeting rooms in the Pavilion for Women, directly across from our host hotel, the Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center. The sessions on Saturday will be hosted there. Our thanks go out to both the Texas Children’s Hospital and the Baylor College of Medicine for their kind hospitality!
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Dr. V. Reid Sutton
Keynote Speaker

Reid Sutton is a clinical geneticist and clinical biochemical geneticist at Baylor College of Medicine & Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Along with Dr. Janson White, Dr. Sutton developed the description of the spectrum of developmental and health issues in individuals with variants in the POGZ gene, that the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) has designated “White-Sutton Syndrome”. Dr. Sutton will be delivering the Opening General Session address on Saturday Morning.

Amanda Couch
President, White Sutton Syndrome Foundation

Amanda is the co-founder of the White Sutton Syndrome Foundation and the mother of a child with White-Sutton syndrome. She will deliver the opening address at the Welcome Reception on Friday evening, as well as a session on Autism as it relates to WHSUS on Saturday.

Josh Couch
Creative Director, White Sutton Syndrome Foundation

Josh is both the Creative Director and Board Secretary for the White Sutton Syndrome Foundation, and the father of a child with White-Sutton syndrome. He will deliver a presentation on the White Sutton Syndrome medical registry on Saturday.

Renea Banks
Vice-President, White-Sutton Syndrome Foundation

Renea Banks is the co-founder and Vice-President of the White Sutton Syndrome Foundation, and the mother of a child with White-Sutton syndrome. She will deliver a presentation on Philanthropy on Saturday.

Angelo Banks
Treasurer, White Sutton Syndrome Foundation

Angelo is the White Sutton Syndrome Foundation Treasurer and the father of a child with White-Sutton syndrome. He will moderate a Parent’s Panel Discussion on Saturday afternoon.

Children’s Museum Passes

We have arranged passes to the Children’s Museum of Houston that can be claimed during registration. We are planning a group outing to the Museum and we encourage groups to attend together and use this opportunity to grow relationships with other White-Sutton syndrome families.

Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center

We have arranged a block of discounted rooms for attendees at the Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center, directly across the street from the Women’s Pavilion. These rooms must be booked no later than July 2nd in order to qualify for the special rate. Just use the code “White Sutton Syndrome” when calling 1 (888) 225-9664 or book online below.
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Overflow Hotel

Just down the street from our host hotel is the SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Houston Medical Center. While we don’t have a special rate arranged with this facility, it is comparable in price to the Hilton and also offers complimentary breakfast.

Traveling from Outside the US?

You can request a Visa Invitation Letter to support your visa application by emailing us once you’ve completed registration. The Visa Invitation Letter will be emailed after the requester has registered for this conference and the registration fee has been paid in full. Original Visa Invitation Letters cannot be mailed via Post/DHL/Airmail.

Early Bird Registration

$25 $15
If you register early, you make our job easier. As such, we’ll thank you by offering a discount if you register before June 1st. Registration questions? Please email us.
 

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