Looking Forward: A Midwest Spina Bifida Conference

Looking Forward: A Midwest Spina Bifida Conference

Registrations are coming in for Looking Forward: A Midwest Spina Bifida Conference at Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, OH November 10 – 12th. Don’t wait to book your room through SBC if you require one that is accessible; they are going fast! This 3-day conference offers a unique opportunity to learn about issues related to spina bifida from regional experts while having fun with family and friends.

A meet and greet including a buffet dinner and dance party kick off the conference on Friday evening.

Saturday offers a full day of educational sessions. Presentations will cover transition to independence, special needs estate planning, adult health care, orthopedic options, care coordination, bowel and bladder management, and more. Saturday evening is open for those staying at Great Wolf Lodge to enjoy the restaurants and waterpark. If you are not staying at the hotel, you can still purchase a day pass from GWL to use the waterpark for a day.

The conference will wrap up Sunday morning with a single session on Anxiety and Depression Across the Lifespan: Signs and Strategies.

During presentations, children will engage in a variety of fun activities in close proximity to the meeting rooms including bowling, story time with characters, gross motor play, and Lego building. 15-minute breaks are included after each presentation to allow a chance for caregivers to check on children and provide necessary medical support, such as intermittent catheterization, diaper changes, and medication administration.

If you live in the SBC service area, a limited number of Spina Bifida Coalition scholarships are available to help with the cost of registration for those who have not already received one in 2023. Please complete a scholarship application (https://www.sb-coalition.org/…/schola…/scholarship-form/) BEFORE beginning the registration process to receive your personalized promo code to enter during check out.

There are a variety of different packages for the number of days you will attend the conference and your stay at the Great Wolf Lodge, if at all. Click on the link for the conference schedule and to register. You will need to register for the conference and then also register for your room using this registration link. Make sure to read all the way through to find the best package for you. Please reach out to Diane if you have any questions.

This conference is sponsored by The Greater Cincinati Radio Control Club, Maggie’s Marvelous Mini-Cheesecakes, KE Cakes, dunnhumby, A to Z Wear, Kahny Printing, and Capabilities.

Register Here: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/sbcoc/event/lookingforward