Save the Date to Attend Bioethics Day

Children’s Hospital of  The King’s Daughters and St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children will present Bioethics Day on Nov. 18, 2010:

Caught in the Middle:
Complex Relationships in Healthcare

Keynote Speaker: John F. Crowley, chairman & CEO of Amicus Therapeutics
Author of Chasing Miracles: The Crowley Family Journey of Strength, Hope and Joy, a memoir from the family that inspired the film Extraordinary Measures

   Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010

8 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
CHKD Brickhouse Auditorium
An electronic brochure to follow in the fall. Check the website or call 668-8246 for updates.


  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Values, attributes and accessibility patients and families expect of healthcare team
  • Impact of generational differences
  • Ethics of research
  • E-communication: risks, benefits, realities

  FREE Bonus

Join us to see and discuss the film “Extraordinary Measures” at the Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk, on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 7:15 p.m. Register NOW here.

Presented by Kohl’s Cares for Kids Family Forum

Save the Date: Learn About GI Problems Related to Special Needs Children

Join us Friday, July 30, for the next installment of the new “Fifth Fridays at St. Mary’s Home” lecture series featuring physicians who work with St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children. We’ve designed the series to raise awareness of issues affecting children with disabilities.

Dr. Marc Tsou, gastrointestinal specialist at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, will discuss “GI Problems Related to Special Needs Children.” The lecture will take place from 1-2 p.m. in St. Mary’s Atrium. It is free and open to the public.

RSVP to 757.622.2208 or see our website for more information.

In April, Dr. Larry White, a neurologist at CHKD,  inaugurated the “Fifth Fridays” series  lecture series with a discussion of  “Seizures in the Special Needs Child.”

Parenting a Child with Special Needs

Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters will present a free, six-week class this summer for families of children with special needs.  
Michelle Tryon, a certified child life specialist, will teach “Parenting a Child with Special Needs,” a six-week class series that offers families support and skills they will need when a child is diagnosed with a chronic, life-altering or life-threatening health or behavior challenge. Families will learn to create nurturing homes and healthcare routines. 
The class will be held Wednesdays, June 17-July 22, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the CHKD Health & Surgery Center at Princess Anne, 2021 Concert Drive, Virginia Beach. You can register for the class here or call (757) 668-7500 or (800) 395-2453.
The class is part of the Family  Forum free lecture series on children’s health and wellness presented by Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters and Kohl’s Cares for Kids