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Hudson Valley Community College To Host "Developmental Challenges in Children at Risk," a Conference for Those Working with Children

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072 FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, November 18, 2004

Hudson Valley Community College's Teacher Preparation Department, in conjunction with the Preschool Early Development Screening Program, the March of Dimes and The College of Saint Rose will host a conference on how to deal with children whose development is "at risk" because of environmental or biological reasons on Wednesday, December 1, in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center.

Panel discussions will focus on the genetic or environmental factors that may have a lifelong effect on learning and development. The conference is open to educators, parents, medical professionals and anyone interested in the factors that determine childhood development, and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

The panelists are: Darius J. Adams, M.D., head of Genetics and Metabolism at Albany Medical College; Siobhan M. Dolan M.D., associate medical director for the March of Dimes; Anthony Malone M.D., division chief of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Albany Medical College; and Professor Nancy T. Cupolo, department chairperson of the Teacher Preparation Department at Hudson Valley Community College.

For more information or to register, call (518) 218-7337.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.