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09/24/2007
Hudson Valley Community College To Host Oct. 3 Symposium on Bipolar Disorders in Children

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, Sept 24, 2007

Diagnosing bipolar disorders in young children will be the topic of a symposium at Hudson Valley Community College, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Hudson Valley Community College.

The event is open to the general public. Presenters will discuss and define the variety of mood regulating disorders based on the latest medical and educational research. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the diagnoses and strategies for social, emotional growth. There will be an opportunity for questions at the end of the symposium.

The college’s Teacher Preparation Department and the Preschool Early Development and Screening Committee (PEDS), affiliated with Albany Medical Center, are the co-sponsors of the event.

Presenters include developmental pediatrician Dr. Anthony Malone; pediatric psychiatrist Dr. Richard Felch; Professor Nancy T. Cupolo, department chairperson of the Hudson Valley Teacher Preparation Department; and Dr. Julie Simon, a pediatric psychologist.

For more information or to register, contact the PEDS program at (518) 218-7337.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.