This is one of the largest fundraisers we hold, and it is always a lot of fun! This year was no different. The event was held at the Canyon Springs Golf Course in San Antonio. You can read about all the details here. There are a lot of photos over there, but I thought I'd re-post a few of my favorites.
|The lab team from the Chromosome 18 Clinical Research Center, manning the margarita bar!|
|The two ladies that started it all: Jannine and Elizabeth Cody|
|As we do every year, there was a balloon release in honor of the people we have lost in the past year.|
|Waiting for one of the talks to start. Check out the fancy wall adornments!|
|The European conference has one huge challenge that the American conference doesn't: the language issue! This is a photo of the translation booths. These formidable people translated the talks into English, German, Italian, and French.|
|One of the favorite talks of the conference: the young adults panel! These fantastic people took questions from the audience. They had many questions from parents of young children!|
|Dr. Hale, Dr. Cody, Liz, and myself, waiting to see "The Last Supper"!|
|A good time.|
In addition to family conferences and fund-raisers, we've been busy with attending professional conferences to keep up with the latest advances in our fields and network with other scientists. I was able to go to the European Society of Human Genetics meeting in Nurenberg, Germany, and in a few short weeks, Dr. Cody will be attending the American Society of Human Genetics meeting in San Fransisco.
So, as you can see, it has been a busy several months! And it doesn't look like things will be letting up any time soon! The annual Phantom Tea Party is just around the corner, not to mention the holidays! That being said, though, I hope to post here more slightly more frequently, just to give you an idea of the various things that are going on in the chromosome 18 community!