“My Health Chat” takes on autism, other developmental disabilities

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (Vanderbilt University)

Experts from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will discuss and take questions about discovery and innovations in autism and other developmental disabilities during the next “My Health Chat” on Feb. 14.

Hosted monthly by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, these 30-minute interactive video chats offer the chance to hear from and ask questions of scientists and physicians on the leading edge of advances in medicine.

Panelists will be Elisabeth Dykens, director of the Kennedy Center, and neurologist Beth Malow. Dykens is a specialist in genetic syndromes that cause intellectual disabilities. Malow’s work focuses on the relationship of sleep and sleep disorders on developmental disabilities, including autism and Down syndrome.

The event will be streamed live from 3:30 to 4 p.m. CST, Feb. 14, on Facebook and at

Visit to register. You also may view the chat schedule and register for future chats at the same time.

Questions may be submitted live during the chat or in advance by:

The chats are archived at for future viewing. Past topics have included advances in heart disease, cancer and pediatrics. Future chats will cover the genome and the future of medicine, cancer drug discovery, neuroscience and diabetes.

Contact: Cynthia Manley, (615) 936-5711