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Canister Donates Down Syndrome Guides to American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Conference in the Wake New Prenatal Education Act

Atlanta, GA, May 04, 2009 --( Design agency Canister ( has donated 50 copies of their uniquely balanced and professional books about Down syndrome for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Conference on May 2.

The agency has also donated another 66 books to Pathfinder Village for the Kennedy Willis Center on Down Syndrome "Presenting and Understanding A Pre-Natal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome" Conference in Cooperstown, NY on May 6.

Canister crafted a physician guide, "Presenting a Prenatal Down Syndrome Diagnosis," as a brief guide for medical professionals which uses recommendations in ACOG practice bulletins 77 and 88 and research published by Dr. Brian Skotko in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Canister also created an expectant parent guide, "Understanding a Prenatal Down Syndrome Diagnosis," as a resource for expectant parents. Because the recently passed Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act requires physicians to provide current information on the range of "physical, developmental, educational, and psychosocial outcomes" for people with Down syndrome, the guides offer pragmatic and non-coercive information for expectant parents so that obstetricians and gynecologists can disseminate them with confidence.

Justin Meredith, Canister's Creative Director, indicates, "We are thrilled with the response our books have received from both the medical community and parents. The level of quality we've put into writing and production obviously resonates with our audience, and we hope to continue that success for some time."

ACOG conference attendees can receive books at the National Down Syndrome Society booth. Since the number of conference attendees outstrips the number of donated books, visiting the booth early is highly recommended. The books are also available for purchase at

Canister routinely donates time and services to worthy charitable efforts such as the Rose Pedal (, a charity bike ride for cystic fibrosis research, and the Canister Down Syndrome Prenatal Outreach Program, a program for prenatal parent support, available as a free download from the Canister site.

About Canister

Canister is an independently owned, creative agency located near Atlanta, Georgia. For over a decade, Canister has developed a portfolio that includes brand, print, interactive, web, and international design.

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