Feb
21
Fri
8th Annual Night of Arts and Blues @ The Brick
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm

 

Arts N Blues

 

A Night of Art & Blues is a fundraiser to raise money for cognitive research on Down Syndrome.  All money raised will be donated to the LuMind IDSC Foundation.

The night will be a cocktail-formal affair, with a live blues band, great food, original art, an open bar, and a lot of fun.

Tickets are $75 each or $125 for two tickets. You can buy tickets (or donate in lieu of buying tickets) by clicking on the link below.

TICKETS

 

Mar
15
Sun
2020 New York City Half Marathon
Mar 15 all-day

 

 

Run through Time Square and into Central Park on March 15th while raising funds for LuMind IDSC. LuMind IDSC’s fundraising minimum for the NYC 1/2 is $1,000. For more information please contact Becca at runfords@lumindids.org

Click here to learn more about United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

Mar
19
Thu
World Down Syndrome Day 2020 – Watch Me Soar
Mar 19 – Mar 27 all-day

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is a global awareness day selected to signify the uniqueness of the three copies of the 21st chromosome. Join us in celebrating individuals with Down syndrome and their accomplishments. Let’s show the world how they soar!

Please visit www.lumindidsc.org/soar for more information.

 

May
13
Wed
MDSC 2020 Virtual Conference
May 13 – Jul 31 all-day

Trailblazers

Paving the Way to a Bright Future Through Innovative Research

MDSC 36th Annual Virtual Conference

Register today so you will be one of the first people to access the virtual conference when it goes live in mid-June!

 

 LuMind IDSC’s recorded presentations

Accelerating Research in Down syndrome 

Hampus Hillerstrom, President & CEO, LuMind IDSC; Stefan Pinter, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut Health

Research advances in Alzheimer’s disease, sleep, speech, cognition and auto-immune conditions show potential to improve the health of people with Down syndrome (DS). The Down Syndrome – Clinical Trial Network and the clinical trial, the LIFE-DSR Study, have been launched to accelerate DS research. Results from recent family surveys on sleep apnea and independence and the launch of the new online resource for families, the Down Syndrome Clinic 2 You (DSC2U), will be included. Dr. Pinter will cover recent work evaluating the potential to silence chromosome 21 in cells. New approaches to remaining challenges toward this goal will be addressed.

Alzheimer’s Disease in Down syndrome: What We Know, What Gives Us Hope for the Future 

James Hendrix, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, LuMind IDSC

Individuals with Down syndrome face a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease later in life, but what can we learn from current research and what gives us hope for the future? This session will provide an overview of recent progress in Alzheimer’s disease research and how this could help people with Down syndrome in the future.

 

Register today so you will be one of the first people to access the virtual conference when it goes live in June. You’ll receive a link and personal custom password via email for the site. The registration fee is only $29.99 per household and will include access to all the presentations that you can view at your convenience through the end of the 2020 calendar year.

Jun
25
Thu
National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) Conference 2020 – Cancelled @ Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Jun 25 – Jun 28 all-day

 

National Down Syndrome Congress

LuMind IDSC is proud to announce and sponsor the 2nd annual RESEARCH RALLY of the 2020 NDSC Conference. We are looking forward to reuniting with family and friends on June 26th in New Orleans to continue collaborating in our shared goals of improving health and independence in individuals with Down syndrome.   Stop by to learn more about the exciting research, our Clinical Trial Network and the new LuMind IDSC initiatives for the Down syndrome community.

To find out more information about the conference go to the NDSC website. Our thanks to NDSC and the conference committee for their exceptional work organizing this important meeting.