Paving the Way to a Bright Future Through Innovative Research
MDSC 36th Annual Virtual Conference
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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.