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The New England Down Syndrome Symposium

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The Alana Down Syndrome Center Presents: The New England Down Syndrome Symposium

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The Alana Down Syndrome Center Presents:

The New England Down Syndrome Symposium

Co-organized by The Alana Down Syndrome Center, LuMind IDSC Foundation, Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC), and MIT

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We invite you to virtually join us for The New England Down Syndrome Symposium on Tuesday, November 10 from 8:45am - 4:00pm ET.

Please click the green "register" button on this page to receive the link to join. The link to view the symposium will be sent to you via email prior to the event.

Tentative Schedule:

8:45 - 9:00am Introduction (featuring remarks from Kate Barlett, MDSC Self-Advocate Advisory Council)

Session 1: Developmental biology

  • 9:00 - 9:40am Elizabeth Fisher (keynote), University College London
  • 9:40 - 10:05am Laurie Boyer, MIT
  • 10:05 -10:30am Tarik Haydar, Boston University Medical
  • 10:30 -10:55am Lindy Barrett, Broad Institute, MIT and Harvard
  • 10:55 - 11:10am Break

Session 2: Alzheimer’s Disease in Down Syndrome – Recent Advances

  • 11:10 -11:35am Diana Rosas, Massachusetts General Hospital Neurology
  • 11:35am - 12:00pm Stephanie Santoro Massachusetts General Hospital Down Syndrome Program
  • 12:00 -12:25pm Li-Huei Tsai , Alana Down Syndrome Center at MIT
  • 12:25 - 1:30pm Lunch break

Session 3: Dosage compensation/aneuploidy

  • 1:30 -2:10pm Jeannie Lee (keynote), Harvard Medical School
  • 2:10 - 2:35pm Stefan Pinter , University of Connecticut
  • 2:35 - 3:00pm Mitzi Kuroda, Harvard Medical School
  • 3:00 - 3:15pm Break

Session 4: Sleep Apnea in Down Syndrome

  • 3:15 - 3:40pm Christopher Hartnick, Harvard Medical School
  • 3:40 - 4:05pm Daniel Combs, University of Arizona
  • 4:05 pm Closing Remarks

Please click the green "register" button on this page to receive the link to join. The link to view the symposium will be sent to you via email prior to the event.

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