First National Keystone Symposia Conference on Down Syndrome Research to be held January 24-27 in Santa Fe, New Mexico | Global Down Syndrome Foundation

First National Keystone Symposia Conference on Down Syndrome Research to be held January 24-27 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

For the first time in its 44-year history the Keystone Symposia is holding a national conference on Down syndrome, “Biology of Down Syndrome: Impacts Across the Biomedical Spectrum.”


KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA CONFERENCE

The conference is co-organized by Drs. Victor Tybulewicz of the Francis Crick Institute, Elizabeth Fisher of University College London Institute of Neurology, Jeanne Lawrence of the University of Massachusetts, and Tom Blumenthal of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the University of Colorado. The conference will cover all aspects of Down syndrome research from genetics and cell biology as well as provide a forum to promote translation of research toward therapy. Session topics include: DS at the Cellular Level, Gene Regulation in DS, Genetics and Epidemiology of DS, Dysregulation of Cellular Pathways in DS, Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease in DS, and Therapy – Present and Future.

“Biology of Down Syndrome: Impacts Across the Biomedical Spectrum.”

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Tim Harris

Extraordinary restaurateur, motivational speaker and Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award recipient Tim Harris is slated to provide the opening address. Harris has garnered much attention from his successes and has appeared on CNN, Oprah, Ellen and The View.

Supporting science is one of Global’s key missions. Global and the Crnic Institute have raised $2.5 million Alzheimer’s disease-Down syndrome research and Crnic Institute grants resulting in 28 labs & 100 scientists working on Down syndrome research.

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