GLOBAL Webinars October 2023

An Important Update on Groundbreaking Clinical Trials & Research for People with Down Syndrome


This informative GLOBAL Webinar discussed how new research is helping us understand how the extra copy of chromosome 21 is affecting the health of individuals with Down syndrome; three key areas: oxygenation, growth and immunity; how recent findings show multiple effects of increased hypoxia (low oxygen), stunted growth, and dysregulation of the immune system in Down syndrome; new clinical trials based on these findings that are testing medicines to improve health outcomes in Down syndrome, with promising initial results; and how based on these important findings, promising new treatments are being tested to improve health outcomes for those with Down syndrome.

The webinar attracted almost 500 registrants from 39 states and 18 countries (Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, and the United Kingdom).


PowerPoint Presentation: Dr Espinosa Clinical Trials Research PDF

Joaquin Espinosa, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Espinosa directs a diverse research program with emphasis on Down syndrome that is supported by the NIH INCLUDE Project and the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. At the Crnic Institute, Dr. Espinosa directs the Human Trisome Project, a detailed natural history study of the population with Down syndrome, which has enabled the design of novel clinical trials to improve health outcomes in Down syndrome. Dr. Espinosa currently serves as the Leader of the Administrative and Outreach Core of the NIH INCLUDE Project Data Coordinating Center, a new data resource that aims to accelerate discoveries into the mechanisms underlying the increased risk of co-occurring medical conditions in people with Down syndrome.

The presentation with audio as well as your questions and answers can be accessed using your GLOBAL Membership code. Not a Member? Join today! THANK YOU for supporting GLOBAL and our important work!

This webinar is one of the many benefits associated with Global Down Syndrome Foundation Membership. Learn more about GLOBAL’s award-winning magazine, Down Syndrome World™, and how to become a GLOBAL Member today.

If you have a family member or dear friend with Down syndrome, this webinar is for you! Not a Member? Join today! THANK YOU for supporting GLOBAL and our important work!


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