Global Webinar Series

Global’s webinar series is one of the many benefits of Global Down Syndrome Foundation membership. Without our members, these important webinars would not be possible. Each quarter, Global presents a webinar featuring renowned scientists, doctors, researchers, and/or professionals in the Down syndrome community. These online, interactive presentations range from medical care and health and wellness to crucial research including topics such as:

Physical Therapy

Behavioral Issues (in different age groups)

Speech, Language, and Communication

Alzheimer’s Disease and Down syndrome

Autoimmune Disorders and Down syndrome

Cancer and Down syndrome

These webinars are a wonderful opportunity to learn from the professionals in the Down syndrome community. Click here for links to each of Global’s past webinars.



Take A Deep Breath: Lung Infection &
Cognition in Down Syndrome

Michael Yeager, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, CO

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
12pm – 1pm MST

Global Members – Free
Non-Members – $10

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Overview & Speaker:

This webinar will discuss the connection between lung infection and cognition in Down syndrome. Find out what families need to know and important new research that can benefit your loved ones with Down syndrome. Key takeaways from this presentation are:

How Trisomy 21 leads to respiratory and autoimmune diseases

How infectious lung disease likely impacts cognition

New research on lung disease, autoimmunity, and Down syndrome that could greatly impact quality of life and help people with and without Down syndrome that face these conditions

Michael Yeager, PhD. is an Associate Professor in Pediatrics and Bioengineering at the University of Colorado. He earned his Ph.D. at CU in Experimental Pathology and completed post-doctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes and National Jewish Hospital. His primary research interests have focused on inflammation and fibrosis of the lung vasculature and the right ventricle in children and adults with pulmonary hypertension and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Recently, he has been investigating why persons with Down syndrome are more susceptible to infectious lung disease. He is grateful to be funded to do this work by the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the American Heart Association, and the Jerome Lejeune Foundation.

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