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GLOBAL Research & Medical Care Roundtable at The Rockin’ Moms Retreat

GLOBAL Research & Medical Care Roundtable

What Rockin’ Moms Need to Know!

SAVE THE DATE – Friday, September 27, 2024
DSDN Rockin’ Mom Retreat, JW Marriott, Las Vegas, NV

Co-organized with the DSDN, the GLOBAL Roundtable is a free benefit of Registration for the Rockin’ Mom Retreat and features internationally renowned scientists and medical professionals. Important topics to be covered in 2024 include:

  • Mental Health
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Latest Research Discoveries
  • Pediatric Medical Care
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Michelle Sie Whitten, MA

Co-Founder, President & CEO, Global Down Syndrome Foundation

GLOBAL Introduction & Overview

Michelle Whitten

Joaquin Espinosa, PhD

Executive Director, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome; Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado

New clinical trials to improve healthy growth and development during early childhood


Sujata Bardhan, MS, PhD

Program Director in the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NIH INCLUDE Project: Accelerating Research Discoveries for People with DS Across the Lifespan


Patricia Winders, PT

Director of Therapies, Senior Physical Therapist Sie Center for Down Syndrome

Refining Walking and Beyond

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Kishore Vellody, MD

Medical Director of the Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania and President of the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC)

Pediatric DS Medical Guideline Updates – What Rockin’ Moms Need To Know!

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Bryn Gelaro, MA

Research & Medical Care Senior Director, Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Welcome Remarks

Bryn Gelaro