Global Webinar Series Fall 2021

Alzheimer’s Disease in Down Syndrome Understanding the Connection

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
12pm – 1pm MDT

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Join GLOBAL and Dr. Michael Rafii, Medical Director of the Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI) and Associate Professor of Neurology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

In this presentation, our latest understanding of Alzheimer’s disease in Down syndrome will be reviewed. The signs and symptoms will be reviewed as well as current research approaches to diagnosing, treating and preventing dementia. Finally, there will be a discussion of what self-advocates and families do to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease through the lifespan.

Dr. Rafii’s research focuses on the design and conduct of clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease including a genetic form of Alzheimer’s disease that occurs in people with Down syndrome. He is Principal Investigator of the phase Ib placebo-controlled trial of the anti-amyloid vaccine ACI-24 in Down syndrome as well as the planned phase II trial. Dr. Rafii leads the NIH-funded Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial Consortium – Down Syndrome (ACTC-DS), an international research network that serves as a platform for conducting clinical trials to prevent Alzheimer’s disease dementia in people with Down syndrome. He is Chair of the Alzheimer’s Association Professional Interest Area for Down syndrome and a member of the Adult Clinical Committee of the Trisomy 21 Research Society.

You will have the opportunity to view the presentation and listen live as Dr. Rafii provides key information and answers your questions. Register today! Once you have completed your registration you will receive an email confirmation with the meeting link and audio access information.

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 of dear friend with Down syndrome, this webinar is for you! 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!

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