2017 Down Syndrome Research Conference

Hosted by

Down Syndrome Indiana

In partnership with

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)

The D21 Project at Emory University

When:  Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8:30am—1:30pm

Where:  Down Syndrome Indiana, 708 E. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

This one day conference will be FREE and will highlight local, regional, and national research efforts.   This is a unique opportunity for individuals with Down syndrome and their families to learn about, and potentially participate in, new Down syndrome biomedical and clinical research opportunities and advances, and discuss important healthcare and research topics related to Down syndrome.

Topics will include:

- Overview of national and state advocacy efforts to improve the quality of life of individuals with Down syndrome and increase biomedical research on Down syndrome. 

- Improving healthcare standards that will extend life expectancy.

- Identifying the correlation between Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome and recognizing what further research is needed to improve the quality of life for our family members with Down  syndrome.

- Importance of DS-Connect, the Down syndrome patient registry, and participation in clinical studies.

 

Childcare will be provided on location and lunch will be provided.

To RSVP, please complete this registration form and email to register@dsindiana.org or fax to 317-925-7619 by 4/21/17.  You may also RSVP by calling 317-925-7617. 

Include the number of adults attending and the number and ages of children needing childcare. 

*The host organizations are committed to improving health outcomes for individuals with Down syndrome so they may live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.  As a community, we want to work to ensure that individuals with Down syndrome have access to the best possible treatments, diagnostics, and therapies for improving their quality of life.

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