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

2017 Down Syndrome Research Conference Agenda

Indianapolis, Indiana

 8:30 – 9:00     Vincent Randazzo, NDSS Public Policy Advisor

                         & Guest Speaker:   Carl Erskine

                          Video: https://youtu.be/VrLe7NmJpLs

                          Handouts:  click here

 9:00 – 9:20      Dr. Sherman, DS360 Project at Emory University

                        Title:  What’s Happening in the Research

                                  World of Down syndrome?

                          Video: https://youtu.be/GFDsS_C_xTM

                          Handouts:  click here 

 9:20 –  10:00   Dr. Roper, IUPUI

                          Title:  Treatment in Trisomy 21: a scientist’s


                          Video: https://youtu.be/jd_uv9w8sOQ

                          Handouts:  click here 

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:00 Dr.  Head, University of Kentucky

                        Sanders Brown Center on Aging

                       Title:  Aging in People with Down syndrome

                        Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdGI-avK4FA

                        Handouts:  click here 

11:00 – 11:20 Lisa Kaeser, NIH & DS-Connect

                        Title:  Research: Why Should I Get Involved?

                        Video: https://youtu.be/EjqV6C16g-o

                        Handouts:  click here 

11:20 – 11:45 Lunch

11:45 – 12:00  Kelsey Prena, Ph.D., Indiana University

                        Title: Potential of Video Games for Learning & Memory

                        Video: https://youtu.be/8d3WmfibWBc

                        Handouts:  click here 

12:00 – 12:20  Drs. Marie Channell & Laura Hahn,

                        University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

                        Title:  Characterizing Development in Down Syndrome:

                                  From Infancy through Adolescence

                          Video: https://youtu.be/nnDNNudp0FE

                          Handouts:  click here

12:20 – 12:50  Dr. Kathy Martin, PT, DHSc, University of Indianapolis

                        Title:  The benefit of orthoses for young children with

                                  Down syndrome

                         Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPLAHSBv9os

                         Handouts:  click here

12:50 – 1:15    Dr. Rachel Swinford, PhD

                        IU School of Physical Education – IUPUI

                        Title:  Live Laugh Dance – Connecting Mind, Body

                                  and Soul

                          Video: https://youtu.be/pTr6DC3BeBg

                          Handouts:  click here 

1:15 –              Questions