Jan
27
Sat
Funding Futures Chicago @ Fitzgerald's
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm

6th Annual Funding Futures Chicago!

** Funding Futures Auction Link is Live Click Here **

Save the date and mark your calendar for Saturday, January 27th, 2018 from 7-midnight we are going to light up the night at Fitzgerald’s in our continued support of cognition research dedicated to improve learning, provide greater independence and prevent the onset of early Alzheimer’s Disease for people with Down syndrome. Tickets available soon at www.fundingfutureschicago.com

SILENT AUCTION – LIVE MUSIC – GOOSE ISLAND CRAFT BEERS – FABULOUS FOOD, WINE & SPIRITS

Thank you to all of our Sponsors who help make Funding Futures a success every year!!

 

Jan
30
Tue
Free Ds Webinar: Infant Learning Through Objects – January 30th
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Upcoming LuMind Research Down Syndrome Webinar – January 30, 2018:

Learn more about the powerful link between training infants to reach for an object and later heightened interest in objects and focused attention that was in a recent study published online by Developmental Science. Due to the reduced grasping activity and delays in motor skill development that have been associated with risk for developmental disorders, the findings may have implications for autism and Down syndrome research. Register online at http://bit.ly/2B3sm2Y for an online presentation from Drs. Amy Needham and Manderjit Kaur, the principal investigators of the new study LuMind RDS is funding at Vanderbilt University specifically for infants with Down syndrome.

Date and time: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 3:00 pm  EST
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Feb
9
Fri
6th Annual Night of Art & Blues for LuMind RDS @ The Brick
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Arts & Blues for LuMind RDS

The Brick @ 1145 Northside Blvd, South Bend
8:00 pm — February 9th, 2018

It is going to be a great night, with over 250 people, an open bar, lots of great food, live blues band.

Tickets start at $75pp.  For more information and to purchase tickets to the Arts & Blues event please go to www.artnblues.com.

 

 

 

 

Feb
16
Fri
Florida Down Syndrome Conference 2018 @ Nemours Children's Hospital
Feb 16 – Feb 17 all-day

Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida is hosting the 11th Annual Florida Down Syndrome Conference at Nemours Children’s Hospital.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. William Mobley, PhD from University of California San Diego.

 

To register or for more information please go to www.DSACF.org

Feb
18
Sun
2018 Austin Marathon, Half and 5K @ Downtown
Feb 18 all-day

Join our Austin Marathon Team and come run the streets of Austin as we hit the pavement to raise money for Down syndrome research!!! February 18th, 2018.  For more information visit our LuMindRDS Runner’s Page.

Feb
23
Fri
Down Syndrome Affiliates In Action (DSAIA) 2018 Conference @ Hyatt Regency Tech Center
Feb 23 – Feb 25 all-day

 

LuMind RDS is proud to be a Bronze sponsor of the 2018 DSAIA Conference. We are looking forward to reuniting with our Down syndrome affiliates on February 23rd in Denver to continue collaborating in our shared goals of improving health and independence in individuals with Down syndrome.   Swing by the LuMindRDS Booth located at Booth 8 & 9 to learn more about the exciting research that is getting closer to clinical trials and the new LuMind RDS initiatives for the Down syndrome community.

To register or find out more information about the conference go to the DSAIA website. Our thanks to DSAIA and the conference committee for their exceptional work organizing this important meeting.

Mar
20
Tue
Live webinar with Dr. Tarik Haydar and Dr. Nadine Aziz
Mar 20 @ 3:00 pm

 

 Dr. Tarik Haydar and Dr. Nadine Aziz
from the Boston University School of Medicine

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
3 p.m. EDT | 2 p.m. CDT | 12 p.m. MDT | 12 p.m. PDT

Join LuMind RDS with Dr. Tarik Haydar and Dr. Nadine Aziz to learn more about what is going on in the brain’s white matter, how it affects speed, signaling and processing in the brain. You will hear the results of recent research that demonstrates it matters in Down syndrome and may be a potential target to improve the brain circuitry that affect the speed and rate of processing information.

L-R: Dr. Nadine Aziz and Dr. Tarik Haydar

Dr. Tarik Haydar and Dr. Nadine Aziz will provide the background of white matter, the differences found with Down syndrome and present their research path and methodology followed by a Questions and Answers session.

If you can’t join us, register today and receive a link to the recording after the live webinar!

 

 

Webinar description:

Join us to learn what is going on in your white matter, how it affects speed, signaling and processing in the brain, and the results of recent research that demonstrates it matters in Down syndrome and may be a potential target to improve the brain circuitry that affect the speed and rate of processing information. Dr. Tarik Haydar and Dr. Nadine Aziz will provide the background of white matter, the differences found with Down syndrome and present their research path and methodology followed by a Questions and Answers session.

About Dr. Tarik Haydar:

For the past 20 years, Dr. Haydar has dedicated himself to advancing our understanding of Down syndrome. As a PhD student at the University of Maryland, he worked with Dr. Bruce Krueger on brain development in the Ts16 mouse, the first mouse model of Down syndrome in 1997. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship on cellular/molecular mechanisms of brain development at Yale University, working with Dr. Pasko Rakic.

Dr. Haydar returned to Down syndrome research in 2002 when he established an independent laboratory at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. Studying brain development of the Ts65Dn mouse model of Down syndrome, he determined that two triplicated genes (Olig1 and Olig2) may play a role in changing the balance of excitation and inhibition in the brains of people with Down syndrome. In 2010, Dr. Haydar moved to Boston University, where he is currently investigating the causes of changes in white matter production in the central nervous system in Down syndrome.

About Dr. Nadine Aziz:

Dr. Aziz is a postdoctoral associate at Boston University School of Medicine working in Dr. Haydar’s lab. She is interested in characterizing the determinants of proper central nervous system development and function during gestation. Specifically, She studies the etiology of atypical central nervous system development and its impact on cognition and motor function in Down syndrome. She is involved in multiple interrelated projects utilizing mouse models of Down syndrome.

Dr. Haydar’s research is funded by the NIH (NINDS and NICHD).

Mar
24
Sat
MDSC Annual Conference @ DCU Center
Mar 24 all-day

Stay tuned for more information about MDSC’s 2019 Annual Conference!!

Apr
10
Tue
MDSC Adult Conference 2018 @ Bentley University
Apr 10 all-day

 

LuMind RDS is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 MDSC Adult Conference. We are looking forward to reuniting with our Down syndrome affiliates on April 28th in Waltham, MA to continue collaborating in our shared goals of improving health and independence in individuals with Down syndrome.   Swing by the LuMindRDS Booth to learn more about the exciting research that is getting closer to clinical trials and the new LuMind RDS initiatives for the Down syndrome community.

To find out more information go to www.mdsc.org.  Hope to see you there!!!

Apr
25
Wed
Webinar: Don’t let obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) get in the way of cognitive potential!
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Don’t let it get in the way of cognitive potential!

Jessica and Jesse Rivera with Dr. Christopher Hartnick. Image used with permission from Mass Eye and Ear

Live webinar with Dr. Brian Skotko from the Mass General Hospital Down Syndrome Program and Dr. Christopher Hartnick from Mass Eye and Ear

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Don’t let obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) get in the way of cognitive potential! OSA occurs in nearly 3 out of every 4 people with Down syndrome. Symptoms are often silent, with no warning to caregivers and clinicians. Untreated sleep apnea may result in worsening medical issues and loss of cognitive functioning. Register now at http://bit.ly/321Sleep for this live webinar on April 25th to learn about the latest ways to detect apnea in persons with Down syndrome and new advances in how to treat obstructive sleep apnea led by Dr. Brian.Skotko from MGHDownSyndrome and Dr. Christopher Hartnick from MassEyeAndEar. A webinar not to be missed for every parent or caregiver!