May
31
Thu
Webinar: A New Era For Alzheimer’s Biomarkers In Down Syndrome @ Webinar
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Watch this live webinar for perspectives on Alzheimer’s Disease biomarkers in Down syndrome from leading experts, Dr. André Strydom and Dr. Juan Fortea, with the Londowns Consortium and the Down Alzheimer Barcelona Neuroimaging Initiative.

May 31, 2018
12pm EST
Register at http://bit.ly/AlzBiomarkers4Ds

 

Dr. André Strydom (MRCPsych, MSc, PhD)
King’s College LondonDr. Strydom is a Professor in Intellectual Disabilities at the world-leading Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, where his research is focused on mental disorders in adults with neurodevelopmental conditions, including Down syndrome and other genetic disorders.Professor Strydom is particularly interested in ageing-related conditions such as dementia in adults with Intellectual Disability and Down syndrome. He is the chief investigator of the LonDownS consortium http://www.ucl.ac.uk/london-down-syndrome-consortium which consists of several research groups from prominent London universities (KCL, UCL, QMUoL, Birkbeck and the Crick Institute) working on various aspects of Alzheimer’s disease in Down syndrome. One of the important aims of the consortium is to deliver the knowledge, tools and expertise that is necessary to enable clinical trials of treatment to prevent or delay the onset of dementia in individuals with Down syndrome.
Dr. Juan Fortea, Faculty Neurologist.
Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau and Fundació Catalana Síndrome de Down.Dr. Fortea has extensive experience in clinical practice and in medical research, whose focus is the early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s disease as well as its development in Down syndrome.Dr. Fortea’s PhD specialization was the study of pre-­‐clinical Alzheimer disease in sporadic and familial cohorts through the use of multimodal MRI and CSF studies. Today, he is the principal investigator of multiple research projects in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome, and he leads the Neuroimaging Laboratory within the St Pau Memory Unit. One of his most significant contributions is the creation and implementation of a health plan for the screening of Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down syndrome that includes longitudinal assessments and a comprehensive biomarker research program. This cohort is one of the largest in the world complete with multimodal biomarkers, including MRI and PET imaging, plasma and CSF as well as polysomnography tests.
Jun
26
Tue
Webinar: Pathways to Novel Cognition Targets with Potential to Help People w/ Ds
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Watch this live webinar on Pathways to Novel Cognition Targets with Potential to Help People with Down Syndrome with Dr. Craig Heller, PhD, Stanford

June 26, 2018

3pm EST

Register at http://bit.ly/DsResearchFromStanfordU

The ability to learn and remember is an important aspect of human life that is more difficult for individuals with Down Syndrome. Basic research, however, is leading to new approaches that have the promise of improving impaired cognitive functions. Some of these leads involve understanding the roles that sleep and daily rhythms play in our ability to form long-term memories. Other leads involve understanding and altering the neurochemical pathways involved in memory processing. Still other leads come from molecular knowledge of how genes triplicated in DS influence brain development. In his Webinar, Dr. Heller will discuss recent progress in these areas.

Jul
14
Sat
2018 Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon @ Cuvaison Carneros Winery
Jul 14 all-day
2018 Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon @ Cuvaison Carneros Winery | Napa | California | United States

We saved you a spot in the SOLD OUT Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon on July 14.

Run the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon for FREE with LuMind RDS Runners!

Registration for the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon sold out!  Missed out? No problem – we’ve saved you a spot.

Click here to learn more about Napa to Sonoma

Dallas Miles For Breakthroughs @ Trinity Skyline Trail
Jul 14 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Miles for Breakthroughs 5k

July 14th @7:30am

Trinity Skyline Trail

Dallas, TX

 

Join the LuMind RDS as we unite for a common cause and raise funds at the 2018 Miles for Breakthroughs 5K. You will be joining a vibrant community of runners who are friends and family of a loved one with Down syndrome – or just enjoy running for a great cause!

Make a difference. By joining LuMind RDS Runners and participating in the Miles for Breakthroughs 5K, your fundraising efforts will go directly to support results-driven research to improve health and independence in persons with Down syndrome all over the world.

Register or donate today!

Want to connect with other runners at this event and other LuMind RDS Runners events across the country? If you have a passion for staying in shape and a passion for someone with Down Syndrome, please join our facebook group!

Aug
9
Thu
Research and Retreat Weekend 2018 @ Cincinnati Great Wolf Lodge
Aug 9 – Aug 12 all-day

Research and Retreat Weekend 2018

One weekend, one location, lots of families, activities, learning and fun– all the weekend of

August 9-12, 2018 at the Cincinnati Great Wolf Lodge!

IMDSA’s Research & Retreat is teaming up with the International Down Syndrome Coalition (IDSC) Family Weekend at the Cincinnati Great Wolf Lodge in Ohio. IMDSA and IDSC’s annual events are combining into one fabulous weekend!

Join LuMind RDS’ President and CEO, Hampus Hillerstom, on Saturday 8/11 at noon for his presentation, “On The Verge Of Breakthroughs”.

 For more information, visit https://www.imdsa.org/research-and-retreat

Feb
17
Sun
2019 Austin Marathon, Half and 5K @ Downtown
Feb 17 all-day

Join our Austin Half Marathon Team as we hit the pavement to raise money for Down syndrome research!!! Take on the streets of this great city in one of the best half marathons in the US.  Make your miles count with and chance to run free AND make a difference in the lives of people with Down Syndrome.

February 17th, 2019.  For more information visit our Austin Half Marathon Information Page.

 

Feb
24
Sun
2019 Disney Princesses Half Marathon @ Walt Disney World Resort
Feb 24 all-day

You’re invited to join us for the most magical race weekend on Earth at Walt Disney World® Resort where your favorite classic Disney characters are the hosts! With race distances for all skill levels, including Kids Races, a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon, participants will enjoy special Disney entertainment on course and earn one-of-a-kind Disney finisher medals. Plus, runners can take on race challenges to earn even more bling. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran runner, everyone can experience the magic of running through Walt Disney World® Resort!

Mar
20
Wed
The Up of Down: An Insight Into the World of Down Syndrome @ NYU Winthrop Research & Academic Conference Center
Mar 20 @ 1:30 pm

You’re invited to the Conference on the

Progress of Down Syndrome Research

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

We invite you to attend this great research symposium on March 20 @ 1:30pm in Mineola, New York organized by our friends at Alexander’s Angels featuring great research that has been supported by LuMind RDS. It’s a great opportunity to hear about progress in Down syndrome research directly from the researchers. The symposium is open to families and healthcare providers. Space is limited so you can reserve your spot today online at winthrop.cloud-cme.com.

The Up of Down: An Insight into the World of Down Syndrome is a Joint Provider Conference with Alexander’s Angels, Inc. and NYU Winthrop Hospital. The focus is to highlight the Down syndrome research progress and consists of speakers from a broad spectrum of specialties. Current findings will be presented by faculty from prestigious universities with affiliated hospitals on their campus. The conference will cover a wide range of topics including plans to explore a broad number of topics related to Down syndrome.

Keynote Speaker

  Roger Reeves, PhD.

Rethinking Alzheimer Disease in the Context of Down Syndrome

William Mobley, MD, PhD

Gene Dosage in Cellular Models of Trisomy 21

Stefan Pinter, PhD

Review the FDA Approved Study Looking at the Effect of Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation in Treating Children Ages 10 to 21 with Down Syndrome and Significant Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Christopher Hartnick, MD, MS

Learning Objectives

At the end of this symposium, learners should be able to:

• Discuss improvements in learning and memory in individuals with Down syndrome

• Assess and discuss why we see early onset Alzheimer’s in individuals with Down syndrome

• Explain research findings regarding cellular models

• Discuss common developmental and behavioral observations of individuals with Down syndrome

• Identify medical predispositions in individuals with Down syndrome

• Benefits of Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation

• Discuss the effects of Down syndrome on the immune system

 

Please register at winthrop.cloud-cme.com

SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTER EARLY.
NYU Winthrop Research & Academic Conference Center

Main Level

101 Mineola Boulevard

Mineola, NY 11501

Registration is FREE and includes educational materials, refreshments and CME-CE credit certificate.

Mar
21
Thu
WDSD – Virtual Run/Walk
Mar 21 all-day

WDSD V RW Banner 2016

Join the WDSD 321 Virtual Run/Walk – Actively Support Ds Research

World Down Syndrome Day (3/21) and, here at LuMind Research Down Syndrome, we’re wondering how YOU plan to celebrate.

Won’t you join us in *actively* showing your support of Down syndrome cognition research by signing up to participate in the World Down Syndrome Day 321 Virtual Run/Walk event?  This “virtual” event is an opportunity for people across the world to come together to advocate and self-advocate for persons with Down syndrome. We have a goal to unite a team of supporters across the world in raising funds for Down syndrome research by team fundraising throughout the month of March 2019.

To participate, we ask that you commit to taking part in some kind of physical activity throughout the month of March involving any sort of variation of the numbers 3-2-1.  Then on WDSD (3/21) post pictures, or video, of your 3-2-1 activity on our Facebook Group.  Participate on your own, or rally a team to help you participate and fundraise.  After registering, we encourage you to set up your fundraising page and ask friends and family for their support.  We have some great fundraising prizes for this year’s teams

Anyone who registers for the event will receive a cotton t-shirt and a medal, but only those registrations received before March 1 are guaranteed receipt of their shirt by March 21, 2019.

Some ideas:

  • Commit to walking or running 3.21 miles
  • Swim 321 laps in the pool
  • Hop on the elliptical or Stairmaster for 32.1 minutes

Don’t be afraid to get creative! We’ve had participants send us their photos of going for a run along Route 321 or commit to running 3.21 miles EVERY day throughout the month of March!

Whatever activity you decide to do from lacing up your running shoes, snap on your helmet, or dive in as part of the World Down Syndrome Day 321 Virtual Run/Walk and support cognition research!

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Mar
23
Sat
MDSC 2019 Annual Conference @ DCU Center
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Shaping the Future: The State of Down Syndrome Research Today

The 35th Annual Conference at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA on March 23rd.

We’re proud to partner with the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) team to collaborate and sponsor their first research-focused event for families — Shaping the Future: The State of Down Syndrome Research Today.

This year, the community will gather to delve deep into the promising developments in Down syndrome research and the exciting potential it has for the future with session topics including:

innovative clinical trials and studies underway nationwide that have promise to make a difference in people’s lives

the latest research on sleep apnea, nutrition and obesity behavior, inclusive education, clinical care medical and neurodevelopmental conditions, speech and language pathology, and Alzheimer’s disease

information on the latest groundbreaking research into “silencing the extra chromosome.”

how to participate in Down syndrome-specific research studies, including the National Institute for Health’s DS Connect portal.

The offerings address the needs of people with Down syndrome from childhood through aging adult with useful information for self-advocates, siblings, grandparents, support providers, education and medical professionals, and researchers.

To learn more and take advantage of the early-bird registration rates, visit the conference website before March 11.