Paris, June 4 – 7, 2015
Sponsored by The Lumind Foundation, The Fondation Jerome Lejeune, The Matthews Foundation, Trisomie 21 France, Hoffman- LaRoche, The Global Down Syndrome Foundation.
For years the rather small international community of researchers committed to understand the effects of trisomy 21 and to use this knowledge to expand opportunities for people with Down syndrome has struggled to obtain resources to support research, to recruit new generations of investigators to this area, and to enable investigators to communicate with each other to reach common goals.
A core group of those investigators have established the Trisomy 21 Research Society, an international professional organization for those engaged in Down syndrome research. The Society will provide a nexus for organizing communication between researchers and with organizations that have the means to disseminate this news to families; to assure that young researchers see the excitement and potential of a career in a rapidly advancing area of research that is making contributions to the quality of life for people with Down syndrome every day; and to coordinate a biannual international meeting of investigators.
This first meeting will be held in Paris in the Hospital Pitié Salpetrière famous in history of neurosciences in the Brain and Spine Institute new building.
This three and half day event will discuss many aspects of Down syndrome from development to aging and clinical trials in an informal academic setting. Topics for discussion include molecular mechanisms, animal modelling, drug discovery and care. With plenty of opportunity for networking and debating, this informal international meeting will bring you up to date with current research and thinking regarding Down syndrome.
1st meeting of the Trisomy 21 Research Society
Changing paradigms in Down Syndrome
The Global Down syndrome Foundation
The Fondation Jerome Lejeune
F. Hoffman- LaRoche, Ltd
The Lumind Foundation
Trisomie 21 France
The Matthews Foundation
Linda Crnic Institute