Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Down Syndrome Innovations Conference Sept 11-13, 2015 Arkansas Children's Hospital

 Arkansas Children's Hospital and Down Syndrome OPTIONs bring you therapeutic ideas, educational strategies and research supporting translational medical interventions that can improve the symptoms seen in those with Trisomy 21.

Register today!

Seize this opportunity to make life-long connections with caregivers, practitioners and researchers!
Schedule of Events
Billy Spillman, Artist

Friday, September 11, 2015

     Day 1 supports physicians and other professionals* Continental breakfast and lunch included.
     Meet and Greet that evening.
     Art Gallery featuring adult artist with T21, Billy Spillman.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

     Day 2 gives parents, advocates, and caregivers* more knowledge and better tools to help individuals with Trisomy 21. Continental breakfast and lunch included.

     *Both days of the conference will be open for parents and professionals to attend. 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

     Day 3 Family day!
    Join attendees at either Little Rock Zoo or the Donald W. Reynolds Science Center

To get the group rate, email kerrinelson70(a)gmail.com to let us know which one you want to attend and how many adults and children (indicate ages) will come.   
Expert Presenters on Must-Hear T21 Topics for Day 1 and Day 2
  • Dana Crawford, Ph.D. -- Dietary Targeting of RCAN1 and Chromosome 21 Genes to Treat the Down Syndrome Population
  • Jorge A. Busciglio, Ph.D. -- Mitochondrial Dysfunction
  • Norman Schwartz, M.D. -- Thinking About Trisomy 21- Towards a Best Practices Approach
  • Barbara Strupp, Ph.D. -- Maternal Choline/Neurogenesis/Therapeutic Intervention for Basic Brain-Cognition support
  • D. Allan Butterfield, Ph.D. -- Molecular Mechanisms Engaged in Brain Prior to and Following Development of Alzheimer's Disease Neuropathology and Dementia in Down Syndrome
  • Anat Baniel -- NeuroMovement: Turning the child with Down Syndrome into a Potent Learner
  • Raphael Kellman, M.D. -- Thyroid/Endocrine Function, Microbiome
  • S. Jill James, Ph.D. -- Oxidative Stress and Epigenetic Alterations in Down syndrome: Targeted Nutritional Intervention Trial at Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  • Richard Frye, M.D., Ph.D. -- Treatment Strategies for Mitochondrial Dysfunction
  • Alison Wimmer -- Educational Strategies: Change Your Perception of dis-Abilities
  • Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP -- Oral Placement Therapy – The Missing Link for Increased Feeding and Intelligibility in Speech
  • Erica Peirson, N.D. -- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Morley Robbins, MBA, CHC -- Balancing Minerals in Down Syndrome
  • Louisa Silva, M.D., M.P.H. -- Qi Gong Massage Benefits
  • Jill Rabin, M.S., CCC-SLP -- The Baby-Led Weaning Approach: An Excellent Option to Assist Babies with Down Syndrome in Transitioning to Solid Foods
  • Lydia Winans -- The Life and Times of a Teen with T21
  • Kent MacLeod -- Optimized Nutrition is Essential for those with Trisomy 21
  • James Bieneman, D.D.S. -- Palate Expansion in the Down Syndrome Population
  • Russell Jaffe, M.D., Ph.D., FACN -- Healthy Digestion = Healthy Microbiome: What to Test, What Tests Mean and What to Do

Lydia Winans, Presenter
Child Care
Register now for child care. We will be providing qualified special needs care givers to make sure your little ones are safe and having fun. There will be a 2:1 ratio for kids w/special needs and 4:1 ratio for typical children, which is reflected in the price.

Hotel Reservations
We have rooms blocked off at Residence Inn Little Rock Downtown. Let them know you are with the Down Syndrome Innovations Conference.
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