Down Syndrome: Medical News and Research Priorities for Brain Health and Development (Sleep2Treat Series)

The following is a guest post from Dawn A. McKenna, Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation


The Down Syndrome Research Foundation, the Children’s Sleep Network, and the Treatable Intellectual Disability Endeavor in BC are pleased to present Dr. George Capone for an important one-day event for families, supporters, clinicians and researchers with an interest in Down syndrome.

The event is co-sponsored by NeuroDevNet.

Dr. George Capone is the Director of the Down Syndrome Clinic and Research Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at John Hopkins School of Medicine and conducts collaborative and ongoing research in the areas of neuroimaging, neurobehavioral phenotypes, mood disorders, sleep disorders, pharmacologic management and clinical trials. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National DS Congress, the Clinical & Scientific Advisory Boards of the National DS Society, the NIH-NICHD DS Consortium, and is a member and a founding Director of the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group. A graduate of Wesleyan College and University of Connecticut Medical School, Dr. Capone completed his residency and fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and another fellowship at John Hopkins University School of Medicine.

During his presentation Dr. Capone will discuss:

  • role of key genes triplicated on chromosome 21, and impact of these genes on brain development
  • updates to the American Academy of Pediatrics health care guidelines, and implications for medical screening across the lifespan
  • new research on child and adult behavior, and the connection to mental health
  • basis for identifying and prioritizing targets for biomedical intervention in terms of promoting/enhancing cognitive development and preventing cognitive decline

You won't want to miss this informative seminar with Dr. Capone, a foremost expert in the field of Down syndrome. You are also invited to attend the roundtable discussion “Take Home Message for Clinical Practice” immediately following this event.

When: Saturday June 14, 20149am-3pm

Where: Chan Theatre, Child & Family Research Institute, BC Children’s Hospital, 938 West 28th, Vancouver

Cost: $50 family member or student, or $85 professional. Lunch and coffee/tea are included in this rate.

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