Call For Abstracts/Speakers

The Annual Symposium Committee of the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group- USA is currently accepting abstracts to present at our next Annual Symposium in New Orleans, LA on Friday, June 24, 2022. We are looking for evidence-based presentations. All submissions are welcome, but suggested speaker topics include: behavior challenges and management, GI through the life span, endocrine issues, transition, regression, Alzheimer’s disease, behavioral issues surrounding sleep, or a new angle on a common problem. 


Proposals will be scored/chosen according to the degree to which:

  • · The submitted proposal is thoughtfully and thoroughly completed
  • · The presentation is relevant and timely.
  • · Speaker demonstrates relevant experience and expertise.
  • · Presentation will provide new and valuable information.
  • · Presentation does not focus on a particular product or service.
  • · Multi-speaker sessions include a variety of experts and/or stakeholders.

Presenters Agree to:

  • Presenters participate as volunteers and as such as not compensated for their participation in DSMIG-USA events.
  • Presenters are expected to meet all deadlines for submission of materials and information related to their sessions, as outlines in the presenter packet.
  • Presenters are expected to use people first language.
  • Presenters are expected to share key take away points/messages within the content of their presentation or at the end.
  • DMSIG-USA may audio or video record sessions or take photographs during the event. Presenters agree to have their likeness included in and DSMIG-USA media for promotional uses after the event.

Click here to submit a Proposal


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