DSMIG 2023 Annual Symposium

2023 DSMIG-USA Annual Symposium

The 2023 DSMIG-USA Annual Symposium will take place July 20-22, 2023 at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. The symposium provides a forum for sharing of knowledge and experiences related to clinical care of children and adults with Down syndrome, clinical research related to Down syndrome, and development of Down Syndrome clinics.

Ritz Carlton HotelFULL SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 20
3:00 – 4:30 PM: Therapy workgroup
3:00 – 4:30 PM: Clinic support committee
4:45 – 5:45 PM: Live poster session
5:50 - 6:50 PM: Member Meeting
7:00 - 8:30 PM: Welcome Reception

Friday, July 21
8:00 AM - 5:10 PM: Annual Symposium Sessions
5:10 - 6:10 PM: Poster Presentations

Saturday, July 22
7:30 – 9:30 AM: Adolescent/Adult Workgroup
9:45 – 11:45 AM: DS-ASD Workgroup


8:00-8:10 AM Welcome and Announcements, Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L
8:15-9:15 AM Assisting with Advance Directives For/With People with Down Syndrome, Brian Chicoine, MD; Mary Stephens, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FAADM; Jennifer Jett, MD
9:20-10:20 AM Trauma-Informed Approach to the Care of Patients and Families, Kimberly Canter, PhD; Gaby Vega, MS
10:20-10:30 AM Break
10:30-11:30 AM An Overview of Neurologic Conditions in Down Syndrome, Nicole Baumer, MEd, MD; Meghan O'Neill, MD, FAAP
11:30 AM -12:30 PM Lunch
12:35-12:45 PM Update from NDSC, Nicole Baumer, MEd, MD; Jordan Kough
12:50-1:50 PM Immune Dysregulation in Down Syndrome: Advances in Mechanistic Understanding, Diagnosis, and Treatment Through the INCLUDE Project, Joaquin Espinosa, PhD; Melissa Parisi, MD, PhD
1:55-2:55 PM Project ECHO and DSMIG USA, Brian Chicoine, MD; Mary Pipan, MD
3:00-3:10 PM Break
3:10-4:10 PM A Multidisciplinary Tiered Model of OSA Treatment in Children, Kevin Gipson, MD, MS; Gregory Young, PhD, LABA, BCBA
4:15-5:00 PM Practice Changing Articles - Update in the Medical Literature, Kishore Vellody, MD; Peter Bulova, MD
5:05-5:10 PM Closing Announcements


Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
4012 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, Florida 32837


The Ritz Carlton is sold out, but NDSC has identifies some options:

  • Element Orlando International Drive
  • Courtyard Orlando South/Grande Lakes Area
  • SpringHill Suites Orlando at SeaWorld®

Please note, transportation is on your own. There is no shuttle service to and from these hotels.


Early Bird (on/before June 1, 2023):

  • Members of DSMIG-USA®: $299
  • Non-members: $349
  • Students/Trainees: $199

After June 1, 2023:

  • Members of DSMIG-USA®: $349
  • Non-members: $399
  • Students/Trainees: $199

Welcome Reception: $30
Saturday Workgroups: $25


  • 10.75 MOC: ABIM Medical Knowledge Points (Part II)
  • 10.75 MOC: ABP Lifelong Learning Points (Part II)
  • 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 10.75 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 10.75 APA CE Credits
  • 10.75 ACE Credits
  • 10.75 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

2023 DSMIG Symposium Sponsors