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Hotel Information | Poster Submissions | Support Form | Scholarship

Join DSMIG-USA in Phoenix!

The 2024 DSMIG-USA Annual Symposium will be held July 25-27, 2024 in Phoenix, Arizona. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with fellow Down syndrome experts from around the world to share ideas, ask questions, participate in meaningful discussions and network. Registration for the Symposium will open in March 2024!

Symposium Hotel
The Symposium will be held at the JW Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort. Nestled within the serene beauty of Arizona's Sonoran Desert, the Resort offers a wide range of exceptional experiences. The hotel hosts one of Phoenix's premier pickleball facilities with 17 courts, a fully stocked pro shop and certified instruction. Their spectacular pool area features five pools, a relaxing lazy river, luxurious cabana cottages and pool suites. Golf aficionados can tee off on two championship courses, complete with PGA professional instructors, tournament play and club fittings. 

Join DSMIG in Phoenix this July! Information on hotel booking will be released in the coming months, so stay tuned for updates to this page. 

Poster Presentation Submissions

The Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group (DSMIG-USA) is now accepting submissions for Poster Presentations at the 2024 Annual Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona from July 25-27, 2024.

Submissions are due at Noon on Wednesday, April 15, 2024.

The Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group (DSMIG-USA) Annual Symposium will be in person on Friday, July 25, 2024, at the JW Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort. You must register if you are planning to display a poster - registration will open in March 2024. 


  • Original clinical research findings
  • A case presentation that is particularly instructive
  • An informational poster about a new program initiative or update
  • An Adult health review. For a recap of how to get your Poster started, check out the recording from 2023 of the DSMIG-USA Adult Workgroup Literature Review Poster Session Tips & Tricks, although the dates are different this year, the process remains the same. 


Submissions are due at Noon on Wednesday, April 15, 2024. If you are interested in submitting an abstract/poster you will need to submit the following:

  • Abstract Limit 250 words
  • Abstracts should be attached as a Word document. 
  • Title your Word file as " Abstract DSMIG 2024 *2-3 word title*, *last name* " - of corresponding author. 
  • Provide full names of all authors, and corresponding authors names below. 

The Poster Review Team will review and send acceptance by May 13, 2024.

If your Abstract is selected, you will be required to submit your poster as an ePoster PowerPoint slide AND an accompanying 2-3 minute Video Poster Presentation. These will both be due by noon on Monday, June 17, 2024. Please make this recording using zoom. We are asking that you please keep your video ON during the recording, so that viewers can see you and your poster / poster slides. A link to a tutorial on how to make a recording can be found here.  

During the poster viewing sessions, we expect you to be "live" and available to answer questions during poster Q&As. 

Symposium Supporter Form

Your support matters to DSMIG-USA. Organizations that support the DSMIG-USA Annual Symposium highlight their support for the optimal health care and wellness of individuals with Down syndrome across the lifespan. Your support will help us achieve our goals to:

  • Educate professionals and trainees on the latest research and comprehensive care regarding Down syndrome.
  • Facilitate a network of health professionals caring for individuals with Down syndrome.
  • Support the development of Down syndrome Clinics.
  • Identify and disseminate best practices of care.
Support the 2024 DSMIG-USA Annual Symposium


The goal of the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group (DSMIG-USA) Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance for recipients to attend the DSMIG-USA Annual Symposium. The number of scholarships awarded each year will depend on available funding. The 2024 conference will take place from July 25-26, 2024 in Phoenix, Arizona. Two scholarships are available: The Rising Star Scholarship and Financial Need Scholarships. 

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