The DSMIG-USA Annual Symposium will take place virtually June 26 and 27, 2020. This 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. All DSMIG - USA members are welcome to attend along with other professionals working in the field of Down Syndrome including physicians, research scientists, nurses, Down syndrome clinic coordinators, psychologists, dietitians, occupational and physical therapists, speech and language pathologists and social workers. Residents and trainees are welcome to attend.

Friday, June 26, 2020 (all times Central)


SATURDAY, June 27, 2020 (all times Central)

ADULT HEALTH CARE WORK GROUP MEETING, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM CST

This work group aims to update the Adult Healthcare Projects currently underway (medical guidelines, literature reviews, and data collection). Sufficient time for group discussion is planned. Facilitators: Peter Bulova, MD, and George Capone, MD

ADULT REGRESSION WORK GROUP MEETING, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CST

This work group will review work to date developing a description, definition, and diagnostic approach to regression seen in people with Down syndrome with an emphasis on regression seen in adolescents and young adults. This group will solicit further information from participants based on experience and literature review. Facilitator: Brian Chicoine, MD

CHILDHOOD DS-ASD WORK GROUP MEETING, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CST

This work group will include discussions on what has been learned about DS-ASD in the past year, how to apply that learning to improving the quality of care for individuals with co-occurring Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorder, and what needs to be learned in the next year to advance our understanding of how best to serve the needs of these individuals and their families. One of the main goals of the work group will be choosing projects to be completed in the coming year, assembling teams of people who will work on them, and having team meetings to start that work. Facilitator: Brian Belden, PhD

COVID-19 DISCUSSION PANEL, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST

This 1.5 hour discussion will allow participants to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted their patients and clinics and learn from those most impacted. Preliminary data from the COVID-19/DS survey will be shared. Invited clinician panelists will be available to share their experiences and answer questions. Moderators: Nicole Baumer, MD, MEd, and Peter Bulova, MD

SYMPOSIUM FEES

Early Registration: Through June 8, 2020  Registration from June 9 - June 25, 2020
  • Members of DSMIG-USA® in good standing: $99; 
  • Non-members: $149; 
  • Symposium Speakers: $75 (no early registration discount)
  • Students: $49 (no early registration discount)
  • Members of DSMIG-USA® in good standing: $139;
  • Non-members: $189
  • Symposium Speakers: $75
  • Students: $49

Scholarship Information

There are some scholarships available for student/trainees, international, and clinic coordinator attendees. If you are interested in a scholarship, please fill out this form before you register.

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