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Virtual Day with the Experts: Down Syndrome 2021
March 13, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Live Stream/Online Only
Learn about advances in research and clinical services.
Hosted in partnership with the Madison Area Down Syndrome Society and GiGi’s Playhouse
Sponsored by the Friends of the Waisman Center
To learn more about the series visit: Waisman Center Day with the Experts Outreach Page.
Note: All Day with the Experts presentations are recorded and archived.
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Saturday, March 13, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Live via Zoom
|When:||Saturday, March 13, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
|Where:||Live Online via Zoom – Register to obtain Zoom code|
|About:||Learn about advances in research and clinical services and hear from a panel of experts—individuals with Down syndrome and family members.|
|Registration:||Click here to register|
|Broadcast:||Live Online via Zoom – Register to obtain Zoom code|
|Download:||2021 Down Syndrome Flyer|
Schedule & Program
|9:00–9:05 am||Welcome & Opening Remarks
Qiang Chang, PhD, Director, Waisman Center
|9:05–9:30 am||“What’s New? Medical News for People with Down Syndrome and their Families”|
|Maria Stanley, MD, Director, Waisman Center Clinics
Kayla Kristensen, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Waisman Center Clinics
Kimberly Arndt, MD, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, SMPH
Learn about important findings from the past year regarding the health of individuals with Down syndrome. This presentation provides an overview of the latest information from top medical journals.
|9:30–10:00 am||“Down Syndrome Research Roundup”|
|Anita Bhattacharyya, PhD, Assistant Professor, Cell & Regenerative Biology
Bradley Christian, PhD, Professor, Medical Physics & Psychiatry
Sigan Hartley, PhD, Associate Professor, Human Ecology
Ruth Litovsky, PhD, Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Four Waisman Center researchers will provide updates on their Down syndrome research. Topics include differences in early brain development, Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down syndrome, insights on aging and Down syndrome, and research on young adults with DS focusing on hearing abilities and the relationship to cognition and language.
|10:00–10:30 am||PANEL DISCUSSION that includes individuals with Down syndrome and family members
Learn about advances in research and clinical services and hear from a panel of experts—individuals with Down syndrome and family members.