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2016 Down Syndrome Symposium

5th Annual

Monday, October 24, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hensel Phelps West

Anschutz Medical Campus 

Symposium Schedule

This year the symposium will begin with an introduction to the subject of Down syndrome by Dr. Tom Blumenthal, Executive Director of the Crnic Institute and by Dr. Joaquin Espinosa, our new Associate Director for Science.  Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Randy Nixon, from New York University.  Dr. Nixon will discuss the relationship between Down syndrome and Alzeheimer's Disease. 

Last year the Linda Crnic Institute funded 11 research projects at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Boulder campus, and National Jewish Health.  The remainder of this year's symposium will consist of talks from some of the grant recipients and their lab members describing their projects and progress to date. We hope that this will serve to provide a broad overview of the sorts of proposals we are interested in supporting (also see our Grand Challenges). Finally, we will end with a description of this year's grants program, planned for 10 grants totaling one million dollars.

Registration is now closed

You will need to register to attend this symposium.  Coffee and lunch will be provided.  Attendance at the symposium is a prerequisite for applying for the LCI Grand Challenge Grants Program (see below for more information).


Grand Challenge Grants

Attendance at the symposium is a prerequisite for applying for the LCI Grand Challenge Grants Program.  We encourage you to attend the symposium even if you currently have no interest in applying for a grant as you will be exposed to both fascinating scientific ideas and an interesting medical problems that may induce you to reconsider to begin a project in this area.


Attendees who are not part of the Anschutz Medical Campus can refer to the campus visitors map for visitor parking lots.
Parking is free for Boulder attendees who have a Boulder parking permit.  Those attendees can park in visitor parking lots and must have their Boulder parking permit visible in order to avoid a ticket.

If you have further questions regarding parking, please refer to the Department of Parking and Transportation website.