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2017 Down Syndrome Symposium

6th Annual

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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

Education 2 South, Room 1102

Anschutz Medical Campus

Our symposium begins with an introduction to the subject of Down syndrome by Dr. Joaquin Espinosa, Executive Director of the Crnic Institute. The keynote speaker is Dr. John D. Crispino, Robert I. Lurie, MD and Lora S. Lurie Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University.  
Last year the Linda Crnic Institute funded 13 research projects at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Boulder campus, and National Jewish Health. The symposium will consist of talks from select grant recipients and their lab members describing projects and progress to date. This will serve as a broad overview of the types of proposals we are interested in supporting with the Gra​nd Challenges Grant Program. Finally, we will end with a description the Grand Challenge Grant Program and instructions for how to apply. 

Symposium Schedule​

See the day's schedule, including specific speakers.

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 Crnic Grand Challenge Grants Program (see below for more information).


Grand Challenge Grants

Attendance at the symposium is a prerequisite for applying for the Crnic 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.​